Not Your Typical Weekday Post

I was going to try and think of something quirky and wit-filled to serve as my mid-week post. I enjoy wryness, and as I don’t always have a place for this in my fiction, I like to vent it in these little snippets. I hope I’ve at least brought a twitch to the corner of someone’s mouth.

To be honest, it’s kind of hard to think of something new each week that could be written of in a light manner. I don’t particularly follow topical news, so satire is out of the question. Between my work and writing I don’t get out much, and other than what I read or watch on TV I don’t get the chance to experience a whole wide range of novelty all that often.

Which is all a bit relieving, in a way, because last week I discovered something that I could neither ignore, nor make light of. It was really quite surprising, actually – it came of the back of a hit, a like and a follow on both Satis and The Redemption of Erâth. The person who showed me the consideration of reading (and liking!) my work is a fellow WordPress blogger, and I was struck by their tale.

If I’m being honest, I feel a little tentative about sharing this; I wouldn’t want this person to think I’m trying to send hits their way out of a sense of false sympathy. Don’t misunderstand me; I am deeply disturbed by the experiences they relate, and wish them the best of luck in their continued life. Yet I do not know this person, and would not wish to insult them with pretense. Their writing is strong, and the reality behind it bites. I would have it shared for that, I think.

Sometimes, though, there is material that reaches down your throat and claws at your gut. Words that won’t let go. And the material is the second reason I feel compelled to share this as well. I try to avoid most forms of sexuality in my writing – in what interests me and what I am working on, it has no place. My other story – you know, the one – will take this to a tragic end. Were this the subject of just one of this person’s posts, I would leave it as it is.

But it is not, and this is third reason. This writer has taken a great deal of time and effort to create their blog, and its theme is rather unmistakable. My hope is that the author of this blog will understand the reasons for which I want to share their work. I cannot say I enjoyed it, but I am glad to have found their writing, and will look forward to reading more as it comes. Please take a moment to check it out:

My Body the City: The Secret Life of a Manhattan Call Girl

Best of luck to you, Stella.


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