Early Bird Sneak Peek: “You’re My Temptation”!

January 16, 2020

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“All 4 U”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “You’re My Temptation” (MC)!

Sometimes, it’s very hard for a hypnotist to resist temptation. If you could peek into the mind of the hypnotists you know, I’m not saying they’d all sound like this. But some of them might. Here’s a taste:

I know that I shouldn’t. And I wouldn’t, either. No, I don’t mean ‘wouldn’t, I mean ‘won’t’. I might notice you staring at your textbook, your eyes riveted to the page, your expression so beautifully blank and open as you follow the words automatically and let any distractions fade into the background to be captured by your unconscious mind. I might think about all the ways that being so focused and relaxed makes you seem deliciously vulnerable. I might even let myself daydream a little, just giving in to a harmless fantasy about you that I’d never admit because it would never go anywhere but the privacy of my own head. Because I wouldn’t. I mean… I won’t.

But I could.

It’s a treacherous word, that ‘could’. It whispers to me every time I look over at you, every time I see your lush, full lips slightly parted in absent-minded concentration, your muscles relaxing as you focus all your attention on your notes. It pries at the cracks and corners of my willpower, reminding me how beautiful you look right now splayed out on the floor, your long, bare legs looking so soft and smooth in the afternoon sun. It whispers suggestions to me, suggestions that I daren’t listen to. I’m smart, but the voice of my temptations is every bit as smart as I am. I know that if I only let it, it would find all sorts of reasons why it’s not wrong at all to simply talk to you. That’s what we’re here for, right? To talk?

Hope you enjoy it!

My Favorite Things: Hypnotic Rick-Rolls

January 12, 2020

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Before we begin: No, I am not talking about actually using the “Never Gonna Give You Up” video as a trance trigger. If nothing else, this isn’t necessarily the safest thing to do, because you never know when someone might send it through some worksafe means at the office by accident, and the last thing you want is your sub suddenly dropping to an April Fool’s prank. Funny though it might be in principle.

What I’m talking about instead is that extremely hot trope of tricking the victim in mind control erotica into actively trancing themselves, through a trigger they don’t remember but one that they have to deliberately participate in to get it to go off. Perhaps it’s a verbal trigger that they have to say themselves, and the hypnotist steers the conversation to a point where they wind up saying it and dropping. Perhaps it’s a visual trigger, and the victim is conditioned to seek it out without consciously realizing that’s what they’re doing, only to recognize just as it goes off that they’ve just done exactly what they’re told.

Often, part of the fun is that the victim in question knows that they’re susceptible to hypnosis and post-hypnotic triggers, and even suspects that there’s some sort of “trap” laid in wait for them by the playful/sadistic hypnotist… but never the exact trigger that they walk right into, because that’s the one they’ve been brainwashed not to notice. It’s very much like the Rick-Roll in that respect; everyone knows that if you click on a strange link provided to you by your prankster friend, it’s going to take you to “Never Gonna Give You Up”, but the timing and spacing of the gag is always such that you’ve just managed to forget that they did it to you last time when they do it to you again.

Even though this is a favorite of mine, I don’t really have that many stories that use it, oddly enough. I’ve got a few  – this one, this one, and this one are three of my favorites. I hope they bring you as much enjoyment as they do me, and I’ll see you next week for another blog post!

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Dream Girl”!

January 10, 2020

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“That Song in My Head”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Dream Girl” (MC FF RB)!

It’s been some time since we’ve seen Charity, the woman who wanted a very different kind of Girl(tm) and was willing to negotiate directly with the Girls to get it. So how is life with her hypnotic serpent robot? Well, it’s a dream come true… even if she does forget the “come true” part sometimes. Here’s a taste:

Charity was having her favorite dream again.

She dreamed she had been wide awake just moments ago, curled up on the couch in the coils of her very special serpent Girl(tm), Nagaina, watching silly horror movies and eating popcorn. And somewhere mid-giggle, Nagaina gently took Charity’s chin in her hand and said, “I think you want to be hypnotized right now.”

