Friday Flashfic – The Other Wicked

I wasn’t always bitter. Fierce, yes. Passionate, without doubt.   Regardless of what happened understand that no man made me, not even a dark lord. I won’t say his name, not because it is He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, but because it doesn’t matter. He’s long since had power over me. Nothing created me; I realized what I always […]

Sexcations and film

At the end of last week, the film Paradise: Love–the first in a trilogy of films– was raising eyebrows at Cannes.[1]  Based around the growing industry of sexual tourism involving wealthy older women seeking exotic jungle love in lesser privileged countries, Paradise: Love has been well-received.  Directed by Austrian, Ulrich Seidl, the film depicts Margarethe Tiesel as Teresa, a 50-year-old […]