Hello peeps. No, the title of today’s blog isn’t clickbait. Bear with me, please.
I like to think I’m socially-conscious. Despite what some may think, I’m not a social justice warrior insomuch as I agree blindly with the liberal masses. The recent Milo Yiannopoulos drama has people calling the guy a pedophile, which isn’t true, at least not at this time. These people do not understand the situation. If anything, the dude was a victim of a hebephilia, but I digress. That’s not why we’re here today. If you want more info, Google the above topics.
On to the topic of discussion. I have a story tentatively titled “Fake Rape”. Calm your engines, SJWs, I’m getting to my defense. And that defense is, you haven’t read the story so you have no idea what it’s about. At the same time, some of you will stay away from the story based on the title alone. I can see the rage-y blog posts now…
“Edward Lorn thinks all rape is fake!”
“Edward Lorn is a victim-shamer!”
“Edward Lorn believes rape victims shouldn’t be believed!”
Well, you’d be wrong on all accounts. The story tackles a very real kink that is rarely discussed outside of niche-erotic-fiction markets. Namely, rape fantasies. I met a fellow author, a female, who was deep into the world of rape fantasies. This intrigued me. Anything I don’t understand I immediately want to research. So I did. Now that I am on several government watch lists (kidding, but I’m sure if someone seized my harddrive they’d have several questions for me, hehe), I’ve come to the conclusion that, while rape fantasies are a niche genre, the genre does sell quite well. Meaning, there’s enough people interested in rape fantasies to support an erotica sub-genre. Did I write a rape fantasy? Fuck no. Not my bag, kids. Sorry. But I have written a story that is, at its base, about someone who enjoys such fantasies.
My question to you is, would you read a story titled “Fake Rape”? Here’s the scenario: You’re reading through an anthology of various authors when you come across a story called “Fake Rape” written by an author you do not know. Forget that you know me. Forget that you know my politics. Do you read the story? If so, why? If not, why?
Let me know in the comments, wherever this post might find you.
See you tomorrow,
Pic of the Day
Shitty pic of recent purchases…