there’s a reason some things are cliche

Email to Joy:

Subject: hi, this is me emailing you

day after. my impulse is to be poetic and make reference to the willow tree while walking home, the curve of your hip, the way our bodies fit against each other in quiet moments, the way you move, smell, taste.

but then that sounds all dramatic.

so I’ll just say, I had a great night with you. there is still more I want to know. let’s do it again.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith is a genderqueer kinky butch writer who teaches and performs, specializing in sexualities, genders, and relationships. They've written at since 2006, recognized numerous places as one of the Top Sex Blogs. Sinclair's gender theory and queer erotica is widely published in anthologies like Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, and online at Feministing, Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more; they are the editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 and Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, both published by Cleis Press. Sweet & Rough: Sixteen Stories of Queer Smut, Sinclair's first book of short erotic stories, was published in 2014. They use the pronouns they, them, theirs, themself, and live in Oakland, CA with their boy.

5 thoughts on “there’s a reason some things are cliche”

  1. tongue-tied says:

    very nice balance of poetic & practical … just the right amount of vulnerable & capable.

  2. Joy says:

    *closes eyes and pretends she's the Joy addressed*…but wait…that one's a top…right. Damn, illusion ruined.Lovely, though.

  3. Ms. Avarice says:

    i wish sometimes that i had a significant name. Like joy, or grace. Or patience. I know a girl named patience. So peaceful, so at ease.

  4. Ms. Avarice says:

    actually, what i meant to say was that it was a lovely, and appropriately-worded e-mail, and thank you for sharing!

  5. sinclair says:

    thanks ladies. I worried it came across a little *too* sweet, so it's nice to hear it would be received well.

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