Interview with Wild Rose Cherry

Was writing My Husband's Favorite Slut a natural process for you?
Yes it was. If I were married to a man (and I have fantasies just like this,) I would badly want us to share stories about women. Almost any kind of woman would do, but the fantasies would have to depict me as a slut - something I'm not in real life, but like most of us, I have a promiscuous alter-ego that I keep hidden away.
What's the story behind your latest book of poetry?
Drumming for the Sentient Being came about as a result of a rather lengthy series of conversations I've had with two friends who are much more versed in philosophy than I am. As my eyes opened to the depth of flaws in our way of thinking, I began to write down my epiphanies. Looking back later, I could see how poems could be built around those insights, so I did my best to communicate what it was I could now see and feel.
You've developed an emphasis on poetry. Why?
No deep reasons to be honest. It's just where I am as a person right now - learning how to truly speak from the heart. I have no idea where my writing is going next year, let alone the long-term.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Actually, I enjoy it for the release from the usual hum-drum of living. It's one of those activities that make me feel vital and rejuvenated, and strong reactions from readers can drive me to find out what I can write next.
What do you think of the state of fiction these days?
We live in increasingly literal-minded times, and simple expressions like metaphors boggle the minds of many people. Fiction is an antidote to the concrete environments we live in, but people want the illusion that the fiction is realistic. It doesn't leave much room for clear expression and the creative use of story-telling, and the more capable writers seem to be reaching smaller audiences all the time. We're choking on our way of life.
What is your personal experience with growing up homosexual?
I was bullied relentlessly and ruthlessly by peers and my own siblings. At home I was called "The It" and excluded from any sort of shared experiences. In high school, I was the recipient of a severe beating and some very cruel pranks, along with near-daily torment.
I had no support from my parents, and I had precious few friends. I began abusing alcohol and drugs and very nearly killed myself on several occasions. Life had to get better, I kept telling myself, and it did, but only very gradually.
I discovered humour and writing as ways of fighting the effects of all the abuse and scorn. Without those ways of expressing myself and venting my anger, I think I would have died on the inside.
Time heals all wounds, though the wounds are easily reopened. I loathe homophobic people to this day, and will have nothing to do with them socially. I keep my private life as bright and cheery as possible, and I have a superb partner to help me do that. Life is good now.
What do you prefer being called: The generic "gay" or "lesbian?"
I don't mind either term; neither of them is derogatory. In terms of how I see myself, I'm acutely aware of my womanhood and femininity, so I see myself as a lesbian.
I sometimes have men in my stories, and I have no difficulty doing that. I'm not without appreciation of the male form - it's just that when it comes to relationships my preference is overwhelmingly for women.
In ten words: Describe the ultimate sexual partner.
Tall, curvaceous, gentle, strong, imaginative, dynamic, spontaneous, worldly, funny, hedonistic.
Published 2018-04-03.
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Books by This Author

Adrift
Series: Poetry for Women. Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
With anger and hope we can set a new course for humanity in the coming generation. Will patriarchy be re-entrenched or will saner minds prevail? Looking at the backward nature of the opponents of gender equality, it's hard to believe we can lose. There is much to be gained for everyone, and these six poems trace out what still is wrong, and what may be done in the future to fix the problems.
Illusions of Loneliness
Series: Roads that Lead to Love Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Loneliness, in a manner of speaking, is coming out of the closet and admitting that you are one of the lonely. The themes in these poems can be a little challenging, but no good change comes without the pain of self-recognition. Loneliness is becoming a topic in the news, but strategies to help the lonely may be a long time coming - take the initiative yourself and start healing with these poems.
My Husband's Favorite Slut
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
A primer for couples who want to share fantasies. Trevor and I have an open and honest relationship, striving to hide nothing from each other. What's up with his porn collection, though, that he keeps hidden away? What could be an awkward letdown in our marriage becomes the catalyst for sex like we never imagined it, proving nothing is as intimate for lovers as shared fantasies. 18+, ~1850 words.
The King's Favorite Scapegoat
Series: Poetry for Women. Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Democracies are collapsing back into dictatorships, just as women and minorities seem to be on the cusp of big breakthroughs. With the help of their usual allies - misanthropes and centralized power - the wealthy and connected at the crown of the King's head seem to be winning the struggle for power. Will they prevail over the forces of egalitarianism? History says they will, but.... 8 poems, G.
Drumming for the Sentient Being
Series: Poetry for Women. Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
My greatest hope is to vanquish all the false hopes that have been instilled in me since childhood. My life is like a thought-experiment: If I have the freedom, in countless ways, to purchase my early death and all the attendant suffering, then someone else is profiting from my poor choices. What hope is there but to destroy false hope? Then, some measure of happiness can be found. 6 poems.
Women in Love
Series: Poetry for Women. Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
In these five poems, I freely trace out the times, places and faces I can recall of some past lovers. In writing this volume, I felt as though I was on the verge of a revolution with womankind against the menacing powers of the times. Long live Pussy Riot! No explicit content, but caution is advisable before letting the kids read this. 18+.
The Trance of Living
Series: Poetry for Women. Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Can we truly know anything beyond ourselves (if even true self-knowledge is attainable,) or are we destined to always go about in trances? Can our beliefs (dreams) of the outer world correspond with what's actually there? Seven poems of love, lust, hatred, truth, rage, being, and love again explore from a lesbian's perspective the nature of how we live. Some of the poems are erotic - adults only.
Fantasy
Series: Poetry for Women. Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Take this volume to bed, and let your dreams take off. In fifteen poems, you'll find a variety of lesbian love themes that capture, succinctly, what it can be to love other women. Whether you're a novice to these kinds of fantasies, or if you plan to share these poems with your lover, you'll discover novel ways of seeing lesbians that you might never have dreamed of. (Adult-only material.)
Bound
Series: Poetry for Women. Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Seven short poems that explore inner and outer worlds, from the vantage point of a woman who loves women. Anger, guilt, and remorse mingle with gratitude, joy, and lust in a way that transforms what is often unspoken into plain and obvious truths. This small sampling of my work consists of both structured and loosely structured forms, with hexameter predominating. There is no explicit content.