I Confess

“Forgive me, for I have offended.” Darrell eased back into his seat in the booth. He couldn’t recognize the voice---it belonged to a cis-gendered…


The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Gender Was…and Courage

A certain man married a woman who eventually became pregnant and gave birth to a boy. While the father was delighted to have a son, the woman was…


The White Man’s Burden

A racist, they call me. A white supremacist! I would but laugh if this weren’t such an incredible misunderstanding! Here, within my jail cell and in…


Third Man on the Mountain is a Retroactive Critique of a Postmodern West

When Walt Disney’s Third Man on the Mountain was released in 1959, it was another family-friendly movie based on the children’s novel Banner in the…


#LoveIsHate

“Hey, do you have time for a quick meeting today?” Ralph glanced at the innocuous-looking question in the subject line of the email that Tony, his…


The Damned Beautiful

Aurora looked at herself in the bathroom mirror, hardly able to hold back tears. Why did she have to look like this? She dared to glance only for a…


Natural Writes

“You can’t write that, George.” George bit down on his lower lip as he held back his frustration. He stepped away from his computer for a moment,…


#SpeakEasy

“#ThinkThenSpeak.” Tony glanced at the words printed with permanent ink on the cup of coffee he had ordered. He casually took it from the barista on…


Seattle Nice

“You want another drink, boss?” Clyde could tell just by the way the man grinned at him from the opposite side of the bar counter that he wasn’t a…