Friday, December 31, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - A Sexy, Slashy Romp Featuring Michael and Simon

Snowy Daze

“Is it still snowing?”

“See for yourself, Michael.”

He did as Simon suggested, further pulling aside the curtain. His glee was evident as he watched the fat flakes accumulate upon what was already a snowy landscape.

“I never thought I’d see snow again, Simon, especially after leaving earth.”

“That’s why they pay me the big bucks. I figure things out.”

“They don’t pay what you used to earn. How did you manage to afford this trip?”

“Don’t worry your pretty head. It wasn’t that expensive.”

“Flying across the Tantra Star System couldn’t have been cheap.”

“You’re worth it. And the accommodations themselves are reasonable because this isn’t your typical tourist spot.”

“I noticed the few other guests all seem to be businessmen on a working trip.”

“It’s a failing commercial district.”

“I guess you’re not terribly excited to be here, then.”

“Are you kidding? Seeing you enjoy cold weather for the first time since I’ve known you is all I could have wanted.”

“Thank you for not laughing at me for making angels in the snow bank.”

“If you hadn’t done it I would have shown you how.”

“Really? My dignified Mr. X?”

“Hey! I was a kid once, you know.”

“It’s still really something to imagine you on your back in a snow drift.”

“Why don’t you come away from that window and lie down on your back in this bed?”

“Ooh, that sounds like a fine idea.”

“Do it before you scare some caribou or something,” Simon suggested, laughing.

“Do they have something like that here? I’d love to see them.”

“Tomorrow. We’ll go sightseeing on a snow machine tomorrow.”

Letting the curtain drop, Michael said, “For now, you want to lock horns?”

“I don’t think the equivalent of whatever animal live here have horns, but I get your ‘drift’,” Simon joked.

“Ha, ha. Very funny.”

“And I like where you’re going with the implication of locking horns. It’s true that whatever you’re willing to let me do to you is what I feared would frighten the wildlife.”

While Simon spoke, Michael crawled onto the bed and stretched out. His lips curled in a seductive smile, despite the fact they’d been naked since checking into the hotel. He really didn’t know how much more he had left in him to give his lover. Obviously not concerned with this fact, Simon straddled Michael’s waist and began smoothing his large palms over Michael’s flat abdomen.

“Your skin is so soft, Michael. I love the feel of you.” Simon leaned down and breathed his next words into his lover’s half open mouth, Michael anxious for the kiss he expected. “I love you.”

Turning his head and lifting his left hand, Michael admired the diamond band he’d received when they first left earth. They weren’t legally married on any planet, but Simon made his intention clear for whenever they might decide to take that step. Michael was his.

Simon sneezed to the side of the pillow under Michael’s head. “Your hair tickled my nose!”

“Then I guess you should kiss me,” Michael advised, turning back from the sparkling jewelry to face the dark haired man overtop him.

“Tell me you love me, first.”

“I love you, I love you, I love you.”

“Once would have sufficed.”

“Why? Once isn’t enough for sex. You’re already getting hard again, Simon.”

“You have that affect on me.”

Instead of saying more, Michael implored for a kiss by capturing Simon’s lips with his own. He pumped his hips into the larger man’s groin as their tongues slid over one another, teeth clicking lightly.

However unprepared he was for another orgasm, Michael found himself surrendering gladly to Simon’s need. He blinked dazedly up when asked a question.


“Will you turn over so I can take you from behind?”

“Yes, Simon,” Michael slurred, drunk on the lusty kisses.

He soon found himself cradled gently in the other man’s hands. They supported his belly and his ribcage as Simon pushed inside him.

“Is that good for you?”

“I love it… so much,” Michael managed as Simon nibbled his ear.

“Let me know if it gets to be too much. You’ve put up with a lot this afternoon.”

“Put up with?” Michael turned at the waist, sliding in Simon’s hands, a lazy smile on his face. “I love when you make love to me over and over.”

