“True In My Fashion” by Paul Brownsey from Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press)
Full disclosure: I have a story in this anthology.
This story examines the way in which the split-second decision to tell a little white lie can snowball into decades of small, necessary deceptions. Over the course of the story we’re shown a lifetime of love between the main character and his partner, Kenneth. Their relationship is as solid as any that ever happened in real life. Because of it you know that the main character’s fib hasn’t put him in any real danger. Kenneth will not leave him if it is revealed. Kenneth loves him. Still, it’s fun to watch him squirm.