Tuesday, September 3, 2013

EROTICA AND HORROR



This is a short post before I add my next chapter of Quarter Moon Haunts online in the next day or two. I finished it last night and there is a rather explicit erotic scene in it. Sometimes I get some flak when I add scenes of erotica in a horror tale. Some folks say, "But this is horror, not erotica. Leave it out." Unlike the erotica tales in fifty shades of decay, the cover shown above, this is an erotic part of the book which deals with love. No bestiality or anything of the like. In fact, my story in fifty shades of decay was a love tale. Go figure.

Why do I add this type of writing into my stories? Honesty. If I come across a book where a chapter ends with a couple going to bed, obviously to make love, and the next chapter opens at the breakfast table with them eating bacon and eggs, I feel cheated and get pissed off. Something happened in that bed, damn it! Write it into the story. Am I writing about what I experienced in my bed the night before? Not hardly. I'm divorced and haven't had romantic encounters recently. Besides, I'm not one to brag about my conquests. Those have been, and will always be, personal encounters between my lover and me, and they must not be shared. Never.

However, my story people tell me what I should write. Who am I not to listen to them? I am a mere wielder of the pen. Yes, when I write in first person, I am one of the people making love. But it means I write what my soul and heart tell me to write. The two Angels in my tale love each other passionately, one of them having waited since Creation for her lover. Her story and mine in this tale need to be told. I become one with my story. The cementing of a grandiose love needs to be shared with the reader. There are plenty of moments where horror is the focus in my story, but does not a story have protagonists and antagonists both, and do these story people not go about living life like you and me? This is also an End Days novel. The Bible certainly has visual aspects of good and evil between its pages, as well as discussions about sex and love.

So, perhaps my stories go a little farther than most when it comes to showing how lovers express their feelings to each other, but I won't write any other way. It would not be honest.


Blaze

 







 

4 comments:

  1. You must write how you enjoy to write, Blaze. It comes from your heart.

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  2. Thank you, Cindy. I knew that you would understand my stand on this. This is a new day in writing and publishing. The shackles are off. Like you say, we write what comes from the heart.

    Blaze

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  3. I think it depends on the overall feel of the story and how the author feels is the best approach (not to say the author is always right). There's a place for erotica and a place for closed-door sex. I've read and written both. There are definitely some books that could use a little spicing up, but there are also works in which an erotic scenes come from out of nowhere, feel forced, and use language that detracts from the storytelling rather than adding to it. This is definitely not a one-size-fits-all type of situation.

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    1. You make a good point, Lisa. Not all stories would be enhanced with adding in erotica. Some of my stories would definitely not be suitable for erotica. A lot of them are. I admire you for your skillful handling of when and where and how you write it.

      Blaze

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