The Sad Crusade of Mrs. Cobb – Part II (Conclusion)

Intermediaries arranged a meeting.  They selected a neutral location, the house of a mutual friend, which granted privacy and gave neither side an advantage.  Lorraine’s mother thought it a waste of time.  “Can’t mend a cracked teapot,” she intoned several … Continue reading

Fabulous Clayton Goes to Hollywood – Part II (Conclusion)

In an era decades before cellphones and Twitter, word spread instantly throughout campus:  Clayton was to get a butt whipping.  Mrs. Hamilton, though, was not naïve.  She kept Clayton after class on a trumped up pretext.  When the room had … Continue reading

Fabulous Clayton Goes to Hollywood – Part I

(Editor’s Note:  The ‘growing up gay’ tag is usually applied to essays. This story is strictly fictional.) For a 12 year old, Clayton Simmons maintained the most peculiar habits.  By a calculus all his own, he computed the precise number … Continue reading