Scroll back to 1973
Me: Get outta here!
Little Brother: I can stay in here!
Little Brother: Fuck you! Sword-Chin Bitch!
Fast forward to 1989, walking down 9th Avenue, Manhattan. I tell my boyfriend the tale.
“I used to be skinny with a sharp chin. So my brother — we had a fight. He calls me a Sword-Chin Bitch.”
“Sword-Chin Bitch?!” Boyfriend spits pipe out. Stops walking, bends over, holds belly. Breathless with laughter, he wipes tears from eyes.
1991, hanging with my good friend B. To break the monotony of post coital cigarette smoking I recount the story.
“And do you know what he called me?”
“Nah baby what he call you?”
“A Sword-Chin Bitch.”
“A sword-chin who!? Yo that ma’fucker’s funny as hell.”
Laughter ensues for five minutes.
Years later, old as shit, I come up with the idea of marketing my homemade book.
Ah, lets see, my sister says I need a blog. She says I need to get on that gaddam facebook, and I need a catch.
Got it — I’ll name my book Why Did You Try to Fuck Somebody You Hate, and Other Mean-Spirited Tales, Told by a Sword-Chin Bitch. It’ll be like, like — Monty Python!
B. thought Sword-Chin Bitch was hilarious – my ex thought so too. And I’d be giving my brother a shout out.
But I can’t say Sword-Chin – it ain’t grammatically correct. Gotta hyphenate, make it Chinned. I’m selling a book. It gotta be right.
Responding to the prompt for a handle on Word Press, Sword-Chinned Bitch, no-brainer.
Months later, thwarted by my own guerilla marketing ploy with that long ass book title, I change it to Mean-Spirited Tales, but keep the Sword-Chinned Bitch handle, to the dismay of a few.
Now you see the origin of my name. I’m the antithesis of a bitch and strive to be evolved when confronted by bitches. My handle doesn’t mean that I endorse bitches, beeotches, or sons of bitches. Some were put off by my Sword-Chinned Bitch head appearing in their posts. I don’t know, should I follow her back? She might be mean, you said. But I assure you that I am kind, loving, and do not consider bitchiness an attribute.
God bless you.