An Interview with Mysteree

Author of "Sexymotherfucker," "Enigma," "5:11 AM," and many more.

How did you choose your pen name (and/or what does your pen name mean)?
Mysteree has been my pen name for about 2 years. I chose it because I wanted a name that would exemplify mystique and an aura of sensuality without putting too much of myself out there.

Why (and how) did you begin writing erotic fiction/poetry?
I began writing in personal journals at a very young age and eventually adapted to conveying my feelings through poetry and prose. I found that it was easier for me to express myself with words and thus began producing pieces that were particularly personal and meaningful to me.

How long have you been writing?
I've been writing since I was a child, and totally oblivious to the fact that it would end up being my life's passion. It was and is a part of me that is inevitable.

How do you get ideas for your poetry/stories?
I usually am feeling something to initially produce a piece. It could be a voice, a vision, an experience, a desire or a particular need that ultimately moves me to write. I just recently started doing fiction pieces and am being artistic with writing about things that aren't necessarily experiences, but, are also curiosities.

How long does it typically take to write a story?
A short story could take a couple days or a week. But it depends on my level of passion at that time. Sometimes I get awful writer's block so it really depends on my mood.

How does your work reflect (or compare to) your real life experiences?
My stories have often reflected my personal life to a "tee".but that was when I was a "babe" in this game! "LOL" I concentrated on telling the world what Mysteree was going through, which I've gotten away from in the past couple years. As I mentioned before, I am really trying to do more creative stuff, more work that is reflective of other people's situations rather than just what I'm going through. I try to cater to all audiences although my main mission is to support the Gay/Lesbian arena, which is my first priority right now. But there are a few pieces in Kuma that were in direct relation to real life experiences. In She had pink hair, I was at the mall one afternoon and noticed this girl who had the most beautiful locs I'd seen in a while and they were fiery pink! I was blown away. And so, She had pink hair, was a must.

What stories (or creative projects) are you working on right now?
I've been working on a story (novel, if you will) for about seven months now. It's a really compelling story about life issues surrounding sexuality, aids issues, friendships, and other stuff that I hope to make a significant impact on society with. It's a tool to enlighten and educate people of all genders, sexual preferences and races. After reading my book, my wish is that people who were once ignorant to different lifestyles would be more aware and open to understanding what's really going on today. I'd like to abolish ignorance all together.

Has your work been published anywhere else? If yes, where?
I have some stuff published with a project called The Beautiful People, Gay Black Female and a couple pieces at Poetry.com. I hope to expand my name and work in the future with some other venues and projects.

When can we look forward to reading something else by you on Kuma?
As soon as the new year rings in!!! Writer's block is a killer and although it's a huge part of being a writer, I suffer from it every now and then. I think I have so many ideas that at some point they're all wiped out. But, when the block is over, I'm usually back with a vengeance!

If you had to choose, which one of your own stories or poems published with Kuma would you say is your favorite?
I really like and enjoyed writing SexyMotherFucker! I did that in about a day. I don't know what I was feeling. It could've been a combination of a real emotion and something more fiction that I creatively expounded on. SexyMotherFucker is a really cute and vibrant piece that I think a lot of people can relate to. I also like Enigma, which best describes me and who I am as a total person underneath all the words.

Which stories and/or poetry on Kuma do you like that were NOT written by you?
I absolutely looooove anything by Sincere. She blows me away every time with her work. There was a writer by the name of Qwriter that I immensely enjoyed. Particulary, CocaButter and Rambling. I'd really like to know where she is now, I haven't seen any recent pieces by her, but she's the BOMB!

Please tell us one thing you do for fun.
I love to read and write and shop for vintage clothing and obsess over my hair and travel and observe and I love the beach. I could go on forever, but mostly, I like spending quiet time with my partner and doing things that we enjoy. She is my biggest supporter. My hope is that my passion for writing will be continual and expressive and will afford people the opportunity to see the Mysteree in me and my style of writing. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share.

Read Sexymotherfucker, Enigma, or 5:11 AM.

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