The Old Soldier has begun a search for a woman who lives in Pittsburgh who wants to write erotic flash fiction for this magazine and who will be enthusiastic about telling people she writes erotica for the magazine.
Hello hello hello, my brother and sister readers and writers of erotic flash fiction! Yes, I always have this magazine on my mind. And as I was flat on my back on the sofa this morning, with two fat pillows under my weary head, and as I sipped on a glass of beer and listened to the news station on the radio, it dawned on me that of all the talented writers that I publish not one of them lives in Pittsburgh, the home town of the magazine. I need a home town writer.
A home town writer would be a great marketing tool. She would get out the word about this unique home town publication. The writer would have to be a woman because the magazine’s focus is female sexuality.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before.
So, the official search for a woman who writes erotica, and who will tell everyone she knows that she’s being published and paid by the magazine and who lives in Pittsburgh, has begun. I will actually have to meet this woman and talk to her. I don’t want any funny business.
Maybe I can meet some college student eager to get her first publishing credits or some middle-age woman and make her dream of being published finally come true. We’re talking a steady, paying gig here folks in a magazine that definitely has great potential.
It’s an overcast day, but the high will in the 50s. After I post this I’ll begin my search at Armand’s, my favorite bar, in Little Italy; but I have the feeling that Saturday night karaoke at Nico’s in Little Italy will be the best place to find my writer. It’s just that I’ve been to karaoke twice this month and I’ve spent my karaoke money. I have to stay within my budget.
I won’t be at Nico’s for karaoke again until the first Saturday in April.
This is the Old Soldier reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, a blog of art, culture, creative writing, local interest and explicit sex.