An Original Sin – reprint
Short Story – first published online at Velvet Mafia – Dangerous Queer Fiction, Issue 16, August 2005
I was high that night. That’s my excuse. But what sixteen-year old wouldn’t want to stand bare-chested in the front seat of a speeding Buick Electra Convertible with a rattlesnake watermelon in his hands?
The car was grooving through a bubble of light that pulled us down the long black stretch of back road through that hot August night. Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion blared out of the dashboard. All I cared about was the next road sign. This was target practice, and I was loaded.
Aaron’s fat and older brother, Peter, came up with this one. A watermelon field. His convertible. Mailboxes. Signs. Wanna go?
“An Original Sin” Gaylaxicon 2006 Sampler, Anthology, Speed of C Press, ISBN 0-9716147-8-4
Edited by Don Sakers