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2004 Fishnet Flash Contest
First Prize

dirty, unwashed

John rolled over and said, “Whoah. Man. That was amazing ... I’ve never come like that. How about you?”

She smiled her inscrutable smile, concealing behind it the memory of Marc-Antoine rolling down her stockings (these worn especially because they were so Anais Nin); seam-backed, with Spanish heels. He preferred them to the sluttish fishnets so many had worn for him. Not that he complained. He wound the silk of one around her wrists and knotted it through the bales of his own headboard. The other he wrapped around his long, slender dick before he lay it on her face so that she could breathe him in.

Like Napoleon to Josephine, he enjoined her not to bathe – that day at least – for he craved her cassoulet, and she his: hence the smeared nylon flung over her face as his tongue nudged her toward convulsion. Amber light from his oil lamp licked them and threw their shadows in shuddering silhouette upon the wall. He wore her underwear over his face, when at last he nudged his smooth, tapered deek into her.

His cock made her think, insanely, of a savage beast’s pizzle she had spied before. It was pointed sharply at the end, although his was not red and raw looking. It was a marvelous plum tone; lighter on the head. These things excited her. Her womb shivered before he withdrew from his first penetration. By the mid-stroke of his twentieth she flipped and bucked like a netted fish, choking out his name and that of G*d; inhaling him as they came.

It was something John would never do; this dirty, smelly, unwashed nylon sex. Still, she gave the fire of its memory back to him; to John. For love.

“It was the best,” she whispered, meaning it.

Helena Settimana lives in Toronto, Canada. Her short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared on the web at The Erotica Readers and Writers Association (, Scarlet Letters (, and Clean Sheets ( In print, her work has been featured in Best Women’s Erotica 2001 and 2002, 2004, Penthouse, Best Bondage Erotica (Cleis Press), The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, (Robinson/Carrol and Graf), Hot and Bothered 4 (Arsenal Pulp Press) and many, many others. She is Features Editor at the Erotica Readers and Writers Association (

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Desdmona's Erotic Story Contests
2004 Fishnet Flash Contest
First Prize