“I promise,” Simon grunted, suddenly overcome with pleasure, “… to take you sightseeing tomorrow.”

“Mmmm,” Michael agreed, pushing back against his lover’s thrusts. “After we sleep in.”

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Serial Killers

Against the typical spirit of the season, I'd like to list some of the world's most notorious murderers. It's startling how easily you realize that your quiet neighbor could be harboring bodies in his or her basement.

1. Peter Kudzinowski worked as a miner and railroad worker before confessing to the murder of three children. He faced execution in New Jersey in 1929.

2. Pedro Alonso López reigned terror across South America in the 1970's. Despite being convicted of raping and killing 300 girls, he was considered rehabilitated and his current whereabouts are unknown.

3. Executed in 1989, Ted Bundy initially denied his guilt before confessing to over a hundred acts of murder. He also engaged in rape and necrophilia.

4. David Berkowitz is better known as the Son of Sam. Captured in 1977, he targeted couples in their cars and claimed that he was commanded to kill by a demon who possessed his neighbor's dog.

5. Jeffrey Dahmer engaged in some of the most terrifying torture ending in necrophilia and cannibalism. In 1994 he died in prison at the hands of another inmate. To my surprise, talented actor Jeremy Renner portrayed him in a movie.

6. Elizabeth Báthory was accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and young women. She spent four years imprisoned in a castle until her death in 1614.

7. Herman Webster Mudgett, America's first serial killer by the modern definition, is better known under the alias of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes. Nine of twenty-seven confessed murders are confirmed. On May 7, 1896, Holmes was hanged for his crimes.

8. John Wayne Gacy raped and murdered thirty-three teenage boys and young men. When not on his despicable spree, he dressed as Pogo the Clown for charity events.

9. Alfred J. Gaynor, besides killing four other women in the mid 1990's, confessed to leaving a toddler to die of dehydration next to the deceased mother after a drug fueled murder. His nephew, Paul Lashawn Fickling, originally faced conviction for the crime and speculation over guilt continues to this day.

10. Stacey Castor kept her killing in the family, poisoning two husbands. She gained the unsurprising nickname of "Black Widow" but also attempted to murder and frame her own daughter. Her successful methods used anti-freeze in imitation of murderer Lynn Turner. She started a sentence of 52 years to life starting in 2007.

11. Herbert Mullin believed his indiscriminate killings performed a blood sacrifice to save California from earthquake. His deeds against one girl were confused with those of Edmund Kemper, who stalked women in the early 1970's time frame they shared.

12. Albert Fish committed his heinous acts against children and bore such frightening nicknames as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, and The Boogeyman. An anonymous letter to a young victim's family in 1933, four years after the crime, led police to him.

13. Ed Gein didn't have a high body count but his deeds and the seeming connection to the relationship with his mother influenced Hollywood films like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Silence of the Lambs", and "Psycho". His quiet demeanor and neighborly ways still strike terror in my heart.

Contrary to my horrific list, I wish for peace upon you and yours. Happy New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday

Home for the Holidays

Sometimes, you just have to let home come to you.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flash Fiction

Wake Up Call

“Michael, roll over. You’re lying on my arm.”

“Mmmm hmmm.”

“A little more. Ah! Thank you. I need to get the feeling back if I’m going to take advantage of you.”

That woke Michael Blanc up. He looked at his older lover. Simon simply smiled, a predatory glint in the dark.

Rhetorically, Michael asked, “Did you say what I think you said?” Then immediately, without waiting for an answer, “What about work in the morning?”

“I don’t need a ton of sleep to get up for work on time tomorrow.”

Michael turned in the arms that now encircled him. Simon shifted on top of Michael and began nuzzling his neck. Their bed felt so warm and cozy that Michael relaxed as opposed to reacting overmuch.

“Would you rather I let you sleep?”

“No. Please don’t stop.”

“Okay. Good.”

