“Comedy may dilute the trials and tragedies of life and serve them up in a more palatable form, but what does it matter how the meal is prepared if the end result is digested?”
Sometimes a casual remark can throw things into perspective. I told Susanna Sturgis, author of the excellent blog Write Through It, that my guest blog for Writers & Other Animals, “Seriously Funny”, came about because another writer (some time back) had declared she didn’t write “fluff” and I wanted to write about how humor can bring serious issues to light.
Susanna replied, “Nobody cops to writing fluff. Fluff is what the other guy writes.”
Ah, writer, heal thyself. Was that the real reason for the piece? That I didn’t want to cop to writing fluff? Perhaps I’m no more immune to the “Look at me, world, I’m a Serious Artist” syndrome than anyone else. 🙂 At any rate, lofty intentions aside, whether the Doodlebugged books are fluff or not, I hope I make a case for the lighter side of fiction.
Read “Seriously Funny” here.
And if you’d like to try Bed-Bugged and see for yourself–fluff or not?? It’s on sale for a limited time for only $0.99.
Don’t want to take a chance on fluff? “Scapegoat”, a story set in a post-apocalypic Southwest, is also on sale.
SCAPEGOAT: “. . . Kroupa presents Hopi lore so gracefully, with such simplicity, that the reader is drawn into the story and the lives of her characters without effort.” —Nancy Varian Berberick, Tangent, Winter 1996