Vivian slid between the soft sheets, and immediately felt that something was wrong. This was supposed to be the way of things, and yet the feeling was off. She had been looking forward to this night for so long, yearning for when her day would end by simply slipping into bed. She had expected to … Continue reading 366
I hate it. I think I just never got beyond the five-year-old “boys are icky” phase in this particular area. I realise I’m supposed to like this. It’s supposed to be a sign of intimacy, a physical manifestation of love. But it makes me cringe a little. Even with Sir. Except there’s another layer with … Continue reading Kissing
I came across this logo while on holiday, and it certainly gave me pause. Elegant but sensual. Innocent but suggestive. . . Or, yes, I suppose it could also be a tooth if one wanted to be vanilla about things.
Sarah and Mark's story began here With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I “Gah!” Sarah cried out and stuck her singed fingertips in her mouth. She cursed her clumsiness as she hopped back and forth, trying to soothe the burn and return the wayward onion bits to the pan. She thought back to one of … Continue reading Much to Learn: Square Meal
One year ago today, I made my first posting here. It's been a busy year. Most would think that starting a blog while in the process of moving and changing jobs would be a bad idea, but I've found it a source of structure and comfort. It's nice to have something completely within my control … Continue reading Happy Blog Day to Me!
The bicycle was old and rusted, a deep crack running the length of the second seat while foam spewed forth from under the first of the two. Trish smiled as she set aside the old blanket that had been covering the thing. She had known there were treasures hiding in the attic, but had hardly expected … Continue reading Tandem
With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I Sarah and Mark's Story began here It was a mad scramble. Sarah had unpacked, though there was a big difference between simply unpacking and truly settling in. Her uniform was here. . . somewhere. "Somewheres," more likely. She remembered seeing the bits and pieces as she had hurriedly … Continue reading Much to Learn: Back to School
I recently had the pleasure of reading Abigail Armani’s new novel, A Taste of Loving Discipline. As always, Abigail has provided a delightful cast of characters, from the free willed and stubborn protagonist to the unusually assertive dominant patiently pursuing her to the tactfully nosy neighbour. With all the personalities involved, it is no surprise … Continue reading Review: A Taste of Loving Discipline by Abigail Armani
“It’s just that I don’t think in terms of expecting anything from anyone.” -Seregil of Rhiminee* (I got a few worried messages the last time I visited this subject. Everything is fine- I'll try to explain again.) Learning to trust is hard. Particularly for the little things The big things are easy- for all those … Continue reading Independence, Revisted
*** Inspired by Don Croyle’s “Research Proposal” available at LSF *** “Kim! Thank goodness you’re back, I was just about to come looking for you. Didn’t you get my text?” a worried Jess asked as her roommate casually flopped down on her bed. “Oh, that, I’ve already taken care of it.” Kim replied nonchalantly, tossing … Continue reading The Experiment