This month I dove deep into my archives of fiction and poetry. Anything with the #ArchiveFiction is between 10-20 years old.
I’ve included snippets from my upcoming serial novel #Nekyia and my current WIP #DjinnJean
Finally, I have a few serial flash fiction stories: #ArtesMagicae – urban fantasy/occult, #GalacticArchaeology – A science fiction adventure story, #MarsNoir – a science fiction noir mashup , & #SleepingInTheStars – a science fiction fairy tale mashup
She watched him hurry to the living room, once again captivated by his sculpted ass in tight jeans. She followed behind him her mind busy with all the depravities she had planned for him. She couldn’t wait to see his response to her plans. #SeduceMeSunday
He lifted her from the cushions and laid her on the bed. He sat next to her, brushing her dark hair carefully from her face. “My priestess,” he said his fingers on her cheek. The rest of his message was in the ancient Egyptian that she struggled to learn from Colin. #SunScribbles
He asked for more and more, but he offered nothing in return. #storyin12
S’latch led her to his quarters and they had another drink and discussed anatomy.
Alice was adept at inter-species assignations. Social & erotic norms varied wildly.
She assumed that if an alien was interested in fucking her, that alien was more adventurous than most. #SciFanSat
“How can the Cube Builders be inanimate?” Domaris asked, whiskers twitching.
“I don’t know how else to explain it. They aren’t like anything classified as living.” Frustrated by the inability of words to explain, Enid continued, “But they are sentient.” #scififri # #GalacticArchaeology
The Captain sat drinking and noting the stolen good into a log book.
“My Captain,” Faith said, a little breathless. From the first time she’d seen the Captain, tall and like lithe, with her fine features, Faith had been breathless. #lesficfri
Mx. O’Shaughnessy listened to the Centauri’s story. One of the new Martian crime families had finally begun the age-old practice of protection rackets. “Sounds like you need the law, Rygel, not me.”
The feline alien gave a soft growl, “The law is working with them.” #vss365a #MarsNoir
there is a shadow
in the sea
a slippery sliding shadow
that glides through
watching, waiting on the wood
steps the salt assaulting my
eyes I watch
The shadow dark
dancing through waves
darting under the foam. #whoneedsahero #poetry #ArchiveFiction
Julia’s voice rang out, & the syllables seemed to hang in the air as she spoke the names of the old gods. Her blood was beginning to warm as she finished the invocation. She began to sing the words that Astrid and Bjorn had taught her. #WriteAskew
It is a curious thing, the weight of a god’s attention. Vicki knelt in the French sun her breathing fast, & her skin flushed. Anubis’s golden eyes burned into her. She couldn’t read his expression.
“Come” he ordered.
She felt the word in her bones #AKChickenChick
I untied my robe & pulled the belt from it. I stepped behind her, tying the cord around her wrists. I knew it wouldn’t really hold against much force, but it was more for the feeling. “What’s your safe word?” I asked her.
“Blue,” she said her breathing faster now #FridayKiss
During the epoch of the 100 Year War, the cults of the lesser gods took root in Cetza lands. The exultation of pain in the temple of Itz and the ecstatic, frenzy of dance in the temple of Rastabon were surpassed by the mystery cult of Tamait, goddess of storms and chaos. #vss365a #TempleOfTwilight
Caroline felt her panties peeled off. “She likes hearing what you gentlemen have to say about her adventures,” She tapped Caroline’s leg so she would raise it, followed by her other leg. “Look how wet her panties are.” Her Mistress said to the men. #140line
My mom smiled, “Yeah, you know, kinda like a trance.”
I had to think about that. Did I really go into a trance when I took pictures? I knew there were times when I felt distant like I was disconnected from myself. So, somehow I have to change my focus when I’m shooting?” #wawwed #Nekyia
Fatima had been looking forward to the party in the Red Room all week. Now, she was kissing a beautiful man, while someone else was stroking her thighs. It was, she decided, heaven. #peoplewatchwednesday
You invited us all in between the small circle of trees. The moon glittered overhead making everything bigger and darker. We slipped out of our shoes stepping onto the shriveled grass. We stood in an awkward circle shifting our weight from foot to foot. #WippetWednesday #ArchiveFiction
The Unnamed One laughed and it was a cacophony of crows. “So, Death’s Whore is the brave one.” His voice thundered across the mist-filled plain. His spear appeared in His hand, and Soshay heard the hiss of a snake. #WordWhim #TempleofTwilight
Enid knew that she’d never sleep. With her memories returning, the overwhelming dread of what the Cubes contained left her shaken.
