Overture

I started another blog a few days ago called Monstrous Souls. To give you an idea of what that site is all about, here’s an excerpt from the first post there…

“My real name is not Sutter, and this is not “my” blog. Sutter is a fictional person, and while not necessarily a primary character here, he may develop through this blog in the form of first-person journal entries and appearances in his own short stories. Fun facts: his first name has yet to be decided, and his vocation is killing (whatever the reasons may be in a given instance, whether for duty, profit, or fun). Speaking of stories…

The stories that will probably be put here will at first have no real rhyme or reason to their order, and may range from semi-lengthy to extremely short. I’m really not placing any limits or restrictions on myself, and the game plan is essentially to put out fucked up literature (hopefully with a point, most of the time), to enjoy myself as I explore this. That’s something I should clarify to: this is very much an exploration, as aside from writing in junior high and high school, this will be the first time I write anything fictional openly, and it is the first time I’m using avenues of thought and creation that will likely prove to be filled with sex, violence, and repulsive levels of depravity.

Short stories will also not be the only way I go about these explorations – in the first paragraph of this post, I mention the possibility of journal entries from the perspective of Sutter, a serial killer. I may also play with poetry, one-liners, advice, and other forms of writing from a murderers perspective. The contents of this blog will vary (maybe wildly) in the form they take, and the consistency will be found in the perspective and fictional persons they center around, made-up people with monstrous souls.

Unless I say otherwise, as I’m doing here, or unless it’s a story centering around a different (and/or unnamed) character, you can assume the posts are meant to be read as posts by or about Sutter (or others like him) from here on out. One of the first things I’ll probably do is make a disclaimer page. I might also make one for ‘inspirations’, as some will probably deserve a mention. I’ll point out a few right off the bat: Dexter (the show and the character), Marilyn MansonHannibal LecterMike Wilson, and A Clockwork Orange (an awesome movie).

There are a few thing I suppose should be understood by anyone reading this: you might well be offended at some point, or disgusted, or both, or more; I am not a pro-writer, I don’t do it for a living, and I have little regard for rules these days, and while that last one might change depending on how much I enjoy this and how seriously I want to take my efforts here, the rest should still be kept in mind; lastly, my aim isn’t to shock, or to provoke attention, or to engage in shit-slinging contests with anyone that wants to start one, I’m just looking to experiment, express, create, and enjoy myself in the process. If anyone reads any of the contents here and gets something out of it, good for you.”

Given the nature of it, and that it doesn’t really allow for me to expand into other areas, like writing exercises, reviews, random musings, and mind splattering from me as a real person. While there my writings, even those directly from me to anyone that may read my posts, it is from the perspective of Jack Sutter, a fictional serial killer. The contrast between there and here… here, Sutter is just an alias, a pen name, but it’s me writing, not a fictional character.

I may still find a way of consolidating everything into one blog, but for now I’m going to be trying out one for “A COLLECTION OF SINISTER STORIES ABOUT MONSTROUS SOULS…” and a separate one for the mind splattering of a (more or less) law-abiding, real person. This blog is a sort of experiement into moving beyond certain limitations I seem to have encountered with the other blog, (which, ironically, was created to explore things beyond my past self-imposed limitations).

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