Wednesday, July 7, 2010
An Interview with ADR Forte
I've worked with ADR Forte a handful of times—and always to delicious results. Forte's stories in Hurts So Good and Playing with Fire make readers sit up and take notice. (The PWF piece is a flasher—and one of my all-time favorites!) Moonset, Forte's piece in Alison's Wonderland is one of the more paranormal offerings in the collection—dreamy and striking.
1) Which fairy tale character would you most like to do and why?
Can I watch instead? *grin* I think having a crystal ball that would let me look at any fairy tale character I wanted would be so much more fun. When all the heroes and princes were traveling the world seeking their fortunes, stopping at taverns along the way, maybe the poorer lads having to "earn" a night's lodging- that's what I'd want to see. Even better if the crystal let me see into their thoughts! What was the Beast thinking about Beauty while he went prowling in the forest all night? What *exactly* was the Little Mermaid thinking about after she first saw the prince? What was What was Sleeping Beauty dreaming about all those years?... shoot. Think I just gave myself a few new plotbunnies :)
2) If your fairy godmother or fairy godfather (I’m an equal opportunity fairy employer) waved a magic wand over your head and granted you three wishes, what would you be wearing during your wishing?
Clean underwear and dry socks. A lady always has clean underwear and dry socks are always, always a must.
3) What would you wish for?
Hmm... I think wishing for world peace is out of fashion now so... Smaller carbon footprint?
4) Do you own fairy wings? A little red riding hood? Glass slippers? If yes, please describe. Or send photos!
Do the pinned fairies in my pressed fairy book count for owning wings? oh wait... wrong sort. No, I'm afraid that I have a lot of rather belligerent-looking, large, black boots that would stomp any wardrobe items of a fragile or delicate nature into small, crumbly pieces. I DO however have a Harry Potter Slytherin scarf. And yes, I did wear it to the release of every single movie despite being the only person over the age of ten to do so >.>
5) What question would you most like to ask another author in the line-up?
There are so many great authors in this book it's hard to pick just one. What I'd want to ask them is what drew them to retell the fairy tales they chose?
6) What would you like to tell readers about your story in Alison’s Wonderland?
Moonset is one of those stories that in my head isn't quite magical and isn't quite in the real world either. My characters tend to show up and tell me stories, and the two in Moonset insisted on being mysterious. On the one hand, the transformation of the pair is sexual as they switch roles... but is it something more? I like to think it's a bit of both. Ultimately the truth of the story is a tease, and that's fun!
7) What fairy tale would you love to tackle in the future?
Wow there are too many! There's so much potential to rewrite the well known ones. Poor Sleeping Beauty always seems to end up in a submissive role in erotic reinterpretations so I think I'd like to give her a chance to be on top, so to speak. I'd also like to write about some of the less well known stories. Maybe the Snow Queen or some of the obscure Grimms' tales that I always felt hinted at a much bigger story. So many smutty stories to tell, so little time! :)
ADR Forte is the author of erotic short fiction and erotic fantasy that appears in numerous anthologies. For more information see http://adrforte.blogspot.com or http://www.adrforte.com.
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