Historical - Stories

  1. CARHOPS

    By Nick Brady, in Fiction. 06/20/2017 (Updated: 06/23/2017)

    The story of two friends, one black and one white, both gay.. This story is set during the racially divided period of the 1950's in a small Oklahoma town. 

  2. Russia - My Home

    By Tallguyct, in Fiction. 06/24/2016 (Updated: 06/20/2017)

    This story of two men begins in the 1930s turbulent prewar Europe. One is Moscow born Vladek’s coming of age tale. He studies German, works for Soviet intelligence during World War II and eventually moves to USA. The other is Franz, a teacher in Berlin who escapes to Moscow after a scandal involving a student, the son a Nazi official. He becomes Vladek’s teacher, mentor and more.
  3. Padrick

    By grahamsealby, in Fiction. 06/12/2017 (Updated: 06/19/2017)

    In the homophobic atmosphere of Sydney during the Roaring Twenties, gay policeman Constable Paddy Langdon was anxious to avoid any deep emotional commitments. Then he met a young man at a seedy Turkish Bathhouse and they fell deeply in love. Gang violence had become an issue, intensifying when  gangs began to use a cheap barbers razor as a weapon of choice; this deadly item being used to cut, mutilate and kill rivals.

  4. The Gay Experience

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 02/13/2017 (Updated: 05/26/2017)

    Essays inspired by readings from a collection of short stories – with lots of sexy details...
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    Looking Glass

    By Cole Matthews, in Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges. 05/11/2017 (Updated: 05/11/2017)

     What is the nature of love and how do we feel about it?  Elliott is struggling because he likes a girl, needs her, but he doesn't really love her, not like he loved Claire.  Claire was the love of his life.  He bumps into another soul who is hurting from the same kind of condition.  In the end, the emotions become lyrical and we see how the creative process is sometimes a healing one.  Let's see if we can find the Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.  

  6. The Era of Good Feelings 1. The Horatio Doctrine

    By Atheugorei, in Fiction. 05/02/2017 (Updated: 05/09/2017)

    In an alternate timeline, British slavery isn't abolished in 1807; in fact, William Wilberforce never existed. When Horatio Brant is confronted with the dire situation of forced servitude, his action - or inaction - will force everything he believes and holds dear into question.

  7. 1995

    By duanereade, in Fiction. 03/21/2017 (Updated: 04/24/2017)

    How to deal with love, fidelity and lust in NYC in 1995. A mostly comic take on a serious subject.

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    War

    By Ronyx, in Poetry. 04/07/2017 (Updated: 04/07/2017)

    This is a poem I wrote as a teenager about the ravages of war. History repeats itself, and lessons are never learned.

  9. Black Widow 16. Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP)

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 06/26/2015 (Updated: 02/17/2017)

    This story starts in June of 2003. The invasion of Iraq is over, George Bush has landed on the aircraft carrier and proclaimed "Mission Accomplished", and the insurgency has yet to begin. Some may think America is at the height of its power.

    Meanwhile, in the CAP world:

    JJ and Will, both in doomed relationships that seem to be working. Will they unravel, and if they do, who is behind it?
  10. HMS Valiant 7. Bridgemont

    By Mark Arbour, in Fiction. 02/24/2014 (Updated: 02/11/2017)

    George Granger has been home for six months on parole, anxiously awaiting news that he has been exchanged, hoping that once he is, he can once again return to active duty in the Royal Navy. Now, in May, 1799, his wish is granted.
  11. The Pledge

    By Mikiesboy, in Fiction. 12/29/2016 (Updated: 12/29/2016)

    Young Tristan, sent to work for Lord William discovers much about life and love.

  12. An Advent Calendar

    By aditus, in Fiction. 12/01/2016 (Updated: 12/25/2016)

    We give you twenty-four bits and pieces of all flavors to celebrate the most mystical time of the year.
  13. Daddy Issues

    By Sasha Distan, in Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes. 12/22/2016 (Updated: 12/22/2016)

    It's a brand new day in the Nile delta, the sun is being pushed across the sky by a giant scarab beetle, and Anubis is bored. Luckily for him, there are plenty of distractions for a young god with a wandering eye. Unluckily, there are also responsibilities to be seen to, and the jackal headed god of the underworld has never been very good at denying himself what he really wants.
  14. Right Where We Live 5. Christmas at Famous-Barr

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 11/26/2016 (Updated: 12/05/2016)

    The first Christmas in six years without the world being at war; there is hope, there is remembrance, and there is uncertainty.

    The store's family feel is reinforced weekly with the publication of "Store Chat," but it takes effort. So does social justice. The Elevator Captain, the Editor, the Columnist, an Elevator Operator and her young son all strive for the renewed potential of Christmas in peacetime.
     

  15. The Second Circlet: The Old Places 2. The Thinning Veil

    By MrM, in Fiction. 03/06/2016 (Updated: 11/29/2016)

    Moira O'Brien is an archaeologist studying the ancient history of Ireland. Her particular interest is in the dolmens of the stoneranges called the Burrens in Western Ireland. But she discovers something beyond her understanding. Something that could mean the end of the world. Something that will challenge all she knows, all she believes, and all she holds dear. Now...she has help from her two Caretakers.