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||[Aug. 18th, 2007|12:45 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
When I was in my mid-twenties -- and this was back before the Internet made physical junk mail obsolete -- I used to get a ton of sweepstakes offers from Publishers Clearing House. Seriously, it was like one was arriving every week. Of course I never won, so one year I thought maybe I'd increase my chances if I actually subscribed to a magazine. The price was cheap, and I knew I could always cancel anytime.
The magazine I chose was Playboy.
I know it's cliche, but damn if those articles and interviews weren't amazing. I remember one particularly revealing interview with Ray Bradbury, and another with Dennis Miller, back when he was funny. But despite the quality of the writing, I let my subscription lapse. There were only so many pictures of air-brushed, bleached blonde, fake-boobed bimbos I could stomach. And despite being kind of a lech, I have to say I never really gave Playboy much thought after that.
I certainly never expected to appear in it.
Or rather, on their website, playboy.com. I just found out tonight, during a particularly long Google ego-search session, that my story "Comeback", last seen on Fishnet.com and in The Best American Erotica 2007, has been excerpted on the site, on a page called Erotic Passages. (Not a work safe link.) I have no idea how long it's been up there, or if it also appeared in the magazine, but it was a pleasant surprise for this sleepy Web surfer.
I'm still waiting for Vivid Video to option the story. Any day now.