This week's chapter title is probably the earwormyist for me (is that a word? you know what I mean). I can't hear the title without hearing Paula Abdul go "oh oh oh", and then the song just starts playing in my head.
Things heat up in this chapter, and you can see that the SaferSex stuff actually begins to tie into the story. I prefer writing (and reading) stories in which the sex-related stuff advances the story. Sex for sex's sake is nice sometimes, but isn't engaging enough for me to be a regular diet.
I wrote a series over over 50 images a few years ago, all of them written in a day and most of them under 1000 words long -- and because of the pressure, many were very poorly edited. (I'm working on fixing that on my erotica blog, where I'm posting most of them weekly). Many of them jump quickly to just sex, but many of them have good characters that came out of them.
The society blog story (Which I know is abandoned for now) came from that (and died for similar burnout reasons). The Society aka the Flower Society aka the Hephaestus Society has snuck it's own way through my work, and will continue to. I think that's a pretty commonplace BDSM idea, so I'm working to make mine more mythological and have it's own flair. It also spans time from ancient Greece to the far future.
Brian will probably meet up with them eventually, and while he is quite kinky, he probably won't join. It would be too much like being in a committed relationship and he's been burned too many times on those. But I get ahead of myself.
I hope you're enjoying Summer of '89. Part of this bellygazing is me thinking about what I'm going to work on next, (which part of Brian's story, or Society story), and what I'm going to post next. There's only 3 more weeks of Summer of '89, after all.
Enjoy, and let me know what you think and would like to read!