This is so sweet! Zee previously reviewed my story "I Am Jo's Vibrator" and also just reviewed "Blow Up" from Rude Mechanicals. Thanks so much, Zee!
I am thrilled to tell ya’ll that M. Christian is an absolute sweetheart. After my review of I Am Jo’s Vibrator, he so kindly sent me Rude Mechanicals.
Isn’t this cover insane! I’m sure ya’ll know about my love of the short
story, and I must say that M. Christian is a phenomenal short story
writer. It really takes talent and a keen eye to compact essential
details into only a few pages! I am truly excited to read and share all
of the shorts with ya, but today I will just be talking about the first
short: Blow Up.
To be completely honest, Blow Up is
laugh-out-loud hilarious as well as sensual and erotic. Blow Up is about
a man with a fetish for… a blow up ball. Picture an exercise ball, but
smaller. Written in the first person, we get to travel with our man to
the local Toys R Us to purchase his plastic ball, and then travel back
to his house where he decribes his prep for and execution of his next
I made the mistake of reading this short at
work. My cubicle-mates were definitely looking at me when I would shriek
with laughter one minute then have my mouth drop the next minute. I
find his fetish so amusing because I know there is someone out there in
the world who really does this! What I like best is how M. Christian’s
writing style reminded me of reading someone else’s diary, peeking into
their most secret habits, truly being a fly on the wall.
done! M. Christian. I can’t wait to dig in to the rest of your shorts,
and I will never see a plastic ball the same way again! If you want a sneak peak, read an excerpt here!