28 July 2021

That walk.  That saunter.  Jessica would know it a mile away, if she were able to see it.  Focused on the video conference that took up the entire real estate of one massive computer screen, she doesn’t notice the spectre in the background of her own feed until her wife is right behind her, and…

15 April 2021

Pet

Pet She wrote the single word at the top of the blank, unlined page in elegant cursive script.  Stared at it.  A single word, and yet one that held such power.  Even just seeing it there, transcribed from thought into reality, made her stomach clench with a faint, raw revulsion.  Nausea.  The urge to wipe…

14 March 2021

Deep in the wetlands and marshes of Medauquay, the stars were still visible in the dark night sky. Insects called to each other in the blackness; now and then a voice went quiet, as a lizard or toad silenced the singer. Frogs called out as well, seeking mates. Distant splashes of amphibious escape from wading…

7 January 2021

I know lately, for some unfathomable reason, I’ve been rather vocal about the political landscape out there, particularly in the USA. I know some people dislike that. After all, I am a smut author. No one follows me or engages me because they’re expecting insightful legal commentary, or deep explorations of sociological issues. They follow…

21 July 2020

Taxing the rich is a big thing nowadays. All the Democrats are floating it, and people (who aren’t rich) seem to be majority in favor. The rich aren’t, of course, because it means they only get to have a “a few” billion instead of “several” billion, or it might reduce them from seven summer homes…