Sex: Do you like it savoury or sweet?

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Vanilla certainly offers warmth and safety. Slow deep penetration, an all-consuming kiss and a full-body hug is genuinely wholesome. It’s like a soft, warm blanket on a cold winter’s night. It’s like fresh bread baking on the first day of a Spring morning. There’s a kind of a spiritual affirmation in this kind of lovemaking. I hope every man and woman will experience this kind of sex more than once in their lives.

Then there’s sex that takes more than a sip or two of vanilla milk.

088d647130dcb7328b09f02181d8887dWorking without a safety net is hot. When you think about it, even a first kiss has a risk because nothing in it is guaranteed. You’re completely vulnerable. It’s exciting. It’s dangerous. Fiery danger is warm and tempting. Some want that dangerous feeling in a first kiss to stay throughout all the bedroom antics. Chasing fire vulnerability and removing the safety net turns the excitement up a notch or two.

My novel is for those who live in a safety net life but know there is more in life than nets. It’s for those passionate lovers who risk chance and want to get closer to a fire. More importantly, it’s for those who only know of the fire but dream of warm blankets, fresh bread and creamy vanilla happily ever afters.

-Michael Forman (Author of SEETHINGS)

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Mike has put together a strong, heart beating novel, one which the readers of ‘psychotic thrillers’ will enjoy!

(Reader) Mike M. Roleystone

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Moreton Island Murder Baffles Police. Investigations Continue.

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Moreton Island: Idyllic Murder Scene.

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Moreton Island: Body Found Under Yacht.

Moreton Island has become the scene of a most bizarre murder which has investigators stumped. A female’s naked body was found bound and tied, caught on the propeller of a yacht anchored near Lucinda Bay.

How she got there and who she is has police scratching their heads.

Yachtsman Neil Lundy discovered the body first thing this  morning.

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“We heard a bump under the boat and wondered what it was. I got under it [the yacht] and saw rope wrapped around the prop… I freed it and a body popped up from below. I’ll never forget it,” Lundy said.

Police were sent to the region immediately this morning to investigate.

At this time there is no known cause of death and the name of the victim has not yet been established. All tourists have been accounted for and no one has been reported missing. Police say the victim is aged in her late teens or early twenties.

Investigations continue on Moreton Island and surrounding areas.

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Two Cars, a Mortgage, Share Investments and a Baby On The Way.

Equity investingMost modern couples start out with little or nothing but have a long-term plan in place to get something before starting their family. 

They get a car, then another, perhaps a home. Soon, they are a two person mini-corporation with two incomes, a love-factory and the hopes to replicate themselves in children.

Young, responsible couples with good equity often want children just as the bank balance increases. It’s a case of just as their income is highest, some is taken away. A baby needs a uterus. It also needs milky breasts. For a period of time, women have to leave work to incubate and nourish their offspring. 

Society has us believing that equality exists in a well-bound mathematical construct. Men and women are the same in every way. We know the sexes aren’t but that doesn’t stop us feeling that they should be or get frustrated when they aren’t. Evolution doesn’t care for financial objectives or investment portfolios. Mathematical constructs are for mathematicians and accountants. The reality is: Children will get sick. Mothers get sick. Emotions change. Relationships change. Complications of all types will alter the timeframe on things previously written into diaries and legal contracts.

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Until the day comes when the uterus becomes redundant and we can have children grown without females, women will still fall pregnant and loan their bodies out to nurture children. Mitchell and Sam Felding are planning to do this right now. They are in their early thirties and chosen this year to try for a child.

They made this choice shortly after their shares turned a good profit. Twenty one point six three percent. It was a good year last year. So was the year before. And the year before that wasn’t too bad either. Several years of wise investing has put them in a position to make babies… in the regular way.

That’s the problem. The regular way is irregular.

Mortgages, cars and incomes are the regular things Mitchell and Sam do extremely well. Making babies is a highly irregular activity. So is having sex. Making love is a foreign country and they haven’t a passport between them. It’s all so very bizarre. No one knows what’s not going on between the sheets, least of all them.

She wants a child. She’s on special vitamins. They are exercising everyday and have removed alcohol from their diets. Coffee is out. Sweets and sweet drinks are off the list too. Everyone who matters knows of their plan. On paper, it’s all full-steam-ahead. Between them, these two young healthy bodies should have some virile sperm and a lush uterus any baby would be proud to show off… but for one thing: There’s no sex in this couple’s marriage to bring them together.

