Who wants more teasing…

Pulp tale teasing that is.  I have the first 22 pages down of Felix Culpa and so curious what my readers think thus far.  If I posted the draft – would you read it?  Would you tell me what you think?  Respond here or on My Instagram Pulp By Paige Turner!  

Thank you for reading xoxo – Happy Tales,

Paige Turner

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Felix Cupla – The Back Story

fe·lix cul·pa

ˈfāliks ˈko͝olpə,ˈfēliks/

noun CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

noun: felix culpa

  1. the sin of Adam viewed as fortunate, because it brought about the blessedness of the Redemption.
    • an apparent error or disaster with happy consequences.
  1. is a Latin phrase that comes from the words felix, meaning “happy,” “lucky,” or “blessed” and culpa, meaning “fault” or “fall”. In the Catholic tradition, the phrase is most often translated “happy fault,” other translations include “blessed fall” or “fortunate fall” – even happy accident.

 

This is what I love about writing.  You have no idea where your mind will go – you have no idea if your idea is even worth writing and before you know it – there you are.  

After posting FLIGHT 1950 and Vendetta Blank – I was so surprised to hear how well received the stories were and how loved the charters became.  Especially Peter Novak.  A character-study my husband and I goofed around with one night – whom I later added to my short story Vendetta Blank.  In the original tale, I end the story and flash forward 6 months leaving this huge window of opportunity to well – indulge.  Seeing this hole – I figured I’d just slip into my little universe and take Novak and Vendetta out for a little spin.  

So here I am, figuratively sitting in a car with my two characters.  I had already been chewing on their initial conversation – they had much to cover since they last met.  But then what?  I’m typing away.  Deleting.  Starting over and get to the part of the story where I need a boat.  To have a boat, whether between the pages or in real life – means the boat needs a name.  So now, I have the daunting task to name this boat.  A task I do not take lightly as I think a name is very important and boat names can be so fun and full of puns.  My mind starts kicking out a few ideas, of boats I know or ones I’d seen.  Plan B.  Miss Behavin’.  Flailing Grommet are ones I’ve floated by.  But I needed a new name, the name for Vendetta’s boat.

People often ask me if I have an outline of some sort when I write.  Structure.  A plot.  Yes and No.  Often I build the outline after I start writing and need things to line up.  The plot comes to me as I write.  Really, I just hit the ground typing and let my fingers bang it out.  For instance, for this tale – I knew I wanted a name in Latin. That’s when Felix Cupla came to mind.  (You can see the definition at the top of this post.)  How perfect is that?  Happy Accident.  If you’ve read Vendetta Blank, then you know what a huge moment that night in Napa was and how much more I could add!

I took that idea and ran with it.  I see this new short story as the foundation for my little San Francisco Pulp Universe – I see Peter Novak, Private I, settled nice into the cracks.

Anyway, I wrote 9 pages that first day and it was most awesome.  Since then, I have probably written and erased double that.  Oh the struggles of a writer.  

Thank you for reading my between the pages – I enjoy sharing my little creative moments with you guys.  Thank you for reading and your support.

To read the teaser for Felix Culpa visit my writers blog at: http://pulpbypaigeturner.wordpress.com

 

Happy Tales,

 

Paige Turner

 

 

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~ Feminism – Do it for your Mother ~

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Please tell me this is a dream…

I am reeling from the news of Anthony Bourdain.  Of all the guys in the world – I know you had your ups and down – but man did you surf those right.

Shared some words about this on Wonder Women Unite – check out my entry called One More Sunrise Please.

If you need help getting through the night – please reach out for help.  Suicide is not the answer.

Where to get help:

From Canada or US: If you’re in an emergency, please call 911

You can contact the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255

 or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741

Young people in need of help can call Kids Help Phone on 1-800-668-6868

If you are in the UK, you can call the Samaritans on 116123

The coolest part about having blogs is having more than one.  If you’re reading this you share my – between the pages blog for my pulp tales.  THANK YOU!

Today – I share a blog dear to my heart.  Wonder Women Unite.  I wanted to share a piece, One More Sunrise, submitted by ghost writer #780 about the surprising death of Kate Spade and how it resonated with her.  

Thanks for reading,

Paige

Between the Pages – A look behind FLIGHT 1950 – formerly called Putting On A Hit

Ok folks.  If you’ve been waiting for me to post Putting on a Hit.  I just did.  But now it’s named FLIGHT 1950.  These things happen when you write – a Working Title so to speak.

STOP READING NOW – if you haven’t read the short story yet.

LINK HERE TO READ FLIGHT 1950https://pulpbypaigeturner.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/flight-1950/

I’m serious… because what comes next is a…

SPOILER ALERT

Ok.  So for those of you following along, what has become FLIGHT 1950 is close to my heart.  A cathartic tale to rid my soul of some misplaced anger.  This is a completely fictional tale, seasoned lightly with moments of truth – the seed of all good writing.

