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July 26, 2012
Posted at 7:00 pm
 

The Dorm Mother

After I wrote "Mrs. Swinson's Summer Camp," about how young girls go to a special summer camp to learn about their sexuality, I got a lot of mail from folks who commented that there should be a similar story for boys. My reaction was that boy's usually don't need to be told about their sexuality, and how to satisfy their urges. From what I hear, it's all they can do to repress them!

But it got me thinking about how nice it would be if these boys got their introduction to coitus from experienced women who could put them on the right road and instruct them in what women really want from them. This story is the result. And it allowed me to develop a character that had elements of Olivia in the "Glass Balls" ... the element of delight in reveling in her power to seduce a young man, and becoming a goddess to him. What would an unattached woman with a similar bent do if given the opportunity? So I dreamed up Alice and put her in a situation where she had unlimited opportunities, and she turned out to be an interesting character. She doesn't describe her sexual encounters in great detail to the women to whom she's telling her tale, because it would be out of character for her. She's telling just enough to persuade her listeners that the story is true. The "hotter" I wrote the story, the less authentic her voice became, so I made the decision to keep it the way I wrote it first. I'm sure it will cost me a few points in the story's score, but it's a small price to pay for creating a character who talks like an ordinary person, even if the story she's telling is anything but ordinary.

One of these listeners, the narrator of the story, is a woman who discovers within her the same craving for power, and starts pursuing it with a vengeance. Like most of my characters, she'll probably turn out to spawn a few other stories chronicling her growing self-awareness of her sexual needs and her strategies for fulfilling them. We'll see. I don't have any plans for her at the moment, but I don't think she's going to go away.