Cover of Gay Zoo Day by Mike McClelland

New Twist on an Old Genre – Mike McClelland’s “Gay Zoo Day”

Gay Zoo Day: Tales of Seeking and Discovery. By Mike McClelland, Beautiful Dreamer Press, 2017. It must be said that Mike McClelland’s debut novel “Gay Zoo Day” features some more “typical” literary fiction. In the opening story, a protagonist settles down in South Africa for a summer, and takes in the baggage of that country’s history. In the titular story…

In Search of Chuck Strangward, and the Best Flash Fiction Story You’ve Never Read

By Jason Peck My favorite work of flash fiction comes from a former postal worker in Georgia that no one’s heard of, who skipped his MFA and has more online writing credits regarding agricultural than he does for his fiction. Chuck Strangward is not famous, but not in the sense that we should be ashamed of his anonymity. He is…

Scenes: AHHR Celebrates Issue 7!

Scenes from the release party for Issue 7 of the After Happy Hour Review. Featured Readers included Robert Hartley, Bradley J. Fest, Celine Roberts, Daniel Parme, and Daniel Shapiro.