The Disorderly Heart
By AloofFloof
34
6
16
  • Short Story
  • complete
  • forbidden
  • gay
  • historical
  • historicalfiction
  • lgbt
  • lgbtfiction
  • love
  • realism
  • sadstory
  • short
  • shortstory

Description

In 1726, Mother Clap's Coffeehouse, a notorious disorderly house, was raided by police and permanently shut down. A young and conservative professor discovers himself amongst the company of fellow disorderly hearts. *A disorderly house was a building in the 18th century that housed ongoings that could cause public offense. This would include gambling dens, brothels, and other such illegal underground facilities. In reference to my story, a molly house is a homosexual meeting place for men, and it also classifies as a disorderly house. Highly illegal. In 1726, one of the most notorious molly houses in London, Mother Clap's, was raided and shut down; and 40 to 50 homosexual men were arrested. Many were hung.*

The Disorderly Heart

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The Disor...
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