Thanks still to my old original Editor Gandalf4217 and my current crop especially Dowd, Dragonsweb and Sue!
This is one of very earliest published SOL stories (my fifth to be precise) and this was my first story where I deliberately tried to step out of the normal erotic story mode and tell a strange and rather odd sort of story, just for the sake of being weird and different. Very different than most of the stories I was reading from other authors. I wanted to create some meaningful characters and actually tell a story, while retaining an erotic atmosphere. I mostly succeeded.
I do this sort of thing all of the time nowadays and in fact it's getting to be sort of my trademark to write oddly perverse things that are completely (or subtly) odd and something pounces on the reader from out of left field. But this was a first for this story.
The reader responses at the time were decidedly 'Meah' and I had just about talked myself into skipping this story entirely for my series of revisions before posting the story for the first time on LIT, when out of the blue a reader emailed to tell me that this was his very favorite story of mine. Go figure!