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!

What is Wonder Women Unite?  Well – check out our Blog:  https://wonderwomenunite.wordpress.com

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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:

https://gumroad.com/l/okuXw

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

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

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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

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/pulpbypaigeturner

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To purchase a digital or hard copy of BelleSF please visit:

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My tale “Long Tall Glass of Water” is in #8 – link to pre-order a hard copy below:

https://gumroad.com/l/okuXw

Buy a digital copy of issue 8 at:

https://gumroad.com/l/IORuY

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Just a girl and her magazines…

My hardcopy subscription to BelleSF arrived today and I was so excited. I’ve always wanted to subscribe to Playboy and the likes but never did. Never could. Always ashamed. Catholic guilt is terrible.

Yet as you bloom and grow and come into your own – some things you just can’t hide. I don’t know why – but I admire beautiful women. I don’t get jealous or catty – I get motivated. When I see a flat stomach and muscular legs I know she gets up early every goddamn day and puts in the time. I know she isn’t eating a bowl – err two – of chocolate ice cream watching glute workout videos as I did last night. (I did – I admit it – and today I added another mile.)

When I workout – I reflect on the gorgeous bombshells I post. People get my posts confused with my sexuality, or assume I advertising. Nope. I’m motivating.

What I see not only makes me work out – but makes me write. Since my ultimate dream is write and direct film – my writing is simply a movie in my head that I so desperately try to find words for.

So on the gloomy afternoon I’m curled up in bed reading my fresh copy of BelleSF. The paper is thick, slick – feels good in my hands. Grab several of these and you’ve got yourself a good weapon. Ohhh cracking open the first page to #5 was thrilling – I do love knee socks.

I got to read what other writers have written. I was so cautious to let nothing influence the piece I wrote for BelleSF. I combed through my online subscription but didn’t want to read too much – I wanted the first piece I ever wrote to have my pulp feel. This pulp feel. The feel of this magazine in my hands. Oh my god – so Pulpy!!!

* * *

Just read it cover to cover. I loved how San Francisco based it is. I love it. I even noticed the Spreckels Sugar Canister in the photos shoot of Emily page 95. That’s damn old school SF. With that a pain stabbed through my heart. I’m going to have to leave my city of San Francisco – I cannot afford it anymore. But my heart. Well – we know where it will be.

When I first started to write pulp I thought of New York. The subways, the swirling exhaust, the skyscrapers. But I’ve never been there. I can Google all I want – but I can’t write what I don’t know.

But I know this city. The city of San Francisco. I love that piece of earth. My heart sings when I see her Golden Gates. I feel its electricity. A follower once told me – Noir City is Paris – Pulp City is New York. I smiled when I read that. You don’t know the Barbary Coast. The legends of opium dens.  Rumrunners. The mystery. The romance. In the Fog. On the Docks. At the Pier.

San Francisco is as pulpy as they come. So fuck yay – Thank you BelleSF for noticing my work and putting my brand of Noir Pulp in the city.

Those who follow my blog know I created Detective Eddy Case.  It was on a dare from my husband – to write a short story from start to finish. ‘To finish’ were the key words in that sentence.  (I’ll admit, I had several unfinished epic novels.)  So I took him up on his dare and I wrote.  I wrote and wrote.  One short story turned into my Detective Eddy Case Series, set in San Francisco – and the rest is history.

So with the prospect of my name being on the cover of BelleSF under the word FICTION makes my pulpy heart all a flutter.  Their going to add illustrations too!  Eek!  I can barely contain myself!  But dare I share my joy?

I can never tell my mom – right? She can never read this – right?

But my dad… a knowing smile has crept over my face. I never did tell him that I used to sneak into his stash and look at his Playboys every single time I was home alone. I read all the stories and day dreamed about the day I would grow into a woman. The hips, the legs, the…. Well you know. (I must say though – I’ve seen the gamete from real to fake to real again – and it’s so empowering to see real, beautiful women again – of all sizes – like seriously empowering – anyway – that’s for my other blog 🙂

Anyway – I never shared my pulp with him – but I did share my journey. He knew I started the blog, he knew I found new readers on IG – he always encouraged me to go after my dreams. He did that to everyone he met. But me, he told me to keep writing. He’d remind me of all the cool places we went to. So seeing his little girl’s name on the cover of BelleSF…

 

FICTION

Paige Turner

He’d be so proud. I swear he’d tell me the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Oh look a raindrop on my cheek.

So the rain is coming down harder now, pounding at my window. Much like it was the night I wrote Black Out. Imaging the things that go on behind the closed doors of the Motorville Motel in Daly City on Mission. I know what happens there – you’ll have to pick up a copy BelleSF #8. (Link Below)

Right now – right meow – I’m going to cozy up with my kittens, sip a Scotch for this cold and read BelleSF #6. Purrrfect.

Hey – thank you for reading this blog and my Pulp. Your emails, comments and likes are greatly appreciated. Keep on rocking!

A HUGE THANK YOU to BelleSF Magazine for giving me a shot. Thank you David and Melissa for this chance. This pulp writer will never forget you guys and never stop writing about the best city on earth – San Francisco!

