The Heaven of Our Eyes: Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak

Creative Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak The Heaven of Our Eyes in memory of my 25 deaf gay friends who’ve died from AIDS-related complications I awake to find...

The Custody Visit (1987): Nonfiction by Andrea Laiacona Dooley

The Custody Visit (1987) by Andrea Laiacona Dooley Seventh grade ended, and it was time to visit my father in Indiana. We’d last seen him at...

“Save Tonight”: Nonfiction by Jennifer Sembler

Save Tonight by Jennifer Sembler We were standing among G’s drunken Italian friends who were singing an awful karaoke rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance...

Stella: Nonfiction by Hank Trout

Stella by Hank Trout I first met Jim the day I tried to pick up his boyfriend at the Polk Gulch Saloon. The Gulch was a...

Traveler’s Blues: Nonfiction by Jay Vithalani

Traveler's Blues by Jay Vithalani The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley… "Gang aft agley" is the lovely Scots phrase for “Often...

The Handsomest Man in New York: Nonfiction by Patrick Mulcahey

The Handsomest Man in New York by Patrick Mulcahey Richard was the handsomest man in New York. Anyone who knew him would tell you the same...

Left for Dead

I died three decades ago. In my early twenties. At the apex of the AIDS crisis in America in the 1980s. I’m long gone...

Traveling with Bill: Nonfiction by Paul J. Paturzo

Traveling with Bill by Paul J. Paturzo Bill is trying to buy a bike. A girl’s bike because it is easier to get on and off....

Magic and Mercury: Nonfiction by D.W. Anderson

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”—H.P. Lovecraft Eighth grade,...

The Test: Nonfiction by Paul A. Aguilar

The Test by Paul A. Aguilar This past October was the thirtieth anniversary of discovering I had acquired the human immunodeficiency virus, aka HIV. I was...

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