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EighnerThe shirt by Robin MetcalfeNegative image by Michael Lassell writing as Michael LewisBrian s bedroom by Leigh RutledgeBlue light by Steven Saylor writing as Aaron TravisGetting Timchenko by Steven Saylor writing as Aaron TravisBelonging by Pat CalifiaElliott the garden and the bar by Anne RiceElliott below stairs by Anne RiceFrom Run little leather boy by Larry Townsend Malory s big brother from The green hotel stories by Gordon HobanFrom A boy s own story by Edmund WhiteFrom The beautiful room is empty by Edmund White The Brutus cinema from The swimming pool library by Alan Hollinghurst Mmmmpfgh by Andrew HolleranThinking off by Scott O Hara writing as SpunkSafe sex without condoms by John WagenhauserSoggy Biscuit by Barry LoweThe reality of a dream by W Delon StrodeThe group by John Wagenhauser writing as WolfgangGood with words by Stephen Greco This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is an anthology of 27 essentially gay male short erotic stories from the 1950 s to 1992 They range from the non physical Brian s Room to the haunting, boundary pushing Blue Light.Part 1 The forebearsCorrespondence with George Platt Lynes, Samuel M Steward There are two stories titled In the HayloftIt s about Lou Cline, a big guy of Sam s his high school that Sam f cked on the beach and in Thompson s barn Not bad for a very short story 3 pages just about sex At the Embarcadero YMCA This is an anthology of 27 essentially gay male short erotic stories from the 1950 s to 1992 They range from the non physical Brian s Room to the haunting, boundary pushing Blue Light.Part 1 The forebearsCorrespondence with George Platt Lynes, Samuel M Steward There are two stories titled In the HayloftIt s about Lou Cline, a big guy of Sam s his high school that Sam f cked on the beach and in Thompson s barn Not bad for a very short story 3 pages just about sex At the Embarcadero YMCAVery short story 3 pages of another guy a black stranger met by Sam in a shower that he began to f ck there then in his room Pretty much the same as the first story but in two different places.Each story is accompanied by a letter addressed to Georges Platt Lynes by Samuel S Steward Georges P Lynes was famous for his work in Vogue The Sergeant with the Rose Tattoo, Samuel M Steward writing as Phil Andros It s the story of an American sergeant on a leave in Paris who came to a tattoo shop to remove a stupid tattoo he did to himself on his finger Because the sergeant live in what he called a dump , the tattooist invited him in his apart The sergeant said that he isn t gay but asked the MC to tattoo a rose on his shoulder, just like the one the MC has on his Then he left The sergeant came back a year later to ask for what he declined the first time the f cking The f ck is not described The rest of the story is a little dull From Cruising Horny Corners, Clay Caldwell writing as Lance Lester.This is the story of Mike and Johnny wanted to go hitchhiking to California Lance took them in his beautiful car and they went to his house in San Fernando Valley They swam in the pool Afterwards, Mike and Lance, who are gay, fucked in Lance s room Johnny, who was young and very naive, heard wailing sounds and he thought that Lance was hurting his friend Mike Johnny looked through the keyhole and saw things that aroused him Dull The only funny part is Lance s description of the way Colonel Harper L Faries of the Army of the Righteous gave birth to the Valley.Part 2 The sexual Grubb Street Workout, Roy F Wood Tony worked at Rick s gym and one night when there was no client, a guy phoned and asked if the gym was opened Tony said yes, for the next two hours Then the guy came He was big, muscled And Tony found him very attractive They began to train together, competing in force, but also helping each other to do better Both of them wanted to see each other again, so they began to fuck together The client then said that he was looking for a Mr Olympia candidate Interesting story, particularly the part regarding their friendly rivalry made me hope to find a trainer like that Peekers, T.R Witomski writing as Ray Waldheim The MC learned the pleasure of looking through peepholes in the washrooms, through window blinds and in the room of his roommate while guys masturbated Then he decided to tell his roommate that he was very frustrated looking at him while he was pissing, showering, and so on and they f cked not described Since my name is not Peeping Tom, I was not very interested in these descriptions of masturbation They Call Me Horsemeat, D.V Sadero writing as Rick Lane A young mechanic and biker meets Doc Zane, a rich nerd making chemical experiences in his undergrounds One day, Zane ask the MC if he d like to have a bigger cock and bigger balls too Zane said Yes, of course Who wouldn t Then Zane gave his medic to the MC and he got a bigger cock But the chemicals are explosive and when the MC is somewhere else, Zane s house exploded So the MC went to Beverly Hills where big movie stars kept him at his beautiful house and paid for his living Everybody who saw the MC naked called him Horsemeat.More a story of a strange science experience than anything else No real sex scene either So so A Cowboy s Christmas, Lars Eighner It s a story of a coming of age during Christmas leave.Dull The Shirt, Robin Metcalfe A guy went regularly at an army s surplus shop and bought a pant, next time a jacket with Steve embroidered on the shoulder, then sneakers with P.L Gauthier written under the tongue, then a shirt Each time he bought something, he pictured the guy who wore it before him, imagining him rough and handsome One day, he tried a shirt in the fitting room and looked at himself in the mirror, he saw the nice young