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Hands by Sean Meriwether – review

Rating: 8.5/10 ★★★★★★★★½☆ Title: Hands
Author: Sean Meriwether
Genre: m/m erotica, dark fiction
URL: Velvet Mafia: Dangerous Queer Fiction
Price: Free
Other Information/Warnings: Explicit m/m sex, violence (anything more would be a spoiler)
Summary (from the publisher): When David realizes that his hands have rebelled against his body, he seeks medical attention. But once those hands discover the body of David’s boyfriend and bring him to a heightened level of ecstasy, David must take action against his adulterous Hands.

My Review:

Just in time for Halloween, Velvet Mafia presents Sean Meriwether’s macabre story, Hands. It is a short little piece, but Meriwether–as usual–uses its simplicity to pack a lot in. It is alternately highly erotic and deeply disturbing in an almost humorous way, with the clean and concise prose I’ve come to expect from Meriwether, prose that manages to create an atmospere completely appropriate to the season. You can almost see the fog rolling in as David stands on the train platform. In the tradition of Rod Serling, Night Gallery or The Twilight Zone, this story is fun, funny and very dark. If you like a little of the macabre mixed with your erotica, this five minute read will not disappoint.


Colin Farrell’s Penis by Philip Huang – review

Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ Title: Colin Farrell’s Penis
Author: Philip Huang
Genre: Contemporary humor
URL: Velvet Mafia (Part of Velvet Mafia: Dangerous Queer Fiction, Issue 22.) Now part of A Pornography of Grief anthology
Price: Free From US $5.99
Other Information/warnings: Not Safe For Work image accompanying story

Ya have about three minutes to spare and want a good chuckle? Then pop over to the always excellent Velvet Mafia: Dangerous Queer Fiction and take a look at this fine, fun story by Philip Huang. With some nice humor and a refreshing brevity of words, author Huang manages to get some laughs and poke some well-deserved fun at the propensities of the gay community. And he manages to do both while lampooning the general ass-hatery of Hollywood celebutants. All this in under 500 words! Flash fiction at its finest. Huang is not an author I have ever read before, but after this little piece, I will be certain to read more.