Early Bird Sneak Peek: “Zero Percent”!

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–“Quick Like a Flash”, teased previously, has already been submitted to Literotica. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “Zero Percent” (MC MD MF)!

Stasia is stuck at the bus station, waiting for a ride. Unfortunately, her phone battery is dying. Even more unfortunately, her willpower is ebbing away with it… here’s a taste.

Stasia slides the gems on the screen around with her fingers automatically, intuitively recognizing potential matches faster than her conscious mind can process them. The gems vanish with a chime, but more constantly drop down to fill the empty space they left behind. There’s always another match to be made, always another gem to slide into position for a chain reaction that briefly turns the screen into a captivating dazzle of bursting, sparkling lights, and even though Stasia knows she needs to stop soon, she can’t quite convince herself that this is the moment to do it. Not when she’s near the end of the level. Not when she’s this close to topping her high score. She can’t resist going just a little bit longer.

Well, of course she can’t. She’s down to seven percent willpower.

It’s the stranger’s fault, really. When he sat down next to Stasia, she was at thirty percent, and already she was kicking herself for leaving her phone charger on the bedside table at home when she went to visit her boyfriend. She didn’t think it was going to be anything more than an irritation; Chris would be texting her any minute to tell her that he was waiting outside the bus station, and she could always pick up a spare on the way back to his place. She just needed to be mindful of her battery use, that was all. She had just resolved to stop playing once she got down to twenty percent when the stranger glanced over at her phone and said, “Oh, man, that’s a gamer trance if I ever saw one. It’s so addictive, isn’t it?”

Hope you enjoy it!

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