I think that my loyal readers deserve to know that I am a Christian, a full-fledged, without shame Christian. Some detractors may say on that note, “If you’re a Christian, then how can you write that smutty trashy fiction?” Well, I will tell them and you why those two things are not mutually exclusive.
I write human stories. They are full of filth because it is a reflection of the real world. We need to be enlightened enough to see the filth around us so we can transform it. That is why I write what I write.
Many of you know that I have been through some tough times in prisons and mental health hospitals. I identify as having a mental health condition. Thus, because of those tough times, I was gifted a more enlightened mindset, awakening to the suffering and filth around me. My reaction to that is in the writing as I try to transform past traumas into something positive. The stories that I write are embellishments of those tough times so I can put them into a healthy context getting them out of my head and onto paper so I can examine them like a mortician examines a cadaver. It is the same principle.
Of course, now that I am saved in Christ, it may seem like just filth; however, I assure you some of that filth is teaching some valuable lessons; and even if it isn’t, it is still doing a job to see that your own life, dear reader, is not so filthy after all. Put it in that context and I am sure you will find some worth within the filth, even if it is just to go on an entertaining adventure into another universe.
Writing transforms and transports and we have a very human obligation to find the positive and the meaning in the nuance.
Thanks for helping me along my own journey and creating worth for my bad memories and dreams. I appreciate it and I hope you enjoy the ride.
Jason W. Tapscott
Jason W. Tapscott is a writer and poet. He was born in a little town in Colorado called Lamar and currently resides in Philadelphia. His favorite things are his niblings, Liliana and Damien, and his cat, Pokey. His goal is to travel overseas and to visit all 50 United States and Puerto Rico.