The first gay bar I ever went to was a lesbian bar called The Flame. It was on the edge of the gay neighborhood called Hillcrest in San Diego on Park Avenue. I worked in nearby Balboa Park, taking orders for cheeseburgers and nachos at the snack bar and was one of the few on staff there who could take apart, clean, and reassemble Taylor, our big money maker. Taylor was the ice … [Read more...]
About D. Nolan Jefferson
D. Nolan Jefferson is a writer and member of the library faculty at American University. A California native, he won the AWP Intro Journal Project Award for his short story “South of Eight” in 2017. His work appears in Tahoma Literary Review, Red Savina Review, and South 85 Journal, among other publications, and has received support from New York State Summer Writers Institute and Kimblio Fiction. He enjoys tacos, collecting records, fellow introverts and tweets at @geekandahalf.