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Cover of Issue 7 of Filament Magazine Red by the River first appeared in Filament magazine, Issue 7, Volume II, December 2010. It was my first professional publication, and in a magazine whose philosophy I fully support(ed – they have unfortunately closed, which is a real shame.)

This short piece is about art, sunsets, and lovely red-headed young men, and is approximately 2200 words long. Also, erotica, and not safe for work images.

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Mirrored from jacquelinebrocker.esquinx.net.

jacquelineb: (stark raving sane!)

Candle in the labyrinth of Budapest

In the past two weeks I’ve received to bits of news in the erotic publishing world that’s made me quite sad. First, the publisher on Erotica Apocrypha, Freaky Fountain Press, has announced it’s closing, though the store will remain open for a couple of years until the rights of their four, soon to be five, publications run out. Which is such a shame, because Robin and Catherine started something that I think was very interesting and daring in the world of erotica, particularly in the current state of the genre. Freaky Fountain set out to highlight the taboo and the extreme, to not expect a happy end or sanitised sex, but to explore it for every pore, crevice, desire and dark corner of the human (and not so human) mind and body. Whilst I understand the reasons for Robin and Catherine’s decision, they will be missed. As I said, the store is still open, so if you go along to the site, see if there is something (or several somethings!) that might interest you.

And then yesterday I read the news that Filament Magazine would be putting out its last issue next month. Now I read this at work, which might have been a good thing, because I think if I’d been at home I might grabbed a bottle of plonk immediately and guzzled the lot. Now this is not just because it was Filament who published my first professional piece, but because I totally believed in what they were doing. Like Freaky Fountain, they were presenting something different. They celebrated that women have eyes not just for shiny new frocks but for men, and that they wanted to read about many things from history to film critique to societal commentary to a touch of burlesque. That we are both intelligent and sexual creatures. Again, I respect Suraya’s decision to bring it to an end, but seriously, getting these two bits of news quickly upon each other has made me a little melancholy.

But all things end, somehow or another, and so, here’s to both Freaky Fountain and Filament and the wonderful people behind them. You have done something interesting and amazing and got people talking and above all thinking, and entertained people greatly too. You can’t ask for more than that.

Mirrored from jacquelinebrocker.esquinx.net.

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Title: Red by the River
Genre: Short story; erotic fiction
Summary: A walk along the river takes a surprising turn for Angie (who likes her red-headed boys).
Published in: Filament Magazine. Please see the website for a preview and to purchase a copy. Filament is a growing magazine so your support will be received gratefully.
Filament Issue 7
Credits: Photography, Sita Mae Edwards; Design, Susan Pugsley
Story illustrations by: Ana Laura Borowicz

200 word excerpt:
Red by the River )
jacquelineb: (one and miette)
In brief, these are my plans for December:

* Read back over the Nanowrimo novel that I won with back in 2008. I've been thinking about it on and off since then, shown it to a dear friend who thought it had potential, talked about it with other dear friends who gave some good advice on it, and I think I've finally figured out some of issues that were there. So now I do the read over properly. Take notes, not rewrite yet, but take thorough notes about the characters, the world, and the plot. Think up scenes that need including or scenes to be removed. Properly more that need to go in, as it really is just 50,000 words, and it does need to be longer. Will keep updating on that.

* I'm going to take it a bit easier with the dragon novel. Just simply do 100 words a day. Very easy to catch up on if for some reason I don't write, or alternatively if I write for longer than that's a success.

* Aim is also to work on and send off a story to Circlet Press for their online micro-fiction. 1000 words max, so it will be a nice challenge.

* Celebrate when I get my copy of Filament later this week! Yep, my story will be in there. The cover looks wonderful, and the articles inside intriguing. A post of itself when I have it in my hot little hands. ;)

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