Tuesday, August 24, 2010



I tried posting this as a comment on EREC, but Google kept complaining my URL was too long, then putting weird gaps and breaks even after I'd split the comment up. So. My response to this article:

I'm not a straight woman, and I'm also not a reader of romance, but there are some things I find curious from the original article.

"If you aren’t familiar with M/M fiction here’s what it is: Straight women fetishizing the lives of gay men."

Already we are opening the doors for this to be a misunderstanding of semantics. Labels are difficult things, and one person's m/m label is different from another's. Is this meant to be a definition for the content of the article, a definition for the mainstream, or simply a statement of the author's opinion?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Beginning (a smutty short)

It was difficult to restrain himself. So very difficult. Time had condensed itself to strange hiccups and bursts. He’d lost track of the bed, though he was vaguely aware of the frame creaking, of the headboard striking against the wall. The sheets, the pillows, the twists and tangles of blanket-- all things that had once seemed so important-- mattered only in that they did not interfere now. Not now, when there was a canvas of skin before him, a canvas flushed pink from work and writhing. Vibrant against the thin, golden wisps of hair that were scattered in sparse whorls across broad chest and long, muscled torso.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


As those of you who follow my twitter likely already know, I recently suffered the loss of the novel I was working on. Three spiral-bound notebooks of notes and writing have disappeared into the world. Despite having put my name and number into the front of each & begging return should they be found, I've received no calls (nor do I expect to). Most likely they've been sent off to the dump, along with my ancient Jansport covered in faded patches and rusting pins.

I've let this keep me from writing, which is really just shameful. I should be rewriting like mad while it's still somewhat fresh. At the very least I should draft up some new notes. Instead I just stare sorrowfully at my screen and stuff my nose into books I've already read. It's not that I don't know what to write, it's just that I'm not doing it. Such is the difference between the weekend warrior & the professional.

At the recommendation of MacAllister Stone, I did read one new book. Grammar should be fun, and this book makes it just that: It was the Best of Sentences, It was the Worst of Sentences. It may not be very interesting to those of you who do not have any interest in writing mechanics (and reading mechanics, for that matter), but I found it to be an absolute joy.

And now I'm off to pen a short for you lovely folks. Tomorrow is a full day of work, followed by an evening of rewriting. No more of this mopey nonsense.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Regret (a smutty short)

Warning for sap!

“You have to stop this.”

“Stop what?”

“You know what,” I whisper, lost somewhere in the haze between being asleep and being awake.


Why is a difficult question. I open my eyes, but there’s little to see. The moon has already fallen past the trees, and the light coming through the parting of the curtains above the bed does little to illuminate the room. All it does is make the shadows darker, emphasize how dusty the corner of the dresser has gotten, and suggest that the lumps of blanket alongside me might contain a body.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Michael & Vee (a smutty short)

It's a quickie! Working my butt off with my food-giving job. I love August.

"I don't know about this, Vee," Michael whispered, his voice misting through the cool night air.

"What? Suddenly you don't like my kisses?"

"It's not your kisses."

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I like to move it, move it...

Chapter 7 of Piety is here.

As always, all of Piety is here.

DISCLAIMER IS HERE: This story contains themes of slavery and violence, as well as non-consensual sex. Please do not read it if you are uncomfortable with those things.

Though this particular chapter is neither violent nor noncon. An overhaul to the formatting will be coming soon. Chapter headings need to be consistent, bookmarks need editing for ebook readers, etc.

Debating whether or not my links on avenier should open up there or continue to pop over here. Hmm, hmm.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August? August!

I'm home! I haven't forgotten you! Working on the next bit of Piety and have scads of ideas for other things. Should have an update with some meat on it within the next few days. :D

( also; I wish the people up here knew how to drive )