The stories that emerge from my brain are like dreams, sometimes. These types of pieces typically form when my body is in motion and my mind has a chance to flow. Running or cycling in the woods or on a quiet country road are the best storymaking activities. The scissors in my brain get to work while my heart is pumpin furiously, cutting the fabric of thoughts into usable pieces. By the time I get home, dripping with sweat, a fully formed story can flow directly and swiftly from brain to fingers to keyboard, all stitched together and ready to wear out on the town. I should run five times a day, to truly be productive!
When Alison Tyler announced a call for her upcoming "Sudden Sex" anthology, I decided to take a chance on a piece that had formed itself in that way, but wasn't very long -- not long enough for most anthologies. However, I liked it just the way it was. It made sense that way. I can be stubborn about messing with something that feels right. I kept it tucked away for a long time. Well, Alison was looking for short pieces and my submission came back to me like a boomerang with a big, fat YES and finally, "Seasonal Affected Disorder" has a home. Thank you, Alison! I can't wait to share it with the world. After all, there is truly nothing like a little Sudden Sex to make this old life worth living!
What's your favorite sudden sex experience? Do share.