I really contemplated how I was going to tackle this tale.  This murder – I thought was going to take place.  After all – I entitled it Putting On A Hit – as in hire a hitman.  I really enjoyed writing the beginning.  It was good for me to retrace the moments that went by so fast.  Then it wasn’t.  It became a bit too painful to relive with each re-read.  I recall how confusing a time it was for me.  To understand what was going on and why I felt so uneasy – all along.  I mean, if your folks divorce, and life was good – the little kid in all of us wants to see our folks together.  So my dad remarrying was hard on the little kid in me, but nothing I as an adult couldn’t handle.  It’s just that… I had the worst foreboding feeling.   My guts screaming at me that something wasn’t right – and no matter what – there was nothing I could do about it.  C’est la vive.  That’s life.

But that’s not right so I write.  I write to right the wrongs.

Or so I thought.

Like all my tales, they start as an idea in my mind that my subconscious somehow works out.  Then one day I sit before my computer and let it all out.  It’s amazing truly.

I’ve been reading and re-reading these 28 pages.  Wondering – is this enough?  Will my Pulp Fans like this?  I wanted to give you more – but I also didn’t have more in me.  Sure I dreamt of getting even with that women, but when it comes down to it – do I want that blood on my hands?   So to speak – even if this is all fiction.  The answer was no.  I did not.  But I really liked my tale and I needed to end it.  So I let my mind work this one out.

Of course Vendetta was part of it all along.

(For those of you who don’t know – Vivian Domino – aka Vendetta blank is my reoccurring character – to read her debut click here:  PART 1: http://wp.me/p1CgO3-6G)

As for the name change. The flight was natural. I was on it too much and that’s where I did my best thinking. Jerry really is a peach!

I hope you guys enjoy this short story.  Could I revisit it one day? Maybe – we’ll see.

But when I asked the universe – is this story complete, I realized that 13 chapters and 28 pages were somehow perfect.

So there you have it.  FLIGHT 1950 – do tell me what you think!

Thanks for reading.  Happy Tales!

Paige Turner

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DILEMMA…

My loyal readers – I am have a dilemma…

As all writers –

I have a bone to pick.

And the bone is always someone I feel betrayed by and the pick is well their fictional demise.  Vendetta Blank, my femme fatal, was literally created to do my subconsciouses dirty work.  My vixen to right the wrongs of the world, well just between the pages I assure you.  (In my personal life I am love, light and rainbows.  Thus my need to write pulp.  I digress.)

So here I am.  Missing my father so deeply and wanting to write this epic noir novel, to literally fictionally end the woman whom I hold accountable for his premature death.  Because…

Because,

Yes, you can really die from a broke heart.

It gives you a massive heart attack.

The young can survive it.

But an older the heart, the more beatings it takes, the harder it is to make it through.

I’d say he was living proof.  But he isn’t.  Guess that really hits the nail in the coffin….

So yeah, I don’t hold a grudge of anything.  But I would really like to lavishly write about her facing her karma – or at least how I imagine it would justifiably go.

Then there is the other side of me.  Do I really want to spend time and energy on such a tale?  That’s not really being love and light – but then again I don’t write fairytales, I Write Pulp!

What I have written thus far is great.  I love it.  I really want to share it.  But can I finish it?  Do I even want too?  Part of me says – do it for your dad.  Make this epic.  Make this the screenplay you actually turn into a film.  There is that much passion and fire behind it.  Because I do hold that bitch accountable.  I have email proof of her cruelty.  If he was a puppy – she’d be hanging by her heels.  Just saying…  She deserves the Oscar for best actress in a leading role for deception, manipulation and narcissism.

Yeah, so I’m not like biter or anything… Buuuuuuttttt…

Vendetta does have a twitchy trigger finger and she doesn’t’ like it when people take advantage of her family.  Can you blame me?  I’m just a daddy’s girl who wants to make things right.

Anyway, I am curious on your thoughts – as readers – as writers – as fellow artists.  You can read my teaser Putting On a Hit   here:  http://wp.me/p1CgO3-8T

I’ll just have to let my subconscious decide, she’s the one that does all the writing any how.  Maybe she’s just not ready today to tackle this tale.

Or maybe this just might something else entirely.  I know that love is the answer, I follow the teachings of Wonder Woman.  Though I will never ever love ‘that woman’, perhaps my nature is trying to follow a kinder path and cannot divulge into the dark depths necessary to write such a tale.  Too close to home so to speak.

Well not ready yet anyway.

I do want to finish the short story I have thus far, it is a good one.  And maybe that’s all there is.  This brief segment on virtual paper, the musing of daughter just missing her Dad.

After all, “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”  – eden ahbez

So who wants to read what I’ve written thus far?

 

 

Happy Tales,

Paige Turner

Slay On

Something clicked in me this year. Something big. Maybe it’s the climate of our nation. But the fight in me is a fight for kindness. For love and understanding. For unity.

As the clock struck midnight a resolve grew inside me. To share a project I was too shy to bring to light until the wee hours of 2017 faded. I hit post and there it was Wonder Women Unite. A place to share ideas, poetry, stories – what ever you need and don’t have a platform for.

Join me. If you’ve got a piece you’d like to share – whether anonymously or not – let us know.

Slay on Slayers,

Paige

Wonder Women Unite – Together We Are Stronger!

