by John B. Rosenman
So often, we like to think we are rational, loving creatures
when unknown even to ourselves, we are just the opposite: mad, cruel, selfish,
and lustful. We pray to God and secretly
worship the powers of darkness. In my
story, “Wet Dreams,” a couple rents a mansion in the country for the summer to
mend their troubled marriage. Will they
succeed? It all depends what happens
after they make love and close their eyes.
Yes, in dreams lie salvation, but it’s also true, as Goya wrote, that
“The sleep of reason produces monsters.” (Available at MuseItUp Publishing, http://tinyurl.com/cazwvxqand/ and at Amazon, http://tinyurl.com/buemqqx/) .
An hour later, he lay back naked
and basked in the afterglow. Karen herself turned off the lights and snuggled
happily against him, both their bodies covered by a single sheet. Like him, she
was exhausted and drenched with sweat. He listened to her breathing slow and
descend toward sleep.
We're surrounded by mirrors here.
Eyes closed, he thought of their
coupling, entangled bodies, which they had seen reflected from many positions:
he above her, then behind, Karen above, and then receiving him sideways. He
started to smile but found himself imagining their own images watching them in
the shadows like second selves. Who knows, perhaps their alter egos would wait
till they slept and then creep into their bodies and possess their souls. And,
in the morning, when they awoke...
Where had he gotten such a weird
idea? He tried to puzzle it out, but sleep soon stole upon him.
Sometime later he awoke, smelling
perfume. Something exotic—jasmine? Whatever it was, it must be his imagination
because Karen wasn't wearing any. But it was so sweet and fragrant, so...
He had an erection.
He grunted in surprise and pulled
down the sheet, feeling himself. Yes, he was hard, fiercely rampant. His penis
jutted boldly out, throbbing with lust.
Turning to Karen, he pulled the
sheet off her. Through a window, moonlight speared her naked form.
No answer, so he lowered his lips
and kissed her breasts, then nibbled and caressed a nipple. She moaned. His
lips descended along her stomach, and his tongue soon explored her musky
depths. Gently, her hips began to rock against his mouth.
Pulling back, he knelt between her
white thighs…hesitating. What was he doing? She wasn't even awake. But he could
smell her arousal, as well as that strange, sweet perfume. Lowering himself, he
entered her, feeling her legs rise and lock about his waist. No, there was
nothing wrong with this. Even in her sleep, she wanted him!
He began to move, his blood singing
with lust. She was so wet, so warm and slippery. It felt so damned good, that
he drove himself feverishly into her and bit her earlobe, drawing drops of
thick, hot blood.
As he did, she seized his back and
tipped him over, moving so that she was on top. He started to laugh, to chide
her for her deception, but in the moonlight, he saw it was not Karen above him.
Karen was blonde and slender, not this dark, voluptuous woman with huge breasts
and erect nipples who laughed in passion and ran her hands through the long
lush waterfall of her black hair. He watched her arch her neck toward the
ceiling, her throat trembling. And all about them, suddenly, their images
sprang forth despite the darkness, gleaming with sweat in the bright mirrors.
As they all moved, the waterbed rocked and flowed like the sea, blood-warm and
“Oh, Rex!” She moaned. “Hurt me a
She looked down at him, her dark
eyes glittering, her face beautiful and bewitching. “I said ‘Hurt me,’ dammit!”
He started to say he wasn't Rex and
didn't even know her, but then he found he did, that he had known her for a
long time. “Beg me to hurt you,
Laura,” he ordered. “Beg me to do whatever the hell I like.”
“Oh, yesss!” Something appeared in
her hands, a rope which she looped about his throat and started to pull tight.
“Oh, no, you don't!” he gasped. Rolling, he spilled her off and
struggled till he was on top again. Yet she still gripped his throat with the
rope, pulling the ends so tightly he could barely breathe.
“When you cum, darling,” she
laughed, “you'll also go. It'll be like computing the value of pi, which is to
say, the best and longest orgasm of your rotten life! Too bad it will also be
“Sorry,” he snarled, “but I'm the one who punishes. And Laura, I'm
afraid you've been a very naughty little girl!”
He raised his hand, determined to
hit her face and breasts. He knew just how to strike so as to cause a maximum
of pain with a minimum of marks. Slap!
How the bitch's face would contort. Slap!
Smash those sweet, firm tits! Try to strangle him, would she? He started to swing, stopping as his inward view
shifted. What was he doing? This wasn't Laura; this was his wife Karen. And he was...
Confused, he wavered back and
forth, half of him wanting to destroy, the other half struggling to save.
Karen. Laura. Love. Hate. Protect. Hurt. And his soul, balanced like smoke on a
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