And suddenly, the center of Nagaina’s impossibly deep blue eyes blossomed into an expanding circle of yellow that pushed the blue out to the corners of the screens set into her olive green plastic skin. And then a ring of lavender filled the yellow, and then an emerald circle inside that, and then the blue returned from inside the emerald, over and over until Charity felt like she was falling into them. As if from an immense distance, she heard herself saying, “Yes, I do want to be hypnotized right now,” in a vacant monotone that gave no hint that she even understood what the words meant anymore.

That wasn’t always the way the dream began, of course. Sometimes she was coming home from work, closing the door behind her on a long and exhausting day when Nagaina slithered up to greet her with that perfect, mesmerizing stare. Sometimes she was doing laundry, sorting lights from darks and setting aside her delicates when she felt Nagaina’s coils wrap around her from behind and pin her body into deliciously helpless immobility before capturing Charity’s mind with an irresistible hypnotic gaze. Sometimes Charity was just lying in bed on a lazy Sunday morning, opening her eyes to find Nagaina already waiting for her with a seductive smile and an infinite tunnel of mind-numbing bliss.

Hope you enjoy it!

Liner Notes for December 2019

January 5, 2020

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Now that we’ve been through the thirty days of hypnosis (spoiler alert, I became a vampire at the end) let’s take a look back at the last month of 2019, and the stories I posted. Shall we begin?

Xhalation: At one point on my peripatetic wanderings through Wikipedia, I found out that Prince did an entire instrumental album called ‘Xpectation’, with song titles that were all “Xhalation”, “Xcogitate”, “Xemplify”, et cetera. It caught my attention in much the same way that all the different “4 U” titles did back when I first wrote “I’m a Slave 4 U”, and it struck me that I could do a similar set of linked stories that progressed an overall story arc. (It probably didn’t hurt that I had the idea just as I was wrapping up the 4U series.)

So I started roughly sketching out the idea for a series about a new drug, X, which causes mental and physical transformations in its users and which is more than just a mere chemical, and I knew it would start with someone who didn’t know about the drug being dosed against their will and finding out the hard way that the most basic and fundamental effect is a deadening of the mind and a susceptibility to suggestions. There’s more to it than that (I’ve finished all the way up to “Xpectation” now, so I have a decent idea of where all this is going) but that’s where the kernel of inspiration for this story came from.

Oh, and for obvious reasons, different stories will have different narrators. Don’t get too attached to anyone.

Unaffected: I may have mentioned in the past that one of my hot buttons is the idea of someone following a hypnotic suggestion without noticing, or doing something they think is perfectly normal and reasonable because their deep self has convinced them to believe it is even though it’s actually really sexual or kinky. When I saw this song title, I pretty much instantly knew it was going to make heavy use of that trope, and it didn’t take long to dial in on a setting where “holy crap, everyone is acting strange but me” would make sense.

I’m Coming 4 U: We’re getting pretty close to the endgame here, and as such I had a pretty good idea of what this story needed to do before I even sat down with it. It needed to free Haley from her programming, because both Haley and 4U needed to grow as characters and 4U is, ultimately, limited and constrained by her programming in ways that the previous story (“This Is Just 4 U”) made clear. It needed to show the day she was first brainwashed and enslaved, because I’d made multiple references to that as something that even 4U was forbidden from knowing about herself and one of the first rules of drama is “you only say something is forbidden if you intend to have the characters do it anyway”. (This is known as the “You must not go to Z’ha’dum” rule.)

It needed to show that even with her free will restored, Haley is still not entirely herself – Delia has clearly stacked the deck by implanting suggestions to keep the restored personality adoring and subservient to her, personally. Because there’s a noir sensibility to this whole story, and I think a key element of noir is the way that compulsive and doomed attraction fucks people over into making bad decisions. And it needed to set up one key plot point for the next story, which hopefully it did subtly enough that nobody spotted it but everyone will go back after reading the next one and say, “Oh, yeah!” Which is always gratifying.

