The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbianism - 429 pages
The anxiety of unresolved desire is present in many stories - Radclyffe Hall's Miss Ogilvy is unable truly to find herself in this world, Djuna and Lillian hold back from each other in Anais Nin's "Cities of the Interior," and the energy and commitment that should go into a loving relationship are stifled by convention in Jane Rule's story of passion outside marriage. But here are brave spirits, too - Renee Vivien's Sarolta and her Prince(ss) live forever in a vision of ideal tenderness, Colette's heroines preserve the sanctity of their little white bed, and Jewelle Gomez's bulldagger society survives far from the haunts of men. There are coming-out stories, stories about cross-dressing, vampire tales, science fiction, parody, and romance.
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You immediately grab your own pack from your breast pocket and extend it to her
gracefully, snapping the pack so that three cigarettes shoot up a distance of I", J",
and J" respectively (this takes a lot of practice), while with your other hand you ...
She looks at me over the rim of the cup , sips slowly , and eats her cookies with
one hand , the other hooked in her jeans by her thumb . A muscle jumps in her
cheek , and her eyes are full of tiny lights . ' You hungry , honey ? ' she purrs .
muscular hands dug into her back, claws bent and held her. ... She was painfully
aware of her heart beating in her left bosom, and realized that was the breast that
the brutal hand kept milking and bruising, as if to keep the heart pumping, as if ...
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