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“Fools in Love” by Chelsea Crowley from Queer Fish: An Eclectic Anthology of Gay Fiction (Volume One), Pink Narcissus Press, 2011. Edited by Margarita Bezdomnya and Rose Mambert. Two members of the kingdom don’t get along. The wizard Horatio despises the antics of the...

Civil War Museum, New Orleans

Our first full day in New Orleans we didn’t take the streetcar from the Garden District to the French Quarter, we walked in. We walked, and walked, and walked around for sixteen hours that day, stopping briefly for a drink here or a plate of oysters...

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“The Golem of Rabbi Lowe” by Johnny Townsend from Queer Fish: An Eclectic Anthology of Gay Fiction (Volume One), Pink Narcissus Press, 2011. Edited by Margarita Bezdomnya and Rose Mambert. I’ve said it before and I’ll surely say it again: one of the main reasons I...

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit” by Thomas Kearnes from Queer Fish: An Eclectic Anthology of Gay Fiction (Volume One), Pink Narcissus Press (2011). Edited by Margarita Bezdomnya and Rose Mambert. After so many fantastical tales, I wasn’t expecting gritty realism, and this is a...

Marooned

Louisville has some houses like this one, marooned downtown, surrounded by overpasses and utilitarian structures like parking garages and boxy office buildings. It makes you wonder even more about what is inside, and how or why it was...