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Mike Yost

The Gay Pamphlet

I’ve been informed on more than one occasion that I don’t act “gay” enough. Sometimes this hackneyed observation is made by other gay men, and my usual reply is...

it waits … Dreaming

Mad. Mad! “This author is mad!” you’ll say. Don’t deny it! Those shrill words are cutting into my ears, clear as a bell struck hard with a hammer on a winter m...

Suicide Isn’t Painless

With a bottle of whiskey dangling precariously between my fingers, I walked past my roommate late one night as he watched television in the living room. I stum...

Pride for Introverts

Greetings, fellow wallflowers! If you’re like me, you’re probably reading this article inside a comfortable bunker buried deep beneath the surface of the Earth,...
Mike Yost

Mike Yost

Greetings. I’m Mike. People call me Mike. I’m just a gay guy trying to be creative before I’m kicked off this spinning, planet-sized spaceship hurdling through the void of space. Writing and photography are the creative outlets I spill my brain into when mental monsters start clawing at the back of my eyes. I only hope these articles provide readers with a few insights I’ve carefully gathered in cupped hands, cracked hands that have dueled for decades with these nebulous shadows that haunt so many lives. Plus, writing is a great way to pass the time on this planet-sized spaceship hurdling through the void of space.