I said it’s bizarre, right?

One of them is living a lie and the other is supporting it. What happens next will absolutely astound you. Read it all in my new novel SEETHINGS. it will shock, frighten and horrify you.

-Michael Forman (Author of SEETHINGS)

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Michael has put together a strong, heart beating novel, one which the readers of ‘psychotic thrillers’ will enjoy! – Mike M. Roleystone

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Little White Lies

Little White LiesWe all lie. It’s in our nature.

‘How’s your day been?’ Someone asks. ‘Very well,’ you reply with an unconvincing smile, knowing it’s been anything but that. It’s a lie we tell with ease… and we accept hearing it just the same.

It’s polite to reply with words than a grunt. It’s acceptable to answer civilly with a wrong answer than an diabolically honest one. No one really wants to know the truth besides, asking is merely an acknowledgment of existence anyway. Someone recognizes you and by answering you’re thanking them for taking the time to say something, anything, to you.

Lying is an important part of communication. It helps sustain relationships and entertains us. White lies created around things like: ‘How are you?’, Santa Claus, the answer to whether that dress makes you look fat – are woven comfortably into the tapestry of language.

There is another lie that snakes its way into conversation too.

Silence.

Don’t get me wrong, silence isn’t always a reptilian of the forked kind, sometimes it is what it is, a nil-response with zero intention. Often it’s not. In fact, rarely it’s nothing because doing nothing is doing something. Abstaining from words is not just about silence, it’s about abstinence. Sitting on fences is not nothing either. It positions a sitter between viewpoints and assigns boundaries, one for each viewpoint and another for the fence sitter’s place on the fence. That is something. That is a several somethings. Only a fool would believe otherwise. But silence can be driven by the same love-lie designed to promote and reinforce relationships.

What matters is the intention behind a lie. How do you know intention?

You don’t. That’s what trust is for. Little white lies and those truths hidden under a cloak of silence can be harmless, therefore they should remain innocent until proven guilty. Waging a war to chase down love’s intention is pointless. But the difference between these lies and the blacker ones is that, once discovered, black ones are provable. They also are backed by the darkest of intent. They go deep and cut right into the bone.

In SEETHINGS, some of the lies are blatantly obvious. They are drowned in a deep, rich blackness that engulfs a reader in so much text-poison that they cannot be ignored. This was done to set a firm foundation for the narrative. The most dangerous of all the lies written into the narrative have been swapped for the safety of silence. They were downgraded to make them look harmless. You won’t see the biggest lie coming when it hits. Your jaw will drop.

-Michael Forman (Author of SEETHINGS)

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‘Forman’s writing style is artful, with the protagonist Mitchell’s warped thought processes masterfully exposed. The author has a powerful and vivid command of language and his word pictures are stark and disturbingly real.’  – Linda J Bettenay, author of ‘Secrets Mothers Keep’ and ‘Wishes For Starlight’

 

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Logan City: Amatuer Photographers Discover Body.

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Looks pretty real to me.

Two Meadowbrook photography TAFE students taking a walk this morning discovered a woman’s near naked body in low lying grass on the banks of the Logan River.

Charlene Foley, 38 of Kingston, was last seen on Wednesday night after she told her husband she was going for a walk. She never returned.

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Logan City Police have released the following statement:

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Police Search River Bank for SIM

‘Mrs Foley appears to have left her Kingston address at about seven thirty on the night of the 15th and then made her way down Juers St. We believe she has either met with someone or was abducted, relocating to Meadowbrook soon after. There are signs of sexual assault and we’re currently looking for a white sedan that was seen in the area around that time. We are also searching for her mobile phone’s SIM card. Cadets from Oxley will be doing a ground-search today, retracing her movements along the river, Armstrong Rd and surrounds.’

Photography student Len Skapp who first discovered the body said, ‘We were photographing insects and I said to John what’s that in the background? I thought it was someone sunbathing.’

Mrs Foley leaves behind two daughters and a son.

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The question is: Did Charlene Foley know her killer before she stepped onto the street that night?

Yes, you’ve been drawn into reading another cutting excerpt from SEETHINGS by Michael Forman. Order your copy below and, like this post, expect the unexpected!

