'That Door is a Mischief' by Alex Jeffers

Liam Shea is not an ordinary teenage boy, growing up in rural Massachusetts; and not just because he has two fathers. Liam is not even a boy; he’s a fairy—literally. A fairy with glowing golden eyes, antennae, dragonfly wings sprouting between his shoulder blades, super-human strength, the power of suggestion, and a serious aversion to… read more

‘The Padisah’s Son and the Fox’ by Alex Jeffers

Winner of the Lambda Award for Gay Erotica 2014 In the 1978 Oliver Stone film Midnight Express, a young American is sent to a prison in Turkey for attempting to smuggle hashish out of the country. I was thinking again about this dark movie as I was reading The Padisah’s Son and the Fox, a… read more

Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, and Dreams Come True

Missionary Position Companions (Nich’ooni) is an astonishingly powerful self-published novel by Jed A. Bryan (BecHavn,2012) that explores two unfamiliar American folk cultures, the Mormon Church and the Navajo Nation. In 1968, young Anglo missionary, Elder Johnny McKay is teamed up with his Pueblo-German missionary companion, Elder Geoffrey Rama, to preach the Mormon faith to “God’s… read more

Tom Cardamone: The New Weird

Tom Cardamone’s newest work of fiction, Green Thumb, is described by Publisher’s Weekly as an “imaginative post-apocalyptic novella with New Weird sensibilities.” It may be slim in size, but this novella is surely a grand, grand tale. Mr. Cardamone chatted with Lambda and revealed more about Green Thumb, his love of music, Mad Max movies, and more…… read more