Eating Ice Cream on the Subway

Rated 4.86/5 based on 7 reviews
Most people know what they'd like to do when confronted with violence, but what really happens when they come face to face with the worst society has to offer? In this short, powerful story, when a man witnesses a hateful, homophobic bashing on the subway, his response might hit a little too close to home for some of us. More
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Words: 1,020
Language: English
ISBN: 9781611521078
Tags: gay
About Steve Nugent

Steve Nugent lives in Toronto and has had short fiction published in fab magazine and Velvet Mafia. His stories have appeared in the anthologies Quickies 2, Exhibitions: Tales of Sex in the City, Buttmen, Bent, Afterwords: Real Sex from Gay Men's Diaries, and Boyfriends from Hell.

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Review by: Marcia Carrington on Jan. 23, 2012 :
This is a potent short story which is powerful and unsparing despite its brief length. The narration is creepy and spare, letting the reader in on the action as a passive voyeur who can only witness the goings-on. Very well done.
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Review by: Marcia Long on Nov. 03, 2011 :
Incredible that people still think that way today, but they still do. Definitely a riveting story, though. Great work.
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Review by: Katrina Miller on Sep. 26, 2011 :
Very moving story. It angers me that there are simple minded people like that in our world.
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Review by: Sylvia on May 24, 2011 :
Shocking and confrontational. I hope I will never have to witness anything like this. If I do I hope I'll have the courage to do something about it.
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Review by: Kia Zi Shiru on May 16, 2011 :
Great short story. Loved how I was really pulled into it for such a short work.
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Review by: Erin ORiordan on April 28, 2011 :
A powerful, gripping short story. Something as innocent as eating ice cream on the subway sparks violence. The narrator stands in for the reader; I really felt like I was there witnessing the event. If this story is any indication of the quality of Nugent's book 'Attractions,' then definitely check 'Attractions' out.
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Review by: Mark Stewart on April 24, 2011 :
Expertly put together and written. A simple plot that has suspense and every word drives the story onward to a satisfying end. I had no hesitation in saying that the story should have a five star rating.
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