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                          Pissing in the Wind


                 Written September-October 1977, this feature essay was
                 published in Drummer 20, January 1978. This feature
                 essay was written as sequel to the “Mineshaft” feature in
                 Drummer 19, December 1977.
                 I.  Author’s Eyewitness Historical-Context Introduction
                    written April 16, 2002
                 II.  The feature article as published in Drummer 20,
                    January 1978
                 III. Eyewitness Illustrations


             I.   Author’s Eyewitness Historical-Context Introduction written
                April 16, 2002

                Editor’s Note: The first collection of Drummer fiction and features
                into a book was Jack Fritscher’s solo anthology of twenty-one stories,
                Corporal in Charge of Taking Care of Captain O’Malley and Other Stories
                (1984).
                    That Drummer collection was published by Winston Leyland,
                Gay Sunshine Press, San Francisco. “Pissing in the Wind” was one of
                the selections. The British edition of the anthology Corporal in Charge
                and Other Stories was published in 1998 by Prowler Press, London. A
                text-definitive edition of Corporal in Charge of Taking Care of Captain
                O’Malley and Other Canonical Stories was published in 2000 by Palm
                Drive Publishing, San Francisco.

                            Censorship and the Culture War
                   (The Greeks Had a Word for Everything except Poppers)
             I used Drummer as a recruiting manual to corrupt my readers with my
             apologia for sexual abandon. [And I was spot on foreshadowing the exact
             torture at Guantanamo Bay thirty years later.]
                In my metasexual writing, I meant Drummer always to seduce the
             reader into doing at least in his fantasy what he had not yet done in reality.
             My duty was to pervert the pervertible.
                This was the second article I wrote for Drummer about the Mineshaft
             where men turned fantasy into life. The first was in Drummer 19. To
             break down any residual “gay shame” or reticence left over from the closet,

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