Guest Blog: Tarl Hoch

Lord And Lady

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‘Lord and Lady’ came about while sitting with a local writer group I am part of. While the others typed away, I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to make zombies sexy, as well as how to do the actual erotica part of the story. Personally, I am not a huge fan of happy endings unless the character has worked for it, especially when it comes to relationships within my stories. So as I thought about how to get two zombies together, the story slowly came together.

Through my life, I’ve seen people do crazy things for love, or an obsession they think is love. I’ve heard of people unlawfully confining their significant others, and often for the stupidest of reasons that left me shaking my head. We’ve all had those people who have obsessed over us as well, often with creepy/terrifying results. Stalkers, in real life or over social media can be a frightful experience. There’s a level of horror in itself to that obsession, a want to possess them, control them, keep them away from the world. And what if someone had that kind of power over you?

And that’s where the baseline plot came about for ‘Lord and Lady’. An obsession taken to its limits, a level of control that goes beyond the barriers of life and death itself. Strange things done for ‘love’ and to keep that person with you forever. The ending pretty much wrote itself, the character having earned their reward. I don’t think I would have done it any other way personally. 

Thank you for the opportunity to talk about my inspiration for ‘Lord and Lady’.  

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Tarl is primarily a writer of horror and erotica (sometimes together, sometimes not), but he also has a love of writing furry, weird west, steampunk, and the paranormal genres. He is often found making time to write wherever he can fit it during his work week, and in the small amount of free time he has he can be found reading, walking, and avoiding the cowboy plague that is the Calgary Stampede. His twitter account is @tarl_writer and his blog and books can be found on Goodreads under Tarl “Voice” Hoch.

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