Sapphletic Prowess

March 26, 2012

Locker Room has a new title: Girls Who Score. This Cleis collection, edited by Ily Goyanes and featuring Sapphics who play sports of all sorts, will be published August 14, 2012.

My story, "Out and a Bout," is about a roller derby player and her partner, who's attending a bout for the very first time.

It's a bummer we have to wait until summer for the book.

But don't sweat it.

Just get it.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

Women's Printuition

March 4, 2012

Sapphic Planet is now available in print!

This anthology contains my short story, "Bathing Beauty," one of my first pieces of erotic romance. I submitted the piece for the SP anthology back in 2008, so clearly this project has been in the works for quite some time. And now it's finally seeing the light of gay. Er, day.

Below is the beginning of the piece.

"Did you know that the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was painted by one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?"

Monica turns to me, her brow creased with confusion, her watering can poised above the petunias. "What?"

I extend a thin sheaf of papers in my partner's direction. "See for yourself."

Monica takes the papers, defaced with cherry red ink, and scans the sheets carefully.

"I gave a test in class yesterday," I explain, flicking a leaf from the table. "I test their knowledge, they test my patience. I'm just grateful that nobody said Julia Roberts painted the Mona Lisa."

Monica snickers. "Have you graded all of them?" she queries, returning the execrable exam to me.


"Then don't count your turtles before they're hatched."

I lunge forward, the rickety wicker chair wobbling against the deck as I attempt to seize the giggling gardener around her waist. But she eludes my grasp, scampering to safety behind a potted plant.

"You know, none of your students would say that Julia Roberts painted the Mona Lisa," Monica informs me. "I mean, if they know that Michelangelo is the Turtle who painted the Sistine Chapel, then surely they know that Leonardo is the Turtle who painted the Mona Lisa."

My eyes launch missiles at my partner. "Are you mocking me, Monica?" I demand, but my teasing tone betrays my bruised ego.

Monica strolls toward me, the leaves crunching like potato chips beneath her feet. "'Mocking' has such negative connotations," she ruminates, settling her bottom onto my thighs, like a child climbing aboard Santa's lap. "I prefer the term 'poking fun.' It's much less disparaging, don't you agree?"

I don't agree. But I don't say so. "We should have children," I say instead...

I hope you're one of those people who likes to finish what she starts.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

P.S. You probably noticed that in the photo of Lucille Ball, the caption states that she will be appearing in a movie called Personal Column. I think the film they're referring to is Lured.

Wrong in All the Write Ways

March 2, 2012

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read and remark on my Coming Together Share the Love Blog Bash post. I appreciate your delightful and insightful comments!

I have always loved your writing (wish you would submit to me more often) and this was no exception. Enjoying reading along, fairly certain where it would end, the last line still produced a deep sigh. - D.L. King

Ah, what a great final line—I will admit, unlike D.L, I did not see it coming (ha). :) A lovely excerpt; thanks for sharing! - Emerald

I love this story--it's one of my favorites from Coming Together By Hand, and a great example of what erotica can be. Not only is it a hot story, it also has a lot to say about true independence of spirit. I love the way this character sets aside her fears and inhibitions, sexily and in private. - Annabeth Leong

I guess I really am on the write track!

The winner of the e-book has been notified. I drew names out of a hat. I'm old school like that. Besides, it's a time-honored tradition, and there are some traditions you just don't want to mess with.

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland