Ida by Alison Evans: 10/10 Stars

  Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she’s actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far … Continue reading Ida by Alison Evans: 10/10 Stars

Woman as a Foreign Language by Katherine Wyvern: 0/10 Stars

  What do you do when the woman you want to be … is a man? Nina’s abusive childhood left her feeling so vulnerable when wearing anything flimsier than combat boots that she has spent her whole adult life dressed like a gang boy. But when she meets the tall, glamourous, charismatic Julia (actually her … Continue reading Woman as a Foreign Language by Katherine Wyvern: 0/10 Stars

Danced Close by Annabeth Albert: 6/10 Stars

  Newly clean and sober, Todd's taken a shine to his job at Portland's most talked about bakery. It's not just the delicious desserts they sell, but the tasty treats who keep walking through the door. That certainly includes Kendall Rose, a wedding planner with eyes the color of brown sugar and skin to match. … Continue reading Danced Close by Annabeth Albert: 6/10 Stars

A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde: 7/10 Stars

On the search for a cup of coffee before the guest lecture he's giving, Tom spies a tired, half-frozen young man who looks even more need of coffee than him. On impulse, he buys the man a cup—but an attempt to strike up conversation ends in the young man walking off, seemingly put off by … Continue reading A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde: 7/10 Stars

Documenting Light by E. E. Ottoman: 9/10 Stars

When Wyatt brings an unidentified photograph to the local historical society, he hopes staff historian Grayson will tell him more about the people in the picture. The subjects in the mysterious photograph sit side by side, their hands close but not touching. One is dark, the other fair. Both wear men’s suits. Were they friends? … Continue reading Documenting Light by E. E. Ottoman: 9/10 Stars

Uncovering Ray by Edie Danford: 4/10 Stars

Hey, man--you a chick or a dude? Dealing with the same old boring question is a downer for college drop-out Ray Fayette, especially when it's asked by the low-tipping, over-privileged students at the Ellery Diner. When six-foot-five, muscle-bound straight arrow Wyatt Kelly publicly smacks down a fellow frat bother for caveman behavior, Ray's interest is … Continue reading Uncovering Ray by Edie Danford: 4/10 Stars