“Domaris,” Enid said, “We have to stop them from opening.”
“Because the world inside the Cube will destabilize our reality.” #TalesNoir #GalacticArchaeology
June 26, 2019
The voice laughed a mellifluous sound that made me shiver. “You have reached the wrong plane.”
I stumbled for an answer when I heard a sound behind me. It sounded the birds all taking flight or a windstorm or a rush of waves, or maybe just all of those things. #1linewed
Kit’s family hid their mythos. Thus, she only knew the name of one demon, and she wasn’t certain it was one her family had traditionally called upon.
She placed the bowl of her blood into the circle carved into the floor. “Killakee Cat, I invoke thee,” she intoned. #vss365a #ArtesMagicae
I lit the candles, all of them. She watched me from the bed, her eyes bright, curious. Once the room was bathed in the flickering light, I let me robe slide off my shoulders. “I want you,” I said looking her in the eye. #writingromancelines
In the first picture, they were performing the ritual, lighting incense, raising it as offerings to the gods of ancient Egypt. She thought the pictures of them in the clearing created an intriguing juxtaposition, the Egyptian trappings in the European wilds #BookishTues
Jean smiled, “It is an excellent start.” He sipped the coffee, & she noticed that he wore an expression of pure pleasure, and once again Maggie found her thoughts shifting from thoughtful to lustful. Would he have that expression in bed, she wondered. #FoodParty #DjinnJean
Everyone was wearing hooded robes, making it difficult to see anyone. Vicki kept to the outside of the circle, but still found herself distracted by the ritual. The drumming, chanting, & dancing had a hypnotic effect. Vicki had lost track of Julia ages ago. #Btr2sDay
Talia Peony credited the harmonics of rose quartz when she was headhunted straight out of university. But it’d really been dumb luck that the CEO of Age of Aquarius decided she wanted a Cosmic Wizard rather than a Grand Magus to run their projections department. #vss365a
When I was young, one of my sisters was exiled, so I had my own room. It had a huge window that faced the backyard & the endless row of yards belonging to neighbors. During the day the window faced the sun, & the room baked, but at night it was perfect. #wipwordsearch #ArchiveFiction
“It’s a full moon and I’ve got a bottle of wine and a good bonfire.” #MuseMon
“Once inside the chamber, I was overcome with lustful feelings” the doctor blushed. “However, unlike you, I wasn’t alone. There was another graduate student there as well. She came in to check on me, and as soon as she crossed the threshold, she too was overcome.” #LustyMondayLit
The sun disappeared in a sky the color of granite. She tucked the photograph & his promise to return, into the bag at her feet. She slipped on her coat. Outside, in the incomplete darkness, the rain fell on her face, washing him from her skin. #Lovelines #ArchiveFiction
She couldn’t gauge the Centauri’s mood; O’Shaughnessy never could their feline faces offered her no clues. She followed the woman to the back table, trusting that the feline would honor the sand storm truce. #MarsNoir #vss365a
Maggie watched the way his body moved, the stretch & pull of his muscles. He reached her, kneeling & she could feel his breath on her thighs. She rested her hand on his head, feeling his silky hair between her fingers. She pulled, not softly, and more than playfully. #LilLuvStory #DjinnJean
Tonight the Crimson Queen was celebrating. It had been one year since she had defeated the Indigo Queen & taken the kingdom for herself. She had shocked her new subjects w/ her wanton ways, her clothing, or lack thereof, had caused quite the controversy in the court. #qwriters
When she was crying, he finally allowed her respite. Her makeup had smeared & run exactly as she thought it would. Black tears smudged her cheeks, making her eyes look bigger. He too was looking at her makeup, taking in his effect on her. #SinisterSunday
The small sickle blade glinted in the candlelight& Beauty gasped. “Do you want this?” the fairy asked.