There is only one more 4U story. That feels weird to type, even though it was written months ago. I’m hoping people will like the way it all wraps up.

Pink Cloud: When I returned from Charmed last year, I took away a lot of good stuff. One thing was that intelligence reduction play (what is sometimes called “bimbification play”) can be performed consensually, lovingly, and without humiliating one’s partner. Another is that it’s almost never shown that way in fiction – most of the time, the woman’s mind is reduced to vapidity against her will and permanently. And yet another was that the act of negotiation, while common and expected in real kink, is almost never shown in fiction. I decided I wanted to do a story that gave those consensual intelligence reduction fans what they wanted, a full scene from negotiation to aftercare that was really hot and sexy and showed that you didn’t have to skip steps to be hot and sexy. I wanted it to model good practices and be fucking scorching.

I’ll be honest – I don’t do it more often because that’s a lot of words to write. This wound up being two to three times the length of one of my usual stories, and I remember being pretty exhausted when I hit what was normally the finish line for my work and realized that I hadn’t even started the induction yet. But I’m really proud of the result, I got some really good feedback (including at least one WOC who was glad to see herself represented) and I think it was worth doing even if I’ll probably start most of my consensual hypno stories in medias res at the hypnosis part and just mention somewhere that enthusiastic consent was obtained.

And that’s January in the books! See you next week with another blog post, and next month with another Liner Notes!

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Mindless Self-Indulgence”!

January 1, 2020

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“Middle of the Night”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Mindless Self-Indulgence” (MC MF MD)!

Bianca’s decided that maybe it’s time to tell Malcolm that she needs to scale back on her D/s play with him. As hot as it is to masturbate and play his ‘brainwashing files’ and imagine that she’s losing her ability to say no to him, she’s beginning to feel like it’s all getting a little bit too real. But what she doesn’t know, and what she’s about to find out, is that she’s absolutely right. Here’s a taste:

“Your fingers are drawing you back, Bianca,” Malcolm says. The words are casual, dropped into the middle of a conversation that’s already teetering on the edge of argument, but he knows exactly what it does to me to hear them. And I know too. My hand twitches reflexively, the words tickling an impulse at the back of my brain that promises to end all my frustrations and consternations in a slow, sweet descent into mindless bliss.

But I know all too well what happens when I give in and indulge that urge. It’s why I don’t have any panties on underneath my short skirt, why I’m wearing a bra that lets my stiff, puffy nipples show beneath the sheer top with the plunging neckline that exposes far too much of my lush, pale cleavage. Once I allow my fingers to dip down between my thighs and find my eager cunt… and it is eager, I can feel it beginning to surge already with liquid heat… it’s all too easy to drift away into that timeless pleasure. Too easy to stop thinking about anything except prolonging the warm, wonderful sensation, finding just the right place to rub to keep me wet and needy and blissfully aroused while Malcolm–

I realize that I’ve been standing there for almost thirty seconds, staring at his deceptively innocent expression with my lips parted and my fingers curling and uncurling without any conscious intention on my part. I blink heavily, knowing that he’s drinking in the sight with his deep brown eyes, and stammer out, “N-no. No, I, they’re not, Mal. You, you need to stop doing that, I’m trying to have a serious, a serious conversation here.” My words stumble over themselves, tripping on their way out of my mouth on the mental image of my labia already glistening with the evidence of my arousal. If I were to part my legs just a little, bend or sit or shift position just a tiny bit, the skirt would ride up and Malcolm would see…

Hope you enjoy it!

Four Weeks of Hypnosis, Part Four

December 29, 2019

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As mentioned previously, Tofuhypno has posed thirty questions about hypnosis which people are supposed to answer at the rate of one per day this December. I’m answering them by week instead of by day, and since it seems kind of silly to leave just one for next week, let’s get on to the grand finale, shall we?

