Sunday, September 16, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! For the month of September, I'm highlighting sentences from a short story that released two years ago, a contemporary gay erotica piece called Yesterday's Names. Last week, Jonathan Lynch, a teacher who goes to Italy for a very special purpose, met a guy at a club named Davide. After some private time in a dark corner, Davide is walking Jonathan to the taxi stand, holding him close to his side like they are boyfriends. This closeness is what Jonathan is referring to at the very beginning of my six.

...The glow left from my orgasm remained a lot longer than it might otherwise, because of that. The fantasy of having someone like this all the time was almost more delicious than the sex had been. I live a life of closed doors and whispered secrets, where denying who I am is as natural as breathing, where having someone walk next to me only means one of my students is having problems and is trailing beside me in hopes of help. Men didn’t walk me home, or slide their hand into my back pocket as a show of ownership. So I was going to enjoy this as long as it lasted, even if none of it was real. Because for tonight, I was going to pretend it was.


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16 comments:

cerihebert said...

I loved the emotion in these six sentences, the sense of longing. Well done!

Jessica Subject said...

Oh, I can sense his hope that it does last more than one night. Great six! :)

Sarah Ballance said...

This is so heartfelt and poignant. My heart breaks for him!

Layna Pimentel said...

Beautifully written and so full of emotion. :)

Simply fantastic!

Eleri Stone said...

Wow. Love this, all of it, but this one really hit me hard >"I live a life of closed doors and whispered secrets, where denying who I am is as natural as breathing..."

Daezarkian13 said...

I like it. Very nice job of capturing the sweet dream of living a life one normally only fantasizes about. Nicely done!

J.C. Martin said...

Fabulous insight into Jonathan's mind! Love the emotion in it!

Clare Davidson said...

Very intense emotion in his thoughts. I really felt for him. Great sense of longing.

sue said...

yes the closed door line is excellent and unfortunately true in most of N America. He longs for what most of us consider "normal" Very sad that it's not his normal and very good that he has found it if only for a while

Dee Carney said...

Fantastic emotion in this and just wow. Very nicely done.

Veronica Scott said...

Awww, this snippet just grabs the heart and won't let go! Well done, terrific excerpt!

Maggie said...

Very evocative and emotional six! Excellent work!

Carrie Crain said...

A tormented soul. Wow. The way you show his confusion and restlessness with himself is undeniably strong. This was a wonderful six, lovely.

Siren Star said...

Such a great description!

kelworthfiles said...

Yeah, that's very sweet... I hope he gets a happy ending. Thanks for sharing!

elingregory said...

Heartbreaking, but I sincerely hope Jonathan gets his happy ending.