|Romance Novelist Tracy D. Wilson suffers a head injury in a car wreck and wakes up with amnesia. As his past unfolds before him, he wonders if he really wants to remember what is hidden in the dark folds of his mind. In the arms of the man who rescues him from the accident, Tracy's emotions go wild and he can't figure out why this man and he are not lovers.
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This story won the 1997 Lady Cyrrh Annex Award for best Gothic Mystery
Here's the review
When posted: 8/22/97
Where posted: ASSG
Author: Mathis B. Rogers
This was a long one (pun intended)--more of a novelette than a short story--but it was very good, a sort of first-person gay gothic romance- mystery about a writer with amnesia. The story begins as the narrator is pulled from his crashed car by a handsome man. He doesn't remember a thing and doesn't know who he is, so the other guy takes him to his nearby cabin in the woods for shelter, as a blizzard is blowing up, and they soon become isolated from the world. The rest of the story is taken up with the writer's efforts to rediscover his identity and understand the attraction he feels towards his rescuer and his repulsion towards another man who claims to be his lover.
There wasn't much sex save for one scene is the middle (in which the police barge in on the gay couple as they ejaculate), but this was more of a mainstream story than porn anyway. The writer was quite skilled in setting up the situation--Is the rescuer all he seems to be? Can anyone he knows be trusted?--and I was eager to resolve the mystery. The denouement was a little bit of a letdown--by the time the final revelations came, I was expecting something really scandalous--but overall the story was entertaining, and excellently written as well.