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Queer Quickies
“A Fantasy and a Dare” — Chloe and Simon are a happy, polyamorous, mixed gender, bisexual couple. Chloe has a fantasy about watching two men have sex. One night, while they are out getting coffee and discussing this, their friend, Greg, walks in. “A Fantasy and a Dare” is about being with someone who gets you and is right for you, even when that includes someone else. (A much earlier version had a staged reading in An Evening of Sex, Angst, Love and Misery: A Post-Holiday Show from CherryFire/PornoBoy Productions, San Marcos, CA, Dec 1998 - Jan 1999.)
“Bonnie and Claudia’s Attempted Toaster Oven Heist” — is finally now a period piece in the US. A month after Bonnie's cousin voted against same-sex marriage in an election, Bonnie and her girlfriend, Claudia, try to enact vengeful justice by breaking into the cousin's home to steal a toaster oven. Impulsive Bonnie took the lead organizing the robbery, but actually organized very little of it, especially irksome to a planner like Claudia. While hiding from the cousin's dog (that Bonnie was unprepared for), the two argue about pantyhose, lip gloss, what to steal now that they know the cousin doesn't actually own a toaster oven and whether they would be ready to get married if it were legal. (Produced in Buffalo United Artists’ Take 10, Buffalo, NY 2015; LSU’s Theatre Dept’s Outworks Festival, Baton Rouge, LA 2011; StageQ’s Queer Shorts 5, Madison, WI 2010.)
“The First Good-bye” — a woman doesn’t understand why her daughter is so upset about moving away to college. She doesn’t realize the “girlfriend” her daughter’s leaving behind is more than “a girl who’s a friend.” “The First Goodbye” is a play about the pain of first heartbreak, the distance of being closeted, and about feeling the world changing but not enough. (Produced in StageQ’s Queer Shorts 4, Madison, WI 2009.)
The section titled Queer Play(er)s includes select pieces from the author's time with the creative writing and performance group Queer Players in San Diego, CA.
(ISBN 978-0-9974833-0-7, 2016)

Poetry

Geography of Ghosts
A collection of poems about time, place, and longing for what is gone.
38 poems, including “California,” a one-minute play/poem that was a part of Clubbed Thumb's A Pageant of the 50 States (and more) (New York, NY 2007).
(ISBN 978-0-9974833-1-4, 2016)

The Las Vegas Poems
The Las Vegas Poems are poems I wrote on a trip to Las Vegas (not necessarily about Las Vegas).
(January 2000)

Bitter / Love
Bitter / Love is a two-sided chapbook I put out for Valentine's Day.
(February 2000)

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