Day 23: Storytime: What was the most unexpected turn-on you ever experienced with hypnosis? (if you haven’t experienced it yet, write a story about the topic)

Hmm. I’d have to say that the first time I got hypnotic amnesia to work with a subject, I was surprised at how intense the rush was. There’s something very tangible about the feeling of dominance you get when your submissive literally finds themselves unable to think about something without your permission, and that moment where they reach the tipping point between “of course I know this” and “but it’ll feel so good to forget it”… and slide right over… yes. That’s yummy. If you’re someone who feels like you can’t do this, as a subject or a hypnotist, keep working on it! It’s worth the extra effort. (See also below.)

Day 24: Storytime: There is a lot to learn with hypnosis. Share one of your favorite things you learned in hypnosis and how it has impacted your experience with hypnosis (if you haven’t experienced it yet, write a story about the topic)

Oddly enough, in what’s going to become something of a theme today, hypnotic amnesia tops the list! This was something I’d never really thought I could do, but when I had a sub who really wanted to experience it and was willing to put in the time and effort to practice it with me, I upped my game and did some extra study (again, see below). It was hugely, hugely worth it and it made hypnosis a lot more fun. Not only are the sessions themselves very interesting, but it means you can negotiate scenes that include amnesia about the negotiations you had. If you want to do that “surprise” scene, but you also want to be considerate and consensual, the best way to handle it is with an amnesia suggestion.

Day 25: Storytime: Share a story of someone you had a hard time working with (no names!) and how you handled that situation. (if you haven’t experienced it yet, write a story about the topic)

I don’t necessarily know that this story is mine to tell, sorry. I will say that most of the people labeled as “difficult subjects” are really either people who haven’t had good expectations set for them and don’t necessarily realize that what they’re experiencing is a trance state, or people working with hypnotists who have a very limited toolkit and don’t know many techniques, and they just haven’t found the one that works for them. Often, once you find the induction that connects with their style of learning and processing information, the “difficult subject” is really the easiest person in the world to hypnotize.

Day 26: Is there a book you would recommend to a subject or hypnotist that you feel would help a person with hypnosis and why?

And here we are below! ‘Hypnotic Amnesia’, by Lee Allure and DJ Pynchon, is an absolute must-have for the bookshelf of any hypnotist who’s even remotely interested in hypnotic amnesia. (And see above for why that should be everyone.) It’s got a number of different techniques, explanations of how they work and why, and a narrative of the subject’s journey for anyone who feels like this isn’t going to be possible for them. It’s good to read from both sides of the watch, and there are a few funny moments in there as well.

(Full disclosure: I’ve known both individuals for years, chat with them online fairly often, and see them occasionally at conventions. They did not compensate me for this plug in any way, nor even request it. They’re probably going to be very surprised when they see this.)

Day 27: We might have all asked before about what we want to do when doing hypnosis. Do you have a list of things you like or dislike? Sometimes we have a hard time thinking of everything on the spot. Why not write the list here for everyone to know!

What, all of them? Like, every single one? I think there are probably space limits or something.

No, in all seriousness, what I love about hypnosis – what I really love, setting the details aside of particular enjoyable sessions and suggestions – is the feeling of rapport, the sense that you and your partner are connected on a powerful mental and emotional level and you’re in some sense inside each other’s head feeling each other’s energy and enthusiasm. My ideal session is going to be different for every partner, long-term or casual, because it’s created within the space that we set and the joy that we create in each other. The same thing that absolutely charges me with sexual excitement with one partner would be utterly uninteresting with another, because they’re not into it. Being able to create a shared atmosphere of mutual happiness is my one-item list, and everything else comes out of that.

Day 28: What would you tell a new hypnotist/subject who is wanting to explore hypnosis? What advice would you give them to start out on this journey?

It is vitally important to have trust with your partner at every step of the way, and trust starts with being trustworthy. Be someone good and caring, and only give yourself to someone who’s good and caring in return.

Day 29: What is your deepest fantasy with hypnosis? What is your dream session?

