I remember my youth and love of comic books. Batman & Captain American were my favorites. However, there was one that stood out above the crowd. She was in some of the comics I read. Her name was Black Widow. Oh, how I loved her. She seemed to be this exotic, elusive, unsung hero.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved Wonder Woman and adored the Saturday morning show “Isis” and watched both these powerful women every week on their respective shows; but there was just something about Black Widow that had me.
I loved the song, “Queen Bee” by Barbara Streisand from the movie “A Star is Born”; because it told the story of said spider. I fell in love with Alice Cooper’s “Black Widow” song and later, Lita Ford made two songs to the pretty spider. How could a girl like me not fall hard for my favorite heroine.
Imagine my surprise when Marvel came out and launched their movies and included my lovely. I must say, that was the ultimate reward for a die hard fan. As for me, I have a confession to make. I’ve been her, too. 😀
Back in my USMC days, in the earlier than the internet days, computer users used what was called BBS or Bulletin Board Systems and I used the name “Black Widow” as my own. It was the early 90’s and we all could become who we wanted behind the keyboard. I loved those simpler days.
Since I developed this persona, I have used her over the years. She’s my alter ego. She is who I write as. She is “the mind of the mad woman” within me. I love her. She’s free to write poetry, short stories and even books. She has ensnared many within her web and she lives deep within my soul. With her I am free.
I remember when my email address included her. firstname.lastname@example.org This name definitely gave people a lot of assumptions as to who and what I was. Ha, ha.
Now that she is so widely known, I am a little jealous of those who think they can have her. She was my secret for so long and now it’s out. Nothing like being laid bare for all to see. LOL! Of course, she’ll always be my alter ego. She’s who has developed so many poems and short stories and she is freeing. I will always keep her within my soul.