The making of a short story for the upcoming anthology SIN
07.03.2008 - 11.03.2008
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (Mar. 8, 2008) -- With a deadline looming for my contribution to a new anthology called SEX (the sequel anthology to SIN, also by Avendia Publishing), I needed two important things: time to write and a story worth reading. Authors sometimes need tranquil places to think, to spark one's literary synapses, and to get away from all the urban distractions that make it so difficult to write. So, the chance came up to go to Playa del Carmen and Tulum for inspiration. I came back with more than I expected -- I conceived a clever, short satire called Adios Verdad ("Goodbye Truth") and it rocks! Set in a steamy massage parlor on Playa del Carmen's La Quinta Avenida, the story of a married couple experimenting with risky affairs while emotionally torn about their deeds will hopefully leave readers tingling with rage, shock and laughter. SIN is due out in September and includes short stories from fourteen other Chicago-based popular fiction authors. For more information of the book, visit http://www.avendiapublishing.com.
(above) At my waterfront suite at the Playacar resort, a few hours before the massage that will shape my short story Adios Verdad.
(above) At the coastal Mayan ruins of Tulum.
(above) Heading south of Tulum through the Sian Ka'an wildlife reserve.
(above) The virgin beaches near Boca Paila, some 25 km south of Tulum, on the way to the fishing village of Punta Allen.
--- Travel Summary (and Ratings) ---
Hotels: Playacar Palace (8.5)
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