Chapter 23 of "Listening to Jack" is now posted.
How I ever thought this story was going to only be nine chapters way back when I started it is beyond me.
Well, a while back I was blogging about sequels.
The first chapter to one of those sequels - "A Colte Family Vacation" - should be up and posted shortly, if it isn't already posted by the time you're reading this. It's a follow up to "Fun with the Colte Family", and follows the further (mis)adventures of slutty Sarah and her brother Bobby, as they take a trip to their Aunt Martha's house in the countryside.
Do you need to have read the original "Fun with the Colte Family" in order to read "Vacation"? No. It's not a necessity. Both are basically just stroke stories, at the end of the day. I would, however, seriously recommend reading "Fun" first, though, in case you're into the elements of the story that actually features some plot. Some of that plot in "Vacation" probably won't make sense unless you've read the original story.
Anyway, with that warning/recommendation give, I hope you enjoy the story.
Next up - a new chapter of "Playing Ball with Mom". No, I haven't forgotten that story!
I still have some new things in the works. New chapter of "Listening to Jack", new chapter of "Playing Ball", new "Colte" sequel, and something just new, period. If I had something borrowed and something blue I could round out all the cliches, I guess.
I also start chemo treatments next week. I'm hoping that doesn't slow down my already slow writing process further. But as a heads up to the few readers I have, I guess it might. We'll see. Anyway, I hope to have one or two things done and posted before that happens.
Well, I started sketching out the sequel ideas to "Fun With the Colte Family". It's pretty easy to see why those old sleazy Liverpool Press books rarely had sequels! Two reasons why, I think, are basically these:
One: I think most writer's inclinations are that the sequel needs to be bigger. Kind of like superhero movies, where the second film gets two or three villains, instead of just one, and there's more fight scenes. (In the case of smutty stroke stories like these, I guess that means fucking a horse instead of a dog.) Except the superhero movies like that (Batman Forever, Spider-Man 3) typically don't work, at least not when they're equating bigger = better. I think the answer is more different = better. It's not doing the same story over again, just with louder explosions, it's finding new angles and storylines to explore with the same characters. I get the feeling that the one sequel I'm writing will actually be much more low-key than the original story, but I think it might have the potential to be way better, just because it's exploring some ideas I haven't read much in smut stories like these.
Two: You can tell why sequels to pure smut stories like this aren't written much (unless they're just retreading the exact same basic story over and over again). They just get progressively more unbelievable and ridiculous with each new chapter. You can put a family fest spanning a few months in a multi-chapter story, and while it's not totally believable, it's at least vaguely plausible. But over years? And mothers and daughters giving birth to babies, and needing to take care of them? And college? Or jobs? Or the increasing need for improbable coincidence? ("Hey, my new college girlfriend's family just happens to already be totally cool with incest, too! And fucking German shepherds! What are the odds, huh?") The more things bearing a passing resemblance to reality intrude on these sorts of stroke stories, the more they have a hard time holding up. You either have to go full-on break from plausible (they're billionaires! the family lives on a secluded island mansion! they have some sort of life where their secrets will never be discovered, and there wouldn't be any consequences, even if they were!) ... or you need to figure out how to make 'vaguely plausible' work, and that ain't easy.
I'm still giving 'vaguely plausible' a try, though.
My story "Fun with the Colte Family" was my attempt to write a multi-chapter story similar to the smutty Liverpool Press novels I used to read in the Seventies and Eighties. I'm kind of pleased with how it came out, considering it's the first work I've ever completed of that length. And I think I managed to get the feel of those old Liverpool books - a slow buildup to a total family fuckfest, where everyone's cheerfully enjoying the various depravities with each other.
In all those old books, though (and in my story), things just kind of hit a point where it becomes "see, isn't this great"? and everything fades to black. The End. Family loves fucking each other, and they live happily ever after.
I've idly wondered for awhile what the characters in those stories would be like a year or two after those stories end, though. What happens after Mom gives birth to her son Bobby's baby? What happens when Adam goes off to college and gets a girlfriend who's not related to him? Is Sarah still super enthusiastic to fuck her brothers like a crazed slut, or does the allure/novelty wear off?
It's interested me enough to dabble with writing some "Colte" sequels - one with Judy (Mom), one with Sarah. I'm focusing on some other stuff first, but I think these will be fun to write.
Thoughts or preferences of what you might like to see, if you've read "Fun With the Colte Family", is certainly appreciated. (Although I suspect few really read this blog, to be honest. But it's an excuse to work out some of my musings, I guess.)