A Beginner’s Guide to Slashers

(here be spoilers!) It’s Halloween time! And that means horror films of all kinds are in the seat of honor and played non-stop. What else would you watch in October? This is the month for dark and violent and bloody celluloid treasures, at least for you poor unfortunate souls who don’t enjoy the genre year-round. […]

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I Think We’re Alone Now?

First, you should know that I don’t believe in God — a God, your God, any God — and that doesn’t upset me. The knowledge that we’re all just fending for ourselves down here on this lump of mud hurtling through the nothingness is okay-alright-cool with me. Some people do believe in religion, and I marvel at this, at their unwavering faith. I can’t imagine believing in anything with that much certainty!

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Sexuality, Conservatism & Fear: What Scares Bi and Gay Boys #BroTalk

Even with all the progress made in the fight for Equal Rights, it’s still not always an easy thing being a not straight boy in today’s America. With a President hellbent on banning transfolk, a Vice President who seems to think conversion therapy is a good thing, a Supreme Court Justice who probably wouldn’t mind […]

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The Fears We Carry

When I was a child, I had two recurring dreams. When I was very young, I dreamed – vividly – of an alligator coming into my room. I heard him slog up the stairs and through our apartment living room. With each step of his scaly feet, I heard a squishing, sucking sound. As he […]

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The day I thought I was a sleeper agent spy 

I survived though. I had re-emerged from the fiery pits of hell, I had become a new man; a new birth, a learned survivor from the twisted dark shadows of his soul that threatened to pull him down but had survived to tell his tale.

And I know you’re out there, survivor, I see you.

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The Dying Art of Conversation

By Tim Clark I am not much of a conversationalist. It might be genetic, maybe environmental; but somewhere I was left off the list, or missed the boat, or didn’t get the memo.   You choose the excuse. I am okay with a monologue, as long as it is brief. There is little risk involved […]

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Ardor at the Front Door

She’s been waiting
Long past her expiration.
She sits on the doorstep of success
And waits for it to let her in.

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Without a Net

It reminded me of the night I discovered eternity. I was in my bed, saying my prayers, while everyone else was asleep.

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My Roommate Was a Totem

By Ira Rabois We all have things we fear. For several people I know, spiders are high on their list. For me, it was only big, hairy ones. There is something so primal about them. In 1969, I served in the Peace Corps in a small village in the jungle of Sierra Leone, which is […]

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Corolla Illusions

What if… What if… What if…

I wish I could say that I rarely think this way, but I do. When I became open about my mental illnesses, I promised myself that I would always be honest with my readers. I don’t want to present myself in one way to an audience and be another in my private life.

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