You know, the Old Soldier did not start out to write erotica. I was a Hemingway man. I wanted to write regular-length short stories like Hemingway.
Well, to be perfectly honest with you, I started out trying to break into the true-confessions market after I came back from Vietnam. There were several magazines on the news stands that published true confessions for women. In those days true confessions dealt with domesticity and love. The magazines paid 1/2 cent to five cents a word and True Confessions was one of the top magazines in the market. I never did break into the market.
Then I discovered Hemingway.
Hemingway wrote about “manly” things: fishing, hunting, sports, hoboing and war. The only “manly” thing I could write about from experience was war. Then I discovered Raymond Carver.
Carver wrote about men and women down on their luck, working-class folks like myself.
Then I discovered flash fiction along with books like Fanny Hill, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. By the time I discovered blogging and how much sex there was on the Internet and came across reports that up to one-third of American women consumed porn on a regular basis, I knew that porn had become mainstream. This meant to me that the Internet was ready for an online magazine of serious writing and brazen sexuality.
Now I publish not only my own erotic flash fiction, but I publish the erotic flash fiction stories of other writers, too.
A Different Kind Of Online Magazine
- Andy Warhol
- Brianna Frost Hogan
- David Letterman
- Hue Hefner
- Lady Gaga
This blog is published near the University of Pittsburgh.
- Erotica: The Barbara S. Gwen Flash Interview (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- Good Dialogue And The Flash Fiction Story (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
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