Collection theme: Self-Acceptance Daily theme: Things-Not-As-They-Appear ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ Pussy She calls out to me from her precarious perch reclining atop the brick wall across from the bus stop. Meeeeow! After the noise and nature of the club I’ve just fled, her curious voice is a sweet, siren’s song. Kitty’s eyes light up as I approach, and it […]
Collection theme: Self-Acceptance Daily theme: Vegetable ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ Rumor When I was in grade 9, I heard a rumor about a girl… and a vegetable. The story was spread by shocked gasps and horrified laughter, and it was always * e m b e l l i s h e d * by a variety of crude […]
Collection theme: Self-Acceptance Daily theme: Departure ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ “GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!” All my friends. All my classmates. All my daily companions. Everyone is talking about their plans for the future. Excitement clouds their words, gleaming in their gullible eyes. When I glance up, they look so young so hopeful…. I have to break my gaze […]
Collection theme: Self-Acceptance Daily theme: Machine ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ School Dance Like clockwork, we circle the dance floor, uncertain in our movements and awkward in the placement of our hands. The necessity of being paired up and dressed up leaves a tightness in my chest, a tremble in my limbs, – an urge for fight or flight – […]
Collection theme: Self-Acceptance Daily theme: Secret ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ Necessary Lesson I learned from an early age to keep certain parts of myself secret. The parts that made me s t a r e a little too close and a little too long at my best friend’s lips when she said my name, or at my volleyball captain’s […]
Collection theme: Self-Acceptance Daily theme: Resistance ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ Closeted I’m told its a choice – and the wrong one – so I make an effort to keep my glances brief; my expression vacant; my comments safe; my guard up; and my desires secret! But its so hard to resist the urge to stare; smile; suggest; reveal; and […]
2014 was not a great year for me, as evidenced by my absence from this blog. I got a promotion at work, which on one hand was exciting news, but at the same time, I really struggled to manage the new stress and responsibilities. Thankfully, 2015 is shaping up much better, though! 🙂 I’ve sold […]
Rachel Kramer Bussel’s new Cleis Press anthology, The Big Book of Submission, is a collection of 69 short stories centered around the act of submission. That might seem like a restrictive theme at first glance, but there is no repetitiveness or lack of inspiration, enticement, or appeal in these collected tales. The range and variety […]
The blog tour for Rachel Kramer Bussel’s new anthology, The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales, is heating up, and today I’m posting about the inspiration behind my story, “Table Manners”. This story pulls a little from my personal life and experiences. I find that, for me, the idea of submission is sometimes much […]
Just a quick reminder that my recent publication in the Toronto OUTwrites Zine World Pride 2014 is avaialble for free online here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/outwritespress My story explores gender labels in what I hope is a positive, respectful and tender way. Any criticism or comments would be wonderful.
Now that this kinky collection is out, Rachel Kramer Bussel has organized some public readings to help share these sexy stories of submission with her readers. The schedule so far is: JULY 24, 8:00pm Free reading at Lotus Blooms, Alexandria, Virginia. Registrartion is required in advance. Click here! SEPTEMBER 6, 3:00-4:30 pm Free reading at Foundation for Sex […]
Cleis Press is the publishing company that gave me my break, via Sacchi Green’s anthology Girl Fever. Since then, I’ve published 5 stories with Cleis, and have hopes to pitch my own anthology collection idea to them one day. I was delighted to hear that Cleis Press/Viva Editions had been awarded Published of the Year by Foreword Reviews for their “significant […]
So proud that my beautiful city is hosting the World Pride festivities this year! It has been an amazing week, and the big finale is finally here… I wish everyone a sexy (and safe) Pride, and hope you all get to share it with someone who makes you feel special.
Rachel Kramer Bussel – editor of The Big Book of Submission – shared some cool news with her authors today. The anthology will be getting a shout-out in the July issue of Self magazine! Very exciting! She’s shared more details on the book’s Tumblr page here.
Rachel Kramer Bussel is organizing a Blog Tour to promote her upcoming Cleis Press release, The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales and i’m going to be taking part in it! 🙂 The tour will be running through August and September, and the schedule so far is: August 1 Lusty Lady August 2 Clitical August 3 Robot […]