Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Temptation Tuesday - A Little of Something Bad Can Do You Good
Brigid Coady talks about when something that is bad for you can be o so good!
You know how it is... something delicious, something delectable is always something that is bad for you. Chocolate, ice cream, alcohol or that all important bad boy. But you can't help yourself... just one small taste, one lick, one glass, one last kiss. And then you are back in its thrall. But is it really that bad for you?
Well too much chocolate and ice cream does have a habit of settling on parts of your body you'd rather not. And of course it can make you feel a tad sick if you eat too much in one go. Alcohol... we all know what happens if you have too much of that.
And those bad boys? You know they're going to break your heart but they set your pulse racing, making you feel alive.
And that is what it is all about... those forbidden temptations that set your senses alight, make you feel alive and I think that you need a little of something that is bad for you in your writing. Spice.
What bad things are you unable to resist?
Brigid is celebrating being this year's recipient of the Katie Fforde Bursary. It is awarded to an unpublished member of the RNA who Katie believes to be near publication. Her short story, The Great Leap Forward is being published in Even More Tonto Short Stories in May 2010