By Robin Wolfe and Catherine Leary (Guest Bloggers)
In 1973 a book called My Secret Garden, by Nancy Friday, was published. It was a collection of fantasies from real women, and it explored common themes such as same-sex attraction, cheating, and group sex. More importantly, Ms. Friday had the courage to print the "darker" fantasies, the ones that so many people have but never want to admit: incest, bestiality, and rape, among others.
Nearly 40 years later, many people are still ashamed and fearful of those kinds of desires, and almost all erotica publishers have blanket prohibitions against those kinds of stories.
Freaky Fountain Press exists for three reasons. The first is to provide readers with high-quality literary erotica that explores these themes and others that many erotica publishers fear to touch. The second, of course, is to provide a market for the writers of such stories. And the third reason, arguably the most important, is to let people know that whatever fantasies get you off, it's okay. You're not alone.
We have decided to share with you a vignette written by Catherine Leary, a co-founder and editor of Freaky Fountain Press. Much of what we publish is far milder and more mainstream-accessible than “My Dear One Flayed,” but we've chosen to use it for two reasons: it makes strong use of blood and blood symbolism, and because we feel it illustrates the essence of Freaky Fountain—it’s literary, lush, and it explores the eroticism of extreme obedience and extreme pain through the use of horrifying, blood-soaked imagery.
All of our anthologies and novels contain a page of "trigger warnings," which is a list of any potentially upsetting subjects explored within. For this story, we're warning for graphic depictions of extreme violence, self-harm, and gore. If those things are likely to disturb you, you should skip this story.
If you're ready to flirt with your freaky side, or you simply enjoy pushing the limits of your comfort zone, please click the link below.