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December 29, 2011
Posted at 4:51 pm

New story -- Canadian edition

Most of my recent stories are only suitable for ASSTR ( But after writing "You Want to So Much, I Can Tell" involving a young girl, a colleague pointed out that the story would work pretty well if the girl was 14 and thus be eligible for SOL. I was unenthusiastic at first, since doubling the age makes it feel like a pretty different story to me.

But then I realized that this different story was also fun, and could be told with a lot fewer edits than one might think. So I posted the Canadian edition. Although relatively few words changed, I looked at every one of them, and the girl now really *is* 14 (albeit exceptionally naive), not just masquerading as a 14-year-old.

And while I'm at it, here's a big long raspberry cheer for the Canadian law, and a limerick:

O send me your prose that enchants
With tales of sex and romance
But leave out the scenes
With girls not yet teens
The prudes are all peeing their pants!