Bloodfetish is a collection of works that I commissioned some 10 years ago, with the help of my good friend, Alice Dark. She and I have collaborated over the years on many projects, though most of those projects involved poetry.
Bloodfetish was an idea of mine, and she was game to work with me to find young authors who wanted to be published. We paid for the work that they did, commissioned an artist to illustrate the stories, then … well … It all just fell by the wayside.
It wasn’t that we didn’t want to put the work out. Rather, it was that life got in the way of our attempts to publish the zine.
It’s been on my computer ever since.
Then, a few days ago, I got a call from Alice. She saw my poems and short stories on Smashwords, and asked me about the site. When she found out how easy it was to publish a work, Alice was pissed. (She’s not known as Dark Alice for nothing.)
She wanted to know “Why the fuck I hadn’t put Bloodfetish” online with all of the other work. “Just get the fucking work out there.”
The conversation went on longer than that, but the gist of it is that she just wanted the stories to see the light of day, instead of being caught up as magnetized bits on my hard drive.
So Bloodfetish is online. Read and enjoy. And since Alice demanded that the story be put on her Smashwords site, you’ll likely be hearing more from her.