Again, I don’t feel like I have a single “deepest fantasy” or “dream session”. Some of the things I’m currently doing as a hypnotist are things I had no interest in five years ago, but that’s just because I never met someone who had passion for them. Once I saw and understood their excitement, I was able to find my own way into it. That back-and-forth, that collaborative energy, it’s really more important than having a hypnosis ‘bucket list’. It is never about what you do, it’s about who you’re doing it with.

(This is also a good tip for preventing an unfortunate problem in our community, the “trance dispenser” issue. If you’re thinking, “This is my dream hypnosis session” as your first and foremost goal, it’s very easy to think of the person on the other end as less important than the service they’re providing. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t talk about the things you enjoy, or even ask for them, but always remember that the person on the other end, top or bottom, is not merely a passive receptacle for your fantasies. They’re a person.)

(Unless they’re a puppy, a sex doll, or a piece of furniture, but that’s something you negotiate in advance.)

Day 30: After all these questions about hypnosis, how do you feel about your journey with hypnosis?

Pretty darn good! Thanks for asking.

And that’s all thirty days! I’m sure something like this will happen next year, and I’ll be back to my regular blogging schedule next week. See you then!

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Keep Your Eyes Open”!

December 27, 2019

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“Pink Cloud”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Keep Your Eyes Open” (MC MF MD)!

Detective Erica Chou has her suspicions about the improbably bizarre kidnapping attempt concocted by Annie Ginsburg. She doesn’t think that a respectable college professor would involve herself in human trafficking, and she especially doesn’t think that she would come up with a defense for her behavior as hare-brained as amnesia. But her suspicions don’t amount to evidence, not unless she can trick Annie’s arrogant hypnotherapist into confessing his role in the crime. But has Erica bitten off more than she can chew? Here’s a taste:

Sure enough, his expression became warm and affable again as he took a pocket watch out of his desk drawer. “It’s not a problem,” he said cheerfully, letting the burnished metal disc hang down from his fingers on its chain. “Oh, don’t be surprised,” he chuckled, seeing Erica’s bemused reaction. “You’d be amazed how many of my clients want ‘the real thing’.”

He began to swing it lazily from side to side as he went on, giving it just the slightest amount of momentum with his wrist. “And no, you almost certainly couldn’t use this to reshape someone’s entire mind and personality in just one session. Hypnosis has its limits, I’m not about to argue otherwise. But it also has more power than most people realize, and that power only grows stronger with time. The longer Annie spent under the influence of this hypnotist, the easier it would have been to control her.” It was as good as a confession, but Doctor Ling apparently didn’t realize it.

Erica frowned, drawing herself up a little in her chair as if she suddenly felt uncomfortable with the line of conversation. (Doctor Ling wasn’t the only person who studied body language.) “But, I mean… surely she would have noticed something, right? Even if, um.” She paused, biting back the ‘you’ that was already on the tip of her tongue. “Even if this guy was leading her step by step over the line from ‘watch the watch’ to ‘kidnap an eighteen year old law student’, there would have to be a point where she rebelled.”

“There very probably was,” Doctor Ling agreed, accidentally sending the watch in a wide arc as he shrugged nonchalantly. “But another misconception–indeed, one of the most dangerous misconceptions for the layperson–is the idea that the hypnotist has no methods for overcoming active resistance. If you think you’re immune to hypnosis simply because you’re on your guard, Detective Chou, you’ve made a very real mistake.”

Hope you enjoy it!

Four Weeks of Hypnosis, Part Three

December 22, 2019

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As mentioned previously, Tofuhypno has posed thirty questions about hypnosis which people are supposed to answer at the rate of one per day this December. I’m answering them by week instead of by day, so that you can binge-watch them instead of this bullshit “waiting” crap like they’re doing with ‘The Mandalorian’, so let’s get down to the next batch of seven!

Day 16: Do your friends and/or family know about your hypnosis activities? Is there a reason behind this choice?

The adult members of my chosen family all know, and are all hypnokinky themselves–we all submit to Lady Ru’etha, and there are occasional group trances that occur when it’s appropriate to do so along with individual hypnosis sessions. My birth family does not know, and neither do my vanilla friends, because it’s really just a conversation I don’t feel like having and I don’t think they really want to hear about my sex life.

