Portrait of a Lesbian

Genre: Adult

Two hundred and forty days.

That's how long my publisher had

been waiting for my next novel.

I'd been given an unexpected celebrity status

early last year when my novel...

..."A Carnal Mind" won a myriad of

meaningless literary awards.

But wasn't in the mindset to enjoy it.

I'd struggled with the book, and its provocative

content had subverted my mind.

I found myself thinking more perversely now,

my new novel was about a woman who

had always been unresponsive to sex.

She had never fantasised,

she had never enjoyed it,

and all experiences of sexual relations

had left her feeling empty,

as a result she'd become sexually

and emotionally numb.

But strangely I was feeling more and more

like I was writing about myself.

I didn't want to be around Annabel

to finish this thing.

We'd got married the previous

summer in Amsterdam...

...and although we had an intensely

sexual relationship...

...I didn't want her to be with me...

...as I delved into the deviant

recesses of my mind.

Santa Lucia was a 300 km drive from the city.

My ex-girlfriend owned a cabin there...

...and I knew I'd have peace and quiet

to finish my work.

Kyla was lying on the bed, talking

to her friend Rachel on the phone...

...she was confiding in the woman,

perhaps more than she should've been.

- It's a much bigger problem

than I thought...

- ...I don't know what to do about it.

- Whenever a guy gets

sexually intimate I just freeze.

- I don't know how to relax.

- You can't be serious!

- Do you think I'm frigid?

- You're not sixteen anymore!

You need to put out...

- No, it's not that simple...

- ... and it's not that I don't want it.

- I do. I play with myself sometimes, I just...

I don't know, I can't let a guy do it to me.

- Ahh, I don't know! And I'm thinking about

sex all the time, I'm so frustrated!

- Listen, why don't I come around

tomorrow and we can talk about all this.

- Okay, cool, I'll see you here.

But make it very early afternoon.

- I have a student at 4 o' clock.

Another brat needs to learn arithmetic.

- We'll be finished by then baby,

don't worry.

- Cool. Bye bye!

the next day...

- Coffee?

- You got anything stronger?

- Stronger?

- That's a good idea.

- So how's the teaching?

- Good, but some of the girls are spoiled.

It's stressing me out.

- Yeah, I went to see a doctor...

...they gave me these pills for stress,

anxiety, they help me relax.

- Here's to stress!

- Cheers!

- Well, here's to your health!

- Are you sure it's okay

to take these with vodka?

- Why not?

- It can't be good for you!

- It's fine. They'll work better. The doctor

said to keep doing things that relax me.

- Ah! So they prescribed vodka?

- Last time I mixed pills and booze

I almost passed out!

- You should be careful!

- Whatever.

- Good stuff, huh?

- Yeah, it loosens you up!

- That's what I was telling you,

a few drinks and you'll want...

- ...any guy to wriggle around

and cum on you!

- Isn't that what you want?

- No, me! I want to come.

- Oh, that's easy.

- Is it?

- You play with yourself yeah?

- I do. But I'd rather someone else do it.

I just want a hard f*ck!

- I feel like a horny teenager.

As she began telling her story, a warm

blanket of sleep closed in.

Kyla felt it consume her,

so she emraced it.

Rachel's voice was soft and comforting...

...no longer did she feel

the intoxication of pills and booze...

...something new was running

through her veins.

- What?

- Have you even listened to

a word I've told you?

- A single word?

- Which words?

- What did I say?

- You said... that my pussy is so...

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Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas (November 25, 1913 – December 3, 1993) was an American physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher. Thomas was born in Flushing, New York and attended Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. He became Dean of Yale Medical School and New York University School of Medicine, and President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute. His formative years as an independent medical researcher were at Tulane University School of Medicine. He was invited to write regular essays in the New England Journal of Medicine. One collection of those essays, The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher (1974), won annual National Book Awards in two categories, Arts and Letters and The Sciences (both awards were split). (He also won a Christopher Award for that book.) Two other collections of essays (originally published in NEJM and elsewhere) were The Medusa and the Snail and Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony. In its first paperback edition, The Medusa and the Snail won another National Book Award in Science.His autobiography, The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine Watcher, is a record of a century of medicine and the changes which occurred in it. He also published a book on etymology titled Et Cetera, Et Cetera, poems, and numerous scientific papers. Many of his essays discuss relationships among ideas or concepts using etymology as a starting point. Others concern the cultural implications of scientific discoveries and the growing awareness of ecology. In his essay on Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Thomas addresses the anxieties produced by the development of nuclear weapons. Thomas is often quoted, given his notably eclectic interests and superlative prose style. The Lewis Thomas Prize is awarded annually by The Rockefeller University to a scientist for artistic achievement. more…

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