man he was and as Narcissus he was seduced by his own image He found a pornographic book of pictures of handsome gay men in the cabin and he masturbated himself there, looking at the stranger in the mirror.Intellectually interesting, since the MC imagined each time the first owner of his clothes and at the end he saw himself as this stranger But there is nothing to make you feel hot Negative Image, Michael Lassell writing as Michael Lewis When the MC saw his old friend Ray on a poster for a porno movie, he remembered the first time he sucked a cock it was Ray s Then he went inside the theater to see that movie In the middle of it a young guy went closer and closer to him, so the MC went to the toilet room, the youth followed and they fucked there.Classic story of guys f cking in a toilet stall Dull Brian s Bedroom, Leigh Rutledge The theme of this story is mild voyeurism A guy goes to see his friend Dave living with a handsome roommate named Brian The MC takes advantage of Brian s absence for snooping in his room and looks at the evidence of Brian s existence there soiled underwear left on the floor, bottle of cologne, photos of friends all young men , etc I pick them up dirty underwear They re incredibly soft, like the flesh of a boy s ass Strange to think of the erections that must have occurred in them What was he thinking about the last time he had a hard on in this exact pair of briefs The story ends in the bathroom where Brian is taking a shower But it happens there, the MC not wanting an excuse to continue its investigation Blue Light, Steven Saylor writing as Aaron Travis A guy living in New York decides to move to Houston He finds a room in a house belonging to two hippies named Karen and Sharon who are Janis Joplin s fans Sharon shows the house to our MC Another guy named Michael lives in the attic Sharon says that Michael, who is tall, dark haired and broad shouldered, owns the place and is in pretty weird stuff Michael has a regular visitor a handsome blond guy named Carl Then the MC hears above his head in Michael s room sounds like the whoosh and snap of a belt or a whip The MC begins to imagine he s dominating Michael and to fantasize about it But when he goes to Michael s attic room to do what he imagined, he gets a big surprise.The best story so far Getting Timchenko, Steven Saylor writing as Aaron Travis Hey, tell you what You pull one last trick on Timchenko with me tonight, and I let you give me a blow job It s a story about two friends bullying another guy and about one of them getting redemption.Part 3 Women and gay men s erotica Belonging, Pat Califa It s a story about a stalker and a spoiled looking, young man Jerry, the young man, is kidnapped at knifepoint by the stalker, a big rough looking guy Then the boy understands that Caroline has let him believe that she was hot for him only to train him to be ready for what was coming or I should say Who was coming Then Caroline s big brother begins the real training.Very good story too Even though I usually don t like stories with dub con and non con, I loved this one because the snotty boy deserved a lesson Elliot The Garden and the Bar, Anne Rice writing as Ann Rampling Excerpt from Exit to Eden.Elliot has just arrived at the Pleasure Island to be a slave for two years This story describes his first humiliations, failures, pains, and pleasures.Anne Rice is real good at describing the feelings and emotions of a new slave in a new place full of masters and mistresses Elliot Below Stairs, Anne Rice writing as Ann Rampling.Excerpt from Exit to Eden.Elliot is punished once again He is forced to do menial and hard works in the kitchen and bathrooms for coarse servants who take pleasure in humiliating him and paddle his buttock and thighs, and to f ck him.Not a bad short story.Part 4 The sexual underground From Run Little Leather Boy , Larry Townsend Wayne, the MC, explain how he developed a taste for black leather and SM and everything going with it.In fact, he only explained how he got a taste for cock sucking Dull Malory s Big Brother from the Green Hotel Stories , Gordon Hoban.Malory is caught by his big brother while masturbating naked on the beach Then his brother pisses on him and masturbates, then comes on him Very dull.Part 5 In the mainstream From A Boy s Own Story , Edmund White This story describes the first f ck between a fifteen year old and a twelve year old.Realistic From The Beautiful Room is Empty, Edmund White This is about a student cruising in bars and having quicks in toilet rooms and back alleys.Not too bad The Brutus Cinema from The Swimming Pool Library , Alan Hollinghurst.The Brutus Cinema shows porno movies A young man goes there and he sits beside another They jerk each other.The author knows how to recreate the ambiance of such cinemas Not a bad story.Part 6 First person, nonfiction Mmmmpfgh, Andrew Holleran This story is about gay men stalking the dunes and walking the paths for only one purpose to eat meat penis It explains how they chose.Thinking Off, Scott O Hara writing as Spunk It s about everything jacking oneself off in the bathroom, sucking one s own cock, being raped, erotic videos,Blah Safe Sex Without Condoms, John Wagenhauser.This story explains how things worked at Jack Off J.O clubs A large group of gay men going from one to the other and jacking off each other.Part 7 Post AIDS, postpolitical Soggy Biscuit, Barry Lowe The guys in the soccer team at Steven s school play soggy biscuit in the dressing shed after the matches Just say that the arrow root biscuits don t get soggy because they are soaked in milk.Funny story I think every boy plays games to see other boys dick and prove his virility The Reality of a Dream, W Delon Strode Awakening in the middle of an erotic dream, Xavier imagines