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Our Sex in the Rain Contest obviously tickled the imaginations of many authors. This has been our most popular contest to date, with hundreds of entries coming in from around the world. And reading the entries was one hell of a stormy ride. We apologize for the long rain delay, and appreciate the overall patience of our contestants.

The stories were, on the whole, outstanding, and I’m sure the dedicated readers of erotica will find many rain-themed stories showing up in books and anthologies in the near future. This contest spawned a jolt of erotica we’ll be reading about for months to come.

We had stories with light mists, steady drizzles, flashing torrents, and raging hurricanes. We had characters who practically drowned, and characters who stayed dry and warm inside while they watched the deluge outside.

But we had to pick our favorites, and here are the ten that came out on top. Our winning stories featured cops, storm chasers, weathermen, old-fashioned rainmakers, prostitutes, adulterers, and young, horny men who write haiku. We had characters who need to be metaphorically rinsed clean, old lovers looking for a fresh start, ... and we even had slutty pigeons.

Congratulation to everyone who entered, and especially the lucky authors who came away with our top prizes. Now be prepared to read some great erotica, and don’t be surprised if you come away wet.

First Prize: Every Creeping Thing, by Carole

Most of us know the story of Noah’s Ark: the forty days and forty nights of rain to cleanse the earth of wickedness and the two by two animals. But what about the other people, namely, Noah’s family, who were also saved from destruction on the ark? This story considers two of them. The erotic appeal of this tale lies within the juxtaposition of morality and immorality. There is good and bad in all of us, and sometimes the bad is the best!

Second Prize: Life Saver, by Annabella Usher

A good negotiator can make all the difference between a good end and a bad end. The narrator of this story is a good negotiator. She puts her heart and soul and – yes – libido into her work. She uses what God has given her – a quick mind, a salacious set of tits, and rain – all to her advantage. Saving a life can be sticky business, especially if you do it right.

Third Prize: Weather Girl, by Zander Vyne

Chasing storms is a dangerous pastime, and not only because weather can be fickle. Take two passionate people, mix in a little lust, add one deadly storm, and the Doppler radar is bound to bleep fiery red.

Honorable Mentions

Hoboken House of Pigeon Prostitution, by Martha Garvey

Nature has a way of showing us we can’t always be in control, but we can learn to adapt, just like our fine-feathered friends. This story tugs at the heart as well as the groin. Man can learn a lot from watching birds. After all, it is the most sanctioned form of voyeurism. Birds do it…

Enter the Rainmaker, by Landon Dixon

In bygone years, people believed in the unknown, the spiritual, the ability to conjure up the rain. They were simpler times, but not necessarily happier times. Certain things still hold true: farmers need rain, men are tempted by beautiful women, and fate has a way of catching up to all of us.

Drink the Lightning, by Alecia Langley

A storm can be dark and ominous and life-threatening, but rain can also wash away the buildup of dirt and grime. This story proves a crushed human spirit can recover and, just like the aftereffects of a cleansing rain, be reopened to a brighter, fresher new start.

Peabody Creek, by Conrad Stetson

High school English taught us what a haiku is, but it might not have taught us how clever they can be when used in a story. This story does that. And it goes one step further: it also shows us that erotica isn’t always defined by orgasm. Seduction is arousing, whether it’s imagination or reality.

Louisiana Summer, by Susan Snow

Rain is a living character in this story. Its pulse is heard in the pounding of raindrops; its breath is felt in the wind; its blood runs in the levee’d river; and its power spills over into orgasm. This story proves any two people, caught in the deception of their own lives, can be anonymous when up against the hot dirty rain of Louisiana.

Come Back Another Day, by Anneliese de Charpillon

A working girl has to work, even if it’s raining. And this working girl wants to keep her clients happy so they’ll be back. She succeeds. The author gives us an interesting character, surrounded by other interesting characters, and leaves us wanting more!

I Always Cry in the Rain, by Kathryn O'Halloran

Relationships are like the weather: hot, cold, blistering, frigid, bright, cloudy, come out of nowhere, or end without warning. And just like a storm or high winds can cause devastation in its path, relationships can sometimes be destroyed by following the wrong course.

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