I did a reading! It was only my second ever public reading and it was really fun. The South Asian Women’s COllective put of a call for “erotic works” by South Asian women. I saw the call ONE DAY before deadline (because of COURSE!) but luckily, I already had the perfect piece to send to them. in July last year I wrote this little flash fiction thing that I called “Shall We Sing About the Starman, Ziggy?”. I guess I was listening to a LOT of Bowie at the time. I was also (and still am) deeply intrigued by stories about female sexuality from a female perspective. This was my attempt at writing that.
More than anything else, “Shall We Sing About the Starman, Ziggy?” is my ode to oral sex. =D
You can read it here. There’s also pictures of me reading. Some of my favourite friends came ❤ I was freaking out hours before the reading because a) I was FIRST and b) I wasn’t sure how I felt about reading as a performance art. But it turned out great! I met lots of amazing South Asian writers and felt very inspired by their work.
Here’s an excerpt of the piece. Go to SAWCC to read the whole thing:
It must be some kind of sweet, sticky suck because that’s how you taste after
you taste me. Agreed, that’s second-hand information and it probably tastes tart or
maybe a little bitter, a little old, a little less like cherry pop. It doesn’t really matter. What
matters is that I like watching it drip off your fingers and into your mouth.
PS: There’s a typo (my fault) in the piece online. The last word of the first paragraph should read ‘pubis’ not ‘pubic’. Totes my fault. I sent them the piece for publication in August when I was super extra major jet lagged.