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Friday, August 6, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday: Release

She has closed her portfolio and rehung her drab suit. She no longer clouds her mind with analysis or calculation. The professional has retired for the day; the animal emerges. Her dark mane, only minutes ago bound tightly by pins, now plays freely on the sheets. Her breasts, buried all day under cotton, now bask in the open air.

She feels him, but even as he lifts her, she seems almost unaware of his presence. Tonight is not about romance or the meeting of souls. Tonight is about her: selfish sex. Not about connection, but about release.

Her cry swells as her body arches further. Tense in her loins, calmed in her mind, she savors the oscillating rhythm. From the apex, she is drifting, floating, crashing to earth as the cycle completes. She reaches for climax, the summit of her day. As the undulation continues, the pulsation overtakes her. Her body tensed and stretched, a final cry drives out the burdens of her work. At the ebb, her mind is relaxed and her spirit renewed.

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Here was this week's prompt:
Your challenge for this Friday, 8-6-10, is to use the photo above to write a flash fiction of 134-184 words. Since everyone seems to be enjoying the required phrases, please use this phrase in your submission: "...drifting, floating, crashing to earth..."
Image courtesy of Samantha Wolov, via Erotic Flash Fiction.


  1. Delighted to have you joining us this week. Carefully constructed and well layered -- I like your style. Welcome to FFF! I hope you'll come back for more in upcoming weeks -- good prose like this can only make things better for the rest of us.

    -- PB

  2. I echo PB's comments, with interest (and not just the banking kind). This was wonderfully styled and captured her personality really well. We all know what it's like to wear different hats, but it felt to me like even when she was wearing a different hat, she was still the same woman, which was a continuity of character I really enjoyed.

  3. This really is excellent I cannot add much to what has already been said brilliantly crafted and the perfect release for your reader as well as your character at the end.

  4. This has been well written, I can just imagine how good it would be to let her hair down and let her animal out after being constrained all day...that deserves a bit of selfish sex time :)

    Welcome to FFF :)

  5. Wow, thank you all for your warm welcome and encouraging comments. I found this exercise to be a challenge and a lot of fun. I look forward to participating in more FFF!

    PB: Thank you. Prose is an under-appreciated art form, so it was really nice to discover the wonderful contributions of the FFF group.

    Lexi: I agree. For better or worse, different hats are at play especially when it comes to sex and "regular life".

    Bilinda: Indeed, release is a crucial part of sex, and not just on the physical level.

    Mistress Bella: What better way to counter the stresses of civilization than naked, animalistic sex? And selfish sex is sometimes exactly what's needed.

    Thank you all again!

  6. Sometimes we simply need someone who understands, and accept our necessity of being selfish, free our animals and just receive the pleasure, once in a while...(especially after a long day at work) It seems that you captured it perfectly in your piece.

    Very nice!

  7. After that experience, like the character, my mind would be relaxed and spirit renewed, too. Awesome writing. ;-)


  8. I liked your point of view, with the whole release and the way it played out.

  9. Thank you, R, Chocolate Puss, and Rozewolf! I appreciate all of your comments.