Interview with Milik_the_red
Milik_the_red is a relative newcomer to Lush, but has written some absolute gems. They have been well received by fellow authors and surfers alike. He has taken out half the surfer's story picks for August with his Kelly's Passion series, which are definitely recommended reading.
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Isaac Asimov. Larry Niven. James Clavell, Edgar Allen Poe.
Shogun, Earth Abides, Protector, and others. I love to read almost any subject.
The book that changed my life
The Black Cat by Poe. It taught me that one can never really escape ones actions.
I'm inspired by...
Inspiration can come from anything. My current series was probably inspired by the movie Pretty Woman. I can’t say for certain, but it is one of my favorite films.
I started writing because...
Most of the published erotica I’ve read wasn’t very good. The paid authors of those novels either didn’t care to actually tell a story, or their descriptions were mechanical and uninspired. I came to believe that I could do just as well or better than most of them.
Aside from writing, what occupies your time
I’m in a relationship that occupies most of my free time. My job takes the rest.
How did you get in to writing erotica?
I had written the first 3 chapters of Kelly’s Passion before I ever found a place to publish them. I despaired for awhile, I wanted to share my work with people but didn’t know how. I finally found another site to put them on, but it was a cold and unsatisfying experience. Then, another writer suggested coming to Lush. This forum is what I have been searching for.
What's your favourite writing genre and why
I would have to say First Time stories. The sexual energy is incredible the exploration of the characters emotional state is extremely exciting.
Where do you get your creative juice/story ideas from?
From life experiences. Not that I’ve lived them as it is written in my stories, but I’ve come to realize that everyone has a hidden pain, some dark secret that drives them on. I built Kelly’s Passion into a novel because those hidden pains couldn’t be explored in a short story.
What are your turn-ons?
A glint in an eye. A friendly smile. To me a woman is like a sunset over the mountains, or a pristine shoreline. The brilliant starshine on a moonless night. They have an enrapturing beauty that never loses it appeal. While I can appreciate an athletic body, it isn’t necessary for a woman to be attractive. All she really needs is to be confident that she is. Beauty comes from inside.
What are your turn-offs?
In a word, intolerance. No one is moral or intelligent enough to know what is right for another. If one believes in freedom, then one has to accept that they cannot be the judge for others.
Music I frequently listen to
I’m not a big music buff.
My favourite work of art is
The Universe itself. No artist has ever captured the amazing colors and patterns that exist in the nebulas of the Galaxy.
Pretty Woman, as I’ve said. Titanic left me stunned. I recently saw The Ugly Truth. It was fantastic!
Which websites do you regularly visit
I’m a baseball nut so I go to MLB.com a lot. Lushstories of course.
What would be a perfect weekend for you
A secluded cabin in the forest. Just me, my lady and nature all around.
Ideal holiday destination
I would love to see the Kilauea Volcano.
At home I cook
I barbeque a lot. Ribeye steaks or chicken. I make a mean beef stew.
The hardest thing I've ever done was
I've ever done was. Easy one. I had testicular cancer when I was 23. Surviving that was the toughest test I’ve ever had.
I don't like talking about...
I don't like talking about...Religion. I am a believer, but organized religion is an institution of men and is therefore flawed.
What I find amusing is
Irony and Sarcasm. John Cleese is the funniest guy on the planet.
What I don't find amusing is
Attempts at hurting or diminishing others.
If I wasn't me I'd like to be
Neil Armstrong. Think of it, How would it feel to know that you were going down in history like Columbus or Megellan. The first person to set foot on a body other than the Earth.
I often wonder...
Why people delight in hurting others.
Thanks Milik_the_red for you time. We thoroughly recommend you have a read of Milik_the_red's work.