Queer Romance Month 2015

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The November Song by DJ DeSmyter

I probably started this post at least thirty or so times. Each attempt ended in a frustrating failure, one that made me wonder if I have anything to say at all. Sure, I could talk about the recent queer romances I’ve read and how sexy and...

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It’s Still a Long Way to the Altar by Rad

For the majority of individuals approaching teen-hood, it’s probably fair to say marriage is part of their vision (with or without the 2.5 kids and house in the suburbs).  I say majority, since most people are born straight, and in that...

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We All Need Stories by Eli Easton

For queer romance month, I was given a list of topics and one option was to share with you a queer romance that inspired me. So I’m going to fangirl over a TV show that I discovered that set in motion one of my very first m/m romance...

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And all that drag by Kat

If you were to look up the definition of ‘coordination’ in the dictionary, you wouldn’t find a picture of me beside it. Coordination isn’t a word in my vocabulary. Coordination and I aren’t friends. Coordination...

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The Narrativium Must Flow by Lou Harper

  Change is constant, and so is our understanding of the world around us. Back when I was a kid the official distinction between humans and animals was tool usage–we were taught so in school. This “fact” since has been...

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We All Need Stories by G.B. Gordon

We need stories that help us make sense of the world, stories that tell us we’re not alone, stories that answer questions we don’t know to ask, that help us find out who we are. We need stories about us. All of us. I am five. I want...

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A Story by Jenny Haddon

We All Need Stories. This is a true one. There was a boy whose mother took him to live in a villa in the south of France. He never forgot the smell of the mimosa trees in the main street or the exotic palms in the garden. Photographs of that...

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Yes Fats, Yes Fems by Vanessa North

“C’mon, Badgie!” I whistle, jingling his collar, and Badger comes running. Well, limping. He’s not the young pup he used to be, but he still gets around okay. Some day in the not too distant future, we’ll probably have to cut back on...

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F**king is Real! by Joel Derfner

These are the only things I know about my tenth-grade Health class, South Carolina, c. 1989. It was held in the same room in which I had taken seventh-grade Life Science and in which I was also taking tenth-grade Biology. I remember where I...

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For Princess Chipmunk by Vicktor Alexander

When I first started writing, I don’t think I had a set purpose in mind. I just knew that there were characters and stories inside of me, inside my head that were asking to be written. As time went on, I noticed that my books and my...

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Haunted Romance by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

The ferry ride was familiar and fabulous. The expanse of stars spread like mist across a black sky. When I tilted my head to take them in, I felt as if I’d been sucked up into the heavens.  My cable knit cardigan would’ve been fine for...

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Everyday People by Kelly Jensen

Ever since the debut episode of Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, I’ve had this ditty running through my head: There is a blue one who can’t accept the green one For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one Doesn’t make a lot...

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Stories Are What Make Us Human by Cecil Wilde

If I may borrow a sentiment from Junot Diaz, if you want to make a person into a monster, deny them a reflection–turn them into the vampire of so many stories, a human-like creature cursed never to see itself. Being able to see oneself in...

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Dirty Laundry by Darien Cox

Most writers are familiar with this quote by Alan Bennett: “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here...