I’m thrilled to be able to announce that my short story, “Five Years and Four Months,” has just been released in the Spring, Plenitude Spring 2013 cover
2013 issue of the Canadian journal Plenitude. It’s an AIDS memoir about my relationship with Ralph Gomez, who died on December 7, 1990 at age 40. It’s taken two years of writing, re-writing, editing, and further re-writing to shepherd the story to this stage: in fact, the core of it is one of the first stories I ever wrote, and I did a public reading of a version of it at a special Christmas event two years ago. My writing circle partner, Alice Lowe, and Plenitude editor Andrea Routly deserve my gratitude for their advice and guidance in helping me make the story publishable.

Plenitude is an online subscription journal (www.plenitudemagazine.ca) so it will cost you $10 (Canadian) to be able to read the whole journal for a year (two issues). For those of you who can’t or don’t want to make the investment, I’ve provided a link to my story below. I hope you find it worthwhile!

Read “Five Years and Four Months” here.