Beauty nodded imagining the bite of the blade& the burn of the first cut. “Oh yes,” she whispered, licking her lips. The wicked fairy joined her on the bed. #SeduceMeSunday
The first book we opened was a scrapbook.
Jenny glanced at me, “Have you seen this before?”
I shook my head. We sat at the table and started paging through the book. The first page was a photograph of Dee and my grandmother. “Dorothea and Ellenore at Vassar 1940” #SunScribbles #Nekyia
His chiseled features& tousled chestnut hair seemed far more likely to belong to an actor playing a cop, than an actual cop. Then I noticed that he wasn’t wearing a uniform. His blue button-down shirt pulled just a little at his broad shoulders… #SunWIP #Nekyia
The circle carved into the floor was the first of the scars Kit would bear. The next part of the magical working would involve scaring herself with sigils of protection. Sitting in the circle with an obsidian blade in hand & a bowl for the blood, she made the first cut. #vss365a #ArtesMagicae
Maeve, like all the fey folk, had a fatal allergy to iron. When the hunt rode passed thru town, only a brave farrier met their gaze. Maeve slide from her horse. She watched the farrier swing his hammer & shied back from the spray of sparks & the sting of iron in the air. #vss365a
She reached for him them, guiding him toward her. She flicked her eyes to meet his, seeking his consent for this. He smiled & wrapped his hand around his cock, already hard and pointing toward her. He stroked his length while she watched. #FridayKiss
After showering & dressing in my favorite jeans and a faded California University sweatshirt, I had my 1st cup of coffee. Normally on a Sunday, I’d take my coffee out to my small “balcony” – & by balcony, I mean the two feet of space that jutted out from my apartment. #WriteAskew #Nekyia
Mitlan had not become High Priest through luck or good fortune. He had won the position. No, Keron told himself, Mitlan fought for the position. Mitlan used his own charisma, his force of personality to sway all to his cause. & Keron reminded himself, he used me and my gift. #FP #TempleOfTwilight
The wicked fairy led her to a small bedroom in a forgotten tower. There, Beauty found herself quickly, and skillfully undressed. The wicked fairy’s hands were sure and skilled in removing her clothing, but they teased Beauty’s flesh with lingering caresses. #lesficfri
Rather than chasing after him, she pulled on her shoes & grabbed her mat. She wasn’t looking for a grueling workout, just something to burn off the last of her anxiety. Ash was leading her end of the day yoga session, one that was more a meditation than a workout. #WIPitWed
At the bistro, before the concerned waitstaff had hustled her inside, out of the cold, the rain dripping from the gargoyle’s mouth recalled the sounds of water always present, always dripping, seeping, leaking into the tunnels they’d traveled. #vss365 #ArchiveFiction
“Does the furniture come with the house?” I asked Julie afraid to touch the sheets still on the bed. A cloth doll with faded yellow yarn hair lay in the corner where some uncaring child tossed her. #wawwed #ArchiveFiction
The water ran down between her spread lips, teasing her w/ its soft touch. The runoff was never going to get her off, but she was enjoying the buildup. She inched the showerhead lower, tilting her hips,& Julia gasped the stinging of the water a wonderful sensation. #WordWhim
Edward took her fumble at the end of her report. “Well, that was very thorough, Doctor Hyde,” he said clearing his throat. “I’ll let the General know that we are on schedule.” #TalesNoir
I jumped at a dog’s howl. Ok, it wasn’t exactly a howl; it was more like that eerie half-whine half-howl sound dogs make when a siren goes off. I froze and then turned away from the fence to scan the parking lot, but only saw shadows and streetlights. #1linewed #Nekyia
“Please sit,” the Centari offered, gesturing to a pile of cushions in the back of the smoke bar. O’Shaughnessy followed the woman. Until the storm ended, she didn’t have much choice.
