What do you write?
People ask me this all the time.
What do you write?
I write words.
That’s my go-to response. I put the words on the page. Then I look at them. Then I cross them out and write new words. Sometimes the words come so fast that people watch me type. (I take my little laptop out in public, find a corner of a local bar, and pound the keyboard.) Sometimes, I bite my lip in concentration while I work.
But what genre do you write?
There was a time when I’d answer that. When I’d do my very best to label the words. Now, I simply say, I write stories. Stories about people who fall in love. People who get what they need. People who are desperate, yearning, unsatisfied, scared. I put them on the paper and then I give them what they want.
With “Those Boys,” the people were Rem, Sandy, and Vanessa:
I stayed silent. I’d put the whole world in Rem’s hands. I couldn’t wait to see where he’d take us.
Rem said, “Roll over,” to Vanessa. She immediately went on her hands and knees on the sofa, facing away from him.
“I can fuck her?” he asked me.
“Yes, of course.”
“Her pussy or her ass?”
He looked at me.
“Her ass is your ass as the saying goes,” I told him.
“And then….” I repeated.
“You’ll fuck mine?”
We were here so quickly. It took every bit of willpower I had not to stride over and kiss the boy fully on the mouth, to cradle his face, to go all romantic. I had thought we might have to ease him in. I had guessed he might need a little while paddling in the shallow end before he was ready to breaststroke with the sharks.
But look at that. He undressed, and I won my first view of his naked body. He had a reason to be proud. I’ll give him that. There were tattoos all over his chest and back and arms—colorful, twisting images that I wanted to learn, to memorize. But not yet. Right now, we were going to discover the images in his twisted head instead….
Meet Sandy in Those Girls.
Follow him and Vanessa in Those Boys.
Learn about his history in Those Days (coming in 2015 from Go Deeper Press).
Alison Tyler is the author of more than twenty-five naughty novels, most recently Dark Secret Love (winner of the Gold Ippy in Erotica) and The Delicious Torment. Her short stories have appeared in more than 160 anthologies and have been translated into multiple languages. Visit her at alisontyler.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter.com/alisontyler.