Monday, August 25, 2008

The Truth About Sailors

It’s the end of summer—the height of nature’s bounty at the Farmer’s Market—and I’m not doing too badly with a harvest of juicy publications, too. My latest is a short literary piece called "Everything They Say About Sailors Is True" which appears in the brand-new issue of the literary webzine Storyglossia. It’s a coming-of-age “play-let” set in Virginia Beach, edgy, a bit experimental. As you might expect, there’s a lot of sex in it, but definitely some bitter mixed in with the sweet. I’m also especially proud to be in this month’s Storyglossia line-up because it’s a pub I’ve had my eye on for a while!

I like to think of myself as a writer who straddles the literary and erotica genre (because, well, I like straddling things ;-) and I’d be curious how readers would compare this take on sex to my latest stories in such spicy Rachel Kramer Bussel anthologies as Tasting Him and Tasting Her. Of course, one of my main motivations in all of my writing is to capture a tiny little fragment of that elusive concept I'll call The Truth About Life. I hope with this story, at least I’ve closed my fingers around some gems of authenticity about sailors on shore leave…let me know if you think it’s true!


EllaRegina said...

I think you've captured The Truth About Life spot-on.


Anonymous said...

I can't say I know too much about sailors on shore leave (though funnily enough, I just saw one on the metro earlier today...synchronicity), but I found other truth in that story that was a little less literal. Beautiful, and congratulations on the publication!!


Donna said...

Thank you, my favorite "E" people!

Emerald, I think we're on a roll--I have a great story about cookies you might want to read and I'm sure a treat will come your way!

Craig Sorensen said...

Here I go, busting in on an "E" party again. Pardon me, EllaRegina and Emerald.

I loved "The Truth about Sailors," spicy, real, bittersweet. The contrast and tension is excellent.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled "E" posters...

Donna said...

Nothing wrong with adding a "C" to the party!

Anonymous said...

Would that be "fuck-her-ass-cookies," Donna? Lol -- if so, I remember those well from He's on Top.

And nice to "C" you, Craig! (Hahaha!...okay, sorry -- couldn't seem to resist. ;) )

Emerald :)