Saturday, 16 November 2013

Given





(a writing prompt for Trifecta in honour of National Erotica Day)

“I’m worried,” Graeme said, sipping his coffee. She looked at him curiously, she’d never noticed his skin’s texture before, the smooth and rough of him, his scent. “That book you were given… you’re different.”

The first night she’d looked on that intricate symbol in the book and her dreams were vague and heated, and she’d awoken hungry for release, seeking it with her fingertips.

She’d been his friend for a year, a pure platonic friendship. Right now her body wanted him inside her.

The second night she’d drawn the symbol on her belly and dreamed of dark chambers and tall spires and a lover of inhuman beauty and appetites, waking shuddering to the cries of her own release.

“Is it some kind of cult thing? Maybe give it a break for a while. Let’s get away somewhere?” He touched her hand reassuringly. She shuddered in pleasure and he recoiled.

The third night her lover had walked her in his dream palace through an archway of pearl and she’d learned the touch of another woman, spending the next day in a fever for the coming night.

“Relax G, it’s… like meditation.”

Night four, rushing into sleep, into dream, her lover and another man this time, together, at once, and the next day each time her mind wandered she felt them again, felt it happening again.

“Okay,” Graeme sighed, “call me, okay?”
“Sure,” she lied imagining him naked and hard. She’d paid a tattoo artist to engrave the book’s intricate symbol on her and if the artist been embarrassed at the pleasure she’d shown as he inked her, he’d hidden it well.

Tonight would be the fifth night and the book promised… much. She barely noticed the waiter approach, then turned to him, opening her purse.

Her lover, of inhuman beauty and appetites, took her hand.  The cafe melted away like perspiration running across hot skin, revealing halls of marble and obsidian and the waiting, adoring, worshipers.

“The fifth night,” his voice burned, “and forever.”

26 comments:

  1. Whoa! I love her thoughts while she is doing something as mundane as sitting in coffee shop. Of course, now I need a cold shower!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback - hope you enjoyed that shower.

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  2. Once again proving the mind as the most erogenous zone of them all. Whew!

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    1. The mind is the perfect erogenous zone indeed, the gateway to all the rest. Thanks for feeding back.

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  3. Wonderful! I love the sensuality invoked by the lack of graphic detail.
    Far more enticing that way.

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    1. I may well have included more graphic detail but 333 words helped me keep it coy :D

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  4. How intense! Beautifully crafted. Elegant. I wonder what the price will be... LM x

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    1. Glad you liked it - and the price... would make a story of its own.

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  5. Beautifully-written. But she's trapped...

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    1. You may well be right - but will she mind?

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  6. Inhuman beauty and appetites........ wow. That's intense all by itself. I love how the piece takes her mind back to the nights before and yet leaves the reader, or just me, very curious as to what the symbol will mean for her and her lover on the following nights to come. Excellent!

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  7. Where can I get a copy of this book? haha Great work!

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    1. I believe there was a Kindle edition in the works, but one of the servers melted. Thanks :D

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  8. Sexy and intriguing. An archway of pearl...so evocative.

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  9. This is the perfect blend of teasing, tantalizing restraint. Written with just enough details to allow your readers to let their own imaginations fill in the blanks, and in your own gorgeous style of writing, no less. I loved this Thomas-and me thinks I need to find a more interesting place to get coffee;)

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  10. Nothing works like words...perfect

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  11. Mmm...I definitely want to read more.

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  12. Wonderfully written. Sensual and alluring!

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  13. awww I really enjoyed this and need to add, the picture is beautiful.

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  14. Um ... you wouldn't happen to have the ISBN number for that book, would you? :)

    Very captivating, steamy piece!

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  15. Hmmmm Sounds like Faust's wife made her own little deal...
    Best coffeeshop ever!

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  16. Loved the dark layers in this erotic piece-she is definitely treading dangerously here-shudder!Excellent writing as always Thomas:-)

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  17. Just...wow. Ha, that packed quite a punch, and I think I may be blushing a little at my desk at work right now. Excellent job, erotica is a genre that often gets overlooked, which makes no sense to me because when it's done right...well, then you blush at your desk in the middle of a work day ;)

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