If you’d like to read my Pulp entitled BLACK OUT written special for BelleSF – feel free to subscribe at: http://www.bellesf.com/subscribe/

And check out this really rad interview of BelleSF from Hoodline.com

http://hoodline.com/2014/06/meet-bellesf-the-haight-s-own-nudie-mag

Thanks for reading. Happy Trails!

Paige

XO

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

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

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What’s your slang????

So I’m sitting here trying to get into character. The West has a certain feel and one I want to capture in my tale. My friends have been helping me compile a list of – what is currently entitled – Western Terms / Slang / Old Timey Sayings.

The list is hilarious. So – when I need to get into character I read from it. When I get to ‘Boy’.   That get’s me every time. So I turn to my husband and speaking in my best old timey voice I unleash a line on him only to realize I sound like Fog Horn Leg Horn. I just about died laughing. Anyway….

What’s your favorite saying?  It can be western, southern, retro, contemporary – whatever –

To get the list started – I’m from San Francisco – and we say…

“No worries.”

“Cool.”

And of course – “Hella.”

As for old timey sayings. I am dying at:

“I’m so broke I can’t pay attention.”

And

“That boy’s just like a tatoo, gets under your skin.”

 

I want to hear your slang!!!

 

Please share!

 

 

 

Thanks for reading. Happy Trails!

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: PaigeTurnerProductions@Yahoo.com

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Sometimes you just got to do it

It’s Friday.  I’m on my way out for the night.  I’ve been reading over this short story for days.  So why not share the first chapter with you – let me know what you think!

It’s about to drop on …

http://pulpbypaigeturner.wordpress.com

 

Thanks for reading! xox Paige

 

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

Interested in reading my work?  Email me: PaigeTurnerProductions@Yahoo.com

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Looking back…

I carved out this lovely evening to write.   Working on the new pulp – Putting on a Hit. It’s a cathartic tale, one I am writing purely for selfish reasons. But isn’t that the decadent part of being a writer? You do it because you want to.  I worked my whole week around getting these few hours alone with my laptop.  And after a good run of it – I hit the writers block. That’s where you come in.  I get to ramble my thoughts between the pages.

 

This novel is one close to my heart. Inspired by true events. Today I pulled out that diary. To relive those crazy moments.  So far back you can hardly remember, no matter it was just last year.   I found the entry from my flight to San Diego, to meet my father’s bride. I chuckled at my list of questions. Because at the time I was sure he was being cat fished. Ohh the imagination of a pulp writer. My single friends hate me. Reading the entry made me laugh. Reading the flight home was touching. I was so hopeful. I wrote such positive thoughts. But I remember writing those words and swatting at the little voice in my head.

 

Never ignore the little voice in your head.

 

Ever.

 

They are always right.

 

If I were to animate my final exchange with my father’s bride-to-be – it would be – Me taking two fingers and pointing to my eyes then turning my hand and with one finger pointing at her, while my father wasn’t working. You get the picture. I didn’t trust her. I didn’t trust her from the moment I heard they were getting married. And it turns out I was right.

 

For the record I hate being right. I truly do. I’d rather eat crow then tell someone I was right. So reading these journal entries and knowing the future – well this is the stuff that pulp is made up.  Those deep, dark emotions you’d never let rise to the top.  Just let them out to breathe one lazy night listening to surf rock. So without reveling much more  – I will say…  It’s nice to live out your fantasies out on paper.  Happy Trails my friends.

 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Pulp!

Paige

 

(Currently listening to The Ventures – Changing Tides)

 

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: PaigeTurnerProductions@Yahoo.com

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/pulpbypaigeturner

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Looking Back…

Funny how dates align. On Wednesday of this week was my 2 year Instagram Anniversary. I can’t believe I have 22 thousand followers.  And even better – I’ve gained countless new readers. I am thrilled to meet so many liked minded folks. Yet today is another milestone, the reason there even is an IG page – today is my 5-year Blog Anniversary.

 

When I first started to write, I never thought of anyone actually reading my work. In fact, I was petrified by the thought. So you start small. With those you really trust. I consider the birth of Paige Turner some time in 2005. I dreamt of writing, I wanted to write but I hadn’t written a story from start to finish. Lots of ideas – no results.

 

So on a dare from my husband – I sat down with a nice Pinot Noir and wrote THE PIER. It wasn’t easy. It didn’t happen over night. But the birth of Kitten, Eddy and Trouble took me on a wild and crazy ride.   One I am still enjoying to this day. When I finished my pulpy short story THE PIER I gave it to my husband to read. It wasn’t too long of a tale but he was honest, it might take him a while to sit down with it. I shrugged, emailed it to my best friend too – then I went to a party. Really hadn’t thought much about it when my phone rang. It was him. I was expecting the usual – ‘Hey babe, on your way home will you pick up some beer? – comment. Instead he sounded really excited. ‘Babe, I read it. In fact – I couldn’t put it down.’ I was a bit lost to what he was talking about. ‘Your story – it was good, Puff read it too and he liked it.’ Two birds one stone. This I didn’t expect. My friends overheard me and asked to read it. So off it went, this little tale about Trouble and his wild back of ‘Billie’s.

