Sexy, Dark and Bloody


One said my fiction was uncultured, unliterary, unworthy…
a slap on his highbrows.
The other implied my non-baby-eating witches
were not real enough
for her mythology.
Their speculative analysis 
of my last tale,
suggested I’ve wasted scholarly 
writing skills.

I write sexy.
My heroines are big breasted,
big gunned and big brained.
They hide NOT behind manly arms.
Their shields and weapons need no testosterone.
They are women
who might take a man,
ride him hard…
Love him?
Maybe.

I write dark.
My characters enjoy
loving each other to death.
They are afraid
until they can make corpses
out of manmade Fears. 
If Dread fights back,
my protagonists
terrorize and maim his courage.

I write bloody.
My tales bathe in gore,
rip out tongues and sever limbs.
They are visceral,
of the flesh,
from the gut,
driven through the heart,
alive with fluids,
hurting with broken bones,
missing eyeballs… but never a spine.

Life is sexy, dark and bloody.
I’ll continue birthing Fictions
about it.





for
(Open Link Monday August 18, 2014)


Redhead by SunshineShelle

This dramatic monologue was inspired by life… and by one of my favorite urban fantasy writer’s response to a ‘scholarly’ public who tried to put her fiction down.

Have a glorious day Hekate, Morrigan, Kali
Sexy, dark and bloody goddesses of my witchy heart!

50 comments:

  1. lol
    "Alive with fluids"
    Love it

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  2. You must be very scholarly then. My professor enjoyed that line. She also liked "big breasted, big gunned and big brained." I had a lot of fun writing it, and a blast reciting it. I enjoyed the eclectic looks on the faces staring back at me.

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  3. In my opinion?? Those are the best kinds of writings and my favorite kinds of novels to read, so :p to the critics lol. :)

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  4. "big breasted, big gunned and big brained"...a goddess after my own heart lol!

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  5. Good for you Magaly! Why write what everyone else writes? You are awesome and talented. Piss on everyone else! LOL

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  6. I can only imagine the reactions. Myself I'd have been trying not to laugh at the appalled faces and cheering you on! haha

    Oh, and along with the names you listed, one of the more common ones is Fantasia Parties LOL It was fun and hopefully next Saturday we'll be going to their place again and I can play with the Poi some more!! It's so liberating!

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  7. Hey Magaly! You got me at "Sexy, Dark and Bloody!" I loved it all, but the other like I loved was, "My heroines are big breasted, big gunned and big brained!!! ;o)

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  8. I meant to say," The other line I loved!!

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  9. you go girl! someone's got to embrace the dark ones, why not you?

    Years ago I used feel very connected to Hekate of the crossroads....hmmm, wonder what that could be saying about me, lol!
    xoxo

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  10. "I write sexy...I write dark...I write bloody."

    A woman after my own heart. :-)

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  11. I have gotten some true gems from authors who self publish. The MAN doesn't always know the right way. :-)

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  12. I love kick ass chics! Everyone should write what they love and not apologize for it.

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  13. MidnightSage - I agree, the best kind of writing is the one that comes straight from the heart.

    Penny - ;-D

    Bandhura - Ha!

    Lilac SilverFox - The looks are priceless.

    Magic Love Crow - My poetry professor liked those too!

    PinkGlitterFae - I think it says you are a complex woman who doesn't get pushed around ;-)

    Marcia Colette - Hooray! Can't wait how those lovely attributes come out and kick butt in The Spider Inside Her!

    Lilac Wolf - Indeed!

    Alexia - Ditto.

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  14. My sweet Magaly, thank you so much for the get well wishes and your virtual chicken soup was amazing. I hope to be back to 100% by the weekend at which time I will read this post and any others you write that I miss. Thanks again.

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  15. WoooHooo! I knew my virtual cooking was decent lol. Focus on getting better, dear.

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  16. You are my kind of writer! I love to read stories which portray these very qualities and my only complaint is there just are not enough of them.

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  17. Mina - I better get writing then ;-D

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  18. WoooHooo! I knew my virtual cooking was decent lol. Focus on getting better, dear.

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  19. Ride him hard! Yes!

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    1. There is no need to do things in a limply, halfheartedly way, is there? ;-D

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  20. gosh i'd love to witness you reading this to the high-brows. :) thanks for sharing!

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    1. I was so scared while I was reading. According to my inner ear, my voice was shaking all over the place. One of my professors told me that my voice didn't shake at all. That I "sounded like thunder on fire." I will never forget that. I was so upset, too.

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  21. Whew! I'm not surprised that there was silence for a minute--your audience needed to catch its collective breath. Me too. "Sexy, Dark, Bloody" is a ball of fire. It knocked my socks off and singed my nails.

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  22. Ah yes, and I shall continue to enjoy and be bathed in every bloody or love-soaked word of it!

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    1. ...and then we'll dance. ;-D

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  23. this is awsome... i would love to see the faces of that judge once he heard this... Well done Magalay!

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    1. I think I got a bit drunk on the look on their faces. ;-D

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  24. POWERFUL, Magaly!!!! An awesome response to the "critic" - sometimes critics get too full of themselves to really offer objective advice.

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    1. Truth if I've ever heard any spoken. Sometimes I wonder how much talent is murdered at birth by critics without grace.

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  25. This tells it like it is - no need to make excuses for writing from the primal heart of humanity with all its strengths and weaknesses.

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  26. That must have felt AWESOME! I esp love this put down "One said my fiction was uncultured, unliterary, unworthy… a slap on his highbrows." wonderful ouch

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    1. Oh it was. And it I suspect it will always feel that way when I think about it.

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  27. Whispology Mythology - Just bring it on 'cause Magaly OWNS her words!

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  28. ah.. what a splendid rage against unjust and haughty words.. yes I think we need to bring darkness into our writing. Life and death and contrasts instead of sublime finery... excellent -- especially with the backstory.

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    1. And if we get really lucky, some might be able to see the sublime in the darkness.

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  29. Brave, bold and unapologetic. That is what must be, for you. Love that you embrace it and announce it to be true.

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  30. You're ahead of me.
    I've never gotten to writing bloody.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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    1. It's quite fun. And wonderfully cleaning. ;-D

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  31. Sounds like good reading, Magaly. I hadn't noticed too much of that here, so I will be reading more. Thanks.
    ..

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  32. Well, I say keep it bloody.... :) I like the fact you write big breasted, big gunned, big brained heroines!

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    1. Something crimson this way comes... ;-D

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  33. Well sung, dear one, in all your gutsy glory. Powerful and so you. Fantastic!

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  34. Oh, yes - this is you.

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