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“I Can Hear You Now” by John Morgan Wilson from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press. Edited by Steve Berman. Originally published in Nine Hundred & Sixty-Nine: West Hollywood Stories. I loved this story. If not for the fact that “Henry and Jim” is re-printed in...

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“At Home with James Herriot” by Raphael Kadushin from Best Gay Stories 2009 by Lethe Press. Edited by Steve Berman. Like the last entry, this story originally appeared in in the anthology Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing. In fact, the author of this piece was...

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“Saint Andy” by Trebor Healey from Best Gay Stories 2009 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. I’ve skipped the actual next story in the collection because, while described as “prose poetry” it is far more the latter than the former. My appreciation for poetry is...

Kentuckiana Pride 2014

Last night was the Kentucky Pride Parade. Three hours before the event huge storms moved through the area, dumping a torrent of rain. Afterward it was overcast, threatening a repeat performance. As I headed downtown, equipped with a baseball cap, disposable rain...

Short Stories 365/143

“Daphne and Fifi” by John Stahle from Best Gay Stories 2009 (Lethe Press). Edited by Steve Berman. I really enjoyed this story, which apparently won the Pushcart Prize, and I was saddened to learn that the author died shortly after it was re-printed in this...