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(C) 2017, Santino Prinzi Last week, Mum’s friend Tanya tried to pry my old Barbie from my hands. “You shouldn’t be playing with that.” But I didn’t let go. The same thing happened at school during show-and-tell; Mrs Smyles told me I was supposed to bring in one of my toys and not my […]
(c) 2017, V.S.Santoni. Okay, I’ll admit it. I had a few drinks; I’m never that brave unless I have at least a couple. Well, anyway, I was sitting at the bar while the band was playing this slow, dreamy song, and then I saw him. Now, I’ve seen a lot of good looking guys, […]
(c) Dana Macy, 2017 She said it would be fun if we took turns with each other. The game was to kiss on the lips and feel each other–down there. We were in ninth grade and bunked in the same cabin at camp. The year we were all together in third grade, we’d found a […]
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