And Who We Are.
I’m a story-teller.
And erotica is just one of the many kinds of stories I tell.
I didn’t set out to write erotica but now that I am, I’ve begun to appreciate erotica as an art form in and of itself. Along with that realization comes a developing belief that my erotica should reflect what’s best in us (as much as any art form). I find love-making, and the variety of ways we express it, to be beautiful.
To the extent that I want my stories to reflect what’s best in us (and what’s best about our natural sense of fun, humor and curiosity when it comes to sex, love, and lovemaking) I don’t write about the under-aged, about physical or psychological abuse, incest (parent/child), humiliation or rape.
Enjoy life passionately.
William Crimson a.k.a RedBud
Art by Yarek Godfrey
I started writing (very bad) erotic fiction half a life ago, initially to name and confront the demons and succubi dancing in my head since adolescence. I continued writing because I found I liked it, and it provided catharsis for fantasies I would never contemplate acting out, or ever condone in beyond the realm of imagination. I am more attracted to erotica (whatever the medium) written for or directed toward women (and if it focuses on my own preferred kinks, all the better). That is also often the way I end up trying to write. I love the emotion of the act of love, and the animal passion of pure sex. I believe the two are far more easily separable in fantasy than in reality.
I sometimes explore the darker themes and fantasies, including reluctance to non-consent. But I also state categorically that I think rape, in the real world, should be a capital crime. I do not believe that these two statements are contradictory in the slightest. Fantasy and its exploration are places where we may safely face that darkest part of ourselves. But fantasy it must remain.
The issue of control and lack thereof is not always central to sex, though there is often an element – or an instant – where control is lost. The exploration and study of it is something that draws me consistently, but not uniquely. There is so much to explore in the world of passion, love, lust, and sensation, and we have both so much, and so little time to indulge ourselves.
Raziel Moore ≡ Monocle
Necessity is the mother of invention, and it has a lot to do with why I started writing erotica. Every time I read a story, I’d always be left thinking “I loved it…but what would have happened if she did that, or if he had said this?”
I’m fascinated with the relationships between men and women, and sometimes cringe at all that remains unsaid and undone because of fear, pride, or even worse — convention.What if a hundred years from now, people thought that we were as closed-minded as some of us think the people who lived a hundred ago were? I want to move forward from the thinking that “men are pigs” and “women are long-suffering, innocent creatures of comfort”. We both possess good and bad in equal measure, and if we took the time to find that balance, it would be a much kinder, more beautiful world.
What I do is truly a labor of love. I put my thoughts, feelings, and desires into writing as a journal of sorts, so that people will see that we won’t set ourselves on fire and burn to ash for showing others our hearts and sharing our desires. My writing explores all sorts of fantasies, and it sometimes veers toward the darker or harsher realms. I like to occasionally delve into what proper society might consider taboo — bdsm, homosexuality, and certain fetishes come to mind — but you don’t have to follow me down that path if don’t want.
All is Love.
Each of our erotic stories is like a letter,
And the response from our readers is the reward for writing them.
Why else write erotica publicly? Before you read and leave please remember:
If you would like us to keep writing, please write back to us.