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Getting Published 

 

I got mail.  A package.  From San Francisco.  From Belle SF.  It was my copy of the magazine.  The first piece I ever wrote.  Published.  I was too excited to open it – so it sat on my desk.  (Videos posted on my Instagram page PulpByPaigeTurner)   I tear open the top of the envelope and out pours this gorgeous redhead on the cover, and there, on the bottom right hand corner was my name.  MY NAME!  Fiction by Paige Turner.

I die.

I literally cannot believe it.  My name, my little short story, in print.  Holding it in my hands!  People paid good money for this lovely magazine and my little ditty came with it.  I’m on page 118, snuggled between Gabriela and Andrea.  It’s worth a read.  Just remember the names have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty.  Lol.  And it’s fiction – my brand of pulp fiction.

Belle SF is a homegrown magazine with deep San Francisco Roots.  Keep Print alive and grab your copy at:

http://www.bellesf.com

My tale “Long Tall Glass of Water” is in #8 – link below:

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I think Niagara Detroit said it best – “You never forget your first.”  Thank you Belle SF for making my pulp dreams come true!

Thanks for reading.  Happy Tales!

Paige Turner

Enjoy previews and teasers to my upcoming novels at: http://pulpbypaigeturner.wordpress.com

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Truth or Fiction????

With the dawning of my first published piece – I’ve gained some new readers and with that some fun new questions.  So I thought I’d take a moment to answer those questions here – between the pages….

Question from a reader in Johannesburg – “How much of your real life makes it into your stories?”

The long and the short of it is this – don’t let the truth get in the way of a great story.  That’s at least what I told him right off the bat.  Lol.

Truthfully a lot of my life makes it into my pulp – but maybe not in the same context as in the tale.  For instance, in the piece I wrote specifically for BelleSF “Long Tall Glass of Water” – my tale ended at the Sutro Baths – a fixture in San Francisco History.  I have been to the Sutro Baths a billions times, with various different people – thus very different experiences each time.  It is one of my favorite places ever.  So I’ve added it to every tale I write.

Come to think of it – when I first started writing – and developing my Pulp World – places are what stirred me.  The Cliff House and the Sutro Baths are the birth place for almost all my tales.  But coming to realize that was harder than expected.

I thought a Pulp World would have to be set in Noir City itself – New York.  But I’ve never been to the big apple – so I didn’t know what I was writing about.  I was reading all I could and looking at photos – walking through the streets on Google Maps.  But that was armchair traveling.  One day, my husband said to me – write about what you know – where you’ve been.  All great writers write about what they know.

That’s all we can do.

So I turned to my city – the apple of my eye – San Francisco.  And you know – we’re pretty damn pulpy ourselves.  One of the first comments I ever got was from a New Yorker stating – “When I first read your bio I was like – there is no way San Francisco is a pulp town.  I stand corrected.”  It was an awesome moment for me – because I got to share the city I love in any light I wanted.

Next facet – people, moments and experiences.  There is a little bit of me in each character and each moment.  Sometimes I get to write to get my frustrations out – that’s how Vendetta Blank was born (Read here tale here: PART 1: http://wp.me/p1CgO3-6G).  Sometimes I write about moments that stayed with me.  Long Tall Glass of Water was one of those moments.  So surreal when I look back at that night.  So many Coulda – Shoulda – Woulda’s.  But we can’t change the past.  Well we can’t.

But a writer can do what ever the fuck they want.

I don’t remember the name of the boy that inspired Long Tall Glass of Water.

But I remember that night.  I remember each moment of it – it was easy to recall.  Like it was yesterday.  He was a long tall glass of water, that goofy smile, combed back hair, the thrill of the moment, the flirt, the game.

Anyway, so yes a lot of my own life makes it into the tales.  One way or another.

Please enjoy some photos I found of the Sutro Baths at https://www.instagram.com/pulpbypaigeturner/

 

A reader from London asks – “Who is this William you often write of?”

This questions made me laugh.  No – he isn’t a real man.  I’ve actually never dated a William.  However, I have always loved the name specifically due to the nickname Billy.  I love the nickname Billy.  Billy the Kid – Cowboys – the Wild West – San Francisco.  These are my favorite tings.  So, there will always be a Billy in my Pulp.  My mom tells me – my first neighbor growing up was a toe-headed, blue eyed angle named Billy and we were two toddlers in a pod.  Playing outside all day, everyday.  He moved before I was old enough to remember him on my own – but I suppose there is an imprint of our young shenanigans, when the world was shiny and new.  So he’ll always make an appearance in my tales.

 

Question from Hawaii – “Are you paid to write?”

I wish!  No, I am a hobby novelist.  I am not paid to write.  My article in BelleSF was by the grace and kindness of the editors to even give me a shot.  (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!)

I share my Pulp on my blog, working on a collaboration with Thrill Society for a feature!  Dreaming big and pounding the keys away.  Thank you for reading – you rock!

Happy Tales!

Paige

 

 

Enjoy previews and teasers to my upcoming novels at: http://pulpbypaigeturner.wordpress.com

Paige Turner is my writing name; Writing Pulp is the game.

Interested in reading my work?  Email me: PulpByPaigeTurner@Gmail.com

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