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Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin

At the age of eight Brian Lackey is found bleeding under the crawl space of his house, having endured something so traumatic that he cannot remember an entire five-hour period of time. Neil McCormick is fully aware of the events of that summer. Wise beyond his years, curious about his developing sexuality, Neil found what he perceived to be love and guidance from the boys' baseball coach. Now, ten years later, Brian comes to Neil for help and, ultimately, the truth. More

In Awe

In Awe

Sarah, Harriet and Boris are outcasts searching for solace in their own private fantasy worlds. Mourning the recent death of her best friend, Marshall, Sarah tries to find comfort in the countless horror movies she loves. Harriet, Marshall's mother, grieves by immersing herself in the serenity of her farm. Then there is Boris. A sixteen-year-old orphan with dreams of writing the ultimate zombie novel. More

We Disappear

We Disappear

The body of a teenage boy is discovered in a Kansas field. The murder haunts Donna—a recent widow battling cancer—calling forth troubling details from long-suppressed memories of her past. Hoping to discover more about "disappeared" people, she turns to her son, Scott, who is fighting demons of his own. Addicted to methamphetamines and sleeping pills, Scott is barely holding on—though the chance to help his mother in her strange and desperate search holds out a slim promise of some small salvation. More


Saved from Drowning

Saved From Drowning

Uncollected Work

  • Read a few, more recent, uncollected poems. (PDF)

short fiction

  • Waves: An Anthology of New Gay Fiction
  • Edited by Ethan Mordden, Vintage Books, 1994.
  • Short story, "Imagining Linc."
  • Best American Gay Fiction
  • Edited by Brian Bouldrey, Little Brown, 1996.
  • Included is Chapter 4 from Mysterious Skin, retitled as "Don't or Stop."
  • Boys Like Us
  • Edited by Patrick Merla, Avon Books, 1996, paperback, 1997.
  • Scott contributed a short memoir, "Ant," for this anthology of authors writing their individual coming-out stories.
  • Personals: Dreams and Nightmares from the Lives of 20 Young Writers
  • Edited by Thomas Beller, Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
  • Scott contributed a nonfiction essay, "3 CC CP," about his fascination with Kansas City serial killer Bob Berdella.
  • Best American Gay Fiction 3
  • Edited by Brian Bouldrey, Back Bay Books, 1998.
  • Included is a short story, "Deep Green, Pale Purple," originally meant for the novel, We Disappear, but cut from later revisions.
  • Out Magazine
  • Short story, "Nine Mouths" Read it (PDF)
  • Obsessed: A Flesh and the Word Collection of Erotic Memoirs
  • Edited by Michael Lowenthal, Dutton/Plume, 1999.
  • Memoir/short story, "I Am Going to Eat You"
  • Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium
  • Edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton, Alyson Publications, 1999.
  • Included is a short story, "Deep Green, Pale Purple," originally meant for the novel, We Disappear, but cut from later revisions.
  • Something Inside: Coversations With Gay Fiction Writers
  • Edited by Philip Gambone, Photographs by Robert Giard, University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.
  • Included is an interview with Scott conducted by editor Philip Gambone, as well as a photograph by Robert Giard taken in Scott's Brooklyn apartment in 1998.
  • The Hot Spots: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction
  • Edited by J.H. Blair, Berkley, 2001.
  • Included is a section from Chapter 14 of Mysterious Skin.

Scott's fiction, nonfiction, and reviews have also appeared in the Village Voice, Out, Paper, the Advocate, Interview, Time Out New York, the Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, Nerve, The Barcelona Review, The Kansas Quarterly, Men's Style, The Pacific Review, Christopher Street, Cottonwood, The James White Review, The Santa Monica Review, The Minnesota Review, as well as other magazines and journals.