My sci-fi story “He Came From a Place of Openness and Truth” is online for free reading today at Lightspeed! This story was inspired by one of my partner’s (kinda pornographic) dreams (fair warning: the story does therefore contain sexual content): http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/came-place-openness-truth/
First paragraph: “Mickey and I worked together at Hillman’s Horror House, and maybe the thrill of scaring people was what made me notice him. I’d never thought about another guy that way before, and so when I first got that electric jolt as his hand brushed mine in the changing room, I felt like I might puke. I went to the bathroom, where instead of throwing up I jacked off into the toilet.”
There’s also an interview up with the story, where I talk specifically about the inspiration behind it and the depiction of sexuality within the story and, also, why cats are superior to dogs: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/nonfiction/uthor-spotlight-bonnie-jo-stufflebeam/
I’ve been a fan of Lightspeed! since I discovered it, and I’m psyched to have a story with them. To top things off, Galen Dara, one of my favorite artists, illustrated it. 😀
The story’s also available in ebook format. If you like it, please consider buying the issue or, even better, subscribing to Lightspeed!