Day 17: In a consensual situation:

Subjects: do you prefer to be aware or unaware of an impending trance?
Hypnotists: is it easier to trance an informed subject or drop them unaware?

I’ll admit, I don’t have a preference on this either as a subject or a hypnotist. Both of them have their own flavor of excitement to them, but I wouldn’t say I need to do things one way or another. Certainly the “in a consensual situation” is the very important part; dropping someone who’s not expecting it has to be very clearly spelled out in any negotiation, because there are more chances for something to go wrong (usually minor things, like being caught off guard while doing something enjoyable, but it’s possible to cause serious problems if you’re doing it over the phone or in text while the person’s in a situation where they shouldn’t go into trance).

Day 18: Has there ever been a suggestion that you either suggested or received that didn’t quite translate well? Was this a good or a bad outcome? How did it turn out?

This is a story I’ve told before, but once when Lady Ru’etha and I weren’t living in the same house, I was preparing for a visit and She suggested that I should pick up something for the trip from a local fetish store. I was working third shift then, and despite the fact that it was very clearly my bedtime, my brain interpreted that to mean “go get it right now”, and I wound up driving something like 45 minutes through downtown traffic just as a baseball game was letting out to buy an item even though the trip wasn’t for a couple of weeks. In the end, it wound up being more an amusing lesson in my susceptibility to hypnosis than anything else.

Day 19: If you could program/brainwash/be programmed/be brainwashed into anything, what would it be and why?

Oh man. That’s a door I don’t want to open. The idea of having blanket consent for anything with a sub is honestly kind of terrifying, because I don’t really know what my limits as a top would be under those circumstances. Like, I’m sure I’d have them, but I suspect that it’s probably for the best that I don’t have that kind of complete power over another person. It’d probably wind up like my story “Warm Fuzzy Feeling” or something.

As a sub… hmm. Pretty happy with what I’ve got, honestly. Just file it as “more of the same, please”.

Day 20: Time for storytime lane, First story: tell us about a hypnosis experience you haven’t had the chance to share (if you haven’t experienced it yet, write a story about the topic)

One that was very recent (just a few days ago, in fact!) involved littlejetgirl, who I’ve been playing with quite a bit lately (and who gave me permission to share this–remember, every hypnosis story is someone else’s story too!) She’s a big fan of a story of mine called “Easily Led”, and we negotiated a scene incorporating some memory play where she would ‘spontaneously’ decide to read it to me, inserting her own name in for the name of the character. But the longer she read, the more aroused and distracted she would get, and the harder it would become for her to think as a result, until she couldn’t make sense of the words anymore and she had to ask me to finish it for her while she masturbated.

She, um… she made it about four paragraphs. (I’ll admit, the cutest part was helping her sound out the big words before she went too deep to read anymore. I might incorporate that for a later session.)

Day 21: Storytime: What is your favorite surprising hypnosis experience? (if you haven’t experienced it yet, write a story about the topic)

This is another one I’ve talked about before, but one time Lady Ru’etha implanted a tactile trigger to drop me and used it at the same time She verbally counted me up out of trance. My brain simply didn’t know what to do, because I was getting two sets of conflicting instructions, and it interpreted it as “wake up, then immediately drop again that much harder”. It was one of the most profoundly deep hypnosis experiences I’ve ever ever ever had, and I got fractionated so bad I was non-verbal by the end.

Day 22: Storytime: Share a story of a hypnosis experience you regret. (if you haven’t experienced it yet, write a story about the topic)

I very definitely regret playing one time with a bad voice connection. The sub wasn’t in the right headspace for trance to begin with, but she decided to go ahead, and when she told me she needed to come up I didn’t hear her the first time because of the poor sound quality. She repeated herself and I was able to end it, but I still feel just terrible every time I think about it. It’s an important object lesson in paying attention to the practicalities of tranceplay as well as the skill aspects. Even the best hypnotist in the world can’t do a good job with their subject if you can’t hear each other.

