Foxhole in a Graveyard

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Zine
Title: Foxhole in a Graveyard
Publisher: Spice Press, later agented by Bill Hupe
Editor(s): Sheila Willis
Date(s): May 1988
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Medium: print
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Fandom: Professionals
Language: English
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color cover by TACS
poor photocopy, sadly, likely what a fan would end up buying today

Foxhole in a Graveyard is a 228-page gen and slash anthology.

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."

Artwork by:

  • TACS (cover and 10 other pieces)
  • Jean C. (7 pieces)
  • Mary Bloemker
  • Fiona
  • 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.[1]
[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. [2]

References

  1. from a 2005 comment at Crack Van
  2. comments by Alexfandra on Virgule-L, quoted with permission (November 21, 1996)