Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Temptation Dice”!

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 Dream of Wires”, teased previously as an Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Temptation Dice”! (MC FF)

Josie wanted to study all weekend like a good girl. But her roommate Marina is feeling decidedly naughty. And she’s got a pair of dice and an offer for Josie that will either lead her to the heights of pleasure…or the depths of trance. Josie isn’t sure which she wants more. Here’s a taste:

“Oh, really it’s–” Marina started, before realizing that Josie had already outflanked her first conversational gambit. “Well, I was just thinking that you might want to play a little game with me. Something fun, easy to learn, even kind of educational.”

“Educational?” Josie said, arching one eyebrow. It was one of her best tricks. She was pretty sure Marina said unbelievable things just to watch her do it.

“Sure!” Marina said, leaning forward in her chair. “It teaches basic math skills, probability…” She held up a pair of translucent red dice and said, “You’ll learn a lot, I promise.”

“You want me to play craps with you.” Josie tried very hard to keep her mouth in a frown, and not let it quirk up at the corners. It would not do at this point to burst into giggles at her roommate’s transparent excitement. “You know I’m even more broke than you are, right?”

Marina replied, “Well, that’s no problem!” She rolled the dice in her fingers, holding them up a little to let the light catch them. The gesture looked casual, but Josie was far too familiar with Marina’s little ways of drawing her attention to ordinary objects that looked very pretty when the light sparkled through them to miss the implications. “We can come up with some other stakes to play for, if you don’t want to play for money.”

Hope you enjoy it!

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