Warning: file_get_contents(/home/nancyb58/public_html/wp-content/themes/Divi/core/admin/js/page-resource-fallback.min.js): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/nancyb58/public_html/wp-content/plugins/bloom/core/components/init.php on line 212
Short Stories 365/268 | N.S. Beranek

“Splatterdays” by Steve Isaak from Best Gay Romance 2012 (Cleis Press). Edited by Richard Labonté.

What fun this story was. The main character, Jeremy, is in a club listening to a heavy metal band, when he meets Adrian. There’s an instant physical attraction and they bond further over their shared love of the music. I particularly loved the names the author ascribes to bands and the songs in this story. I loved that we see a little time pass, that there’s a build-up to the next level. Also, this is the second story in a row to see its characters reach for condoms. Good deal.