 

Now 11 years later I look back. I had shared my tale and written a second short PULP – a prequel to THE PIER. Then a third, THE PRESIDIO – then finally, PURGATORY. In the mean time, my vixen character Vendetta Blank came to be in 2011. Now I had some grit. Now I had more than one story under my belt. I wanted to write more but I also needed to know if it was worth it. A friend suggested I start a blog, so I did. Apparently 5 years ago today.

 

I went from 3 followers on my blog over 100!  And I am über grateful for every one of them and everyone who follows my tales online or through social media. I’ve shared so much of me – it’s a trip to think how far I’ve come. And I couldn’t have done it without your support. I pretty much know if you are reading this – you are one of the most awesome Pulp fans out there. So thank you!

 

I think the best news about todays’ date is the fact that I’ve started writing again. Something I didn’t think my mind would ever let me do. I’m slowly recovering from the loss of my father. It true – it stays with you everyday. But day-by-day I grow stronger and how fitting to start a new Pulp Tale.

 

I thought I would share the rough draft with you today.  It will be posted on  http://pulpbypaigeturner.wordpress.com. Its working title is PUTTING ON A HIT.  A little back story…

 

This tale is also inspired by true events, though I change the names to protect the innocent and the guilty. Oh the guilty better run. This is a very different tale, but I assure you Vendetta Blank will be making an appearance. I’m not too sure how much I should share about the plot. So I won’t. Enjoy a teaser for my work in progress!  Please let me know what you think?  Would you read on?  Also, I’ve got a little twist at the end – let me know your thoughts!

 

Happy Trails!

Paige Turner

 

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: PaigeTurnerProductions@Yahoo.com

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/pulpbypaigeturner

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A Page on Paige

 

 

I haven’t written since I don’t know when. Sitting here now – I wonder when I will again. It is a strange feeling, to have no story to tell. Well there is one. Maybe I have to get this off my chest before the brain will pulp again.

 

In the midst of wrapping up Vendetta for the blog – I took one hell of a blow myself. My father died. Unexpectedly. Just like that. He was gone.

We all know we’re not getting out of this alive. But it doesn’t resonate till it really hits you, close, through the heart. I’ve lost my share of grandparents, schoolmates, friends and family. But my own dad. I wasn’t ready for that. Not at all. Especially since I thought he was in such great shape. He thought he was in great shape. I thought we had more time. He thought he had more time.

Time. So fleeting.

Since his passing – my life has not been my own. I found out at midnight on a Wednesday. The next day I drove the 11 hours to his home. Wishing I had made that drive more often… when there was time. I cried. Most of the drive. It was all I could do. When we got there. It was as I remembered it, his spotless apartment, photo-ready. Yet something was missing. He was gone. I kept my head high when I was around people. But the second I was alone, I cried. I cried deeper than I have ever cried before. I hugged the clothes hanging in his closet till I fell to the ground. Only to cry and hug what ever I found. It was the longest and fastest two days of my life. The pain, the sleepless nights, the tears. I know, with every love we foster this pain is waiting for us when they part. I know it’s a sucky thought. But it’s the truth and I dare not sugarcoat it.

So with the car packed to the gills, his remaining belongings donated to charity. We made the drive back home, knowing you can never really go home again.

I spent the last several months wrapping up his affairs. Please note, that I am not complaining and doing this for him is a privilege. But what a mess. Literally digging through papers to take care of business. You know what I really want to blog about – is how to die and leave your finances and legacy in order. Maybe even a social media etiquette book on death.

Anyway, I digress. I haven’t written in months. My brain hasn’t even really taken a creative breath. Though I do enjoy my hour on Instagram to foster my imagination. I finally had time today, a rainy Sunday afternoon – the kind of day I relish as a writer since everything is so gray and moody. So I booted up the machine and, well, nothing. I had nothing. I didn’t recall any shorts I was working on. I combed through the files and nothing jumped out at me.

(Except this silly poem about a cat. Which I did post that here: https://pulpbypaigeturner.wordpress.com/poems-by-paige/)

But today, alone with my laptop – I just didn’t have it. And that was a bummer. But I did feel was this, a moment to say what I haven’t said. To type this blog post. That I am a changed person. And for the better too. Well, I guess it is what we make of it – and I’m shooting for the better.

I know my creative voice will come back to me – one day. I hope. I’ve got that western on the back burner… I should dust that one off. Just not feeling it at the moment.

I know my dad would want to me write again.   He always supported my writing, though I never let him read any of it. I didn’t want to tarnish my squeaky clean image. Haha. But he knew I wrote, he know I blogged and he knew I had some readers. He thought it was the coolest thing.   I miss that – sharing with him. That’s the crappy part. On the flip side, I’m lucky he was my dad. Lucky I got to spend time with him as a child and as an adult. We had some great times together. Some I am sure to write about.

So my dear readers – please be patient with me. I’ve shared all I have up till now. The future is but an adventure waiting to happen. I wonder what my mind will cook up next. But be sure – I will share it here.

Thank you for reading,

 

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: PaigeTurnerProductions@Yahoo.com

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/pulpbypaigeturner

FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/PulpPaige

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