Apostrophe: Tales of Longing and Possession is a memoir, actually a set of memoirs written by me and my two lovers. It came about from a series of correspondences during the year we lived and loved together as a committed triad. That's how it started. What transpired, is, as the saying goes, more than the sum of its parts. I'm a New York-based cinematographer who had a brief but successful stint in Hollywood nearly twenty years ago. For reasons I'm not comfortable disclosing, I gave that life up to return to New York, where I was born and raised. With my partner and editor Mel, I run a boutique creative services firm in Soho. We shoot documentary films, commercials and high-end corporate videos. It's a good living, though a far cry from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood.
My writing companions will join me as guest editors as we compile our writings and interact with our community of readers.
Serialized selections from our memoirs will soon be made available on the Apostrophe site. The full work will be available for reader download in the near future. This is a work in progress, so we hope you will come live our adventure. Join us--Riccardo, Violetta and Sofia, in a frank, open discussions on love, loss, unconventional relationships and the nature of arousal and desire in a community of like-minded adult readers.
Again, this blog and the linked website are for adults. If you are under 18, sorry, but you shouldn't be here.
Vi told me once that she believed great, memorable love comes with an even greater irony—the essentiality of impermanence. Romeo and Juliette happily married and exchanging sweet nothings on their golden anniversary—instantly forgettable. Few tales of requited and polite passion endure much beyond the telling. Only when it is forbidden, brief, or thwarted does love flare into eros; shame and sin thus being the last, most essential ingredients. We look forward to discussing this and other topics with you.
Regards and welcome, Ricc