Debut author Stacy O’Steen guest posts! @torn_treasure @supposedcrimes #YLOH #guestpost

Stacy and I met in a bar on a dark and rainy night in the beginning of November over two years ago. Since then, she and I have become fast and close friends. And her writing ability has grown tremendously! I’m so excited to have her here for her first published piece.


My short story New York Minute, as you probably could have guessed, is set in New York City. I honestly have never visited New York. I love the idea of the city and I have heard that everyone that goes there loves it. The reason New York Minute is set there is because I was binge watching way too much Gossip Girl at the time. Lol. My husband always jokes that if I was dropped in the upper east side I would be able to find my way around simply due to watching so much of that show.


Seriously though, I loved the scandals in Gossip Girl and the infinite possibilities of a city that large. I did do some research so I wasn’t just spouting out untruths, resulting in a million tabs up on my computer of the upper east side and Brooklyn.


Also, I feel like New York is the backdrop for some many stories about big dreams. I want Colton to have the movie star back drop even if his dream is only one of returning to a sense of normalcy and a place he can call home. I think dreams are important no matter the perceived impact and I wanted Colton to reach for his.


I would love to one day travel to New York City and if anyone has a dream of opening a restaurant in New York please feel free to call it Le Canard Humide and please write me to tell me about it!





Twitter: @Torn_Treasure


Endless Days of Summer to be released July 1st


Young Love, Old Hearts
A Supposed Crimes Anthology
Editor: C. E. Case

Stories by: A. M. Leibowitz, Adrian J. Smith, Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese, Geonn Cannon, Helena Maeve, Kassandra Lea, Lela E. Buis, Ralph Greco Jr., & Stacy O’Steen


Everyone hears “He’s too young for you.” “She’s too old for you.” Not between these pages. This anthology crosses the age gap with nine enchanting stories of cross-generational relationships. Some are sweet, some are sexy, some are heartbreaking. One is downright murderous. The protagonists are gay men or women searching for true love or trying out what’s right in front of them.


Verso and Recto by Geonn Cannon

Discovering their mutual love of reading leads a literature student and her professor to take a step neither of them expected.

A Blizzard’s Blow by Adrian J. Smith

Lollie dashes from the house in the middle of a blizzard in search of something she’s not sure she’ll find, but she hopes to never again see the same cold, blank stare Kimberley gave her.

Slice by Ralph Greco Jr.

When Germane relinquishes her more-than-slight kinky relationship with Lila to begin a new one with younger A.J., she finds a flirty, fun and wholly different “Slice” of life opening up for her.

That December by Lela E. Buis

Celia finds that older women and the politics of genetic engineering aren’t what they seem.


The Arrangement by Helena Maeve

When he is summoned into his Dom’s study after a mutually satisfying scene, Cyril knows he’s in for something worse than the play they normally get up to.

New York Minute by Stacy O’Steen

Stuck in his depressing hometown for far too long, Colton jumps at the chance to return to his beloved New York City. But when some odd coincidences click into place, he needs to find the truth hidden in the lies.

The Artist as an Old Man by A. M. Leibowitz

1985 is a big year for Kenny Anderson. Sent to interview artist Aaron Rubenstein, making a grand reappearance after a three-year absence, Kenny digs beneath the surface to understand Aaron’s life—and maybe his own.

Adjunct Hell by Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese

Phil may be in his 50s, but he’s still a student, and the fact that Carl—who’s barely 30—is dating him would bad enough even if Carl wasn’t waiting for good news from the tenure committee.

Say You Do by Kassandra Lea

Keegan Bancroft is hoping to avoid a complete meltdown before his date. But there’s something he really wants to ask Richard.


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About the Publisher

Supposed Crimes, LLC publishes fiction and poetry primarily featuring lesbian characters and themes. The focus is on genre fiction–Westerns, Science Fiction, Horror, Action–rather than just romance. That’s how we set ourselves apart from our competitors. Our characters happen to love women and kick ass.

“Supposed crimes” refers to the idea that homosexuality is outlawed, and that our authors are being subversive by writing. As times change this becomes more tongue-in-cheek, but can still apply broadly to our culture. Christians writing lesbians and men writing lesbians are also subversive ideas in this industry, and we promote people bending the rules.

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