12 comments for “Pipe of Thorns

  1. December 29, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    RG,
    wonderful, thanks for reposting.
    Paul.

  2. TFP
    December 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Always left wanting more…

  3. Jan
    December 31, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    What TFP said…

  4. janet
    January 7, 2014 at 4:03 am

    the sex scene was really sexy and I loved how the story ends

  5. Helen
    February 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Tender and cruel at the same time. What an ending.

    • February 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you for the feedback. So glad you like it. Non-HEA endings are not terribly popular these days.

      • February 8, 2014 at 8:36 pm

        One place where you can find fans of the Non-HEA ending is in the hentai game community. Story games like Bible Black or fan made RPGs like Corruption of Champions have what they call ‘Bad Ends’ which is usually a chance to engage in some darker fetishes without derailing the main plot. Just remember to save your game. In fiction that can be harder to pull off unless you do like the ending to Clue or Scott Pilgrim with a last minute reboot.

        • February 9, 2014 at 3:52 am

          I don’t get on well with story games. I figure, I write what I write. It’s not like most writers gets paid much for writing anyway. I don’t feel it is a matter of pulling it off. I think readers have been groomed to be facile, idiots who can’t bear anything that makes them uncomfortable without being bribed with the promise of a sugar lump at the end.

          If I have 5 readers who are willing to walk into a story with me, I’m a happy camper. I’m lucky to have many more than that.

          • February 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm

            I fully endorse writing for yourself and then after that maybe other people will like the same sort of stuff you like. At the same time, I have no illusions that I am writing as a profession. I’ve put some thought into doing a story game style book but for me that’s the nostalgia of all the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books I read as a kid.

  6. February 20, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I don’t comment on your stories as much as i should, to say the least. I enjoy this piece, but in a sense it confused me…I was wondering what your motivation for writing it was

    • February 21, 2014 at 7:25 am

      I wrote this story specifically in response to an anthology call for a book called ‘The Garden of the Perverse: Fairy Tales for Twisted Adults.’ So my motivation was to write a fairy tale. It needed to include magic of some sort. It needed to have a quest. And it needed to have an element of the horrific, because all fairy tales have that.

  7. Anastaria
    June 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Im so sad because im reading these comments and linked interview and now i want to read it so so so bad! I must read everything youve done :C

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