Happy Birthday, Muse!

Her birthday was actually last weekend, but it’s taken me nearly a whole week to recover from all the goings-on from the past week, and I finally realized I never posted this, even though I prepared it to be posted for her birthday.

Muse’s girlfriend and I threw a little cocktail party last weekend – Waistcoat & Crinoline party – with some fantastic food and small group of good friends. The Sock Hop is Muse’s signature when she’s not drinking prosecco – a drink that up until recently was unnamed, but Bevin suggested the Sock Hop and it stuck immediately. This was the first obvious choice for our cocktail party drink menu.

The second drink was suggested by my new roommate – since of course we were going to have copious amounts of prosecco, so he suggested adding Elderflower liqueur and muddled strawberries. Turns out this is a delicious concoction! And it has now been officially cristened “The Muse.”

Muse looked amazing, she was in her best naughty June Cleaver outfit complete with pink stilettos. Most of the other guests were in vests and ties, myself included.

Read through a few of her guest posts and perhaps send some love her way, or encourage her to write more (she’s a little shy about her writing). And join her in wishing her happy birthday, will ya?

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.

7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Muse!”

  1. Colleen says:

    Happy birthday, Muse! Here's to hoping we'll see you with your own blog sometime soon…your writings are fab, and I know I'd LOVE to read more of you! :)

  2. black and blue says:

    Happy Birthday to Muse! I am also an October birthday, but a Scorpio. Wish I lived in NY so I could toast you with fancy drinks.

  3. Happy Birthday, beautiful girl!

    I remember months ago trying to convince you to start your own blog, but since that hasn't happened yet (tsk) please continue to write your fantastic guest posts, I really enjoy them so much.

    Oh and pink stilettos??!! You, my femme sister, are my hero. Big birthday kisses from me to you!

  4. leo says:

    happy birthday miss muse. your guest post on dressing up for a first date was one of the first things i read over here, and it got me hooked.

  5. muse says:

    Sin, look at you… pandering to the Interwebs for birthday wishes for me.

    just like the *surprise* party (you forgot to mention that bit, you sly devil), this is super sweet of you. you and Lee were so handsome & amazing, and the immaculate orchestration of the brie, the drinks, the flowers, the delicious eggplant parm (charmingly cooked by Sin in an A-shirt and suit pants with a dish towel thrown over his shoulder), the ginormous red velvet cake, the great soundtrack, and all my gorgeous friends, really did make it my best birthday ever. thank you bunches. you are America's Next Top BFF, you know.

    and Colleen, black and blue, green-eyed girl, and leo… thank you, lovelies. I promise to do good things with the love you sent my way.

    and it wasn't just pink stilettos, greg… it was also a copious cotton candy pink petticoat, and a dress that made me feel every bit the 50's housewife with a wild side that I know I am. and the funny thing is, I wore it without knowing I was going to a party. we were just going to hang out, but when Sin suggested I get fancy I was all, "oh, I can wear this and that and the other thing!" it's not hard to get me to play dress up, folks. I guess I'm a bit of a diva in my old age.


  6. saintchick says:

    Oops, this is a little belated.. But happy Bday.

    You deserve all the happiness a beautiful femme can be afforded.

    Take care..


  7. Happy Birthday Muse! and please, oh please can we have a pic of your outfit?

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