Remittance Girl

Remittance Girl is a writer of literary erotica, commonly known as smut.

#lostinsaigon – April 5th

In the hard vacuum of your departure I measure moments in heartbeats caught in amber. #gogyohka #lostinsaigon time stretches like molten glass a fine, translucent infinity that trembles and breaks #gogyohka #lostinsaigon the smell of sweat the breach of breath the slick of lust died to a second skin in the silence of sleep #lostinsaigon…

Goodbye Darkness, My Old Friend

I read today that D is taking his blog, Sadistic Excess, down. I know things change and people move on, but somehow it feels like the end of an era. Clicking though his pages, I felt a sharp pang of incipient loss. I met D more than five years ago, through his blog and a…

Portraits of Kink – A site of its Own

UPDATE: APRIL 11, 2011 : WHERE HAVE ALL THE PORTRAITS GONE? They’ve moved to a lovely new site of their own. Please visit it at www.portraitsofkink.com ___________________________     A while back, I proposed a project and asked people who saw themselves as non-vanilla if they’d be willing to answer some questions about themselves in…

D/s sans Humiliation: A Response to a Comment.

I recently got a comment on an piece of erotic fiction I wrote which I really liked because it asked a question I didn’t have a ready answer for. The story was Pleasure’s Apprentice and the comment was from Amy: Amy on April 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm I’ve read this one several times […]…

Covering Up the Disempowerment of Men

I rarely get overtly political on this blog. I have another one for that. But this is a gender issue and goes to the very heart of gender identity and what it means to be a human. What triggered my ire was this exchange between Veena Malik, a Pakistani film star and comedienne, and a…

Portraits Update: Subs 7 – Doms 0

Just a little note to let you know this is still (sort of) happening. I got 24 acceptances to participate. Yay. I got about an even number of subs/bottoms/masochists to doms/tops/sadists. Yay So far, 7 of the subs/bottoms/masochists have sent me back their responses to my questions. Yay. So far, NONE of the doms/tops/sadists have…

Guest Blogging at Lisabet Sarai’s House

In the next month, Lisabet Sarai (editor of my short story anthology and erotica writer extraordinaire) is hosting a series of guest bloggers on her site Beyond Romance.  I’m gonna be there March 24! Below is a list of the names and dates of the guests. As you can see, it’s something of a who’s…

Characters in Erotica – Dominants, Submissives, Sadists and Masochists

I have often gone on rants about how poorly non-vanilla characters are portrayed in some erotic fiction. I’m pretty sure we’ve all run across the stereotypical impermeable stay-pressed Dominant, the bratty, navel gazing Submissive, the evil and unprincipled Sadist and the mentally ill and most probably sexually abused Masochist.  Or we are presented with sexual…

The Pipe of Thorns

Images, memories, songs came whirling up, lending each other meaning. The faces of women he’d been with, the taste of them, the timbre of voices raised in laughter or hoarse with ecstasy, the warm wealth of their bodies and the redolent scents of their pleasure. It made him sad, not in a painful way, but the memories of each of them filled him with pathos.

Proof of Use

Eight dark smudges indelible beneath skin a quartet nestled beside each hip bone. Half-moons that almost breach the surface reflected there on the soft flesh of my inner thigh and there, on the rounded vault of my shoulder. Small purple anemones bloom under my jawline, in the crook of my arm and just next to…