The Waiting Room: Fiction by Harry F. Rey

The Waiting Room Glasgow 2020 "Michael?” I call out into the waiting room. The smell of fresh paint and flowers is overwhelming, almost making me want...

Soul Cowboy: Fiction by Cris Eli Blak

Soul Cowboy by Cris Eli Blak When my parents came to America in the fifties they had dreams bigger than their minds could understand. They wanted...

Poz: Fiction by Norman Belanger

Poz by Norman Belanger Carey calls me. Since the latest outbreak, and self-quarantine, he now uses the phone to talk. We have conversations on the phone,...

The Line: Fiction by Philip Dean Walker

The Line by Philip Dean Walker Michael sits alone in the front row of the balcony at the empty Shubert Theatre looking down at the line....

The Unseen: A Short Story Excerpt by Joseph Jess Rey

The Unseen (a short story excerpt) by Joseph Jess Rey Los Angeles, January 1988 The deaths began at the start of the decade. Five gay men were...

Meet Clay Brown: Fiction by Christina Renee Milliner

Meet Clay Brown by Christina Renee Milliner “My name is Clay Brown, I’m 19, and I was born with HIV.” Four sets of questioning eyes glared at...

Russell: Fiction by Geer Austin

Russell by Geer Austin When Russell Glickman died, sometime in the mid-eighties, he and I were completely out of touch. I’d seen him once or twice...

Good Humor: Fiction by John Whittier Treat

Good Humor by John Whittier Treat Michael remembered watching his mother Betty from a distance, as if she wasn’t his mother at all but somehow a...

Mustang Ray: Fiction by Michael E. Sawan

Mustang Ray by Michael E. Sawan I’m not one for beautiful days, so take it on faith that this one was a real peach. The type...

Meet Raymond Luczak, A&U’s New Fiction Editor

We are thrilled to welcome esteemed writer Raymond Luczak to our team as fiction editor. Raymond has been with the magazine from issue one—no...

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