Blood in the Basement

David and the Lion’s Den, chapter 28

The cave.

That’s what we called the antique pit blasted out of Manhattan’s bedrock. The floors and walls were plain stone, humid and oozing. I could hear Raph clunk down the rough wooden steps as he sank into a black pond of darkness. Jill tiptoed after him, and Carla shoved me to let me know it was my turn.



Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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James Finn

James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.