(It’s like Vogue Japan made a trailer for the next Maggie book.)
The last Maggie post became wonky—blogger can only handle so many posts. Thank you all so much for engaging so heartily in conjecture over these characters. It thrills me endlessly!
A jumping off point?—sure. In the previous comment thread, 2B2h asked about the TV series Easy, and my thoughts on 3-act structures: I like Easy because it doesn’t use a structure to force emotional points. It takes the time necessary to get there. I love that. This Maggie series was really about how I could get Max to admit his greatest fear and then bring that to fruition by having Maggie unwittingly doing just that without realizing it, even after she’d done it. And for the reader not to hate her guts. I think I did it (though some of you are angered by her), but it took me 250k words, and without armature. Easy has a slow and voyeuristic style that invests heavily in characters to sell story and I need many more seasons. Or maybe not, sometimes it hurts my stomach to invest in stories like these; I don’t know how you people do it, ha ha.
Other cuckold stories in media I’ve come across recently:
Cujo. Yeah, the one with the dog. That’s a book about a cheating wife and the punishment she wrought. Man, it was a stomach-hurter. I don’t know if you’ve heard of this Stephen King guy, but boy, he’s good.
And the weirdest one?—Backcountry, which is available on Netflix. [SPOILER ALERT] Basically, the most convoluted cuckold story I’ve encountered. Guy takes girl in woods to propose, he over-estimates his camp-craft, they meet a capable Irish guy who is so hung the girl can see his dick from behind while he’s peeing, even though he’s wearing pants (::eyeroll:: what is this?—one of my stories?). Spoiler wariness prevents me from continuing, but I’ll say it’s a horror cuckold story where the cuckold is punished by having his viscera removed by bear claws while he screams hysterically. Boy, and some people think cock-cage stories are extreme …