Today I’m honored to share my space with the talented author and artist Jess C. Scott.
The Zodiac sign “Scorpio” is traditionally associated with elements such as jealousy, possessiveness/obsession, and revenge/vengeance.
As a Venus Scorpio in the 8th house, I am quite familiar with these potentially destructive or fatal forces (though I am similarly aware of the “better” aspects of the Scorpionic nature).
I sought revenge on one former friend/lover of mine. It was an unhealthy pseudo-relationship which spanned many years. It didn’t help that the person expressed an interest in me when we were both very young, and then again when we were in our teens and early twenties.
I exacted revenge—I waited about three years to really give the person the final “piece of my mind”—because of how cheated I felt after many years of struggling with expressing loyalty and emotional honesty to that particular person.
It was very messy at points because I was complex yet insecure, non-shallow yet misunderstood, as well as deeply suspicious of the other person’s motives. I also lacked objectivity and maturity, things which I have slowly gained over time by taking a very honest look at what lies within myself.
In the Karmic sense, I am much less likely nowadays to “exact revenge” on a person. But I felt it was justified in that first (and only) time I let out that side of me, in the “you get what you give” sense.
I realized not too long ago that it was safer and saner to explore these aspects of human nature in creative work (instead of my personal life—if I could help it…). This is one reason I have always been interested and fascinated with psychological dramas and thrillers. I’ve also had a long-time interest in genres like mystery, crime, and crime documentaries.
What I like about the psych thriller genre is the free exploration it allows for the dark side of human nature. Things can get very extreme when people are driven by powerful emotions or forces, including revenge and vengeance.
At the same time, I’m intrigued with the amount of intensity and extremity involved with such tumultuous emotions or motivations. I like digging beneath the surface. Understanding why the person exacted revenge, how they did it, and the “karmic price” they had to pay for it, are all the things I like to explore in this genre.
One of my favorite themes to explore is the balance (or lack thereof) between good and evil. After all, in Eastern philosophies, the Yin and Yang have equal reality—and an equilibrium maintained between the good (light) and evil (dark) points to spiritual balance. My imagination goes many places when it thinks about that equilibrium swinging out of balance.
For those of us “with” such dark tendencies, creative work is a great place to channel such drives and sentiments…
Erotic Fiction is where she explores intimacy/passion/intensity, not explicitness
Psychological Thrillers are where she explores the dark side of human nature.
Jess has a crazy amount of published works. You can find them all on Amazon. Here’s a look at some of her titles:
I hope you’ll connect with Jess and explore her fictional world.
What are your thoughts on revenge? Are you the type to forgive and forget, or do you seethe until you get revenge?
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Thanks for reading.
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