Author Archives: Avery Cassell

About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a queer butch San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran.

1/6/2020 – A Golden Dream

1/6/2020 – The day begins before dawn. It begins in my dreams; we live together, awash in the pale golden light of love. We glide through our cottage, the air thick with domesticity and desire. Birds dine on sunflower seeds … Continue reading

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12/28/2019 – Francy the Cat Moonbathes

12/28/2019 – Francy has found a spot in the bay window to moonbathe, the tufts of dark fur between her pink toes perky and her green eyes half shut. She’s a chunky cat, sturdy but mainly fur, not fat. Her … Continue reading

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12/24/2019 – A Killing in the Building

12/24/2019 – I get ready for sleep, undressing and slipping between my worn flannel sheets. The apartment still smells of baking cheese from the gratin and I cannot hear my neighbors. It’s an old apartment, built in 1906, the year … Continue reading

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The Solstice Gift – Leroy King and the Triple Daddies

Chapter 8: Leroy King and the Triple Daddies  (2017) Picking the Solstice Gift for 2017 turned out to be easy-peasy. That was the year that our ancient Subaru Forester, Ruby Tuesday, finally shuddered to a halt and nearly went into … Continue reading

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On a Personal Note: Mortality

For some reason I’m abashed to admit to this, but I had a massive heart attack in the beginning of October, 2019. The Reader’s Digest version is this….it turned out that Kaiser had misdiagnosed my first heart attack in October … Continue reading

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