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Friday, January 13, 2012

Flash Fiction Friday 1-13-12: "Reflected Desire"

(Image provided by David; artist, Helmut Newton, title unknown)

There were no restraints, no checks on her motion. Just the sure and certain knowledge that if she moved so much as an inch, he'd be gone like smoke. “Be still” he'd said, and he meant it.

With nowhere to turn, she gazed at her reflected form. Her arms ached. Her legs burned from the strain of holding herself so erect. The heels were killing her...but damn if they didn't sculpt the hell out of her calves. Her skin gleamed, pale and pearlescent. Her frame was spare and taut, muscles drawn in sharp relief. Her breasts stood tall and proud, nipples pointy, hard with excitement. She felt her breath quicken as she realized that she was maddeningly desirable. Her mouth watered, and she felt herself getting wetter by the second.

And she realized: This. This is what he was waiting for.

In a cracked and failing voice, she breathed, “Take me now...please?”

Your challenge for today was to use the picture above and write a flash fiction of 85-188 words. Additionally, I provided a key phrase I wanted to see used somewhere in the submission:

"...cracked and failing..."

Nobody's checking word counts, or for the key phrase, but you're only cheating yourself if you break the rules. Unless you're doing it to earn a spanking (in which case, see me after class).

Special Bonus Director's Commentary Track:

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break. My own was a mix of business and pleasure, with more of the latter than the former, fortunately.

This little vignette was almost effortless for me, with my fingers racing on the keyboard to catch the words before they escaped. It makes me happy when it's that simple. Then again, a picture like this truly is worth a thousand words. To me, she looks a bit strained from holding that position, but I think there's also a fair amount of excitement and anticipation. Let's see if any of you think the same! 

If you are playing along this week, please leave your link below using the widget. It will appear in the text of the post itself, not in the comments, so everyone that's playing will be listed here. This frees me from having to chase people down to find out if they're playing or update the Friday post several times for late entries. Your cooperation is appreciated.

In any case, the participants list is below. Go check them out, and thanks to all who played along.

Check back here on Monday for the next challenge! And if you have any photos or artwork you'd like to see in a future challenge, please send them my way. Thanks to David for providing this week's photo.

-- PB


little monkey said...

Glad you're back!

Jack and Jill said...

Glad to hear how easy this one was for you! Great story. Glad you're back!


Tame said...

I'm up and posting in a few moments. Nice to have the challenge again ~ I missed it.

Lusting Lola said...

I loved your take. Getting the phrase into my story was very difficult - mostly because I forgot until I had written it and then had to find a way to work it in.

Glad to hear your holidays were more pleasure than business and welcome back!

Naughty Lexi said...

She does look a bit strained, doesn't she? I'm glad you had a good time on your hiatus, and am of course thrilled to have you back, even if I've been a lax FFFer of late.

nilla said...

i love that picture of you, bent over the keyboard and typing frantically before the words in your head did the Mission Impossible!!

A great story, an interesting pic...and a tougher than it seemed word choice.

Thanks for being the FFF HOst with the MOst...


(i'm a little low on "o's" just now so i keep accidentally (how Freudian) capitalizing them, lOl)

Katia said...

Nice steamy story for the weekend.

Anonymous said...

Ah, So good to be back writing FFF! Glad you had a good holiday. Mine was a little crazy, but not unexpected.

Lovely take on the pic. This one hollered D/s.

Looking forward to the FFF's of 2012.

Ram The Sunlover said...

A great start to '12. Helmut's image is edgy and so was your take.
And thanks for firing up the FFF again.

Anonymous said...

Great pic!
I enjoyed the challenging word choice... Cant wait for next week.
Also happy belated holidays, its nice to hear yours were good :)


Advizor54 said...

The waiting kills us all.