This is very, very wonderful: my great friend, Billierosie, just posted this touching review of my queer collection, Dirty Words. Thanks so much, sweetie!
What is it about M.Christian’s DIRTY WORDS, that has me thinking of
tapestry? In particular the Bayeux Tapestry, in Northern France? DIRTY
WORDS is M.Christian’s collection of erotic, if not pornographic
stories, displaying human sexuality at its most raw and crude. The
Bayeux Tapestry, as I remember it, has nothing to do with sex and
everything to do with Queen Matilda and her refined Ladies in Waiting,
stitching away in chilly castles in Normandy, France, while their men
folk sail off to conquer the unrefined British.
I think in my muddled way, my brain is drawing comparisons between two
wonderful forms of storytelling. I’ve been privileged to see the Bayeux
Tapestry, three, maybe four times. And each time I’ve wandered around
that museum in France, going from panel to panel, I’ve been struck by
the tiny stories that it carefully tells. The journey across what we now
call the English Channel. The logistics of transportation. The battle
itself and the death of poor King Harold. Even a panel dedicated to
those lonely ladies, stitching away at home. And there’s the little
people. Those who don’t get noticed.
In DIRTY WORDS, M.Christian weaves us stories, stories that challenge
and inspire. Stories of the little people; the dirty people. The people
we try not to notice. In SPIKE, Christian gives us narcissism at its
most extreme. Identical twin brothers sucking on each other’s cocks. No
way! Shocking. But Christian doesn’t shy away from the truth about the
two Spikes. Their self love is all consuming; dangerous; overwhelmingly
passionate. It’s uncontrolled. The only control here, is finding out who
is in control. Finally, carving out one’s own identity.
The wonderful HOW COYOTE STOLE THE SUN, gives us a drifter. A life
without purpose. Or is it? The dog will cheat you, turn you over. Seduce
you; rape you, steal your lover. Why? Just because he can. The odds are
against dog. Even the elements are against him. The cruel sun pounds
down on him and still dog wins. He doesn’t even want his prize and
throws it away. But he still leaves with a smile on his face.
So who’s got the biggest cock? Mammoth or Monster? Ask Pup; he knows.
THE HARLEY tells of biker culture. But not a biker culture like you’ve
ever imagined it. Mammoth and Monster are crude, ugly, without any
endearing features. They ride bikes and they fuck. Mostly Pup. There’s a
competition going on for the Harley. Who gets it? Who deserves it?
Perhaps Pup should decide.
The brilliant ECHOES is worthy of Edgar Allen Poe, at his most gruesome.
Sex and Death, and all the horrors of beyond the grave. Guilt, and
secrets coming back to haunt us. The sort of story that reminds me of
why I check under the bed, on those dark nights.
I seem to have drifted a long way from the ladies stitching the Bayeux
Tapestry. It’s about the excellence of great story telling. M.Christian
weaves his exquisite words. The tapestry is another art form entirely.
It tells a big story and lots of little ones. Moments in time. DIRTY
WORDS tells the big story of sexuality. It also tells the little stories
of those small people. Again. Moments in time.
Dirty Words is at Amazon UK and Amazon US