The countdown to the new year continues, and I have another excerpt from my short story collection So Many Ways which will drop at the same time as the new year ball.
So Many Ways is going to be available free to Kindle Unlimited members beginning January 1.
Today: Traditional Values.
Author note: This story was produced for a charity anthology To Love and To Cherish specifically put together by a group of authors (we called ourselves “Sapphic Planet”) who wanted to raise money for Marriage Equality USA, because at the time (2010) marriage equality was not yet a done deal. I wanted to showcase, with my story, that “traditional” marriage things, like asking for family blessing, and “quizzing” your child’s intended, show that same-sex marriage would be absolutely no different than heterosexual marriage. And I feel that it should all just be called marriage.
Story setup: Reuniting with her girlfriend, police officer Kennedy McMasters pops the question.
Traditional Values excerpt
“It’s who you are, and who I fell in love with.”
PS – I wanted to leave this one with a different after-note.
I have 4 copies of the print edition of To Love and To Cherish remaining here at home (otherwise this book is out of print). I was both an author and an editor.
For $10 — I will autograph a copy and mail it to you. I’ll donate 50% of the sales ($5 each book) to Human Rights Campaign which is still working on equality issues, because the law didn’t change some people’s minds and legal challenges need money to keep going.
If you’re interested, drop me a note using the contact form and I’ll get back to you ASAP to make the arrangements.
Authors who contributed to To Love and To Cherish include Beth Wylde, Adriana Kraft, Kissa Starling, Moondancer Drake, Jean Roberta, Jolene Hui and many more.