It seems I am well into the round where people are doing the weekly top 3 for the second time. Wriggly Kitty has done it for week 274, and I love that she has done it for last week’s prompt too. You can follow her on her blog and on Twitter.
It’s incredibly hard to judge Wicked Wednesday – there’s such a mix of fiction, fantasy and sometimes I’m not sure quite how much those lines are blurred. I loved discovering poetry, erotica, self-reflection and more.
In no particular order, here are my top three for this week:
SOFT SEX – HARD SEX by Bibulous One
The contrast of experiences between Lilly and Katie – one vanilla, romantic and tender, whilst the other is harsh and unrelenting – is absolutely beautiful to read. And I think encapsulates the different shades of need and desire very well. The line “our movements synchronised in a slow, intimate dance to music only we can hear” is gorgeous – it’s lyrical and flows and I’m almost there in that moment.
Sugar in my Bowl by Jo
This is sensual and sexy. Sultry, as Jo suggests in the first paragraph. It’s a slow burn with an ache and the details – “she smelled like Nag Champa”, the lacy stocking tops and spaghetti string straps – are all lovely. And the final line, “She smiled, pulled me back in, and swung her hips like no one was watching” was a perfect end to counteract the voyeurism of the DJ.
Welcome to the Neighborhood by Ria Restrepo
This is a great piece of writing – the main character berating herself for objectifying her hunky neighbour, the way that consent is woven into the piece – and I love how she refuses to open the door which makes the story a lot more interesting.
We all grow up with traditions, and every country has its own, but many countries also share the same traditions. Think of Christmas that is celebrated in almost all countries in the world. But, there’s also Halloween, and Easter, and Mother’s/Father’s Day, and Ramadan, and of course I have to mention the Dutch ‘Sinterklaas’.
However, these are traditions that many people in one country or in different counties share. There are also traditions in families, like going to the same place for holiday every year, or having a family reunion once a year. Relationships can have traditions too.
You get it… this week the prompt is ‘traditions’ and I really look forward on how you use this prompt. Surprise me!
As always you can also link stories that do not follow the prompt!
The roundup for this week’s prompt will be done by Molly Moore.
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- Please note that it is not compulsory to follow the weekly prompt. It is only here for inspiration when you need it!
- Please make your stories no longer than 1200 words.
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