It’s almost midday and the beginnings of a headache are starting to scratch at the backs of my eyes. I know what’s causing it. It’s a combination of not enough salt and too much stress. The cat has barfed on the sofa, an unexpected (massive) bill has dropped on the doormat. A family member has taken ill, I forgot to order the Fella’s meds, my doctor’s appointment has been cancelled. I’ve given myself far too much to do and now I have to leave it all because I’ve run out of loo paper, and boy do I need to go.
Once upon a time, I would deal with these stresses by ramming a week’s worth of calories down my throat. And it shows. That’s something that adds to my stress, because I’m not comfortable in my body and my body hasn’t known the meaning of comfort for some time. Every time I walk past a mirror I see my lack of willpower and that drives me straight to the cookie jar on my lower days. Days like today. Continue reading “#30DayOrgasmChallenge – The Beginning”
Image used with permission of Victoria Blisse
Tossing my empty coffee cup into the backseat of my car, I stare at the building in front of me. Broken windows, graffitied walls, a big fucking hole in the roof. Only God knows why these creatures choose such dilapidated buildings to roost in.
My car door slams and I don’t even get three feet away before the rainclouds overhead decide to shed their load. I hunker down into my mac, splashing through red and blue flashing puddles as I make my way to the city’s newest feeding den.
A young officer signals me over to his car. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m old enough that pretty much everyone looks young to me, but this kid looks especially fresh. Well, he would if he wasn’t so pallid. Rubbing his neck with a shaking hand, he bobs his head in the direction of the shattered hotel door.
“It’s in there.” Continue reading “A Pain in the Neck”
Do I love her?
Every time I pass her in the street my heart forgets the meaning of rhythm. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth, my lungs shrivel up because all the moisture in my body is spreading over the surface of my skin.
I stare at her so brazenly, even during the day, it makes the pedestrians around us snigger. How can they not see that her beauty is unrivalled, even in a city of millions? From the flowers in her hair to her ever-obscured eyes and pillowy lips, she’s perfection.
Yes, during the day I stare, but only at night do I approach. Continue reading “Abstract Love”
A black velvet painting sprung to elegant life
Like a poignant Madonna perverted to night
And I have ridden from the westering light
To expend my lust
Verse from “Dusk and Her Embrace” from the album “Dusk…and Her Embrace” by Cradle of Filth
As the last light of day finally bleeds from the sky, Reign emerges tall and silent from beneath a weeping willow in the Church of St Mary Magdalene graveyard. He tightens his fist around the picture in his hand, feeling the crumpled canvas become wet from the cuts his sharp nails open the skin of his palm. His nose is pinched, his lips thinned, and his eyebrows are drawn together in his irritation. These mausoleum doors should be open. She should have made it so. She should understand what it is to make someone like him wait. Continue reading “I Will Reign”
I’m breathing hard as I follow Cam and Jean up a short run of stone steps. They’re already at the top waiting for me, but I don’t hurry. The longer it takes me to enter this massive building the better. They whoop and cajole but I pay them no mind. I’ll get there when I get there. Continue reading “Agalma”
Photo courtesy of Brigit Writes
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Ode to the 69
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Once in every lifetime,
Comes a love like this…
You know you have a true, lasting connection to someone when you bump into them after a period apart and it immediately feels like it was only yesterday when you were last with them. That easy flowing conversation. Familiar touching if your relationship is intimate in nature, the automatic respect for personal space if it isn’t.
Some believe that those people are our soulmates.
I know they are. Continue reading “Soulmate”
About an hour ago, I went downstairs in search of sympathy and a hot toddy. What did I get? “Christ, you look like shit” from my kid and “Don’t kiss me, I can’t be having your disease when it’s the work Christmas party next weekend” from the Fella. Yep, I have the winter ills, folks, and neither of those two give a rat’s arse. My Christmas lights are a’twinklin’ and my cats are a’purrin’ though, so I’m a comfy, if snuffly, little Ella.
I’ve not spent a lot of time online this week cos of Christmassing and playing dead in the hopes that someone will bury me until this cold has gone, so my #SoSS post is gonna be a bit different this week. However, in its difference it’s gonna offer you so much more than its predecessor posts have ever done. Why? Cos I’m gonna give you a selection box of links to other people’s #SoSS posts! How’s that for being lazy but still wanting to be on the team?!
I’ll be back with my own picks next week but for now, check out what everyone else is loving…
Continue reading “Love Links #7”
Eeek, it’s December! And just where the fuck is all my Christmas at? I really expected to be tiptoeing my way through snowy blog posts and being dazzled by fairy lights, but so far I haven’t seen much of that. Still, we’re only three days in so there’s plenty of time for folks to get their jingle on. My house is full of glittery warmth, I’ve started working on some thoroughly dirty festive tales, and my Christmas Giveaway is go.
I’ve not been around on social media much this week cos I’ve been busy preparing to make merry, and also cos Windows decided it was high time for an update. My laptop was out of commission for a day and a half, probably because it’s over a year old and has only been updated once. I don’t do updates unless I’m forced to. But I’m back in control as of today so I’ve had a good look through some ace blog posts, and my pick of the this week’s crop is laid out before you. Tuck in!
Continue reading “Love Links #6”
I had planned to be on the ball with this week’s #SoSS post, folks. Bright spark that I am, I made a template of my usual layout and promised myself that I’d whack links in as I read them, then fine tune the post on Saturday morning and get it published by lunchtime. Ah, I’m so naive. I made the template, sure, but not a frigging thing went on it. Seriously, I couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery.
Anyway, it’s the last weekend of November, and probably the last Love Links of the year that isn’t gonna be filled with so much Christmas spirit you could get bladdered just reading it. Premature jubilation haters needn’t get too excited, though, cos there is a wee hint of the season to be jolly at the end of this post. Down there, you’ll find links to a few Xmas giveaways that have been launched this week.
Along with those, you’ll find links to temperature rising images, thought-provoking blog posts, and erotica that could melt a Kindle, as well as the lowdown on some sexy products from the people who use them. Have at it, people!
Continue reading “Love Links #5”