“Tom,” the woman called to the bartender, “human snacks for our guest.” #TalesNoir #MarsNoir
The items on top were fur, white & fluffy. She shook them out realizing they were fur lingerie, a pink collar w/ a bell, cat ears. & she picked up the final item, a large butt plug w/ a long tail attached. #1linewed
Setch frowned, “Am I so terrible at my ruse that he is a fool to believe it?”
Qent laughed gently, “No, not that. You have him convinced, but he is a fool to think without question that a woman as wise and pious as you would desire him.” #vss365a #vss365 #TempleOfTwilight
“I can see the probable death of an individual, but the future is never set in stone. Free will and all that.” He waved the idea away w/ a lazy motion. “But I can certainly see a death echo,” he caught my confused expression, “The moment a person actually dies.” #BookishTues #Nekyia
“I want to see the real you,” his voice was hot on her skin.
She shivered as if he’d touched her. Once again, she wondered if she was the hunter here. But as her eyes locked on his, she dropped her human form. Her tail swished behind her, & her wings unfurled. #vss365 #vss365a
The attorney asked, “Would you say their marriage was a fairy tale?”
She snorted, “Only if you mean a Robber Bridegroom motif.”
The attorney looked confused.
“He earned everything she, allegedly, gave him.” #vss365a
Maggie felt her spirits lifting, as she toweled off. There were reasons for Georgia’s secrecy, & she’d just have to wait to hear what they are. She pulled on yoga pants & zipped on a Poseidon’s Protectors sweatshirt. #wipwordsearch #DjinnJean
Natalie felt her breath catch as Betsy used two hands on her tits, pinching her nipples & pulling them out. She flashed back to the gang bang & found she hoped he would tell Betsy the story. The memories filled w/ a delicious mix of shame & delight. #LustyMondayLit
Before I made it back to the reception, I caught sight of my best friend Jenny, the wedding planner heading my way from the kitchen entrance.
“Hero, another perfect wedding, right?” Jenny said sauntering up to me.
She looked amazing, of course. #LoveLines #Nekyia
“How about I leave you alone here for a bit.”
Sophie nodded, “Oh yes, please.” She heard the desire in her own voice & wondered if he heard it too.
“There are candles and a prayer book, should you want them.” He said & closed the door. #MuseMon
In a little smoke shop Mars, Viv’s whiskers sparked in the static storm. She pulled the blue smoke deep in her lungs, trying to dull her worry. Her boss had sent the incriminating photos to the office, but O’Shaughnessy herself hadn’t checked in. #vss365a #MarsNoir
Alice paused in front of a shop with a shimmering window display.
As people passed in front of it, the text changed from “Let your fantasies unwind” to a variety of images, images she presumed were the fantasies of those looking at the sign. #SciFiSat
Anacoana had broken the covenant with her goddess. She had crafted magics for use in the Century War, but she went beyond the bounds of Tzi’s laws. She sought magics from a foreign source, a Suyu relic. With its use she rained destruction upon the Lakiti. #vss356a #TempleofTwilight
Snow lived with the witches in Tower Station. She greeted the refugees escaping all manner of violence and oppression. But it was speaking to their craven oppressors that she relished. Their outrage fading to quivering fear once they realized the Tower’s power. #vss365a #SleepingInTheStars
Enid’s memories were full of phantasms. The figures inside the Cubes on Tau Ceti Prime made no sense at all. They couldn’t be called humanoid but they couldn’t not be described in such terms. The description became tangled on her tongue, and misty in her memory. #vss365a #GalacticArchaeology
He opened his eyes,& she felt pulled into their liquid depths. For a moment, she thought he might try to kiss her, but he set the cup down hard enough that the saucer rattled. “Pardon,” he said. “I think I am a little tired.” He rose, “Thank you for the coffee.” #WIPitWed
“He seems nice,” Maggie started once she & Thomas were alone in the kitchen w/ the water running.
Thomas scoffed, “By nice you mean sexy as all get out?” He started soaping up a plate.
Maggie felt her face burn, “Sure he’s attractive,” She ignored Thomas’s snort. #wipwordsearch #DjinnJean
Thomas made small talk w/ Jean,& he seemed to know more about the man than Maggie would have guessed. She mixed two gin and tonics, handing one to Thomas. She picked up Jean’s empty glass, “Another?”
