“A Strange Brilliance” by Jen Knox

She plucked a light blue sundress from a hanger in a closet that housed only two other dresses, darker ones, and a man’s XL jersey. Henry was still, eager to get back to work after another long lunch, but unable to move, so he watched her. Lola—or something like that—wore her hair short and curly. […]

“A Man of Theory” by Nick Rombes

The knock at the door was insistent. Although he had waited with a sort of dull dread for this moment for years, it still surprised him that it was actually happening. The fist, finally, on the other side of the door. Thug thug. /Pause. /  Thug thug thug. He swung his legs out of bed, […]

Review: Other People We Married

The Reviewed: Other People We Married by Emma Straub The Reviewer: Judy Clement Wall *** Here’s what I love about Emma Straub’s collection of short stories, Other People We Married. All the stories are about me. Even the ones that can’t be about me, because I’ve never been to Italy, or been a gay man, […]