Drink You In
Alexander is a lonely young lawyer in Victorian London, living with the constant fear that someone will discover the attraction he feels towards other men. When he’s sent to Transylvania to help a minor nobleman with some real-estate contracts, it’s a welcome distraction from his life. Enchanted first by the forests and mountains, Alexander’s attention and awe is soon captured by Vlad, the handsome groundsman at the castle where he’s staying. But Alexander’s new lover has a dark secret of his own, one connected to the strange stinging bites Alexander’s felt as he drifts off to sleep each night…
I DID THE THING. I started with the thing that was easiest for me to do, and from here I’ll probably move onto stuff like broken robots being tenderly repaired by lonely hackers, orca merman single dads, bara werewolves who wanna bang fat ladies, shapeshifting birds, who knows. STUFF.
Idk how much I’ll cross-post because the whole idea of this is supposed to be that it’s totally shameless and let’s be real I HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF SHAME AT ALL TIMES. So I may not link to everything that comes out who knows yet. If I do, the tag I use will be ‘IDfic’.
OKAY YEAH SO HERE’S MY THING HI I’M GOING BACK TO BED NOW.
So “Isobel Dorian” is your pen name? Please do link to everything that you write under this handle because there’s not a single goddamn thing on that list that I wouldn’t want to read.
I guess it’s a pen name, yeah! I haven’t ever had one, so it’s weird to think of having one now. Essentially I wanted something to use as a marker that this is a discrete project with a particular way of operating and set of goals.
Under ‘Mary Borsellino’, the only self-published writing things are zines of various kinds, and the reissue version of the teen mess of a novel I wrote when I was a teen mess. Everything else is through a publication or publisher, because my self-esteem is a nuclear winter and outside validation is the only way I have faith in anything I’ve done, basically.
UNTIL NOW! ‘Isobel Dorian’ is going to be my way of indicating that a story has been written and released by me for the express purpose of catering to other people’s ids, as opposed to the more complicated and emotionally fraught disaster that is releasing stuff under ‘Mary Borsellino’.
It’s going to be shameless and silly and fun and an adventure. The hangups can go attach themselves barnacle-like to the stuff I have coming out under ‘Mary Borsellino’ and leave the ‘Isobel Dorian’ things alone.
And thank you! I’ll link to things when they come out, in that case. :D