A Starstruck story By
Copyright © 2018 by John Erik Ege
EHP: Experimental Home Publishing
“Star Struck: Onuk Bay.” version 1.00 July 28th, 2018.
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If you can have a crossover fiction to your own fiction, this would be it. “Starstruck” by John Erik Ege, was something I had written as an adolescent and ‘worked’ on ‘off and on’ for thirty plus years. ‘Starstruck’ completely ‘pg.’ Onuk Bay is the adult version. If you haven’t associated sex with Ion Light, and you’re reading one of mine for time, there is sex here. Lots of sex. Gratuitous sex. So much meaningless sex that it has become meaningful. ‘We’ the one writing these stories hold strongly to the attitude of ‘make love not war.’ We strongly believe, increase affection in society and there will be a corresponding decrease in conflict. Eventually. We are so separated from affection it may take a while before people believe it. Like free money. People don’t yet believe in a Universal Basic Income, but it’s coming. And when it does, we are going to have to come up with a new paradigm for relating to others. The measure of a man can no longer be what he earns. It truth, it never should have been. Worth should not be about productivity. Just look at how big the Universe is, how much of it is unused; do you default to the Universe is stupid because it has so much wasted resources? When equality is absolute, relationships as we know them will fail because the last two hundred years of relationship have not been based on love, but on need, and on balance. Few people have touched true love. Men still want to be the rescuers and the providers. Women still want men who earn at the least as much as they are better; they rarely choose partners of men who make less than or earn nothing. IF we are absolutely equal what will bring us together? Sex? Men want sex, women do to, but the number of men wanting ‘hookups’ and the number of women wanting ‘hookups’ is not equal. Men want to be needed. Their relationships are predicated on that basic assumption and that must change. Women want to be needed, too. It seems we arrive at those needs in fundamentally different ways. We don’t. That is the illusion of our present paradigm. I share this because I think a part of my subconscious is actually deliberating over this; again, if you’re not familiar with my work, almost all of these stories are the product of a version of ‘active imagination’ in which the story is experienced and transcribed, more than labored over.
I assure you, there will be grammatical errors. I apologize in advance. I am working on doing better. I have marginally improved. Feel free to email me any corrections or complaints. I am simply a modest fan, who finds himself caught up in the whirlwinds of imagination on a daily basis.
John Erik Ege 214-907-4070 firstname.lastname@example.org