Archive for January 16th, 2019

Early Bird Sneak Peek: “ZYX”!

January 16, 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–“Messy”, teased previously as an Early Bird story, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “ZYX” (MC MD MF)!

Miku and her boyfriend Chris are playing one of their favorite hypnosis games again. It’s very simple – he prompts her to recite the alphabet backwards, and she tries to remember as many letters as she can before she sinks into a deep, obedient trance for him. It turns out to be surprisingly challenging. Here’s a taste:

“Y,” Miku intoned, trying not to think about the way her lips already felt numb and clumsy as she spoke. She understood enough about hypnotism to know that every time she went through this sequence of actions, she became more and more susceptible to trance simply by association, but she was still just stubborn enough to force herself to try to get a little bit further along each time. Last time she made it as far as ‘O’. This time she was sure she could get all the way.

Chris didn’t make it easy, though. “That’s it,” he said softly, his voice coaxing her deeper into relaxation with every word. “Picture every letter in your mind as a link in a chain, each one leading you deeper down to the next one in a steady, even descent. You always start wide awake at ‘Z’, and you always sink down to ‘Y’, and after that comes…”

“X,” Miku murmured, ignoring the way her brain lurched slightly as she spoke. It would be a lot easier to win if Chris didn’t keep changing the game every time they played; sometimes he described the letters slipping away from her mind as she sank deeper into trance, while other times the recitation itself was hypnotic. She could never keep up with it all, especially not with the crystal constantly drawing her gaze back to its sparkling, captivating depths.

Hope you enjoy it!