I write erotic flash fiction and I publish the erotic flash fiction of other writers, too. What I’ve come to realize is that the best erotic flash fiction is not about sex at all.
How can this be?
There are a lot of things at play in an erotic flash fiction story; and in the best of these stories the sex is just another element of the story. Usually, the sex is not even the most important element of the story.
The best erotica seems to be saying something about life. The best erotic flash fiction goes beyond sex. Underneath the sex are themes of trust, hope, self-awareness, surviving a loss, love, the need to connect, self-validation…the list goes on and on and on. And these themes are organic to the best erotic flash fiction. They are not tacked on as an after thought.
Now a writer will not always be able to write this kind of erotic flash fiction. The odds are not in the writer’s favor; but when a writer is talented enough and committed enough and lucky enough, he or she will be able to write one of these kinds stories. When this magical moment happens the writer will know it and the reader will know it, too.
And the sex in the story will be even more meaningful because it will be about a lot more than just eating pussy and sucking and fucking.
Hello hello hello, all my fans of flash fiction who live all over the world! Guy Hogan is my name and flash fiction is my game. I’m going to post this and then take a stroll through Little Italy on this gorgeous late summer morning in the ‘Burgh. The sky is clear and the high will be around 70. Explore the site. The front page changes nearly every day. Make my little girlie magazine part of your daily routine. This magazine is not for everyone; but it might be just right for you.
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