"Do you have an axe for me?"
"I have two axes... Two..."
Winner of three STIFfie
awards: Best Zine "Two", Best Long Story "Silence Keeps the Door by Gloria
Lancaster", Best Artist "Bernice Russell".
‘Canada Dry’ by Gloria
He touched, and let his fingers explore
the delicate globes; like his own, but so marvellously different, "You’re
lovely, you do know that, don’t you?" Ray said directly to the phallus,
seriously, "Very lovely."
Trapped in a sauna, Ray Vecchio knows
perfectly well how to handle the heat... and an overheated
‘The Vigil’ by
The first burst of joy at the news that
Benny would recover dissolved at the thought that he would carry Ray’s
bullet for the rest of his life.
‘On a Good Day You Can
See Canada’ by Sarah Bellum
Returning to Chicago,
Victoria realises that some promises are forever.
Revenge’ by Catherine
Ray checked his wrist, a drop
of blood was welling to the surface. Shocked, he stared down at her,
wide-eyed with surprise, and a hint of fear.
frantically for Ray, trying to find him before Victoria is able to
complete her plans for revenge.
that...’ by Michelle Christian
"I bumped into a
three hundred pound woman who knocked me on my butt."
inconvenienced by a misstep, the boys have to find new ways to amuse
‘After the Fall’ by Cyble
The shadowy figure in the next bed shifted
in the darkness, hands raised to press against hidden eyes. Ray knew the
look that would be in them now. He wondered if Adam’s eyes had looked that
haunted after the fall.
‘If Your Heart Is Tired’
Unable to face another day of desperate
longing, Ray decides to break his ties with Benton Fraser.
thinking about fucking Benny felt like he was corrupting an innocent; he’d
never be able to bring himself to touch him.
‘Somewhere In My
Heart’ by James Kythe Walkswithwind
Unable to change
who he is, to be someone he isn’t, Fraser believes he can never be what
After a few moments of silence, Ray heard, "I bet your
friend doesn’t talk to his father this way."
"His father’s dead."
what am I?"
‘Co-operation’ two stories by Quill
Red serge, guard
duty, and a Chicago heat wave do not mix, but Ray Vecchio has the perfect
"Do it, Fraser," was all Ray said. Sighing, Fraser turned
around and slipped out of his soiled uniform. Ray sat back and watched,
enjoying the whole thing.
‘Sans Souci’, ‘At the
Urging of a Mountie’ and ‘Benny Love’ a trilogy of stories by
Fraser has always been able to get Ray to do
what Fraser wants, but this time he’s playing for the highest stakes ever.
Old fashioned courting and romance are all he has to get through to a
"Don’t go getting any funny ideas, okay?
Don’t you be making any plans that involve my butt!" Ray crossed his arms
and shuddered a little, then wandered safely out of Fraser’s line of
"What was the plan?"
"I was waiting until you were ready, Ray. I wanted to let it happen
naturally between us." "That’s it?" "Well, I didn’t say it was a good
‘Ringin’ In The New Year’
"Just once," Louie muttered, pouring
half the bottle into Fraser’s punch, "Just one I’m gonna see this guy with
egg on his face. If that doesn't have him dancing on the table with a lamp
shade on his head, I’ll... I'll Oh, God, I’m gonna
‘It’s Dogs That Fetch,
Ray’ by Trish Darbyfeld
Getting Dief washed is just
one more of the many errands Ray cheerfully runs for Benny on an average
‘Silence Keeps The Door’
by Gloria Lancaster
A very long story that spans
episodes, seasons, themes, and emotions.
He was nine years old
again, and powerless, silent, gagged and muffled, and screaming inside,
but no one could hear, and Ray would die here, in the dark, because no one
would ever hear him screaming.
I learned to love him,
I shall just have to learn not to. And everyday, please God, it will get
easier and easier.
I really shouldn’t
have kissed him that time, not like that. He looked as if I’d punched him
or something. Am I so very unlovable.
Every sense Ray had
was filled with Fraser, and with the love he felt for this man. I’m lying
in this man’s bed, this man has kissed me, undressed me; I’m fucking this
man, equal, honest to god fucking, raw and so good I’m gonna die if it
stops. I’ll just die, that’s all, just die.
And other stories
there is simply no more room for on this flier to
Art by Anja
Gruber, TACS, and Bernice Russell, plus colour photos. Acrostics and Haiku from
Sterling. Statistics: 160 pages, 143,550 words. "Two" is formatted double
column, 11 pts, minimum white space, and optimum readability has been