The Old Soldier often gets the feeling that the world has gone mad. The 24/7 news cycle bombards us with rape, murder, starvation, human trafficking, war and natural disasters. We witness one scandal after another. Corruption is everywhere. It’s a wonder that the world as we know it doesn’t come apart at the seams. It nearly did. Remember the banking meltdown of a few years ago? Do you know what would have happened if people all around the world would not have been able to cash their pay checks? If banks had stopped lending money to each other?
The problems that nearly caused the meltdown are to a large degree still there.
Hello, all my fans of erotic flash fiction who live all over the world! Welcome to my girlie magazine of sex as art and entertainment. Guy Hogan is my name and erotic flash fiction is my game.
The Old Soldier can’t do much about the madness. All I can do is try to give you some relief from the madness by publishing the best girlie magazine that I can publish. (Sex as art and entertainment is one thing. Human trafficking is quite another.)
Of course, living in a world of madness can bring forth the best from an artist in any field because the best art tries to reflect the madness back to us. Art doesn’t need to provide the answers. It simply has to ask the questions demanded by the madness.
I hope my little girlie magazine offers some relief to all the madness around us.
A different post from the archives is featured on the front page every day so be sure to come back tomorrow.
This is the Old Soldier reporting for the PittsburghFlashFiction, a new kind of girlie magazine about sex as art and entertainment.