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May 12, 2015
Posted at 11:13 am
 

Extending the Family - chapters 7 & 8

These are the most recently uploaded chapters of this story. Hope you enjoy them. Please keep the comments coming in. The last two chapters will be uploaded on Thursday.

One correspondent lamented the lack of 'anal' and 'oral'. Let me explain:

It's my view that there is only one 'proper' place for ejaculated spunk, and that's as far up a vagina as a prick will reach. I find the idea of anal sex abhorrent, don't read stories containing it, and could not write it with any degree of comfort, for all the tea in China.

Cunnilingus and fellatio are not repellent to me, but [confession warning:] I have no experience of either. I'm nearly 68 and have been married for 45 years I think, but my wife does not want to experience either of these means of enjoyment, and so I haven't, either. Anyhow, I don't mind trying to include oral sex in my stories, but it will be based on what I've read of others' experiences (or alleged experiences!)

I think there's a big difference in the use of language between us in the UK and those elsewhere in the world who also write in a version of our language. American prose is (in my view) very vivid, with inventive use of imagery, much of which flies right over me head, but it conveys emotions very well. That doesn't mean to say I agree with everything about American culture, and I'm sure I miss certain points because some terms (quite a lot actually) are used for which there is no equivalent outside the US and the US sphere of influence.

For instance, I don't know what is the UK equivalent of 'junior high'. Where does 'grade school' fit in? What age range are the students of 'high school', and what's the process of school anyway? What age range for university, and is that the same as 'college'?

Then there are allusions to things which I'm sure Americans understand, just as (many of us) know which King was responsible for the dissolution of the monasteries and priories, and what happened in 1066, which I guess might be equally baffling to many Americans.

I don't think we need to get too focussed on these, but as writers, we just need to bear in mind that people from other cultures will read our work and we don't want to leave them too baffled. <g>

Anyhow, I'm done ranting for today - got to get back to finishing off an email reply to someone kind enough to write.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Dr S