Review: Getting into a Girl’s Shorts: Short Sometimes-Erotic Fiction about Women With Women by Tess Mackenzie

Review: Getting into a Girl’s Shorts: Short Sometimes-Erotic Fiction about Women With Women by Tess Mackenzie

girl's shortsThis collection is a perfect example of why I love this writer’s work. The stories here run the gamut in terms of tone from serious to silly with just about everything in between. All of them are sexy, in one way or another; all of them involve a relationship — sexual, romantic, or both — between women. And yet it’s hard to categorize them in any neat way. Lesbian erotica? Well, maybe. Some of them. Some of the women are — at least so far as they know — straight. Some of them are bisexual. Each of them is different, and each of them is challenged by the relationship — sexual, romantic, or both — in different ways, and how each deals with her challenge is really where the stories’ focusses lie. There doesn’t seem to be any of the typical pat erotic and-then-we-had-sex-and-it-was-all-good clichés. There doesn’t seem to be a particular sexual-political bent. Each of the stories centers around the characters, their needs and their problems. Gender and sex are along for the ride.

Oh–but they are sexy. Oh, yes. Definitely. 🙂

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