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Just one question changes everything. Or does it? The penultimate instalment of “You and I” is now up on Noveltrove:
The clock outside strikes the hour. Our shirts lie in a tangle on the floor. My bra joins them. His breath is on my neck now, and I’m not sure why we keep this to ourselves.
It’s been a good week. I wanted to experiment a little with the style, and once I got started, the words just flowed.
Which was odd, in hindsight, as I had originally imagined this scene very differently to how it turned out. It was meant to be at a party, “Amy” was meant to have plenty of time to think. But in the end, she had very little time.
Like “Amy”, in the end, I had very little time to choreograph this piece, since it didn’t end up going according to plan. I hope it reads as smoothly as it felt quite writing.
“Amy” (not her real name) has a lot going on inside, but real life (or as real as it gets in a story) doesn’t always work that way. The latest part is up now on Noveltrove Erotica:
The cut of your v-line surprises me. It really shouldn’t. I’ve seen you countless times, shirt off, passed out drunk exactly where I’m lying now. But not like this, I suppose.
I’ve been reading a variety of erotica writing styles lately. It’s always interesting to gauge the difference in effect between long, drawn-out descriptions vs short, sharp, punchy wording. Someone once told me with erotica, you’re essentially writing for impact. I guess that’s true, but I’m sure every style has an impact on someone.
For myself, I like a combination of long wordings and blunt wordings. The contrast really does it for me, even if it’s not always graceful or pretty. That said, I enjoyed the super descriptive scenes in Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon just as much as I liked the grossly under-described scenes in Lee Child’s Killing Floor, so mixing styles isn’t always necessary to have an impact on me. I guess it just depends on what the rest of the narrative is like, and the mood of the story.
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