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(c) 2017, John Mueter In the years afterwards I was often asked whether we felt anything at the moment of impact. I remember feeling a slight shudder–we all felt it, I think. I was on duty in the pantry, inspecting and stacking dinner plates. For a minute or so they all rattled a bit. It […]
(c) Andres Fragoso, Jr., 2017 Barefoot I stand over the edge of the pool. Water swells beneath waiting for my soul. I look ahead. My father cringes when he sees Kyle hold my hand. What is my father doing here? He places his hands in a circle around his mouth and screams. I’m sure he’s […]
(c) 2017, Madison Lawson I decide to write her a letter. Texting is too informal. Calling or talking in person is too scary. So, I’m going to buy stationary. And a new pen. Not that I don’t already have paper and pens at home, but it all seems… unworthy of the letter. So I go […]
Monthly Archives: August 2013
… stories and articles are now uploaded from our archives. To find out what stories and reviews/rants are available, click on the Archives tab above. If you find an author you like, click on the author’s name and you’ll be … Continue reading
Anne Eldridge, who wrote some masterful bitter-sweet tales for Wilde Oats, died in 2011. Thankfully, we have several of her stories in our archives and I’ve just loaded one, Tea at The Imperial. Every Tuesday and Thursday, when she had … Continue reading
Brian Holliday‘s Coyote in Spring is a charming fairy tale, first published a year ago in our eleventh issue. It’s illustrated by Linda Laaksonen, who alas died earlier this year.
This delightful short story comes from our promo issue, our very first Wilde Oats nearly five years ago. It’s by Matt Brooks, whose recently released novel Honeymoon Cottage is reviewed here. Each week we’ll upload another story or article from … Continue reading
Every week, we’ll be uploading stories or articles from our archives. The Squires is a short story by Kit Moss, writing as Nan Hawthorne, and illustrated by Rowan Lewgalon. It was first published in issue 8 of August 2009. … Continue reading
We have the final permissions, we’ve made the final HTML and textual adjustments, and so …. ta-da! …. our latest issue of our gay-shaded magazine is live. Enjoy! [The illustration is from one of the stories in this issue, Three-Quarter … Continue reading
… is pretty much done. We’re just checking for all the usual mistakes plus waiting for final permissions from some authors. But it shouldn’t be more than a day or two from now …. I’ll let you know. Nick