An Interview with Glitter

Author of "Birthday Wish," "Sinthia," "Nights Like This" and more.

How did you choose your pen name (and/or what does your pen name mean)? I LOVE glitter. I used to write under the name Pandora (I have a deep love for Greek mythology), but found out there were too Pandora's out there and I wanted to stand out more. And a friend mentioned that I was never seen without wearing glitter-or something that sparkled. And it just hit me…why not? Glitter.

Why (and how) did you begin writing erotic fiction/poetry?
I fantasize a LOT. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a little pervert. Sex is just about always on my mind. Little ideas or scenarios would pop into my mind…things I'd like to try in general and, later when I found her, with my girlfriend. Eventually, I decided to just write them all down. But they were more of a personal thing, I wouldn't really show them to anyone else. It wasn't until about a year ago that I got the nerve to write what I really felt strongly about: lesbian fiction. I'd buy a lot of books on lesbian erotica, but I couldn't really relate to a lot of them. I didn't really feel like I identified with any of the characters-they all seemed too "perfect": they'd have the perfect bodies, say the perfect things, too trendy-not enough uniqueness like people generally have, or they'd have the perfect one-night stands, etc. I never found any stories that were more realistic. So, I figured I'd write what felt real to me, characters that felt more like me and the women I dated or met. I shared my first story with my girlfriend, and the rest is history.

How long have you been writing?
I've always been writing for as long I can remember. It was a way to escape all the craziness that was going on in my life. I was never a big fan of reality. I'd start by just day dreaming, but then I wanted to remember my daydreams, so I started writing them down. Then I decided to show some of my stories to friends and they liked it and ask for more. I'd write little weekly soap operas for my friends at school…LOL, and I'd write plays that the kids would perform for my church when I used to go.

How do you get ideas for your poetry/stories?
I'm kinky as hell. I have a strong desire to experience everything I can think of. So I fantasize about a lot of things. But my best inspiration is my girlfriend. She's my muse, for real. I'd write her love letters, including scenarios that I'd love for us to try. Everything I write now, I make it all fiction, but they're mostly based on her and I, and what I'd love for us to try. And some stories I write are because some people give me ideas, and for me, it's a challenge if it's something I've never thought about for myself, but then again, I love challenges. And eventually, after the first couple of paragraphs, some of me pour into the story and it ends up being another thing I want to experience myself.

How long does it typically take to write a piece?
My poems are usually quick to write. I just let everything spill out. My stories vary. Sometimes I'll just spend a couple of hours non-stop until I'm finished, and sometimes it'll take me months.

How does your work reflect (or compare to) your real life experiences?
EVERYTHING I write is something that I've either experienced, felt, or want to…or somehow was affected by.

What creative projects are you working on right now?
I'm always writing. I have a leather-bound journal I got as a gift that I write all my poetry in and I'm saving it for my children, when I have them, so they can know about me as I am now. I just finished my first novel (totally psyched out it), and working on a collection of short stories to be published.

Has your work been published anywhere else? If yes, where?
Not yet. Kuma is the first place I've ever felt comfortable to publish my work, so it's my true home. As for actually publishing a book, not yet, but it's coming soon!

When can we look forward to reading something else by you on Kuma?
As soon as I can, believe me.

If you had to choose, which one of your own stories or poems published with Kuma would you say is your favorite?
The poem I wrote, "Papi's Girl" written under my old pen name, Pandora. I'm a total sub, believe me. LOL. But this line popped into my head, "You belong to me…" and I just went with it. It was the first time I ever tried to get into the head of a Dom, and I was extremely proud of it afterwards. It proved to me, that I can completely slip into the mindset of a character, even if the personality is the extreme opposite of mind.

Which stories and/or poetry on Kuma do you like that were NOT written by you?
SUPREME DOMINATION by Onyxstorm. That was the first story I ever read on Kuma, it was forwarded to me by a friend, and I fell in total love. Obviously, I have a thing for anything that's BDSM-related, but that story just blew my mind away. And I love anything that's written by Sin_cere. She's a phenomenal writer.

Please tell us one thing you do for fun.
Video games. Absolutely LOVE them. When I'm not writing, or watching cartoons, it's the something that I can escape to, that will also exercise my mind. Not many people that I meet understand how fun video games can be, but I'm lucky that my closest friends and my girlfriend do. It's one of those rare things; after you have an intimate moment, you can cuddle for a while, have a deep conversation, then spend hours, buck naked on the bed, trying to beat each other up in a video game. It's part of that inner child that you never let go of. And I never plan to.

Read Birtgday Wish, Sinthia, or Nights Like This.

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