Tales to the world on October 6,
2000. That day, at the Lambda Literary Festival in
Philadelphia, I wore a clever billboard tee-shirt, handed
out fliers, gave out my business cards, and
distributed hard copies of the manuscript to many, many
potential readers and publishers. Like so many
brilliant ideas, it was all but ignored.
The concept was -- and
continues to be -- the creation of a "live,"
continuing on-line novel that would slowly tell its story
over time. This story, Promisetown Tales,
follows the lives of a straight woman, an endearing male
hustler, and an aging drag queen all who are living in the
imaginary land of Promisetown.
- To accommodate the needs
of the busy web readers, Promisetown Tales is
presented regularly in small "bits," rather than
- Each bit ends with the first line, or a
portion of the first line, of next bit.
Follow-up note from Mike Walker with quotes from Patrick Boast.
All characters depicted in
Promisetown Tales are the property of
These characters and events are fictional and any
resemblance to persons living, dead,
or fictional or situations past, present, or fictional is
purely and completely coincidental.