Tea at the End of the World
Herc thought he had the perfect life: a great partner and a meaningful career as a psychotherapist—until his partner left him a week ago and Herc became too depressed to see his clients. When a random meteorite punched a tidy hole in his car’s engine, it seemed like the world had it in for him, but bumping into Pyotr, the handsome older man who’s moved in a couple of doors down and happens to study things like falling stars, life might be looking up for Herc—and more may be falling than the skies in this light-hearted, apocalyptic romance.
The Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday in the Chinese calendar, a time for family reunions, and for saying goodbye to the past and hello to the future. Clint, however, doesn’t want to bid farewell to what happened after last year’s celebration, when he and his Cousin Maggie’s handsome friend, Weaver, shared an unexpected but long-desired passionate encounter. East is East and West is West, and Weaver seems to want to keep it that way, but maybe Clint can bridge that great divide this coming New Year and show Weaver what it means to be loved and accepted.
THCock: Stoner Boys
From the back cover: “It’s 4:20 somewhere in the world and that means two boys are lighting up a joint, a pipe, a bong, or munching on some cannabis-laced brownies as you read this. And under the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, those guys experience a loss of inhibition, a feeling of elation, and a distorted sense of time…”
This anthology edited by Bud Kush includes my urban fantasy short story, “When Needs Befall.”