I had always believed that I would return home to empty rooms for the rest of my life, for who would I want, and be wanted by in return? It had been an impossible alchemy until Alexander Montrose, and the summer of 1923. 1923 was the summer I fell in love with Alexander Montrose. I suppose I could say it was the summer I met my soul mate, but I have little poetry in my soul. That which I do have, however, was spent upon Alex. Nearly sixty years have passed since that summer, and I am an old man... more info>>
Ari Rosenberg dreams about a special room, one that shouldn't exist, and certainly not in his house. But when he wakes, he finds the room is real, and it's the doorway to another world. In that mysterious space, he meets Kimi, a visitor with his own door into the shared room. After a rough start, they forge a friendship that sparks with attraction and turns to romance, leading them to try to find a way out together, into one time or the other.
A displaced American and his British boyfriend, on a hiking trip into the mountains, find that the explorations of both wilderness and relationships have much in common with the works of Kipling. A short story from our Diversity line.