The delightful Rose & Dayv Caraway are the people behind The “Kiss Me Quick’s” Erotica Podcast and “The Sexy Librarian’s Blog-cast”. This Halloween, they’re producing an erotic horror anthology called Libidinous Zombie. 8 writers, each offering an exploration of the intersection between eroticism and horror.
The collection features work by
My contribution to the collection is a short story called The Night The Frank Scored.
For a lot of people who enjoy the milder, more utilitarian side of erotica, the intersection between eroticism and horror may seem laughable, in poor taste, or plain politically incorrect. But beneath the seemingly exploitative surface is a psychological reality we are unwilling to own: there is an aspect of our erotic drive that seems so obsessional, so relentless, so capable of destructive or self-destructive behaviour as to destabilize our sense of ourselves as unified, sensible, thinking beings.
This is Freud’s ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’; what Lacan called the ‘Lamella’, described by him and others as the ‘undeadness’ of the drive. We’re not talking about a sexual biological imperative that has its natural rhythms of arousal and disinterest, or the erotic desire we clothe in countless symbolic narratives. This is hunger beyond sense or language, ignorant of limits or civility. Both erotic and horrific, the libidinous zombie that lives inside all of us is only really addressed at the intersection of horror and eroticism.
This collection is now for sale at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk . I’ve read the other stories in the anthology now and I can say – without exaggeration – that it’s a marvelous collection. And you might think I’d say that for every anthology I’ve been included in, but I promise you…(just go take a look) I don’t. This one has NO duds in it. None. Furthermore, I’d like to be able to say that my story is one of the best in the collection, but it’s not. Not by a long shot. Go buy it.