Taking the same idea last year, this is a review and reflection of 2014, using the first lines from our past posts.
“A Medieval knight finds a cell phone. Startled, Gregory slips it into his pocket, and glances around to see if anyone else noticed.” Forbidden Item
A story of a society that gets rid of technology because it was replacing real people, experiences, sex. This was our first crack at A Darker Flame meme, something Stranded in Toronto started. We’ve participated from the very beginning. It’s also a story that haunts me – I want to further develop it and turn it in to a larger writing.
“Onomatopoeia is a word as hard to spell as it is to decipher your sounds.” Very Short Stories Onomatopoeia
Taking a cue from a fellow blogger, Blacksilk, the idea is to get a word and write something very small, perhaps using a sticky note. Another way in which we get inspired and participate in something else.
“I am done having babies. My husband has had a vasectomy this last year. With three, we’re quite certain we don’t need any more of the wondrous little people.” Women’s Health and Essure
My first of two procedures this year, and also the first post I’ve done of reproductive health. It was easy, uncomplicated, and a great alternative to having “tubes tied”. Mostly, I wrote it for anyone curious about the procedure and wanting to be permanently done with getting pregnant. I’m still waiting on my husband’s rendition of his vasectomy to add to the blog.
“I teased him until he obviously had enough – if him grabbing me and forcing me off of him was any indication.” Repetitions
Orgasm control was the name of this game, not to mention a bruised ass, of which there’s a picture. An incredibly hot contribution to Kink of the Week that still gets me incredibly wet when I read it again. And again. It’s one of the few stories that I reread a lot.
“No, we aren’t splitting up. Some exciting news is that the sisters will be within driving distance to each other very shortly! Hopefully we’ll have some spicy stories to share.” Split the Blog
Ah, to be a military spouse and move. Drafts helped the blog coast quite a bit, as A wasn’t writing much at all, and I was moving. And then I was traveling quite a bit the next three months until I settled into boring unemployment. With so much going on, us sisters didn’t have any spicy stories to share any time soon. Still, it was nice to see each other.
“You see, we’re of the same bent. I’m a switch, but definitely lean to the sub side of life. He says he’s a switch but is swimming in the pool of slavedom and loving it. It’s been more apparent it’s going to be hard to get our needs met with the dynamic we currently have.” First Day Disaster
A’s beginnings in her adventures of Domme. It was a role she didn’t imagine herself in, but still committed to fully living and working at it 24/7. She is very honest about her failures (and of course, successes) and this one discusses “utter failure on day fucking one”.
“He didn’t care that I was nine-months-pregnant-naked, he wanted me. A few minutes later, he walked away and came back. “Do you think you can hold these?” he questioned, and I looked up.” Yoga with Balls
“As you may know, from my disastrous beginnings so far, I’m the Domme in my 24/7 D/s. That means that unlike my olden days of being a carefree sub, I’m now supposed to be the big bad top. I think I’ve done pretty well so far, but I’m not proof against some teasing.” The Kid Sister of Kink
“I had two friends talk about our blog. One asked for it so his wife could read, as he wanted them to get into kink. My other friend suggested that they watch porn instead.” Learning from people who hurt
Okay, I’m cheating in July. It was a month of learning. It was learning to be comfortable with and to find ourselves. These three excellently demonstrate that.
“So, he had asked for me to dominate him. For those that regularly read, this is always tricky for me. We even had a conversation a few days prior how I need something specific from him, how he has expectations that I don’t know about and therefore fail at, how I grope around the dark (as it were) trying to find that magic desire. He stated that I should just keep trying something different every single time until I get it right…” Lists will Save Me
M’s adventure at failure in the Domme role. Only this time, it wasn’t quite as disastrous. It was about embracing my strength rather than trying to pretend to be something I am not, or do something that I can’t (like physically forcing domination). It was about accepting his natural need to please and using it to my advantage. Unlike A, it isn’t a role that I find great enjoyment at, but I am always willing to try.
“I had no idea I was in trouble. I was thinking we were just engaging in awesome sexual play. And while rope doesn’t always come out, he loves rope so much that it’s not unusual.” Beyond Sensitive
This year has been huge into rope exploration for me, both of suspensions (new this year) and bedroom bondage (continuing). This month also began my husband’s very expensive hobby of making rope, but it’s a passion of his now. We’re lucky the kinky people around us will buy his rope, because otherwise we’d have way too much of the stuff. Next year, plan on seeing quite a few more suspension photos, and I will try to do more write ups on the steamy stories and my love of bondage. Whenever he brings out the rope, it’s always a grand experience, even if it’s imperfect at time.
“It’s eye opening to see posts bloggers write, that instead of the warm and fuzzies, it’s the reality of life and the struggles we all go through. Like so many people I go through struggles within myself about anxiety, depression, body image, and self worth.” Second Class Girl
A has been crazy emotional about three men, all of whom have treated her as a second class girl. I’ll use her words: “Agreeing to see him while he’s in between girlfriends isn’t his fault. However, it speaks volumes about his view of me when he’ll actually date these other women, but never me. It’s a toxic situation and degrading…I’m a second class girl to them. I’m good enough to fuck, but not good enough to be with.” This hit a chord with quite a few people commenting, many privately rather than publicly.
Our first Wicked Wednesday Top 5 (Rebelle had just started doing a roundup). And it would be strange to do an entire year without mentioning the Fairy/Folk tales that I love to write, so much so that they have their own menu on the home page. These writings tend to stay in drafts for a long time, as I wait for the opportunity to publish them when other posts aren’t demanding the spotlight. I am also considering taking a mythology inspired erotica route, as Fairy Tales and Mythology were two of my favorite college classes.
“Hmmmm… as M suggested we compile our Christmas lists this year, I found myself at a bit of a loss. Some of the things that came to mind were silly, while others had a bit more basis in reality. Being the single sister, I’m sure my list is quite a bit different than M’s.” Christmas List
We don’t often collaborate together, our blogging styles are so different and A’s carefree nature drives my organized and time-based self crazy. But we really wanted to compile a list together, so much so that A’s list was ready immediately upon me making the suggestion, with a comment on how she knows my patience level. After I read hers, I felt mine was a bit too simplistic and not nearly as witty (she’s quite witty), but as I was sick and dealing with some holiday blues, I didn’t elaborate.
I like when we can collaborate – there are after all two of us blogging, and it’s far easier to tell that when we’re side-by-side with each other, I believe. Here’s to hoping the next year proves as fun and interesting with us!
Thank you so much for your support, reading, and especially commenting (I know many of you don’t comment, that’s okay, you still stop by). Without that encouragement, we wouldn’t keep coming back to this space and pouring so much of ourselves out with words.