Two short stories, “V-Day 1978” by Cindy Rizzo and “Pistachio Heat” by Nikki Busch, provide you with a double dose of romance for Valentine’s Day and for every other day of the year.
Cindy Rizzo: V-Day 1978
When Katie moves to Sojourner Womyn’s Land and is assigned Hillary as her orientation buddy, a strong attraction develops. But the community has a rule again “coupling,” which it regards as a vestige of patriarchy designed to treat women as property, and Hillary is committed to living by Sojourner’s radical feminist ideals.
For a while, it appears that Katie will be unable to convince Hillary that they should be together—until right before Valentine’s Day when something unusual happens.
Nickki Busch: Pistachio Heat
Miri Rahimi is dreading her first Valentine’s Day since coming out at the ripe old age of thirty-five. But she’s decided to jump into the fray and attend the local lesbian Meetup at a pinball museum. Fearing rejection because nobody will want to be her “first,” she’s pleasantly surprised when she meets Van Wallace—a blonde butch with a wicked sense of humor.
The heat between them builds over a game of pinball—until Van suddenly leaves Miri right before the stroke of midnight.
Will Cupid bring them back together?
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