It’s been years since he did this, but check out my anthology brother ‘Nathan Burgoine’s depiction of a couple of scenes from my short story “Matchmaker”–using LEGO®. You can see the first one here and the second one here.
While you’re at it, grab or download a copy of ‘Nathan’s novel Light.
In revisiting the stories from 2009’s Fool For Love, N.S. Beranek kindly reviewed my story “Matchmaker.” You can read the review here if you’re interested, though I’d suggest you just check out that site in general to find out about all kinds of good short stories you might have missed. It’s been a helpful resource for me.
N.S. Beranek wrote a review of my short story “Thanksgiving” that can be read in this blog post. Thanks!
Beranek has a story in the same anthology, “There’s No Question It’s Love.” Short and sweet, the story shows how romance continues to thrive in a relationship of long duration. The narrator instinctively knows his partner’s vulnerable places. Instead of expressing exasperation or impatience with that vulnerability, he talks him through his moment of insecurity. I found myself wishing these two could be my neighbors and friends. There really is no question in my mind that it’s love.
My story “Thanksgiving” was included in the anthology Best Gay Romance 2014 (Cleis Press), edited by Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane.
Becky (R.D. Cochrane) included an excerpt from the story on her blog here.
My first published short story, “Matchmaker,” was in Fool For Love: New Gay Fiction, released by Cleis Press in 2009. The editors are Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane.
Timothy did an interview with me that you can find here.
Dusk on a foggy winter night. No one around to see two men clinging to each other on the platform.
“You’ll come back to me?”
A train whistle: the loneliest sound in the world.
Except it was a horn. I looked through my dirty windshield. It was hot summer and clear skies. It wasn’t 1942. It hadn’t been a passenger train. The crossing gates were lifting and it was time to move on.
Giving myself a new place to write. Thanks for stopping by!