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Desdmona's Erotic Story Contests
2004 Fishnet Flash Contest
Honorable Mention

Good Service

In this line of work, the difference between a rough night and paydirt is slight. But no matter what, there is one constant: Everyone appreciates good service.

Her garments reek of menthol cigarettes and perfume. With her palms pressed against an exterior wall, I hear French-manicured fingernails scratching virgin concrete. She desperately needs adult supervision, so I give her ponytail a firm tug. As a reflex, her spine arches precisely, presenting a backside that begs for another spanking.

Midway through, I imagine her insignificant other prowling inside the nightclub, searching for his missing D-cup of a fiancťe. He is a standard issue male beast who guzzles bourbon like tap water. Testosterone and arrogance would persuade him to wander hallways and lurk near the ladiesí restroom, without any suspicion of our hidden spot in the alley.

After we finish, this debutante regains her false sense of elegance, ashamed of the tawny pantyhose that were temporarily yanked down to her kneecaps. With one continuous motion, she stretches them back up to her midriff and brushes a wrinkle off her Gucci dress, becoming graceful once again. She rummages through a petite purse to reveal a wad of crumpled Kleenex. Smiling, she wipes away any leftover genetic evidence that she didnít already swallow, deftly hiding her criminal activities before bouncing back into the club.

I slide through the rear door, the obscure entrance that employees use. I casually shuffle inside and serve her boyfriend another shot of liquor, just seconds before the owner announces last call. He grins and instinctually reaches for his wallet, unaware that his beloved future bride has already done enough to pay for this drink. I tell him this one is on the house, and he nods his silent approval.

Like I said before, everyone appreciates good service.

Adrian S. Potter was educated at the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota. He currently lives in Minneapolis, where he works as a consultant and plays by writing poetry and short stories. He was awarded first prize in the 2003 Langston Hughes Poetry Contest. He has been published in Talking Stick, Word is Bond, Offerings, 3 Cup Morning, and Prism Galliard, and will have work in upcoming editions of Poesia International Poetry Review, Vermillion Literary Project, Poetry Motel, and Seldom Nocturne.

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Desdmona's Erotic Story Contests
2004 Fishnet Flash Contest
Honorable Mention