Most recently published stories in Pride.
An Afternoon to Remember for a Very Long Time
If you are on Grindr, it is everywhere. What I mean is everyone is doing it, the thirst trap. My "process" on Grindr starts with location. It must answer a quick question, and that is,
Embers of the Past
As with many stories, this one ends around a roaring fire; flames kissing the stars as the past is razed to the ground. And it all began with discontent... A creature of wanderlust who dared to long for more than what their corner of the world had to offer. After reading so many adventures, a voice in the back of his mind wondered why he couldn't have an adventure too.
Girls Rule, Boys Drool
“When I grow up, I’m gonna marry Justin Bieber!” “No fair! I want Justin!” “You already have Zayn!” I sat quietly on the soccer field as my friends talked over one another. This was a daily occurrence. We’d get our lunches, find the shady spot under the big tree, and talk about boys until lunchtime was up. I’d rather practice my jump-roping, but I guess in fourth grade you don’t jump rope anymore. Instead, you talk about boys.
That Lez Lesson of Herstory
The Golden Age of Lesbianism lasted for a brief period of time during WWI into WWII. Lesbians were those two single ladies, “roommates,” they called themselves who never got married “staying single.” This was eventually called a “Boston Marriage.” They (ie Lesbians) lived quiet invisible lives and society accepted it.
It was November, and the crisp coastal California air started to get that chill you can only feel in your bones when winter was just around the corner. It was my boyfriend Xean’s birthday when I met Jay. My best friend Nell and I took Xean out for what ended up being a seemingly pathetic and awkward celebration dinner at one of the local café’s in Seal Beach.
A Woman's Journey to Self Discovery
It seems we have made it to the end of this story, but the journey is far from over, I am still discovering things about myself and that is what it is all about, learning new secrets about your personality that you didn’t know were there. I figured out a lot about myself from simply looking inside while I was writing about this journey, there were things that hadn’t thought about until I started writing about where I came from to where I am now. We talked about how I thought for a long time that I was straight only to figure out that I like both men and women only again to figure out that it was more than that and learn that I like a person’s personality more than gender or sex. I even touched on possibly being polyamorous which is having the ability to have romantic feelings for more than one person, this is something that I think about sometimes. This last part will be about where I go from here and how learning all of this has shaped me into the person that I am today; learning about myself is something I take truly do seriously.
ADVISORY: This short story is my maiden voyage into the genre called Erotica. It is not intended for readers under the age of eighteen. It is intended to demonstrate my increasing skill as a writer as I branch out from creating memoir to explore other classifications of writing. This short story contains explicit sexual language and descriptions.
Misogyny and the Masc/Femme Dynamic
I love my wife, she’s funny, smart, kind, gorgeous, and just generally brilliant. She’s masculine-presenting, and after a brief foray into the “butchy femme” arena, she’s decided that she’s the former.
Queering the Healing Process
*This piece contains descriptions of sexual assault, and may be disturbing for some readers. Before she assaulted me, Lydia seemed like exactly the kind of person I would want to date. She was older than me, with dark eyeliner and carefully curled brown hair. She liked poetry by Emily Dickenson and hikes by the ocean. We met in the usual way: a mutual friend had ushered me casually into her dorm room before we all were set to go out to a bar for the evening.
How I Dealt With Being Catfished
The pandemic made me long for someone. It was three years ago when I was ghosted by my partner of three years. While it was a heartbreaking experience, I have learned to grow from that pain. I moved forward, not moved on.
Historical Queen Female Icons - Anne Lister (1791 - 1840)
A Brief History of Anne Lister. Anne, born in 1791, was brought up in a wealthy family that managed land in Halifax, England. When her uncle died, Anne was left to manage Shibden Hall and the estate that surrounded it, leaving her as a young, unmarried female landowner. At the Age of 15, Anne started a series of diaries. Within these preserved diaries, she had recorded the majority of her life, spanning across 26 volumes, with an estimate of 7'722 pages or approximately 5 million words. These diaries allowed historians an insight into what the real Anne Lister was like.
A COUPLE MISFORTUNES
That night I could not catch any sleep. Instead, I kept rolling in between the white sheets that he had bought us while in our first apartment, having doubts of whatever the heavens had in store for me.