It's great to know the bitter tale I penned for Mitzi Szereto's upcoming anthology, 'Getting Even: Women's Tales of Revenge' will soon be available. The anthology is advertised, sans cover, on Amazon right now.
My story is called, 'Hurting Hugh'. Incredibly, although everything I heap on my poor heroine's head really happened to somebody, none of it actually happened to me.
Mitzi graciously asked for an edit and I cut a massive 1300 words. The story is journal style, that's my only excuse for submitting such a fat story in the first place. When I'd done the edit, I realized I'd cut all the stuff that had happened to me. So it goes.
I managed to keep the sardonic tone and 'artlessness'of the writing intact. This is a woman scorned in love for what she fears is the very last time. Her 'little pilot light of hope' has been extinguished, by the 'Hugh' of the title.
I'll admit that, although I don't kow Mitzi and had never submitted a story to her, I knew she'd put it in her book. That's how confident I was in its quality.
I'm working on a short story now, two in fact, both erotica. One was originally slated for an anthology that has been cancelled (it happens more than you might think) and the other I'll be submitting to Alison Tyler's adorable ABCD series, published by Cleis Press.
I'm expanding the first story, hoping to come up with a novella. As far as the second goes, I'm waiting to get the first four books, ABCD, which I ordered directly from Cleis Press, online. It's by far the simplest way to get the books and something I admit took me too long to figure out.
I'm about to start reading 'My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up.' If I like it I'll put the author's name in my next post...hohoho...I'm too lazy to go look for it at the moment.
We just finished watching "Running With Scissors'. It captured the coolness as well as zaniness of the book very well. Annette Benning was, as always, spectacular. Some of the darkest moments in the book were soft pedalled in the movie but all in all it was as shocking and as much fun as the book.
My next scheduled blog on Lust Bites is an interview with Sage Vivant on May 23rd. Sage has included stories of mine in two of her anthologies with Thunder's Mouth Press. My stories were published under the nom de plume Madeline de Chambrey.
'The Bearded Lady' in the anthology 'Amazon Women: Tall tales of strong Women'
'Love and Lies' is in the anthology 'Confessions'
I'm compiling a list of questions for Sage so if you've always wanted to ask her something about her work as a writer, editor, or on her website, Custom Erotica Source, drop me a line and I'll see if I can slip it into my interview.
- Madeline Moore
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Wild Card, 2006. Winner of "best oral sex scene" - Scarlet Magazine. Amanda's Young Men, 2009. Excerpted in Scarlet Magazine; Juicy Bits. Sarah's Education, 2009. Hit the #1 spots on Amazon.co.uk adult fiction & adult romance best seller lists. Jade Magazine bestowed the best cover art, 2009 award on Sarah's Education. "Get Up, Stand Up!" which appeared in The Cougar Book (Logical-Lust) won me the title 'Story Teller of the Year 2011' at The Erotic Awards, London, UK. Sarah's Education took the #3 spot on a list of the 30 most titillating titles of all time, as reported in English Daily Mail ;Female; Nov. 12, 2012. Debutante, a petite novel for e-publisher Imprint Mischief, (Harper-Collins) pubbed in 2012. I tutor writing students and am a member of the WGC. D.M. Thomas said: Madeline Moore writes great sex without metaphor and that's not easy to do. Kris Saknussemm said: You're a good egg, Madeline Moore. I am a good egg who writes great sex without metaphor! Yippee!