Merchant Seaman

Paul dreamed he was back on leave in Tokyo. It was in one of the Oyasumi, (the bathhouses) now westernized and common as massage parlors in America. But this was a special place-of a bygone era now to be found only in fiction- where a gentleman, or at least a man of some means could […]

A Burning Fever

I kicked at the soaked sheets, trying to disentangle them from my sweaty legs. They were all twisted up, but I managed to pull my feet free and roll over onto my side. I knew that in a very short time I would be shivering so badly that I’d be forced to pull the matted […]

Night at the Movies

This is something I’ve promised myself for God knows how long now. I’m 19 and I’ve never had sex, or had a serious girlfriend. I’ve never even seen a naked girl except in the magazines I’ve purchased but had to furtively throw in the bin before I reached home in case my rather austere mother […]