My first collaboration, something that I never thought I would try. So, how did it happen?
It started about a year and a half ago, when this person calling himself Rewdius sent me a note, letting me know how much he enjoyed my stories. As I always try to do, I replied, and thus began a long and very interesting correspondence with "Eli". I won't bore you with all the details, and it's none of your business anyway, but we eventually began using chat sessions to act out role-playing adventures, something that I had enjoyed with other readers before. Since Eli is a very creative writer, these soon became long, very erotic, and very entertaining sessions.
Eventually these chats became more than just our efforts to turn each other on, and became writing exercises, as we fed off of each other's creative energy. Somewhere along the line we found ourselves acting out a little what-if adventure involving a young girl and an older man. It worked so well, and we had so much fun acting as those characters that Eli suggested we turn it into a story. Along the way, we added the twist of making our protagonist a preacher. It just seemed to add an additional bit of conflict for our hero to overcome, if that is the right word.
Several months later (yes, collaborations are hard), we finally finished it. We are both happy with the result, even if it is a little warped for some people. But I guess anyone not happy with the subject matter probably isn't reading this blog entry anyway!
As Rewdius said in his blog, and as I indicated in the story end note, we are curious to hear what SOL readers think of our effort. Should we attempt anything like this again, or should we just keep on doing our own thing? Let us know.