A hot palm stroked his side and Simon’s wet lips found his nipple. Michael wound his fingers in the spiky black hair, careful not to pull. The suction at his breast had nerves instantly zapped from that tightening bit of flesh to his balls.

Another man might have stopped what he was doing to say something obvious like, “You like that.” Not Simon. Michael’s beloved Mr. X simply reached beneath their bodies with his free hand. A stroke upon Michael’s perineum brought out little gasps of pleasure. Following his silent lover’s closed lipped approach, Michael didn’t bother to ask him not to stop again. Time for speech had ended.

Michael smiled up at Simon. A finger suddenly delved into his cleft, finding his entrance, and he jerked like a happy puppet on strings. Simon chuckled darkly. He still hadn’t stopped suckling at Michael’s chest except to move to the neglected left side.

Marveling at his former employer, Michael thanked the powers-that-be for the opportunity to live in this loving home. With each thrust of Simon’s fingers, a second entering Michael now, bright eyes rolled back in the strawberry blond head. Michael reached up reflexively and began to tug on the curls trailing down his neck. Simon noticed, skillfully bringing up the hand stilled upon Michael’s ribcage and winding strands from the opposite side of Michael’s head around his own fingers.

Simon threw back his head. Still bearing lubricant from the night before, not to mention other evidence of their amorous activities, Michael was ready for what would come next.

“I want to be inside you now. You’re so tight and slick, Michael.”

For a moment, Michael feared he might come upon those words alone. Well, that and the stimulus upon his tingling scalp. He held on, however, not wishing to disappoint.

A hand upon his thigh encouraged him to lift his legs and open to Simon’s solid erection. The next few moments were intense as his body stretched for the other man’s insistent prod. They began moving as one with only the whoosh of the air ventilation system for accompaniment.

Each stroke brought the men closer to the brink. Michael could tell in Simon by the way that handsome brow furrowed. He reached down and began tugging on his own erection. His nipples remained rock hard despite the lack of stimulation. He preferred to look in Simon’s face, anyway.

“That’s it, come for me.”

The first spasm of Michael’s sphincter brought a cry from each man. Tightening upon that fullness always overwhelmed Michael’s senses more than the thick spurt of ejaculate upon his belly.

Simon tugged more tightly upon Michael’s hair simply by the way he changed his grip to hang onto Michael’s shoulder with that hand, the other on the receptive male’s hip.

“Oh, yes!”

Michael thought he might swallow his tongue for the pleasures of the sensations deep inside him. When his lover’s strong body quieted, Michael stretched within rumpled sheets, still basically trapped by Simon. Simon relaxed now, too.

“Can you go back to sleep without cleaning up?”

“After that wake up call? Yes, Simon. I’ll sleep fine as long as you’ll let me.”


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Monday, December 13, 2010

My Virtual Sit-Down with Ally Blue

Come read my interview with this talented author!

The Nightlight Blog


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

I got the chance to honor a dear friend and she turned the favor right around. If there's a blogger I admire, it's A Catherine Noon. She mentors as a matter of course and has really helped bring me out of my shell.

Please help me in honoring her by checking out her website: A Catherine Noon. Besides finding good stories, you can locate her other blogs featuring her beautiful knitting projects and many other goodies. In fact, here are those links, out of which I share some time slots on two (the rest are all Catherine's!):

Knoontime Knitting

Taurus and Taurus

Writer's Retreat



Skep, the Journal


Evanston Writers Workshop

As for the award, here are the rules:
1. Share 7 things about yourself
2. Pass The Award to 15 bloggers recently discovered (or however many you can manage).
3. Notify the blogger recipients.
4. Link The blogger who gave the award.

As for number two, I've started well with a great list but don't expect A Catherine Noon to do this for every single one of her blogs. I've listed a number on my Darla M Sands blog if you want to go there: Darla M Sands

Regarding number one, let's see...

