Saints+Sinners 2019

By Paul Willis and Others

An anthology of short fiction featuring the finalist selections from the 2019 Saints + Sinners Literary Festival.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Brody’s Family Secret by J.R. Greenwell
  • Figures of Speech by Lewis DeSimone
  • Foxes by Jonathan Harper
  • Omaha by Michael H. Ward
  • Fixing Uppers by Maureen Brady
  • Stones with Wings by Louis Flint Ceci
  • Flawed by Felice Picano
  • The Grove of Mohini by J. Marshall Freeman
  • Shopping for Others by William Christy Smith
  • Solid Gold Saturday Night by W.L. Hodge
  • Washington’s Retreat by Stephen Greco
  • Salvage by Karelia Stetz-Waters
  • Trick Hearts by Michael Graves
  • The Importance of Being Jurassic by Daniel M. Jaffe
  • Arundel’s Name by Jamieson Findlay
  • The Unit by Aaron Hughes
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Survivor's Guilt and Other Stories

By Greg Herren

New OrleansĀ 

A Katrina survivor waits for rescue on his roof in the brutal heat, reflecting on the life choices that brought him to this moment. A young woman discovers there’s more to her perfect man than she thought. A gay journalist travels to Italy to interview his teen idol, only to discover a darkness in the Tuscan hills. A gay man cleans his home, reflecting on his sociopathic criminal mother. Chanse MacLeod returns to his hometown to help his younger brother, accused of murder. A daughter keeps her father’s legacy alive while hiding his darkest secrets. 

Including five new stories written for this collection (along with the first-ever Chanse MacLeod short story), Greg Herren’s tales of murder, crime, and the darkness that lives inside all of us are evocative of the proud Southern Gothic tradition of writers and are now available, for the first time, in a single collection.

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The Shape of the Earth

By Gary Garth McCann

After appearing in Best Gay Love Stories, HarringtonGMFQ, Q Review, and Off the Rocks, Lenny and his partner, Dave, return in a hotbed of manhood and jealousy. 

Lenny is managing a failing bookstore and struggling to keep his promise of fidelity to Dave. He flirts relentlessly with grad student Ian until he discovers that Ian’s ambivalence masks something personal and devastating. Caught up in a whirlwind of sex and lies, Lenny and Dave’s relationship spins out of control. Lenny clings to Dave’s unassuming manhood in hopes of keeping himself grounded, but when another seductive stranger becomes too tempting to resist, Lenny and Dave face the ultimate challenge.

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