The Vengeance Series and Editing Old Work (NSFW)

I am, during frantic masturbatory sessions, working my way through the highly pornographic Vengeance Series which I wrote as a college Freshman and Sophomore, right now sitting fifteen episodes through what I think will be a roughly 20 or 25 episode series.  It’s a lot like a rich chocolate cake, very intense, and as such difficult to get through in great quantities.  It should be read as individual short stories that loosely link together.  What happens between them is left to the reader I suppose.

My difficulties, as I’ve outlined further, revolve around sifting through pieces that are quite good, and keep-able and that which must be discarded.  It feels rather like the shop work on a wrecked car, where purchasing a new one would probably be easier and cheaper.  However there is a framework, and there are characters I really like, so I trudge on.

It’s a lot different from looking through old poetry, which I almost never edit aside from tinkering with the meter to make it more digestible   With something so short, and so tied into what I was feeling at that particular time, I favor preserving the original work so to preserve that insight into the emotion that inspired it, even if it comes at the expense of the writing.  Certainly several of my earlier poems, probably around 90% honestly, are pretty bad for this reason, but that’s how I felt at the time.

And besides, anything sounds good if you read it well, right Morgan Freeman?

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