140 comments for “The Virtue of Patience

  1. maydeva
    January 2, 2010 at 4:26 am

    This was a wonderful read. I thoroughly enjoyed every sentence, and the characters are intriguing. You are so adept at getting into the minds of both character and reader, it is quite a talent.

  2. Absinthene
    January 2, 2010 at 5:43 am

    So freaking sexy. You blow my mind.

  3. thextraman
    January 2, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Wow! Hot and humorous; a very enjoyable read.

  4. Ken MIller
    January 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Wow Wow Wow.

  5. Ash
    January 2, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Wow. This story was amazing. It was so well done with so much focus on the characters and plot, that I paid rapt attention as I read, more interested in the story than the sex—though they are of course inextricably bound.

    The erotic language you use is perfectly balanced—graphic enough to stimulate the imagination but not blatantly pornographic. It takes real skill to do that.

    Obviously I enjoyed the story. The slow (year-long!) progression of their sexual encounters is damn sexy. Apart from the use of “they’re” instead of “their” in paragraph 5, I think the story is perfect. Keep up the great work; I look forward to the next one.

    ♥ Ash

  6. January 2, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    A nice way to toy with our transition to the new year. Hope you check in with these characters again.

  7. TFP
    January 2, 2010 at 7:47 pm


    A great story, really enjoyable. I have been looking for another course of the Museum Piece…



    • January 3, 2010 at 12:21 am

      Then I shall have to give you one!

      • Anastaria
        July 5, 2014 at 2:24 pm

        please make a sequal to this, your fiction is written gold in the hands of pauper

  8. R.M.Cooper
    January 2, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Excellent – you are a wonderful writer.

    My favourite though, is still

    “The Spy Who Loved His Wife”

    Thanks for writing it on black on white.

    Bob C

  9. NQM
    January 2, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    That was perfectly timed.

  10. Nana
    January 2, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Ha! sounds like a fun game to play at work… Naughty girl, RG! Keep up the good work


  11. January 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Ha! I think that’s my favourite thing you’ve written.

  12. City Different
    January 4, 2010 at 4:20 am

    What a fun, beautifully crafted gift for the new year! Thanks again, Rgrl!

  13. Ashes
    January 9, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Such hunger & fun. Another amazingly well written piece as always. 🙂

  14. B
    January 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm


  15. erOzica
    January 10, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Just amazing! You sure do know what is meant to happen between a man and a woman but better than that, you know so well how to describe it!

    Loved this…I will read on now about ‘her turn’.

    Thanks for your wonderful distractions…

  16. January 15, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Please, please don’t tease us and please continue this story! I have returned to read this three times!!

    • Alexandra
      May 17, 2010 at 7:15 am

      YES!! PLEASE finish this story! It’s indescribably hot! And no-one likes a tease…

      • @brykins
        April 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm

        No! Don’t finish the story – I think it’s perfect left there for us to imagine what the New Year brings for these two people.

      • Steven
        January 18, 2014 at 9:44 pm

        I agree maybe we could meet in a elevator

  17. Auor
    January 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Every time I get on the subway, I think of this post now. It’s made for much more…. interesting…. commute thoughts.

  18. joe
    February 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    What a great little cock teaser you are..! Wonderful bit of fantasy and whimsy. Just the sort of thing we could only dream about in crowded lifts.

    Loved the way you never touched ona single other person. They were in world of their /our own.

  19. Michael
    February 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

    You are in a class all your own, RG — and that’s all there is to it!

  20. adotnon
    November 15, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Have read this before and keep coming back to it – I love the slow burn!

  21. Nick
    April 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I have just read this and now have to use the hotel elevator – pity there’s only 9 floors! Great short story.

    • April 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I considered more floors, but I thought that might lead to rather implausible scenarios.

  22. Bklynmermaid
    November 13, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Just brilliant. Perfect the way it is. The long slow build-up. The way you make your reader taste, touch, smell, and feel what your characters feel is a gift.

