Monday, September 09, 2013

The Good Brother

In the second book of Samuel, the tragedies of the children of King David unfold. Tamar is raped by her brother Amnon, and the text abandons her shortly thereafter, saying she "lived in her brother Absalom's house, a desolate woman." "The Good Brother" imagines Tamar, Amnon, and Absalom in a modern-day setting, and tells the story of Tamar's halting, stunted attempts at recovery after Amnon's attack, including her troubled and sexually charged relationship with Absalom. (5,500 words)

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Coming Together: By the Book is a line of stories which depicts relationships as they are actually portrayed in the Bible. It was inspired by the vehement ranting of anti-gay zealots who profess to know how their Lord wants us all to behave by citing a couple isolated lines of Leviticus from the Christian Bible.

Sales proceeds will benefit Darkness to Light, which works to end child sexual abuse.


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