And on that slightly depressing note, we end the week! Join us next week for the thrilling conclusion! (I’ll just add in the last few days worth in advance.)

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Chant of the Ever-Circling Skeletal Family”!

December 19, 2019

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“I’m Coming 4 U”, teased moments ago, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Chant of the Ever-Circling Skeletal Family” (MC)!

Lena’s been running for five years, ever since her research into the occult attracted the strange and terrifying attentions of the Skeletal Family. They’ve been chasing her ever since… and tonight, the circle finally closes around her. Here’s a taste:

When she got out to the street, Lena kept right on running, praying to whatever deities had protected her so far that there wasn’t a car coming. She was in luck; Copper Basin wasn’t exactly the kind of town that had heavy traffic at night. She sprinted across the street and stumbled along the sidewalk, the voice of the Family following in her ears. “…ut suscipat te, dicimus tibi cum spiritu pietatis…” She told herself not to listen. But she didn’t listen to herself.

The fog was getting thicker now, turning the familiar landmarks Lena had spent months getting to know into vague, menacing shapes. The chant came out of the mist from all directions, one voice after another joining in with, “Tu exaudies nos, et morari, ubi vos vires existo instituo.” She couldn’t tell whether it was just the weird acoustics of the shrouded night playing tricks on her ears, or whether they were circling in on her, closing in from all sides, ready to end their pursuit once and for all.

Lena decided not to wait to find out. At the next storefront, she stopped just long enough to bind up her long, dark, curly hair into a ponytail before pulling her way up and onto the awning that just about every business in Copper Basin used to keep the desert sun at bay. From there, she carefully scooted over to the nearest window sill and pulled herself upright, then reached for the window above it. The whole time, she tried to picture one of the Family climbing after her with their gaunt limbs and heavy velvet robes. It seemed impossible. She hoped it was.

Hope you enjoy it!

Sneak Peek: “I’m Coming 4 U”!

December 19, 2019

As occasionally happens from time to time, I seem to have unaccountably failed to put up a sneak peek of the story that’s going to the EMCSA this week. So here’s a sneak peek for that story, “I’m Coming 4 U”! This is the penultimate story in the saga of Service Unit 4U and her part in the war for control of the perfect mind control technology, and in it she’s forced to finally confront the moment in her past when she was unwillingly transformed from Haley Keene into a brainwashed slave of the MKPerfect Corporation. And with it, her awareness of her own programming. Here’s a taste:

It really shouldn’t surprise me that the infallible, irresistible, unbreakable, irreversible programming of the MKPerfect Corporation has an escape clause. It does surprise me, of course, because I was subject to that perfect conditioning and one of the most important ways to keep someone from breaking your mental control is to make them believe that escape is impossible. The last thing you want to do is let your slave think about ways to free themselves from your inexorable brainwashing. I was certain it was impossible because I was commanded to be certain. Everything I believe as Service Unit 4U is true, even the things I know to be false.

But with the expanded perspective that’s filling my brain now, it seems obvious that you would want a way to unwind the complex series of directives and commands that turn ordinary human beings into perfectly programmed service units. As much as I’ve always thought of the Directors as incapable of error or mistake, I’ve also spent enough time fixing problems caused by their decisions to know when I’m simply accepting a truth that’s been provided to me. The intense, irresistible pleasure of believing what I’ve been commanded to believe always bridged that gap, but the truth–the true truth–is obvious to me now.

If the Directors kidnapped and brainwashed a target who was supposed to be off-limits–not that anyone’s off-limits as far as the new Director is concerned, but that wasn’t always the case–they’d need a way to undo that mistake. A trigger that would unpack all of the secret structures inside the slave’s mind and erase them, along with the memories of their installation, leaving them once again the normal person they were before with no memories of the service unit that once took up residence in their brain. A trigger that they were constrained from even thinking about, but that could be activated easily and effortlessly by their Master.

A trigger like, “Do you remember what happened the day we recruited you, Service Unit 4U?”

Hope you enjoy it!