I’m actually not talking about the Tommy Dorsey swing tune, but in case you haven’t heard it before, take a listen:
“Satan Takes A Holiday” is the title of my story in Raising Hell: Demonic Gay Erotica, which is out this month from Bold Strokes Books. In it, the Prince of Darkness is bored with the 9-to-5 grind of keeping Hell running (though he does have Ava, his executive assistant, to help with that), so he decides to take some time off and heads to the mortal world. Hijinks, as you can imagine, ensue.
This one was a lot of fun to write. In this case, the title arrived first, and the story second. Once I got the title, I wondered, what would the Devil do on vacation? Where would he go? And would he really be able to leave work at the office?
And what about that smell of brimstone?
I like writing funny, and I hope the story makes a few people laugh. Laughter is the least you can do, considering I’m probably going to Hell in a big wool sweater for writing it.
I’ll save you a seat.