"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." --Robert Frost
Blender of Love Digest May 2001


Big developments on the techie front here on the Blender. "loveblender ii" I called it, and while that's a bit of an exaggeration, there are some fairly important changes: everyone is as welcome as ever to submit new works participate in our discussion board, but now we ask require you to sign up for an account-- but that's free and easy. Then there will be a link to your personal contact page on the comments and posts you make. Also, each new post gets a permanent URL as well as a code to link to it from the message board. We made these changes to deal with some bozos abusing the previous anonymity of the site, but I think they add a lot, and more improvements are on the way.

This month's ramble is by our own Gala. It's an interesting piece on writing erotica and more. I agree with some points, disagree with others, but overall it's a good read.

BTW, credit for the top quote goes to kkr@acsu.buffalo.edu who submitted it as a new piece.

--Kirk, Blender-Keeper

Front Page Picks
If You Were King Kong and I Were Fay Wray
I Live On A Lake, Drop in Sometime!
Two by B.K.. sweetbeene@yahoo.com. The first was fun, with a great last line as well. The second ha a really interesting metaphor.
cherish you
Two by delilah. Both display a great amount of care taken with imagery and words.
out of the arms... By Charles Bukowski.
Submitted by Echolocation, who also suggests this site. I appreciate the proselike aspect of his work.
Mildly amused By Michael T (beatifcally abused).
The artfully used repetition in this piece really adds to the emotional content.
Excerpt from "Sparks" By Max Stalling.
Submitted by Tanqueray Cowboy. Wow.
"Ralph" By Pinkerton (stevenkeogh@home.com).
One time an ex-girlfriend started wearing the perfume of another ex. It was very confusing to my lower brain.
If You Let Me By Devin.
Simple and elegant.
It's So Easy to Fall In Lust By Misti Lake.
Result of a challenge to write a story containing: butter, a bowl of lemons, leather jacket, bright pink highlighter, a coffee shop, dead tree, gravel, a broken cell phone, ice and Vegas.
Unsent Love letter By AsIfNamesMattered.
Very honest and direct prose piece.
If By Pinky, submitted by keygirl69@hotmail.com.
Plaintive. Seemingly heavily cropped from "If" by Janet Jackson.
Bedtime Stories By Toklas.
Where to write, where to read.
Heart on Sleeve Corner
453 remaining heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.

Ramble Regarding Romance
A guest ramble by Lisa Shields, aka Gala: "Confessions of A Failed Radical Feminist, And other absurdities of the Last Century".

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