Title: The As He Swallows or Spits series
Pairing: Ron Stallworth/Flip Zimmerman
Rating: Teen – Mature [PG – R]
Word Count: 6,813
Summary: Flip Zimmerman is very good at not thinking about things. He doesn’t think about being Jewish; he wears a Star of David because his Bubbie gave it to him years before she died, and it makes him feel closer to her. Flip doesn’t really think about his identity at all. He goes to work at the police department, but “cop” isn’t really how he thinks of himself. When Flip gets off work on Fridays he often drives to the edge of town and walks into the tiny bar with the blacked out windows. He has a couple of beers and sometimes he allows himself to be picked up by a guy, for sex in a car or a restroom or an alley, but he doesn’t describe himself as gay, even inside the privacy of his own head.
Recommendation: So good and soft and wonderful. I love the mental commentary form both of them, and I love that they start with a not-date date.