When you're single and looking, you have to hope for the best and prepare for the first.
Grade, that is.
The first grade for "Soar Spot," my contribution to First, came from editor Cheyenne Blue, who deemed the piece A-okay and opined:
I love this story. It's wonderful...truly marvelous. I'm in awe of how you can take a serious subject and lighten it and make it erotic all without trivializing the subject.
Coming in second is fellow author Victoria Blisse, who writes of the work:
[Allison's] story of two women meeting in a shelter for victims of domestic abuse sounds like a somber tale. But add in Allison's wry humor and trademark puns, and her story, "Soar Spot," takes a very different twist.
In honor of the anthology's release, Cheyenne asked each contributor to share a personal first. You can click queer to read about one of mine: in this case, a date. It was great - she not only treated me like a princess; she played Pretty Pretty Princess with me.
Of course, when someone doesn't make you feel like a princess, as the protagonists in my story discover, the first, best, and only thing to do is to kick them to the curb.
Without resorting to violence yourself.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
So put on some purple and raise awareness.
Just don't raise a hand to someone.
Better to be a purple people eater than a people beater who turns their shoved ones purple.
Together, we can beat this thing.
Curiouser and curiouser,