Hi. Actually, it's only a Christmas present for some of you, because not everyone wants the same thing for Christmas. I tried to post a Ferrari, but the zip file was too big. Sorry.
Instead, I'm posting a story called "Love's Distant Shore" which was written in 2006 and has proven itself to be very popular. A lot of readers liked it, even if they never liked anything else I ever did. I remember one email that said, "I hate you, but this story was damn good." Being an author of free online erotica is occasionally a bitter-sweet experience. I wrote him back and said, "Thanks. That means a lot coming from you."
What else can you do?
Anyway, what makes this special? Originally and for many years it consisted of two chapters. I always intended to write a third. Many people asked for a third installment, usually with obscene suggestions, but good intentions. This is porn, after all. Five years later, I wrote the third chapter and I'm posting it here. So old readers will have something brand new to read and hopefully enjoy. New readers can decided if they like the story or not. And I can finally cross this off my list of "Things I should have done a long time ago..."
Some notes on the story, which may or may not be spoilers. After 5 years away from a story, my confidence suffers. The first two chapters are very strong and trying to come up with a continuation that is able to hold its own, particularly a final chapter, isn't easy. If you've never had to do it, I strongly suggest you don't. I'm not convinced I've succeeded, but taken as a whole, I do like the story as it now appears.
A number of readers have longed for and requested a graphic sexual encounter between Kurt and Amy. That was never going to happen. Sorry about that. I feel, as do a lot of readers who emailed me, that the encounters they do have are exciting and interesting and able to stand on their own. Kurt and Amy not consummating their relationship is important to the story for about a dozen good reasons. You'll just have to take my word for that. I tried to give Kris some depth and yes, it was amazingly tempting to make her pregnant at the end. It would have made me cry, but I had to resist that or else go back and start the first sentence of chapter one with, "Once upon a time..."
I didn't want to do that.
So that's about it. I hope you like the story.