GANGSTER’S PARADISE

I’m over at Hasty’s blog today with a cautionary tale.

HASTYWORDS

Thank you Helena for being my first guest to submit on this theme! You never know who is on the other end of the keyboard. I knew Helena before I KNEW who HE was!

HELENA

(a cover of a Coolio tune…. except, shit, son, let’s face it — Coolio COMPLETELY stole this from the great Stevie Wonder)

Hello, my name’s Helena Hann-Basquiat.

Except it’s not, is it?

I’m a thirty-something woman who lives with her niece, the fabulous Countess Penelope of Arcadia (or Penny, if you like).

Except I’m not, am I?

And yet for two years, I wrote as this character I created — I interacted with people on Twitter and Facebook and WordPress as Helena, and while I gave hints that I wasn’t exactly that — that Helena was a character — never did I give away the truth.

Why did I do this?

For anonymity. Because I didn’t…

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