journal entries

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 (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

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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