  23. Steven
    January 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Love the story! As others have said you have to finish the story. You got me hooked on your writing in need to find a woman like that lol

  24. pitche
    February 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

    … that’s better

  25. Helena96
    May 24, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Definitely a good read. The description of thoughts, actions and physical traits was done well. The pace is very nice and keeps the reader engaged and connecting with the character to want more and see how much further the toying can continue with. Simple setting but complicated internal conflicts.

  26. wombat
    May 30, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Where is the nearest elevator?

  27. J.Smith
    June 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

    AMAZING! You Are A Very Talented Writer! I Thoroughly Enjoyed This Story.

  28. Scorpio13
    June 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I love the intensity and the hunger yet the somewhat domininance and dicipline she portrays . You are a verry good writer and I’ve for one read thousands of books as they are my passion with this small piece u have become 1 to remember

  29. happyforit
    July 8, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Once again very vivid telling of the story. Puts me right in the action. Love to tease the way your female character does.

  30. July 13, 2014 at 5:59 am

    I enjoyed the story, thank you. I’ve had similar thoughts in elevators, but your story is better than my fantasy because of the pace of the story. This is the first story I’ve read. I’m looking forward to reading more. Maybe this page will be my erotic desert to end a long day. Again, thank you.

    • July 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      No story can be better than your fantasy, because it’s yours. But I agree, in fantasy, we tend to be a little impatient with the outcome. Hehe.

  31. kittykat78
    July 20, 2014 at 2:04 am

    This was a great story. The pacing and suspense were just right. The characters were great, just enough background to keep it interesting.

  32. Dan McGru
    July 24, 2014 at 1:57 am

    This was great, so tense and perfectly put together.

    I thought it was so interesting and witty and again, beautiful descriptions and interesting word choices. You are fab.

  33. Aphra
    September 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    So erotically charging. I want the Next year, I would love to see where that would go.

  34. Ess
    November 9, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Ahh. Fantastic. Would love to do this to a man at my work. I’m hoping you continue the story, though I have my own ideas of the course of events the following year. Mmm.

    • November 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Then I challenge you to write the next year! I’m passing the relay baton to you 😛

      • Ess
        November 11, 2014 at 1:57 am

        Would that I could. 🙂 Though I am able to continue the story well enough to add to my already flowing juices, theses are not creative juices and I lack both your courage in sharing my thoughts, and your ability to articulate them in such a beautiful and arousing manner. I await your next chapter with bated breath, prurient thoughts and a well of gratitude for your willingness to share.

  35. Janelle
    November 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    As I didn’t like the first piece of yours I just read, this story totally compensates for the last one! Not what I thought it would be, but that’s what made it awesome. It kept me guessing the whole time, and definitely delivered, leaving me happy to have read this story. Great job!

  36. Elle
    November 22, 2014 at 8:48 am

    She brings out the devilish seductress in all of us!

    I love the detail that he is happily married – as someone naturally bad at monogamy it’s just a little vindicating to hear that desires for and contact with people can be completely harmless. Lovely variety and understanding of people, as always.

    • November 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Hello Elle,

      Okay, lemme just halt you there: this is fiction. It’s not a vindication of anything. I guess you are entitled to read it as one, but it certainly wasn’t meant as one. I just want to make that clear! Hehe. Honestly, I don’t think contact with people (who one isn’t married to, in an acknowledged monogamous relationship) is ever ‘harmless’. If it was, it wouldn’t be so enticing. 😛 It always leaves its legacy – there are always consequences to every act. Maybe for some, of guilt, or a sense of having betrayed, or just a vague sense of discomfort at one’s transgression.

      I guess what I’m trying to say is… this is a fictional narrative. The guy in the narrative is clearly trying to find a way to excuse himself in his mind. I’m trying to reflect on honest human behaviour. I’m not offering it as a model of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ behaviour. I’m just describing, not making a positive or negative judgement.

      Does that make any sense?

      • Elle
        November 28, 2014 at 1:04 am

        Oh goodness yes, I didn’t explain myself very well. Insert lazy excuse for lust-hazed thoughts here.

