The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.4: The out-obiography

Lesbia biography

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— I don’t remember when it started. Maybe it was the day that I realised I didn’t like my Tiny Tears doll. Or, maybe it was the day that I refused to wear a dress to Sunday lunch. Or, maybe it was … Continue reading

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The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.3: Lesbiana

Historic lesbian

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— The marketplace in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine was crowded when Helene got there. Women were spilling into the side streets leading to the place and Helene was unable to get closer than the edge of the main square, her back to the … Continue reading

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The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.2: Chic-to-chic lit

Lesbian plumber

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— Susan answered the doorbell; a half drunk cup of coffee in her hand. “Hello?” “Hello. You rang for a plumber?” Susan looked at the young woman in the stained hoodie and dark blue working trousers, realising too late that she was … Continue reading

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The four genres of lesbian fiction – No.1: The dyke-tective novel

Lesbian cop

This category of fiction starts something like this: ———————— Detective Sam MacDonald had just stepped out of the shower when her mobile phone rang. Rubbing her head with a towel, she looked at the display. It was the station. “Damn.” It was Sunday, her day off. She had just completed … Continue reading

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