1. I have three aquariums of fresh water fish, one of them a hospital tank which I hope soon to close down in favor of integrating the poor, lonely convalescent.
2. There are more people I socialize with online whom I've never met than folks I see regularly in real life free time. Sad, yeah?
3. Sometimes, I want to live in a cave but only if it has high speed internet.
4. My main writing muse is someone who's been deceased for over a decade - drummer Kami from Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer.
5. The only reason I go to the day job is so my partner doesn't worry about finances.
6. Someday, I'd like to quit said job and write full time.
7. Right now, I'm staring at a photograph of the beautiful man known as Kami. It's a guilty pleasure loading a digital frame with pictures of Kamimura.

For more reading pleasure, check these out:

Inez Kelley

Paige Tyler

Kathleen Gabriel


Left Brain Write

Moonlight Musings

Mary Akers

How Yah Doon

Into the Wardrobe

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Thirteen ~ Twisted Quotes

1. He flew out of here like a bat out of heaven.

2. I’m so hungry I could eat a Clydesdale.

3. You can pick your friends but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday Thirteen ~ The Sexiest Car in the World

1. I think this one is from the early seventies.
It's a favorite color and one of my favorite body styles.

2. A classic.
This reminds me of one a former boyfriend's uncle owned

3. Or was Skip's car more like this?  It's been too long, I guess.

4. Love that logo.  I wore out a cool shirt sporting it.

5. This looks like the '84 model that transported me on prom night.

6. Yellow is another good color.

7. Race day!

8. Look at that shine.  The owner sure loves this baby.

9. I'm not nuts about these back windows but it's definitely a 'Vette.

10. I love this pace car.

11. The weather is certainly perfect for a convertible.

12. This is just cute.  What can I say?

13. 1969 Stingray ~ this looks just like one my father restored.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday Thirteen ~ Japanese Rockers on my Listening Rotation

Cali Gari – named after the silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”, these guys have really fun hooks to their music

Chachamaru – technical guitarist for Gackt Job, this beautiful man also put out a solo project of his own called “Air”

Dir en Grey – I can’t get enough of them; their sound is varied and intense.

Gackt – I’ve gone on about him before ~blush~ All About Gackt

Kiyoharu – this former lead singer of Kuroyume came out with a good release called “Poetry”

Kuroyume – Live at Shinjuku Loft is a great energetic show

Malice Mizer – this visual kei band is no longer together but I love their look and sound, especially during the Gackt era

Mucc – these hard rockers actually toured the US in 2008; I wish I’d known them then

Nightmare – good music, good looking, these guys spell the band name in katakana as ナイトメア

Penicillin – some of you might have heard of these guys; they have a stunning eleven albums

Versailles – they have a rich, goth appeal

Vienna – this was an early project of Chachamaru and shares some music with his later solo offering

X Japan – I received a free DVD by way of introduction and still haven’t gotten over how cool their amazing hairstyles were

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Interview with A. B. Gayle

Come on over to the Nightlight blog for an interesting read:



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Thirteen ~ Japanese Mecha Art by Naochika Morishita

I'll mostly let these speak for themselves. My favorites are the last two winged robots. I'm grateful to Pink Tentacle for another great collection of images. Be sure to click for an enlargement.

1. Jaburo

2. Mobile Suit-2

3. Dom - I like the lighting and the name.

4. Jaburo-2

5. Daijyushin - robots and dinosaurs?  Cool!

6. GM Custom

7. Gundam vs. Elmeth

8. GM Cold District Type

9. Cockpit - great POV if you ask me...

10. RX-93 Nu Gundam

11. Scopedog and Berserga

12. MagiDragon

13. Wing Gundam Zero Custom

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Ways I Uphold Product Loyalty

1. I’m lazy and hate wasting time searching for a decent product, so I’m likely to remember the name of anything decent.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Animal Lovin'

I have seen quite a few animal mating rituals, if not the actual act of procreation itself. In retrospect, it’s sort of funny.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Banned Book Week

This week, the American Library Association is promoting the right to read anything we want.  No fan of censorship, I like the idea.  Various libraries have displays of banned or threatened books.  I imagine it's a big thing in some schools.

