R. C. Smith — The Author

The Author

A few regrettable facts about me:

- I am an old man.

- English is not my native language. I make mistakes. On the other hand, I’m unapologetic about sacrificing any style guide textbook rule, whenever it suits me, to a story’s flow or a sentence’s melody and rhythm.

- My tales mostly deal with suffering, sadness, desire, love, loss and death. It may be that I do not have much to say about other topics.


- I bear no outward resemblance to the first-person narrators of my stories, be they female or male. All the characters, including those called “I,” are entirely fictitious.

- I hope the reader will understand that my tales with their scenes of sexual violence are meant to explore the vast dark caverns of the human mind, not to trivialize, endorse or advocate what they describe.


- Among my literary influences, to pick a few (in chronological order of their dates of birth) I count de Sade, Richard Wagner, Lewis Carroll, Henry Rider Haggard, Robert E. Howard, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Jane Gaskell and Rachael Ross.

- I am a slow writer, so please do not expect new texts to appear frequently.

To avoid possible misunderstandings: “Smith” is a pen name. I am neither identical with, nor related to, nor referring to any other person with this name.

You can read all of my work for free, which does not mean that I am principally opposed to the idea of an author deserving to get paid for their work.

If you appreciate my writings, a small pecuniary token of that appreciation to my PayPal account rc@rc-smith.net would be welcome – thank you!

I would also like to hear from you. Please write to rc@rc-smith.net, I will reply as soon as my time allows. If you want to receive a note when there is any new content on my website (which happens rarely enough), just tell me.

If you appreciate my work and have a blog or a website etc., then please put a link to my site on it.

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