Thursday, October 25, 2012

Forgive Me Mother, For I Have Sinned

Posted by A Drop of Romeo at 7:33 PM

Even the damned deserve a happy ending.
Banner Credit: Melissa

Annie Thinks: Two words came to mind after I finished reading this one-shot: Holy cow. It's so intense and powerful; I fell in love with it, even though I usually shy away from stories that depict prostitutes/strippers/what-have-you.

It's about a stripper named Melrose or Chloë or Rose--all three are used in the story. It chronicles three of her experiences with men, the three experiences that she (warning: language) gave any "fucks" about. Each are unique--the first is a man celebrating his bachelor party, the second is a man who is rough and easily the most sexual of the three, and the last is a "regular," though they talk as friends while she dances all over him.

Mardy Bum lays the scene for the reader perfectly; she depicts the setting as it is: harsh, real, and dark. I'd never given much thought to what a strip club would be like, but if I had, I think this description is pretty spot on. Melrose/Chloë/Rose has the perfect narrative voice. It's matter of fact; she does what she does and knows that it's maybe not what every little girl envisions growing up to be. It also fills you with a feeling of hopelessness. Throughout the story, the main character addresses her mom, which was an amazing tactic for Mardy to use. Although Melrose/Chloë/Rose was not an entirely innocent character, this detail really showed the reader her depth and that she was still a child, and she still yearned for that happy ending. Overall, the story was a beautiful, haunting read that definitely left me with way more thoughts in my head than I needed. It's not exactly a light, fluffy read, but I wholeheartedly recommend taking a few minutes of your time to read it.

1 comment:

  1. Life is too short to be anything but kiss slowly,love deepl,forgive quickly.take chances a
    and never have regrets forget the PAST,but remember what it taught you.




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