Writings by Ataraxia

My blog: Rubbernaut - Explorations in Latex Rubber Fetish as a Transcendental Practice 

My Short Stories are posted on

My Novel (under construction) download current full (1st) draft: `br`@22.0512 [170kw] Becoming Rubber by Ataraxia.pdf  (14mb)
(you may need to right-click on the link and then select "save as" in your browser to download this.) (If you would like me to send you an email notice when I have posted a newer draft version contact me.)

(Well, this is interesting...)


Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of "Becoming Rubber: The Original Manuscript" (i.e. the "Story"), to deal in the Story without restriction, including without limitation the non-exclusive rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Story, and to permit persons to whom the Story is furnished to also do so, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

1. You must prefix the title of your derivative work with the words: "Becoming Rubber:" (but do not include "the Original Manuscript" in it.)
2. You must imprint "(Based on 'Becoming Rubber: The Original Manuscript' ©2022 by" verbatim on the title page of your derivative work directly under your name as the author.
    3. This Becoming Rubber Publication License with these three numbered conditions, must be published intact and verbatim in the page immediately following your title page AND as the last page in all copies or substantial portions of your derivative work.

I also ask, merely as a courtesy, that you inform me if you are using my Original Manuscript to inspire or produce your own derivative work. It’s just nice to know, and I'd love to see your work. (Thanks)  



An Epistolary Parable of Profound 
Latex Fetish Enchantment 
in the Winter
Of Life

(1st Draft)

©2021-22 By Ataraxia


This is Rubberotic fiction/non-fiction for adults only. The characters and places do not exist in the real world. Other stuff may or may not be real or plausible — you decide.

An epistolary novel is written as a series of documents. The usual form is often a broad mix of letters, diary or journal entries, newspaper clippings and other documents, usually presented in chronological order. The word epistolary is derived from Latin from the Greek word ἐπιστολή epistolē, meaning a letter. 

A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, that illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have human characters. A parable is a type of metaphorical analogy. 

This story consists of numerous journal-like entries much like a blog website presented, more or less, in chronological order based on a timeline from 2016 to 2020. 

This is a work in progress currently containing about 170,000 words (~325 pages). It consists of almost 400 scenes. Some are nearly completed. Some need to action to move them on. Many are just notes or ideas. There are large plot holes and many inconsistencies and redundancies. It needs a lot of work.  The author seeks your help with finishing it. If you are interested in co-authoring, collaborating or just offering some ideas, contact rubbernaut [at] rubbernaut[d0t]com.