Episodes: Masonry

12. Wine and Magnolias

Halloran paranormal investigators arrive in a South Georgia town to work at a bed and breakfast. Holly’s brother and his wife are side-tracked by a seafood allergy, so Holly ends up working alone. She meets a young girl named Irina that she thinks is a college student, and they have a romantic encounter.  CW: description...

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11. That’s a Night Outfit

El is a jaded teen who has no time for unicorns, almonds, or Ambers, but what happens when Ambers have cute dimples and tell adorably dumb dad jokes? “That’s a night outfit” is a tale of friendship bracelets, unfortunately named camping lodges, and of course, queer romance.   CW: use of a slur, mild drug...

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10. Cromartie Street

In her search for table salt, and the street she purchased it on, a young woman learns to embrace herself, her strength, her past love, and her ability to fly.     CW: mention of past character death ——————————   Today’s story is Cromartie Street by Morgan Christie   “Cromartie Street” first appeared in the anthology...

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Episode 9: The Ibex Tattoo

In ancient Scythia, a woman who can’t fight is worse than useless. But chronically-ill Arimas finds another way to prove her value. Content Warnings: injuries; description of tattooing —————————— Today’s story is “The Ibex Tattoo” by Gwen Katz  @gwenckatz on Twitter and Facebook;  http://gwenckatz.com/ This story is read by Zeynep Akca  @zeynakca on Instagram  ...

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Episode 8: Prima Donna

Everybody knows why the great Signora Valli left the Licorne opera company. Everybody, that is, except Monsieur Perret, who has taken the brave – some would say, foolish – decision to cast her opposite rising star Delphine Vincent-Leclerc in Rossini’s Tancredi. But what everybody knows is only half the story. ——————————   Today’s story is...

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Episode 7: Designated Driver by Janina Woods

When Lucy dies, she becomes Death’s designated driver for a year. Everything is much stranger than she could’ve ever imagined.   Content Warnings: character death; macabre imagery ——————————   Today’s story is Designated Driver, written by Janina Woods Twitter: @Kaori_Ino Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/236441-mycroft-holmes   This episode was edited by Leah Cornish   Our intro/outro music is...

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Episode 6: Raunch Daddy by Dale Corvino

An earnest young hustler meets a Mexican novelist with a nose for pleasure and tragedy. Content Warnings: scenes contain explicit descriptions of sex, kinks and fetishes, sex work, and cursing —————————— Today’s story is Raunch Daddy, written and read by Dale Corvino.  Dalecorvino.com; @dalecorvino on Twitter — This episode was edited by Leah Cornish —...

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Episode 5: Queering Borders by Rev. Benjamin Perry

A reflection on boundaries, both literal and metaphorical – how queer folks have always found ourselves betwixt and between oppressive hierarchies, and how we can look to queer stories of surviving and thriving to fight for universal liberation. ——————————   Today’s story is Queering Borders, a work of non-fiction, written and read by Rev. Benjamin...

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Episode 4: an excerpt from “Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir)”

When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection. Part memoir, part educational guide, Sorted is a frank, humorous narrative of growing up with some unintended baggage. Content Warnings: gender dysphoria —————————— Today’s story is a chapter from Sorted: Growing Up,...

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Episode 3: Gravity by Amanda Krupman

Davis does drag under the name Starla La. But lately he’s felt trapped, suffocated, by the oversized persona. On this night, after a performance, Davis/Starla meets Junkette and takes them home. Content Warnings: alcohol & drug use, use of slurs, mention of minor character death, and age difference —————————— Today’s story is Gravity Originally published...

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Episode 2: Her Name Was Dana by Gel Pavone

A queer woman ruminates on her past failed relationships, hinting that she sabotaged them all. —————————— Today’s story is Her Name Was Dana by Gel Pavone @beefgellington on twitter This story is read by Leah Cornish @leah617 on twitter This episode was edited by Leah Cornish —– Our intro/outro music is Realm Daytime by Peritune:...

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Episode 1: Sharing Glances by Jessica Maggio

Two food tents, both alike in dignity, In a traveling fair, where we lay our scene… Giuseppe’s Zeppole and Finnigan’s Family Funnel Cakes had been harboring a rivalry for as long as they’d both been traveling the same fair circuit. Unfortunately, their daughters have other plans. —————————— Today’s story is Sharing Glances by Jessica Maggio...

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