Musings, Ideas

The Beginning of Carrie

Please enjoy the opening of “Carrie: Hotwife in Training”… I sat on the edge of the couch, staring into the flickering screen of my cell phone. “He’s probably fucking her right now…” I said, to no one in particular. I didn’t know who “he” was – a handsome stranger in a hotel room. I had

Who Is Colin?

Colin Patterson Is…well, let me have Carrie describe him… Colin Patterson was a former professional athlete – I’m sure Brad would know who he was – who unfortunately suffered a career-ending knee injury a couple of years ago. He was functional for normal life, but not healthy enough to continue his playing career. He was

What Is “The Party”?

In simple terms, “The Party” is a floating swingers’ gathering. Several wealthy individuals have organized a function that occurs every four to six weeks at a downtown hotel that allows busy professional single men to have access to attractive women for sexual escapades. The men pay handsome fees and are thoroughly vetted and physically tested

Who Is Brad?

Brad Tomovich is a civil engineer who lives in Columbus, OH. He has a stable and fulfilling career designing public buildings for the state and local governments in the area. He has been married to his wife Carrie for seven years. Their married life is ordinary, but there has been a noticeable lack of passion

Who is Carrie?

Carrie Tomovich is a typical Midwestern wife and career woman. She enjoys her work in marketing, but the company she works for is becoming unstable, so she is worried abouther future there. She is more worried about her relationship with Brad. They have been married for seven years, and their life together has settled in

Creativity When You Feel Like Crap

I’ve been pretty lucky from a medical perspective in this life. I’ve only had one broken bone (in sixth grade), and the first time I was under any sort of sedation was for a colonoscopy at age 50. I’ve also been lucky in that I’ve been fairly creative throughout my life. I had no idea

It’s Not Enough

I have a favorite old saying that has many different forms, which is usually attributed to Somerset Maugham*. It reads, “It’s not enough to succeed; everyone else must fail.” It is one of my favorites because it reveals so much about the personality of the person who is described by it. I ran across it

My Voice

My voice is unique. This is a gift. It is also a curse. Let me explain. Each of us writers has a unique voice. We have a finite palette of words to choose from, no matter what the language – for English, there are about 171,500 words in the Oxford English Dictionary. Writers combine this

Tough Times Don’t Last

I started a recent day with my Twitter feed seemingly in a collective cry of agony. One young lady wasn’t sure she still wanted to live – convinced she was a burden. Another mother felt lost because of a difficult diagnosis for her child. A third couldn’t celebrate her birthday because of the plight of

Writing When There Are No Sales

This one goes out to my writer peeps… Why do you write? Do you feel you have something that just has to be said? Are you all about book sales? Why even bother? Writing is another form of art, like painting, screenwriting, or music, among other artistic pursuits. There is a commercial aspect to it,