“Merci, Shahzada” he said & reached for the glass just as she did. #WippetWednesday #DjinnJean
As she expected, when she looked back, the card had changed. She listened to his explanation of the card but kept waiting for the shift, the moment the explicit card became real.
But the card remained a man juggling to Pentacles, and the bold woman never reappeared. #WordWhim
She felt his teeth; she felt his bite, hard & tearing. She felt him sucking on her torn flesh, & she felt herself come again. Her pussy clamped around his cold, hard cock as she cried out her orgasm. This was the sadist she had dreamed of. #wawwed
The silver laugh engulfed me. But the other riders grew impatient. Their horses stamped & pawed at the ground, their yeth hounds, massive black beasts that moved with a feline grace strained at their leads. “Ride,” the garnet haired fey said, “Leave this one to me.” #1linewed
She lay back, pipe already rising to her lips. She sucked the thick lotus smoke deep into her lungs. The blue smoke drifted between her lips, pale and tinged blue like the smoke. She closed her eyes and knew she only needed to draw in the smoke one more time to forget. #vss365a
Many of the photos wouldn’t make my upcoming show. After the death of Aunt Dee released my abilities & thrust me into the world of my birthright, my work suffered. Due to some quirk, the ghosts I could speak to & assorted Underworld creatures kept invading my photos. #BookishTues #Nekyia
He stumbled 1/2 up cracking his shin against the wood stair. Tears filled his eyes & he scanned the street behind him. Two men rounded the corner. One tall & thin the other shorter & stockier, & Jack thought of Laurel & Hardy but nothing about these men inspire humor. #Btr2sDay #ArchiveFiction
“Kitten, I need you to let go of the bedpost, can you do that?”
Natalie nodded & pried her fingers from the bars. She felt the sting of blood rushing into her fingers & the pain pulled her back into her body. She wiggled her fingers. “I’m ok now, Will,” she said. #FoodParty
Charlotte grinned at the maid’s impudence, but the girl was correct. “Yes, Sarah. & we will address your familiar tone later.”
“Yes, ma’am,” the maid said wearing a smile & a blush.
Charlotte knew that the young woman sometimes misbehaved just to earn a punishment. #twisted2sday
Teshub gave up his heart & eye in battle w/ the dragon Illuyanka. When Teshub’s son Sarruma marries the dragon’s daughter, he is given his father’s heart & eye as a gift. Restored, Teshub attacks Illuyanka, & betrayed, Sarruma demands his father kill him too. Teshub does. #ProjectFairyTale #MythRetold
The willow is a tree for lovers, like Desdemona’s song claims. They water the tree with their tears, and the willow’s roots cradle their forsaken bones. #vss365
Bishara laid beside her, his kohl darkened eyes & shaved head jarring on a modern man. “Are you ready?” He asked.
She nodded, not entirely sure what she needed to be ready for. At this point, she was certain she wanted this magician and not only for his magic. #MuseMon
“If you’re sure that you really like him & that he’s trustworthy, ok. But, I am checking for lilu magic when you get home.”
At least she was calm again. “I’ll let you know when I’m on my way home, so you can prep the ouija board & candles,” I said with a smile. #sundayfict #Nekiya
Finally, she stopped. Returning the crop to her bag, she stood in front of him. She wiped the tears from his face with what looked like a cloth and lace handkerchief. She stroked his cheek, and he let his head fall forward. His hair once again hid his face. #SeduceMeSunday
Vixen pressed her knees together, wondering what Liz’s game was. The glass ornament between her knees meant that she couldn’t close her legs,& it felt so fragile she was afraid to press too tightly. When Liz returned w/ her toys, Vixen began to understand the game. #SunScribbles
Laura felt the frisson that accompanied Cami’s bite and the warm languor that suffused her body as Cami fed. The warm, rush of the orgasm always seemed to rebound from her sex to Cami’s lips on her neck and go on and on, until the feeding stopped. #SunWIP