Thursday, March 31, 2011

No fish were hurt in the writing of this story...

Literotica's Earth Day 2011 Short Story competition is underway and I have a runner. It's a new Hell-Space story:

This one nearly didn't make it. An early paragraph featured a man talking about using a fresh fish in a rather...ahem...unusual manner. It tripped the sensors on Literotica's early filtering system and the first draft was rejected for Bestiality. Thankfully, a little tweak and an explanation in the submission note resolved that misunderstanding.

There’s a character implied to have done some disgusting things in his past and a rather vulgar joke involving a knife, a fish and a certain part of the anatomy, but it’s mainly played for laughs. Of course, the horror and erotica kick in later.

I have to put my hand up and admit that thing with the fish didn’t spring solely from the pool of black sludge in the back of my head. Savvy comic readers will recognise it as a homage to / inspired by / blatant rip-off of Garth Ennis’s brilliant Preacher series. In one of the spin-offs a poor fish meets a very untimely and hilarious end. If you haven’t already read it, I’d heartily recommend picking this series up. They’re some of the best graphic novels out there.

Anyway, enjoy the story (and don’t forget to vote for it!)

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