Today I am joined by Tenille Brown with whom I share the anthology Smut Alfresco. Here is she to talk about her story Patches.
Getting Close and Getting Closure
In general, I’m drawn to writing about sex because I love writing about, reading stories about and researching intimacy. I love when people get close. I love getting close, but at the same time, I connect with people who keep others at arm’s length.
In my story Patches, I write about Maretta and Herb, thirty-somethings who were in a previous relationship that ended abruptly. They meet again by happenstance, and in the most unorthodox way, pick up where they left off.
In this story, I wanted to address the issue of closure, and the many ways people may receive it. Relationships aren’t always tied up in a neat little bow and tucked away. Exes don’t always wish you well and move along. Sometimes there are unanswered questions and sometimes there are lingering thoughts.
In Patches, Maretta was able to receive her closure by having a couple last self assuring nights with her ex Herb, and he was able to satiate an unfed hunger of his own, by once again being with the only woman he trusted enough to do it.
I only hope readers find their own closure in the end.
Tenille Brown’s writing is featured in over fifty print and eBook anthologies including Best Women’s Erotica, Chocolate Flava 1 and 3, Curvy Girls, Going Down, Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and 2012, Sapphic Planet, Suite Encounters, Open, Best Lesbian Erotica 2013, Only You, Sudden Sex, Smut Alfresco, Smut for Chocoholics and the forthcoming Smut by the Sea Volume 2. She writes for Mischief Books, and has non-fiction included in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Writers. She is also editing her first anthology first Cleis Press, titled Can't Get Enough.
Thanks so much to Tenille for popping by and talking about the story I love finding out the reason behind why stories came to be!