Posted By lantoniou on January 18, 2013
I am so delighted to announce the release of my first-ever Marketplace fan fiction anthology, No Safewords. Yes, this is the Marketplace, as seen through other eyes. There are some stories that show the world exactly as I created it, and some that push my boundaries a tad. They are short and sweet, which makes a story unlike what I usually write, or long and involved. There is romance and strife, glee and despair. There is hot sex, of course, but there’s also humor and melodrama. Just the way I like it.
Whether you want a rollicking Victorian flavored tale of adventure and romance or a modern, sexy welcome to a new home for a familiar character, you will find flavors here to tempt or satisfy your tastes. Return for more time travel to a world where the language we so casually use to so casually describe our tastes doesn’t even exist, but where longing for a ritualized order and discipline and a sense of belonging transcends words, but gets expressed in the rich metaphor – and reality – of a garden.
Then swerve away from romance to feel the terror of a slave newly sold to an owner who represents their worst nightmare, whether because of demographics or the enormous challenge of a language barrier.
Here, you can get into the reflection of a trainer’s long career or the grief and anguish of a new owner confronted with an inherited house full of property she didn’t choose. Or, watch how even the jaded, experienced ways of the Marketplace aware people become awkward in that most awkward of adult challenges – a marriage proposal.
Get a glimpse into the rarified and formal household of an owner/spotter, and then take a detour to the desolate history of a young genderqueer punk fresh from the streets, confronted with the most iconic of Marketplace characters.