        It’s vindicating that you write about honest human behavior instead of sweeping it under the rug. I got all excited about non-monogomy (which can be harmless, yeah, though probably not in an acknowledged monogamous relationship, as you said). What’s closer to the truth is that it’s nice to have company in one’s sins, especially those one feels less-than-great about, even if the company is fictional.

        So you say you don’t intend your stories as vindication. That’s fair. What do you intend them as, speaking broadly?

        • November 29, 2014 at 9:24 am

          I certainly don’t intend them as condemnation either! Hehe.

          Mostly, I intend them as a way for me (and then readers, I guess) to examine their own inner landscape. My concern, and it is a legitimate one (See Eva Ilouz, Cold Intimacies) is that people read my fiction as a form of lifestyle advice or self-help data. That haunts me. Because I’d never offer that advice to someone I didn’t know well and care for deeply. As some unknown writer, on a site, I don’t think I have the right to that kind of intrusion, nor do I think readers should trust me in that way.

          • Peter
            October 27, 2015 at 8:03 am

            Loved this story. I’d love this to happen to me, in a lift.

  37. Isla
    January 13, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Sweet baby Jesus – this was such an erotic read! I discovered this website just yesterday and have been aroused and delighted by your exquisite writing.

  38. CounselorGirl
    March 29, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Hi RG,

    I discovered your site about a week ago, and this is one of my favorite pieces so far. I love so many details in it. First, how the woman is ordinary but becomes the focus of this man’s erotic life. The pace of their encounters is as tantalizing to the reader as it is to the executive. And I love how she trains him to desire her so that he’s aroused every morning until he sees her. Even thought you don’t go into it, I think we can assume that this man has power. But he gladly gives control to this woman and loves every minute of it. Then there is the humorous twist at the end that seems to be a trademark of yours. I, like so many of your other readers, was left wanting to know what happens next.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  39. Elizabeth
    April 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Wow wow that was hot . . !!

  40. August 21, 2015 at 6:15 am

    What a delight! The wait is worth it (not to mention hoping there might be a “next year,” of course). Slow, teasing buildup—excruciating.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  41. Reshma Mohan
    September 18, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    For a long time I have been looking for a website where true erotic literature would be offered but I was disappointed every time. Most of them offered literary porn in the name of erotic literature. But today when I accidentally stumbled here, I found everything I desired for. Literature, emotions, words and sensuous sex. Thank you, remittance girl for sharing your imaginations.

    And, this story was nothing like I have ever read before. You got me hooked with your words. The feeling that you invoked in me with your words, I can’t even an make attempt to describe what hem in words.

    A genuine thank you for this website. I really wish to see you grow with your website.

  42. Jane
    October 17, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    This story was such an exciting slow build, first story I’ve read, will definitely read more if they’re all this good!

  43. Donna
    October 30, 2015 at 3:41 am

    I had a lift experience last night, after a polite meal and obvious mutual lust, despite this being the first time we had met. Passionate kissing but only 5 floors down as it was a car park, we just kept pressing the buttons.

  44. Iza
    November 18, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Tantalizing. I’d love to read the sequel. Thank you for sharing your work.

  45. November 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    your writing is sleek and delicious. thank you. I have been wallowing in bad erotica for far too long, I feel like I transitioned from a hot dog to filet mignon when finding your site tonight!

  46. Pinky
    November 25, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Real talent, you really built up the tension I loved it. Well done!

  47. Bill
    November 28, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Excellent read.
    You are very good at slowly building your story and the subtle introduction of public sex into it
    I found myself becoming gradually as aroused as your man in the elevator.
    I will work my way through your works with anticipation
    Thank you !

  48. Zomdoc
    December 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

    A remarkable story. Some things really are worth waiting for.

  49. Ns
    December 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I love the way you build up the sexual tension before getting into the action. I find your stories sexier than fifty shades of grey.

  50. Ped Ant
    December 27, 2015 at 3:59 am

    This is genius. I love the way you think.

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