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P.S Len Skapp? Surely you didn’t believe that did you? By the way, that name (or any other corny one like it) doesn’t appear in the narrative. I just had to indulge this post with a giggle-type-moment to see if you were paying attention. 😉 – Mx

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Writing About Murder: Making It Truly Intimate.

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I wanted my story’s death to be very personal, so intimate that readers will be in the moment, looking right into the eyes of a victim going through those final few moments of life.

No, I didn’t want hitmen, fancy weapons or cunning tricks to end life. My kind of killing was meant to be upfront and  stripped right down. I wanted it simple, raw and very nasty.

I see a downside with today’s murders. Writers place many elements between the killer and the victim. Some writers believe that more of them mean a better kill. They add guns, ships, planes submarines, viruses, aliens, disasters of all types and just as many convoluted technologies to send their characters packing but, unfortunately, the intimacy surrounding murder is lost. The more complex the kill, the more readers move away from the intimacy associated with it.

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Think about it. Murder is like sex. The emotion attached to is extremely intimate. It’s  highly personal. We’re not talking about grocery shopping here. This is removing someone’s life from their body and this world!

Sadly, we read about death all the time. We read about it so much we become desensitised to it. It’s in fiction, factual history and daily news. It shouldn’t have this effect but it does. The constant bombardment of death  tends to have us saying nonchalantly: ‘Oh yeah, someone died, that’s so sad.’

The sadness we show appears genuine yet it doesn’t alter our day in anyway. It doesn’t slow us down. The words have little more conviction than the phrase ‘How’s the weather?’  and we go about our business as if nothing happened.

Sex isn’t a passing fad so neither is murder.

There are always personal reasons for those who engage in either. The emotion is very real and goes deep. One attaches itself to love, the other is to an insidious black hate. Nevertheless, murder is as sensual as any other type of intimacy we experience in our lives. Anytime we reveal our inner selves to another during the act, we are at intimacy’s front door. Murder can be highly intimate. All we need is a way to lie down and sleep with it to see.

SEETHINGS was written to make murder that intimate. At times, the results are repulsive to read. That’s what true intimacy can feel like. Peering into the intimate lives of strangers would be like walking on forbidden ground for some… or wonderfully liberating to others. It depends on where and how they see it. As a writer, I wanted my readers to be engaged with murder, so much so that they will feel life slipping away. I expect some readers will vicariously adopt the victim’s role as their own while others will take place of the killer. I certainly didn’t want readers sitting on fences witnessing it from afar. I wanted them to be in bed with the action, caressing our lovers while listening to the love being suffocated in anger. If I’ve done my job well enough, a reader will feel the victim’s final breaths on their own cheeks, spittle of our killer on their forehead.

That’s what you’ll expect when opening up your new, crisp copy of SEETHINGS.

-Michael Forman (Author)

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Writing About Murder: Making It Truly Intimate. was originally published on MICHAEL FORMAN AUTHOR

The Best Tip to Stop Pixelation in Enlarged Photos!

Stop PixelationSo you want to make a large photo from a small one and are concerned about pixel staircasing in the final photo?

Here’s a quick tip for those wishing to enlarge photos using Photoshop. Photoshop incorporates some cool stuff and one of those is a fabulous enlarging engine. The best way to make good use of it is not to enlarge your picture to the finished size in one hit but to do it in increments. A-ha, you say! That’s different! The result is a significantly sharper result with less evidence of staircasing, an apt term for the blocks (pixels) that make up digital photos. (See example)

 

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First, after using a sharpening filter, increase your image size by ten percent increments until you get to the finished size. I wrote a handy ‘Action’ in PS that contains ten increments of ten percent sharpening to save me writing it in every time. I just press check or uncheck  to play the amount of steps I want active. If I’m too tired to work out how many steps it’ll take, I’ll let them all run and then return to the history file to back a few off it’s too big.

You’re welcome. – Michael Forman (Photographer and Author of SEETHINGS)

SEETHINGS is my new novel about a photographer who, in part, debates photography techniques with his colleague Maxine Sewell. She wants to bed him but he wants nothing of her. She mysteriously winds up dead, hanging from her camera strap in a very public place.

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Michael has put together a strong, heart beating novel, one which the readers of ‘psychotic thrillers’ will enjoy  – for the faint hearted, leave it alone! – Mike M. Roleystone

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