All right, put the kids to bed (I don’t care if they just got up – it’s my blog and I get to make the rules). Here is the first installment of submissions for the Lust Round of the Seven Deadly Sins Contest. Enjoy.
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First, from Dave at 1pointperspective: (Visit here to see Dave’s illustration) and leave comments:
Crystal Light and the Look of Lust
Crystal was around 14 when she first noticed men giving her what she called “the look”. Before she reached 16, she fully understood that the look was one of sexual desire. By 32, it was a simple fact of life.
While giving her order at the deli counter in the Shoprite, the guy in the apron and paper hat would glaze over, no longer hearing her. He was stripping her naked and doing freaky things to her in his deli-guy mind. Crystal would smile at him, lean over the counter a little, and end up with a pound of imported soprasetta for the price of baloney.
One man hadn’t given her the look in years. They say marriage does that. She didn’t know whether it was the years or the fact that Mr. Light had doubled in size since their wedding. Everyone, including Crystal, called him Mr. Light, out of respect and fear.
She’d gone to see a private eye to help her discover if Mister was off his diet, but wasn’t in his office two minutes when the guy started giving her the look. She re-crossed her legs and tried to ice him back to reality. She hoped he’d returned from his porno mind-vacation as she handed him the cash. Now the detective wouldn’t even return her calls.
Crystal changed her strategy and tried to get a young guy named Nicky from the pool to hang out with Mr. Light. Maybe a guy who could see his own feet without mirrors would snap her husband out of the habit of stuffing his face. She was talking with him to see if he’d pal around with Mr. Light when Nicky got the look. She knew his brain was busy pulling off her bathing suit, touching her in places which the sun hadn’t browned. He wasn’t listening anymore. How many guys today? She broke it down as simply as she could for him.
“Could you just take him out?” she finally asked.
Nicky looked stunned. She thought she’d gotten through. Satisfied she’d made her point, Crystal got up from the chaise lounge and walked to the snack bar to find Mister. She could feel Nicky’s eyes on her. She swayed her caboose a little to thank him for finally paying attention.
Mr. Light had just finished talking to that creepy pool manager with the missing thumb. The amputee looked a little pale as he shuffled past Crystal like a zombie. She gave silent thanks to the patron saint of pervs, as the troll didn’t try to sneak a glimpse down the front of her bathing suit like he usually did. Mister was giving her a look, but not the look the other men did. Not a good one.
That all was two weeks ago and nothing had changed, except her bruises fading slowly toward yellow.
She went down the driveway to pick up the newspaper, and saw a gun under the bushes. She wondered if it was time to find a safer home as she picked it up and quickly wrapped it in the Inquirer. She glanced around the still street before heading inside.
Mr. Light was asleep, making those choking sounds like he did. A smile crept across Crystal’s full lips at the thought of him choking. As she glanced down at the bruises on her arm, her eyes traveled further to the newspaper with the pistol inside. She touched the cool metal, wondering if the police could miss her bruises. She thought about a horny cop giving her the look and what he might do to help her get away with something.
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Lust For Life…
“I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.”~~ Jimmy Carter
It was supposed to be a once in a lifetime trip – Paris, the city of love! Elaine would never have a chance like this again; a discounted trip courtesy of the senior class. She and her husband Henry, were going as extra chaperones; Elaine was beyond giddy. She always had an expressive, romantic soul- perfect foil (she thought) to Henrys more staid demeanor. While he was not given to displays of affection Elaine thought Paris might change his mind and put a little spunk in him. One could always hope!
Just a week before they were to leave he started acting funny. Not thinking much of it Elaine blithely went about packing and arranging what needed to be done. Then she got “that call” informing her that there was someone else in her husbands life and it wasn’t his golden retriever. However, the trip was paid for-no refunds, so on they went. Obviously a volatile situation, Elaine tried to make the best of it.
The flight over was uneventful if a bit tense. On the surface Elaine looked calm but her mind was boiling with the years of deceit that had come to the surface at this inopportune time. Her romantic side warred with her scorned, hurt side making her quiet and morose. Being a school tour nearly everything was arranged in groups, check in at the hotel, trip to the Louvre, “typical” French restaurant. All orderly and scheduled with no room for error.
