Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday and the sixty-ninth piece in this series. This week’s is a 780-worder by erotica commercial short story, non-fiction author, poet, interviewee and spotlightee Elizabeth Cage. This story will be podcasted in episode 24 (Sunday 5th May).
Fantasies by Elizabeth Cage
Jonathan had always been a greedy man.
Okay, so I realise a lot of blokes fantasise about having sex with two women. Fair enough, I suppose. I mean, if you presented me with the opportunity of having a threesome with two hot guys, preferably Daniel Craig and Johnny Depp, then no doubt I’d give it a go. So I had some sympathy with Jonathan’s fantasy. But three women? Well, that is sheer piggery, in my view. Still, a girlfriend aims to please, so I decided to make the necessary arrangements, in secret of course. I believe it is the element of surprise that elevates a fantasy from a mere standard meal to a gourmet feast…
Lying here, my wrists tied to the bedpost with black tights and my ankles lashed to the foot of the bed with my company tie, I tremble with anticipation. My girlfriend, Lexi, had a delicious glint in her eye as she pulled the knots tight. We’ve been together for a while now and she understands my needs so I had the feeling she might do something like this to celebrate my birthday – and my recent promotion.
‘Is he ready?’
I don’t recognise the woman’s voice coming from downstairs. It isn’t Lexi. Who has she brought in? I experience a rush of excitement, tinged with a little fear. What if she has enlisted Carla, our sexy next door neighbour? Or perhaps the gorgeous brunette who works in the local betting shop? Lexi knows I fancy her.
What’s this? Another voice, different again. I hear footsteps coming up the stairs, approaching the bedroom. I know they are outside, deliberately making me wait, to increase my anticipation. Slowly, the door opens, but I can’t see who’s there because Lexi has used a towel to blindfold me. I wish she’d chosen something softer, or at least used fabric conditioner in the wash, because the material feels all scratchy on my face.
‘Here – you’ll need this.’
Another woman? How many has she invited? I’m beginning to feel unexpectedly nervous.
‘Well, he’s certainly ready for it.’ Ah, at last. A familiar voice.
‘Lexi?’ I mutter, but she doesn’t reply. I feel the gentle pressure of female hands caressing my arms, slowly travelling down my chest and stomach until they find my throbbing hardness.
‘Ooh, what a stud,’ someone giggles and I recognise the first female voice from downstairs. ‘I can’t wait to get started.’
Neither can I, as I imagine being straddled by a luscious female form at any moment. Instead, I hear an unwelcome click and even through the blindfold I am aware of the flash.
Someone’s taking photographs! ‘Hey, this is going too far,’ I protest, beginning to feel distinctly uncomfortable.
‘I wonder what his boss would think of these?’ exclaims one of the women, and I’m shocked that it’s Lexi.
‘Well, there’s one way to find out, I suppose,’ responds one of the mystery females.
By now I’m starting to wriggle. ‘Hang on, Lexi,’ I splutter. ‘Come on, love, untie me. Please.’
‘Not on your life,’ was the reply and the camera continued to click and flash. ‘Besides, I’ve gone to a lot of trouble to set this up for you. The least you could do is enjoy it. Now, lie still.’
My wrists are starting to hurt where I have pulled on my restraints, forgetting that tights can get very tight. ‘Lexi, let me go.’
‘Not just yet, Jonathan.’
I hear footsteps as she leaves the room. ‘Where are you going? You can’t leave me here!’
‘Enjoy your fantasy women, Jonathan. You deserve them.’
As I load my suitcase into the car, I wonder how Jonathan will feel when he discovers that his fantasy women are the product of some recording trickery on my iPhone, the result of a girl’s night out. A bit of fun. Not quite the birthday you imagined, Jonathan. But you won’t have to wait too long for release. I expect the postman will hear your cries for help tomorrow morning. You never know, you might even attract the attention of Carla next door. That would be ironic, wouldn’t it? You see, I found her sexy texts on your phone, so I know what you’ve been up to. I’ve shut my eyes to all your “adventures” in the past but after five years, enough is enough. Time for my own adventures.
Funny how things turn out sometimes, isn’t it? I wonder if your boss will see the joke when the photos of you turn up in his email tomorrow. By then, I’ll be miles away. With the brunette who works in the betting shop.
You see, that’s my fantasy.
I asked Elizabeth what prompted this piece and she said…
I’m not sure what the inspiration was – I think I liked the idea of a woman turning the tables! It was turned down by Bella magazine as too raunchy! Then Chat happily took it – I was a bit worried about my aunties reading it, I remember…
Those were the days… when more magazines too fiction. Thank you, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Cage is a writer, speaker and fundraiser. Her stories, poems and articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Scarlet, Desire, Forum, For Women, In the Buff, The Hotspot, and the International Journal of Erotica, as well as The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 (Cleis) and her fiction regularly appears in the fiction anthologies and e-books from Xcite.
Her collection, Kissing Velvet, was published in 2003 by Chimera. She also does guest blogs, author talks, interviews, events and workshops. Her website is http://www.elizabethcage.com.
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