November 11, 2009
You've all heard of sleeping your way to the top, but I'll bet you've never heard of sleeping your way to the bottom...
Got news on the anthology front! My short story, "Mind Your Peas and Qs," will be included in the forthcoming collection, Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women. This anthology is edited by Kristina Wright and will be published by Cleis Press in the spring of 2010.
My contribution re-envisions the story of the princess and the pea. In "Mind Your Peas and Qs," bachelors vie for the affections of a princess by proving their worth, their wealth, and their willingness to perform through the pleasure of pain.
In order to prove that he is a loyal royal, a man must be able to feel a pea wedged beneath a heap of 20 mattresses. The princess and the candidate will engage in fornication every night for three weeks. With each passing day, one mattress will be removed from the pile-high pyramid, diminishing the distance between the prince and the pea, bringing him closer and closer to the source of his suffering.
Will he be able to, um, keep up the good work and keep the princess happy?
Will he succeed in sleeping his way to the bottom?
Curiouser and curiouser,