Oh, darlings. I’m tired. I’ve been toiling at the rate of 2500 words per day on a yet titled expansion of Crossing Twice. But, this time, I’m going ahead and adding the – gasp! – gay parts of my life. It doesn’t take my life much to become dishonest when you leave that little detail out – but I did manage to do it and do it honestly. However, being that I don’t plan on being celibate the rest of my life (note, don’t plan but doesn’t mean it won’t happen! Early life karma is a bitch!) I thought I’d better throw in the whole truth and the complete truth. That let’s one be genuine and, as writers, isn’t that really the thing we are aiming for?
A little fun thing has cropped up and I wanted to invite y’all to stop by scribble something on the site, so to speak. Queerbook.com has languished in my URL collection since 2003. At first, it was to be a gay yearbook. Then, life got in the way and it quietly went into the background along with everything that didn’t have to do with my disability. Then, this past summer, I took a look at the little bugger and it had racked up over 100,000 hits in its little life time of people just typing in “Queerbook.com” from a scene as follows:
The scene: A rural Alabama trailerpark. A rusted out mobile home’s porch protrudes from the darkness. BUBBA and STAN are taking places on the two rusty lawn chairs propped on the porch. Begin scene.
BUBBA: Say, Stan, you been on that there Internet thang lately?
STAN: Nah, Bubba, I t’aint. Ain’t nothing on there but them queers and that thar’ Facebook thing Irene is always going on about.
BUBBA: Facebook, what’s that? Somethin’ you put your picture on for people to read.
STAN: Damned if I know though, Bubba, but if it keeps Irene out of my hair, it’s worth keepin’ the ‘lectric on! ‘Sides it’s s’possed to be good for the kids.
BUBBA: The queers are supposed to be good for the kids?
STAN: No, gotdamit, Bubba, you stupid sonsabitch. Facebook, I mean Queerbook, I mean...what thehell were we talking about.
BUBBA: Don’t rightly know. Irene and the kids....
Anway, I suppose that’s how it got the hits. But, today it has emerged as a GBLT Bookshop stop, or it will be rolling out to that end. So if you’d like to cruise by, sign up for the newsletter, I’ll quit having it as my shouting place and happily share the spotlight. It’s still getting good traffic so if someone else has a better idea of what to do with it, then please say so.
Back to penning...
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Causes Reece Manley Supports
Feed the Children, Amnesty International, Lambda Pride