Leaving a Mark

I'm a writer (duh) and poet (ooh!) I've been brainstorming a short story/poetry collection for some time now, based on my reactions to the work of a brilliant writer named Destiny West. Her short stories and poetry are horrific and erotic, and leave you disgusted, but enticed, and feeling a twinge of guilt for enjoying them so much. I wanted to write dark erotic-horror fiction like that, and so here I am, brainstorming away for over a year. I've finally finished my first (and most tame, out of all of them) selection, entitled "Leaving a Mark," and while it's not outright "horror," it has its dark aspects, and I wanted to share it.

For anyone who's been keeping up on the progress of this story and all of its related posts (1, 2, 3), you'll know that I started it after an encounter with an acquaintance of mine (it's based very loosely, mind you!) over a year ago and I've been working on it furiously. I wasn't sure to end it and I polled everyone here in my LJ. After some internal arguing with myself as to which direction I wanted the ending to go in, I finally buckled down while I was at work the last few weeks and finished it. I'm still thinking that it's going to need a revision or twelve before submitting it anywhere or publishing it in my collection, but nonetheless, I have it here in its entirety to share with everyone now that I'm finally done with it.

Without further adieu, let me present to you...

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In the (hopefully near) future, look for a newer, shorter short story called "First Time for Everything." I consider it a cautionary tale of young affection and adolescent confusion, and the lengths we're willing to go to in order to please the one we love. Best of all? It has two alternate endings, and you'll get both of them when I post!


X-posted to: deliciouslydark, horror_writing
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Hi. How are you?

I was going to post some vomit porn, but instead here's Rubber Johnny, (CLICK THE PICTURE), which I think is apropriate...

Cheers, yo.