Have you heard of this peaceful protest?  I'd like to know what you think of the idea.  Any suggestions on such a book I should read?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Opening a Door or Tripping Over a Threshold

It's not racy, but I have a commentary on my group's blog today. I'll hope you'll pop over for a read. Let me know what you think.

Writer's Retreat Blog


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Trademarked Japanese Characters

I found these images courtesy of the fun website Pink Tentacle. Though I don't know what companies commissioned them or why, they're just fun. You can find the whole collection of 99 trademarked characters here:

Pink Tentacle

And without further ado, number 1. A ghost with a flying saucer for a hat?

2. There's nothing like a smart, talented guy:

3. Not the helpless Humpty Dumpty, this egg is dressed for success.

4. A dentist with a cherry for a head?  I got nothin'.

5. This reminds me of a joke:
What do you do with an elephant with three balls?
You walk him and pitch to the rhino.

6. A message about monkeys using underarm deodorant, apparently.

7. Awww...

8. Anda gain...

9. Toilet paper man to the rescue!  I think we could all use one of these whenever the bathroom runs out of the stuff in the middle of taking care of business.

10. Who exactly started the pink = girl and blue = boy?  The fact that's all I can say should tell you something.

11. Definitely a message reinforced by cuteness...

12. Potato and carrots make me think of stew.  Then again, the potato man reminds me of my chubby cat.  I'm so conflicted!

13. Water never looked so adorable, even if it does have a weird leaf attachment.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Life In The Day Of Wednesday

Today I finished reading what I thought would be a light-hearted, saucy take on a BDSM trio. It's called "Fun with Dick and Shane: The Life and Times of a Submissive Houseboy".  The tale turned out to be a journalistic story with some profound messages.

More than once, I paused to hear music the author mentioned or to investigate a particularly unfamiliar British idiom.  In short, I found myself quite engrossed.

In the chapter of the same name as my post, there is a thought provoking treatise on life and death. Essentially, Gillibran Brown says we're all humans going through variations on a theme. His Wednesday was one of mourning at a funeral.  Others might be celebrating a new relationship or some success at work.

Here is his brilliant summation:

In short, as individuals, we are all just a life in the day of Wednesday, or whatever day of the week it happens to be.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Illustrations by Gōjin Ishihara

The following images are from a book illustrated in 1972. I thank the folks at Pink Tentacle, where you can find more images here:

Macabre Kids Book Art by Gōjin Ishihara


Yamasei, the mountain sprite, just looks like a disagreeable fellow if you ask me


The kappa are river imps
Their behavior goes beyond what I ever would expect from the name

Yūrei are simply ghosts
This depiction is both beautiful and scary


Jorōgumo “whore spider" I own a wonderful rendition by a gifted American artist
Matthew Meyer is currently living in Japan


Kubire-oni is a strangler demon new to me


Kyūbi no kitsune is the nine-tailed fox
I'm not certain of the significance of the woman's face
Nine (kyū) tails is the limit, showing great age and wisdom


Rashōmon no oni is an ogre at the Rashōmon gate
The detachable arm is just creepy


Rokurokubi, the long-necked woman
I've run into her ilk in other renditions of eerie folklore


Onmoraki is a bird demon adapted from Chinese folklore


Nekomata is a cat monster
The neko (cat) being a housept of mine,
I'm rather alarmed that this one went for the jugular


Waira, the mountain-dwelling chimera, gives me another reason to stick to flatlands in Japan


Baku is the dream-eating chimera
This notion scares me more than anything else


Tenjō-sagari dwells in the ceiling, which is pretty obvious here
I feel sorry for the sleeping young man and at the same time,
it's such an eerily sensual scene I can't look away