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The Man Who Lost His Gayness: and other stories [Kindle Edition]

David M Hancock
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"The Man Who Lost His Gayness and other stories"

Sexy speculative fiction where magic is manifest and disaster lurks in every trick gone bad.

What if you woke up one morning and realized you were no longer gay? Would it be the answer to your prayers? Or might you find yourself floundering in unfamiliar territory?

That's the premise of "The Man Who Lost His Gayness," the title story in David M. Hancock's debut collection of erotic fantasy fiction.

Blending equal parts sex and magic, David M. Hancock presents a world where reality is inexplicably shifting -- but you still must remember to hide your wallet before getting naked with a new friend.

The threat of contracting HIV looms in several of the stories. "I Don't Know Why" describes a modern safe sex encounter that gets complicated. "Far Away, And In Someone Else's Ass" is a gritty depiction of a gay rape set in a seedy Manhattan hotel room.

"Jinetero: A Cuban Romance" harkens back to the author's days as a former Miami Herald reporter. Amidst the crumbling splendor and austerity of Cuba in the 1990s, a love story -- or is it just another transaction? -- between an American tourist and a Havana escort.

In "The Night Ronnie Fagged Out!", a young girl's social media smear may be the final straw that breaks a flawed marriage. What exactly did Ronnie do? Introduces the concept of "unicorn moments" and features a tribute to he Invisible Girl of Fantastic Four fame.

"The Unnatural Sister" sets the environment for several of the stories where people are pretending not to notice the strange things happening around them:

"Magic is coming into our world. Its arrival is not fixed like the train at 10 and 2:15. Nor stark, as a new baby ushers in irrevocable change. Uncanniness is swirling about us as a wave pushes violence and froth upon the shore. Magic, occasional and aloof, in your backyard like a stray cat with many benefactors but no master."

The collection concludes with "The Prodigal Prince," an adult fairy tale that includes every gay archetype in the canon. A young man fleeing the pressure to conform, a domineering mother and an indifferent father, a selfish hedonist, a forbidden romance in the shadows, a treacherous closet queen -- they're all here. Throw in a grandmother who knows some magic, a quartz pendant conducive to visions, several murders, a couple blow jobs and you have the rollicking adventure of a young prince who definitely does not want to be king.

A prize-winning journalist and web editor, David M. Hancock turns his talents to short fiction with fiercely-rendered stories filled with heart, intellect, sensuality and a sprinkle of magic.

Twisted tales of the boudoir told with kind, if sharply-barbed, wit.

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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JH0JPA0
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An excellent collection of short stories. Enlightening, exciting, erotic, and enchanting. The writing is very well crafted and flows easily. Stories from the past, the present, and magical possibilities of the future. A must read for the open-minded....a suggested read for those who need enlightenment. Stories with elements that everyone can relate to in some form, regardless of your preferences. Highly recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast fun read July 21, 2014
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At first I was not sure if I would like this book, because I'm not a gay man, but the writer did a great job of making the stories universal tales of aging and longing. There's a lot of strong language that makes the sex stories (love stories?) all the more realistic. Just when you think you know what these stories are about, the writer throws in a few out-of-the-box mind-benders.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Say it as it is. April 14, 2014
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These stories are very entertaining and it is very refreshing the way the stories are told, as it is. Good job!
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More About the Author

David M. Hancock is a writer living in New York City. He works as a web editor for CBS News, and before that was a reporter for The Miami Herald and several Texas newspapers.

David M. Hancock has spent decades trying to decipher the mysterious powers of the authors he especially admires: Ursula K. Le Guin, D.M. Thomas, Roger Zelazny, Philip Pullman, Borges, Garcia Marquez and so many more. You can tell by that list that sci-fi and magical realism are close to his heart.

Only recently has the author felt ready to tell his own stories. Or as Georgia O'Keeffe once said, to make his unknown, known. He's grateful to for this platform to share his writing.

David M. Hancock follows two pole stars in his own writing endeavors:

1. That a writer must tell the story that only he or she can tell.

2. In the late 1970s, an interviewer asked the playwright Tennessee Williams what advice he would give to young writers. Hancock remembers Mr. Williams' words because he wrote them down in his journal: "I hope he follows his heart, baby. His poor, frightened heart."

In April 2014 David M. Hancock collected his gay-themed speculative fiction in "The Man Who Lost His Gayness".

Sexy speculative fiction where magic is manifest and disaster lurks in every trick gone bad. Twisted tales of the boudoir told with kind, if sharply-barbed, wit.

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