Lonely grad student Adina Greenberg is in for a treat when the glamorous ghost of Rose Hamilton, her favorite 1950’s Hollywood actress, comes out of the television to give her a manicure and great sex. This story explores contrasting versions of bisexuality: Adina’s open preference for women vs. the closets and dangers of Rose’s era.
“Wet Nails” is also available in Haunted Hotties, volume 1, a collection of m/m & f/f ghost stories. Above artwork by Agaricals, who is terrific.
The story also explores the theme of dermatillomania, or skin-picking; I’ve fought it for pretty much my whole life and the only thing that works for me is a strict regimen of homemade manicures, which is how Rose teaches Adina to deal with the condition.