Short Story: A Taste For The Exotic

“Look out for the sharks!”

I wrote a steamy short story on my most recent stay in Goa, India. It’s titled A Taste For The Exotic and it’s about all the good stuff: travel, food, and sex.

Many thanks to Selma Carvalho and the editors of Joao-Roque Literary Journal for including “A Taste For The Exotic” in the September 2018 issue.


…Ally felt confused and nauseous, and she realized she didn’t know Marcus very well at all. She’d believed him when he spoke about being sensitive to local culture. Did that sensitivity not apply to women? Was he just another Vodka and Chang—white men satisfying an appetite for exotic delicacies on the cheap? Continue reading


Thai bar girls standing on street, with text: A Taste For the Exotic, Joao-Roque Literary Journal.