My short story, “Pornography for the Gods,” was published in The Queer South Anthology: LGBTQ Writers on the American South. The anthology, nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2014.
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Here’s a brief excerpt from the story:
“It says so in the Bible,” she said, her back to me. I stared at the poofy, peroxide-tinged curls hanging down her back like orange cotton candy.
“Really?” I asked. “It says that?”
“Yes, of course,” she answered with a certainty I didn’t yet know how to doubt. “The Bible talks about demons walking the earth in different forms. Gay people are just one of ’em–one of the disguises they use.”
Although I’d never heard of these so-called demons before, it was hard to question my sister’s biblical expertise. I mean, she could have been right since I never paid attention to anything in the Bible outside the book of Revelation. Most of the rules and stories filling the rest of the holy book bored the hell out of me. But what kid wouldn’t be captivated by tales of a great beast, the end of time, and all the other apocalyptic doom in Revelation?