Foxhole in a Graveyard
|Title:||Foxhole in a Graveyard|
|Publisher:||Spice Press, later agented by Bill Hupe|
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The zine has this note: "NB: PLEASE EXCUSE THE AESTETIC [sic] WHITE SPACE BEHIND SOME OF THE ILLOS. YOU ARE NOT MISSING ANY PAGES. SHEILA SHOULD NOT NUMBER PAGES WHEN SHE'S IN SZAZI-LAND. SORRY."
- One Down by Marilyn Pulley - GEN (Facelift) (Martin Shaw as Zax) (1)
- Midnight Dreaming by Jane of Australia (3)
- Soullift by Marilyn Pulley- GEN and het (Facelift (Martin Shaw as Zax) ) (13)
- If Wishes Were... by Pam Rose (103)
- To Pluck the Thistle by Sheryl Adsit - GEN (113)
- Family Snaps by Jane of Australia (130)
- Watching Brief by June Laymond (157)
- Tears and Tribulations by Billie Phillips (159)
- Point/Counterpoint by Madeleine Lee (171)
- Discovered on a Rooftop by Terry Goold - GEN (173)
- 'Till Death by Sheila Willis - GEN (unfinished, continued in Close Doubles) (188)
- Silence by Sheila Willis to be continued, part two was to appear in Close Doubles - GEN (212)
- Magic, uncredited vignette (at the end of the zine, no page number)
- The Favor, uncredited vignette (at the end of the zine, no page number)
- TACS (cover and 10 other pieces)
- Jean C. (7 pieces)
- Mary Bloemker
- Sheila Willis
- Karen Eaton
Sample Interior Gallery
This zine has a massive amount of art. A sample is below.
Reactions and Reviews
[If Wishes Were...]: The premise of this story is sweet. Not cloyingly sweet or saccharine sweet - it's just touching in a way. There's a bit of magic in it (perhaps), or a bit of outrageous coincidence, but it works here. The story starts with Doyle trying to figure out why his partner's been moping. (Not moping, says Bodie.) Once Doyle makes the connection, he offers the only gift he can think of - three wishes - hoping that Bodie will wish for the relationship they're both wanting. Except neither of them wants to take the first step. However, as is the way with wishes made in haste, nothing turns out exactly as expected. As in all good fairy tales there's a happy ending, although the sex scene seems almost unnecessary at the end, but I love the bit about showing their real selves to one another: "I told you before, I want you. Stop it, Ray. Stop changing on me. Be you, or I'll go find another bed with another stranger." You'll have to trust me with this one - it's a bit surreal at times, but it's well worth reading.
[zine]: I disliked "Foxhole in a Graveyard" because not only were most of the pieces poor, many of them were *part one* of the story, to be continued in the next zine, which I never ran across ever. Not that I really wanted to.