Wilde Oats is an online literary magazine. It celebrates gay and bisexual fiction. It embraces the joys and agonies of life for gay and bisexual men, from hard gritty realism to wild flights of romantic fantasy.

Wilde Oats has gone through some big changes in recent months: we have moved to a new server and changed our appearance. The journal is published three times a year - in April, August and December. Between issues, you can find out what's happening, read snippets of new stories, see new artwork, and keep up to date by visiting us here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Anel Viz's Kaleidoscope

Anel Viz, a frequent contributor to Wilde Oats,  has just had another book published.  This time it's a collection of short stories called Kaleidoscope.  I haven't read it myself, but here's the publisher's blurb:

In these seven stories, the author explores people’s shifting views of each other, of the images they project, and of themselves.  Individuals fragment, the pieces fall into ever-changing patterns like bright confetti in the base of a kaleidoscope, and our ideas about sexuality color what we see.

Proteus - Dr. Krone puzzles over the real persona of a student whose dress, body language and opinions change from one class to the next.

Roomies - Each of three men who share a condo plays to a different gay stereotype, masking the individual personalities that lie beneath the façade.

Photographic Memories - A witness at a trial for a gay killing harbors some doubts that the accused is the man he saw leave with the victim.

Facing the Music - Two lovers are forced by their church to enter a reconditioning program to cure their homosexuality.

Kevvy - A popular high school student befriends a gay classmate.

Polygon - A man’s fantasies about watching his wife have sex with a woman lead to suspicions about her sexual orientation and that of his best friend.

Since the Reunion - “Spouses and significant others welcome.” How many will attend? How have they changed over the past 25 years?

Anel Viz's Wilde Oats home page can be accessed here, and we also have reviews of his novels too:

The House in Birdgate Alley
City of Lovely Brothers
P'tit Cadeau
The Memoirs of Colonel Gérard Vreilhac

You can read Anel's blog here.


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