Most recently published stories in Filthy.
It Ends With Us
It Ends With Us Lisa Burt I sit in the doctor’s office my mind whirling as the doctor explains my diagnosis. All I hear are words like fibroids, causes infertility, may never be able to have children. The doctor looks at me with sympathy in his eyes. At 24 years old, I’m young to get this disease and it’s hard to give this kind of news to someone so young. I leave the office and drive home in a daze and when I pull the car into the driveway I just sit there for a few minutes not sure how I even made it home. Alex and I have been trying to have a baby. How is he going to take this news? Just thinking about Alex makes me burst into tears and I lean my head on the steering wheel and let the ugly cry out. I pound on the steering wheel and scream “why me?” I know deep inside it’s selfish to think that way. I mean why not me? It’s just so unfair. I’ve wanted my whole life to be a mother and now that’s gone in a blink of an eye. I wipe my eyes and head into our home. We have a huge five bedroom house that’s more like a mansion. I’ve always thought we were so lucky to be able to have a home so large, so that we could have a big family like we always wanted. Alex plays for the Phoenix Tornados and is on their first line. He’s among the top 10 scorer’s in the entire league and gets paid a lot of money for someone so young. Originally we were going to buy a smaller more modest home, we aren’t really big, splashy, flaunt our money, kind of people, but Alex wanted us to have our dream home to fill with our dream children. Just as I get into the house Alex’s car pulls up beside mine in the driveway.
Book 1 - Chapters 3 + 4
DIAMOND HEAD (chapter 3) It is several weeks later. Michael notices that his scheduled days off are not in line with Anuhea's family commitment.
Juliet the Villain- Part 1
SETTING: A FAR AWAY SHOT OF TWO PALATIAL, WELL KEPT HOMES, DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM ONE ANOTHER. AS THE NARRATOR'S VOICE BEGINS, WE BEGIN TO CLOSE IN ON BOTH HOMES
Slow Poison - Chapter Seven
Chapter Seven Stonehouse, December 15th The temperature was well below zero. No cards had been sent. The Sun and the rest had broadcast the news plainly enough in their two inch type. Even so, Becky was surprised to see so many people at the graveside; notebooks and Nikons prying into private grief, forming an outer ring of strangers who had no place there. There were mates in camphor scented suits and neighbours wives in fifties hats. The freezing wind from the canal cast a spell of silence over the mourners. They conversed in muffled whispers.
Shadows at a Party
Mary Lou's house parties are legendary. Anyone and everyone from the neighborhood always invites themselves over once the word got out that there was a party on the 3rd floor. Windows open. Music playing. Food on top of food. And more alcohol than any two liquor stores put together. Yep. Typical hood gathering alright.
You Should Have A NSFW Twitter
A year on Not Safe For Work Twitter. Following sex workers, erotica writers, personal alt accounts, and so many more. It's been liberating, exciting, and altogether worth it! You're gonna want to get an account for your sexy self.
There are a great many wonderful things in D.C. The monuments, museums, restaurants, the opera house, the Kennedy Center. The list is virtually endless. And of course, there's Chinatown. What's not to love about Chinatown? Full of people, lights, sounds, and wonderful smells. Georgina fell in love with the place the first time she laid eyes on it. She did the typical tourist thing. She stood in the middle of "H" Street and snapped a photo of the archway. Unlike the tourists, however, she looked both ways for traffic, waited for a clearing, and then stepped out into the street. Georgina wouldn't be able to tell anyone how many times she had cringed thinking someone was going to get plowed over by a cabbie on the meter and in a hurry.
On the day of his orientation to the new campus, he’d taken a brief bathroom break at the men’s room directly across from the classroom where his classes would be held. As he walked in, he thought he noticed two stalls, but realized the second one, in the corner, was actually a full shower.
Why Having Sex is Good for our Mental Health
When we discuss all of the things we can do to improve our mood, sex is often something that is overlooked. Yet, it shouldn't be. For sex can be just as beneficial to our emotional well-being as exercise, or a healthy diet.
Joni and Roddy
Walking the distance from work to The Radicals & Victualles was the last way she could gather her thoughts. This pub seems to be their place, but not a sentimental place that other couple’s have. It’s not the place they first kissed, or where he first asked her to be his girlfriend. It’s the pub opposite the green in Islington that collects wannabe indies and stuck-up young Londoners like dust mites. It’s the place they always ‘talk things through’ after one of their tiffs.
Mack and Amelia
Mack was buzzed. The loud music and its thumping bass was dizzying as she walked from the bar out to the patio. "I just need some fresh air," she mumbled to herself, as she left behind the three other people that she started out the night with. Once outside she felt like she could exhale and sat down in a vacant corner. It was a relief to feel the late night breeze wash over her drunken body. The sky was black with bright, small stars scattered about. Being as drunk as she was, it was difficult to discern between the natural starlight and the twinkling of the lighted strands hanging around the patio. The loud music had faded but was only replaced by the sound of city traffic.
A Gentleman… Mostly
Being the fantastic Dom that he is, not to mention gentleman, Duncan recalls Lizzy had once mentioned in passing that she was curious about sushi having never tried it but didn't trust herself to try it alone. Now that he has finally asked her out, he has her meet him where else but Chinatown. Lizzy easily recognizes those dashing good looks that cause her heart to skip beats and their eye lock instantly. He gazes down at her with such intensity that her entire body shivers.