Ohmigosh I really enjoyed this. First, I want to talk format. This Sunday Shorts series lets me take a moment to focus on shorter fictions, be it short stories, novelettes, short plays, or novellas, and this book was a perfect reminder why I wanted to take time every week to focus on those formats. I … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
Kyle, a young newcomer to New Orleans, is haunted by the memory of his first lover, brutally murdered just outside the French Quarter. Marc, a young Quarter hustler, is haunted by an eccentric spirit that shares his dreams, and by the handsome but vicious lover who shares his bed. When the barrier between these men … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – “Skin,” by Christian Baines
Toby Kincaid loves being the junior librarian in his hometown of Sandy Lake, Ohio. He spends his days surrounded by books and chatting with the library patrons. He especially adores the head librarian, Mr. Miggles, who is kind, witty, knowlegable about everything, and hopelessly addicted to Christmas. Sean Miggles is also pretty cute—especially for an … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles,” by Eli Easton
Ryan is assigned to Jamie Peterson for his class's secret gift exchange. If word gets out that he has to make a handcrafted gift for flamboyant and openly gay Jamie, Ryan will be the laughing stock of the school. It's a good thing no self-respecting boy would be caught dead in a craft store, because … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – Sock it to Me, Santa! by Madison Parker
Dave Cunningham hates the rampant consumerism that’s come to dominate his family’s Hanukkah celebrations. But a chance to bring a bit of a holiday happiness to his long-time crush, Amit Cohen, helps put him in a more festive mood. In the quest to craft the perfect gift, Dave tries to urge a few personal details … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – “Hearts Alight,” by Elliot Cooper
In case you missed it last Monday, I was over at Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews talking about Felice Picano's An Asian Minor: The True Story of Ganymede, performed by Jason Frazier. An audiobook novella, it was fantastic. Long out-of-print, this novella is Ganymede's life story - unapologetic in its ribald details of Greek … Continue reading Sunday Shorts – “An Asian Minor: The True Story of Ganymede” by Felice Picano, performed by Jason Frazier.