My old desk dictionary defines “persona” as an aspect of the personality as shown to or perceived by others.
Writers of erotica are well known for taking on personas. A persona can be very useful in writing erotica. Hell, a persona is useful in any field when you are trying to get across certain aspects of your personality to the public.
My persona is the Old Soldier, the editor and publisher of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction. Even when I sign my real name to my gangbang stories, it’s the Old Soldier who has the gall to publish the damn things.
Some writers of erotica write under different names than their real names. One reason is obvious: to avoid any unpleasantness in their real lives because they write erotica. But another very powerful reason is to establish a persona. A persona can free us up so that we can allow our characters to eat and suck and fuck like crazy.
Do you have an erotica persona?
Hello, all my brother and sister readers and writers of erotic flash fiction from all over the world! It’s the Old Soldier reporting for duty. It’s an overcast day in Pittsburgh. The high will be around 70. What adventures will we share the rest of the week?
One of the things we all have to look forward to this week is an erotic flash fiction story of domination and submission by Donya Petrock. It will be Donya’s first publication in this magazine and you don’t want to miss it. Donya Petrock lives in Pittsburgh. I hope she becomes a regular contributor.
You can’t beat that with a stick!
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This is the Old Soldier reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction, a different kind of online magazine for adults.