What’s that?

—This? Nothing. A photograph.

He looks at the photograph, and demands a story I don’t want to tell.

Isn’t this what all women want? A lover who’s passionately interested in the quotidian details of their excruciatingly boring, dysfunctional lives—as well as skilled with hands, and tongue, and cock?

No. Not me. Or do I? I start to talk. I tell him about… about all of them. And, inadvertently, me. Things I’ve never put into words for anyone before…

That’s the game you and I are playing. Do you not know that? I am looking for the key. And you’re trying not to give it to me. But you want to play, and so you keep on talking, and so eventually, you will.

I’m very careful not to say too much. I sure as hell am not going to take my somewhat sociopathic lover of the moment into the tragedy of my life.

Why not? Tragedy is erotic. The things that make you laugh don’t make you hard. Or wet, lover, as the case may be. Check yourself.

Fuck. Really? I’m doing this? Why?

Because you want to. Because you’re compelled. Does it matter? Just talk.

So. I do.

Excited? Me too.

HERE AS OF MAY 2, 2017!

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Read Alysia Constantine (author of Sweet and Olympia Knife, on whom I have a massive fan girl crush, and am so-so-so flattered that she a) read the novel and b) liked it on her blog: Review of Consequences (of Defensive Adultery) by M. Jane Colette (there are all sorts of other reviews on GoodReads and Amazon as well if you care to check them out, but this one just makes me melt.)

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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me (Harper Collins, 2015), the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery) (coming May 2 2017), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure (releasing June 15, 2017), as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway (GENRES were made to be BROKEN, 2017). Closet poet. Currently torturing novels four, five, and six simultaneously. Which is not a good idea.


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