This is the first guest post for my new series called “300×300+300”. Take a picture approx 300 pixels on a side and pair it with a three hundred word story. Then send it my way! Enjoy.
Your body is a braille I want to read in the darkness. I knew this the moment I saw you, when you brushed past me in the dark hallway where the echo of techno bass thumped a few decibels away from the maddening crowd. A lipstick crush on the back of my neck, you branded me until the heat glowed through every extremity. You could grind me down to dust.
“Laura,” you whispered against my ear. “My name is Laura, say it, say it.”
For a moment I considered that you were a stranger, but my instinctive fear flew away while my mouth fell open and your name tumbled out of my mouth, sliding down the center of my tongue and onto the ancient stone you’d pressed me up against. My hips rocked back into the softness of your belly, an insouciant invitation, as if I did this all of the time— as if it were nothing. But you knew better, didn’t you? I’d come to the castle ruins looking for an encounter, just like everyone else.
Jasmine filled my senses and the sweaty tang of you. I wanted to drag my tongue on your skin, roll it up with your name and swallow you into me somehow. You weren’t having it, your hands sliding over my hips until your fingers found the edge of my tight skirt to spider up the inside of a damp thigh. I groaned against your hand, my mound rubbing into your palm like a mouth craving sustenance. When your fingers curl inside me they jerk me close in demand.
“I’m taking you home.”
You whisper this and your teeth graze my ear, sharp enough to elicit a yelp. I want you to do it. I want you to do whatever you want.
Author Bio: Juliette van der Molen is a writer and poet living in the Greater NYC area. She writes completely unladylike erotica and other sundry things. Her work has also appeared in Rose Quartz Journal, Burning House Press, Memoir Mixtapes, Zathom and several publications on Medium. You can find more of her writing at Medium and connect with her on Twitter @j_vandermolen. Her debut chapbook, Death Library: The Exquisite Corpse Collection, was published in August 2018 by Moonchild Magazine.