how this dream could have finished.So so The Group, John Wagenhauser writing as Wolfgang A group of anarchists decides one day that the ultimate way of thumbing their noses to normal society is to do a gang bang, everybody f cking everybody else, even though there are only straight guys and straight girls, and there is muchguys than girls Having gay sex as the supreme proof or anarchy Why not Interesting story Good With Words, Stephen Greco.The MC dreams about the golden ages, when the Mineshaft was still open He discusses about it with old friend Albert, who is good with words They miss the genius of people who experienced firsthand the catalytic charm of old fashioned sex clubs, when nothing was forbidden and everything was possible Then the MC goes to a party where they play as if the Mineshaft was still open.Interesting perspective on the difference between doing the real thing and speaking of the real thing during sex.There is a few exceptionally good stories, a few dull ones, and the rest is average One of the main interests of this anthology is that it goes back to the 50s and there is an interesting variety of styles and focus So I give 4.5 stars to this anthology.You could find other reviews here These notes were made in 1993 You would not have believed the silly song and dance I went through with myself to get a copy of this anthology of sexually explicit short fiction about gay men Determined not to cross the threshold of Glad Day myself why would I turn into a pumpkin I dropped mention of it into conversation with all my gay friends until eventually one took pity on me and gave it to me for Christmas In the event, it proved only intermittently satisfying, and much of it was These notes were made in 1993 You would not have believed the silly song and dance I went through with myself to get a copy of this anthology of sexually explicit short fiction about gay men Determined not to cross the threshold of Glad Day myself why would I turn into a pumpkin I dropped mention of it into conversation with all my gay friends until eventually one took pity on me and gave it to me for Christmas In the event, it proved only intermittently satisfying, and much of it was surprisingly familiar The marquee name on the cover, and one of the only two women writers represented, is Anne Rice, finding a place to publish two chapters dropped from her novel Exit to Eden These chapters are actuallyin the vein of her Roquelaure stuff, in my opinion, than the rather dismaying tendency of the novel overall towards the mainstream, towards maturity , towards heterosexuality, away from S M games, away from gay sex Anyway, the chapters were moderately exciting to discover The Hollinghurst contribution was an excerpt from The Swimming Pool Library, which I read recently, tho alas I didn t get around to reviewing it Edmund White was also represented by a couple of excerpts sex scenes, of course from longer published works, where, despite the usual immediacy and unusualness of the sensual metaphors and similes, I felt the lack of context hurt the writing somewhat, and made it seem closer to the art less run of the mill paperback porn than it would have been had the characters already been alive from elsewhere in the story The most striking, and certainly the most disturbing item in the collection was a short story by Steven Saylor Aaron Travis , called Blue Light Explicit S M, this is also fantasy fiction of the most visceral kind, for the masochist who is also the narrator is by some magical means decapitated and castrated, thus becoming entirely dependent on his captor quite literally for his reintegration The psychological reverberations even for a woman reader who cannot quite, I think, comprehend the full gut horror of the fear of castration are immense and fascinating Having read it through once for its uneasy but strong stimulation value, one then immediately wants to reread it to find out exactly what is going on, what it all means The last story I d like to single out is not so complex in terms of layers, but it appeals to me, inevitably, because of the gender bender aspect This is the only other story in the book by a woman, Belonging , by Pat Califia 2010 Califia has since transitioned to male , and interestingly enough, along with Rice s contributions, it is the most straightforwardly and ferociously S M story in the collection An accident, a reflection of Preston s tastes, or a clue in that never ending puzzle of what makes a certain and distinct segment of womankind so fascinated with male male encounters This one is about self knowledge, and though 3rd person, is very much from the point of view of a casually contemptuous self identified straight male, who is kidnapped and cowed by another man into realizing where he belongs in both the sense of fitting in, and of being owned The captor is also the brother of a woman who wants revenge, who has been at once dominatrix of and despised by the captured man, and much of the climactic pun intended action happens in her shadow, as it were, as the captor runs home movies of the woman and his prisoner But just as the captive finally realizes on the most fundamental level that he wants a man, not a woman, so too the projector runs out, leaving the truth the two men together exposed in the bright white light It s an interesting image, and theso for having been written by a woman I was not overly impressed by the quality of the writing in the collection generally, though the items I have mentioned were the exceptions I was also fairly bored by the emphasis, which seems to be fairly common in the gay community, on teenage sexuality and early self discovery Some of it is sexy, some of it is amusing, some of it is odd, some of it is well written, some of it is is not.