“This isn’t the way to see Paris,” she thought, “I should be on the back of a motorcycle, zipping through traffic, arms around the waist of a hot hunk.” She intended that to be her husband until plans changed.
One day they got a “free day” to explore as they wanted. Being motorcycle enthusiasts they and another couple went to the Paris Harley Davidson. The strain must have showed on her face because as the others were browsing the clerk approached Elaine, making pleasant small talk. She wasn’t used to the accent but she tried to keep up with the conversation. Suddenly she thought she heard him say “Would you like me to arrange that for you?”. ”I’m sorry, what did you say?” ”Mademoiselle, does she like zee French boys?” ”B-b-but you do see that I’m here with my husband?”, she finally managed to stammer out. “Zoot alors! What does that have to do with Paris and fun?!”, was his pragmatic reply. Joining the others she returned to the hotel. Elaine sadly reflected on the irony of the proposition presented earlier in the day.
In the middle of the night she realized that Henry was no longer in bed. Dressing quickly she hurried downstairs to find him whispering sweet nothings into a lobby phone, apologizing for not bringing “her”. Quietly slipping back to their room Elaine started packing her bags; they were to board the plane tomorrow.
Early next morning as everyone stood groggily in line for the airport bus Henry’s eyes searched for Elaine. ”She has to be here.”, he mused since she had already packed, leaving the room before he was awake. Unable to find her they checked the American embassy to no avail. Henry returned home.
That afternoon, zipping through the cobbled streets, a smiling blonde perched behind a lusty Frenchman. Her arms encircled his waist as she surveyed her future.
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And from Lorna – from over at Lorna’s Voice (Visit here to see Lorna’s Lush Lust post) :
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
The occasional static and crackles caused by obsessive listening was no match for Elvis’ satin voice. She played the record again, swaying her shapely hips to the music and mouthing the words as she watched herself in her full-length mirror. She knew the words as well as she knew her reflection. Both felt as hollow as a grave before the casket was lowered into it.
Hold me close, hold me tight.
Make me thrill with delight.
Let me know where I stand from the start.
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart.
How many times had men fantasized about her while listening to this song?
She made a career out of making men want the seductive woman they saw when she put on her mask. And she was the best in the business. Desire is what she sold and men bought it up with reckless abandon—men who never knew her, only her act. Nameless men offered her just about anything she wanted from them in exchange for a chance at devouring her body. All she wanted was their undying love and an unbreakable promise never to leave her alone. But they weren’t able to offer her those things, even in for a chance to fondle her breasts and feel her shapely legs wrapped around their torsos.
Ev’ry time that you’re near
All my cares disappear.
Darling, you’re all that I’m living for.
I want you, I need you, I love you
More and more.
“I want you, I need you, I love you.” Elvis crooned. She felt that way about a man once. He was really just a boy and it was so long ago that it hardly counted as this lifetime. But she ached for him with something inside so strong that she knew she would love that man to death…or she would die trying.
I thought I could live without romance
Before you came to me.
But now I know that
I will go on loving you eternally.
But he didn’t give her the chance to give her life to him. He up and left while she was still young and innocent. So she made herself into a woman no other man would ever up and leave. Not and live to tell about it.
Won’t you please be my own?
Never leave me alone
‘Cause I die ev’ry time we’re apart.
I want you, I need you, I love you
With all my heart.
“Yes, Elvis. I know how that feels,” she said to her reflection, which was the most real thing about her anymore. “But no matter how much you beg and plead, they always leave you alone, don’t they? It’s best to leave before you get there, don’t you think?”
She zipped up her dress and adjusted her ample breasts to make sure the cleavage looked just risqué enough for the crowd she wanted, needed, loved to please.
The doorbell rang. She appraised her reflection from glamorous head to spike-heeled toe. Blowing herself a kiss over her shoulder, she grabbed her purse and headed toward the door.
On the dressing table were two empty champagne bottles and one glass smothered in lipstick kisses.
Elvis was silent now. The needle on the stereo was stuck, so she exited to the faint sound of kerrrr…chrrr…kerrrr…chrrr…kerrrr.