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Collection of reviews for Velvet Mafia Issue no.1

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‘Snow’ by Jameson Currier
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This is a mood piece, a narrator suffering from cabin fever in a blizzard, and perhaps from a greater ennui with life. Poetic, beautiful – nothing much happens but we get an insight into the emptiness of the life of a single gay man, travelling on business.

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‘Enough Oxygen’ by Marshall Moore
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WARNINGS: child physical and sexual abuse, violence, mental illness. Not ‘slash’ as such, though the narrator is gay.

A difficult, painful and powerful story, about a young man pushed past his limits by a horrific home life. Not for the faint-hearted or easily upset.

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‘Human again’ by Mel Smith
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WARNINGS: violence
Another difficult story about two homeless men, lovers in the most difficult of circumstances. Starkly beautiful, uplifting yet sad. Again, not for the easily upset.

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Photography by Jack Slomovits
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WARNING: explicit photographs at this link. NOT WORK SAFE

Not a story but a gallery of homoerotic photos. Very tasteful, very nice.

There were other stories in this issue which might appeal to you – none of them were illiterate, they just weren’t my cup of tea. None of them grabbed me the way ‘Snow’ did, from the first words, but could be well worth a look.

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