About prairiedogg
Biography

I am a writer wannabee, so Lush is the perfect place to learn about writing styles and to show off any small amount of talent that I have. I've been fortunate to have met some wonderful people here, and I have made some friends who I hope to keep near my heart forever. Who knows, maybe I'll meet one or two in the near future and share a laugh and a bowl of gelato. Or maybe a root beer float, who knows?

I love talking to people, so if you want to talk about anything at all, feel free to drop me a line.

Name:
Dane
Sex:
Male 
Age:
62
Sign:
Libra
Relationship Status:
Married
Orientation:
Straight
Location:
Interests:
Golf, travel, sports and reading erotica.
Favorite Books:
Anything with a political slant, whether fiction or non-fiction, and, of course, the sexy stuff. I really enjoy erotica and I've developed a real fondness for writing it since I've been here.
Favorite Authors:
MamaScribe
goodhusband
shrpsf
stormdog100
Banes1
Mysteria27
Wistful_Laney
Will greybeard
Favorite Movies:
Any movie that makes you think, that moves you, that inspires you, whether it's a drama or escapist fare. Movies take us away from the problems of our lives.
Favourite TV Shows:
Game of Thrones
Penny Dreadful
Masters of Sex
Ray Donovan
Bloodlines
Grace and Frankie
Favorite Music:
All of it, except country. Don't know why, exactly, but I could never get into country music. I do have "Gin and Juice" by The Gourds on my playlist, but that doesn't count. It's Snoop, for cryin' out loud.
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02 Apr 2014
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Stories:
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Latest Forum Posts
Topic: Proofreaders
Posted: 19 Apr 2015 23:00

The moderators here do a great job and offer advice if your story needs it, but they have an awful lot of work to do (and for free, I might add). They can't be expected to be proofreaders for everyone as well, so we authors should do whatever it takes to make their jobs easier. For me it means checking grammar and punctuation as I write and save segments of my story. Once I have finished it I try to give it three reads to catch any errors that I might have missed. It may seem a bit like overkill, but I feel that it is the least that I can do.

Topic: Do you insist that a vote on your story be commented upon.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 18:17

I've never been a fan of this and I've never required voters to do that either.

Now as for me, when I vote on a story I always comment.

Votes are nice and will get you recognized a little more if you get a lot of votes.

Comments are great as well, because they let me know if I've done something my readers like.

Views , however, even without votes or comments, are a very telling statistic as well. I have a story right now with over 29,500 views. That's not too far away from Famous Story status, but it tells me that 29,500 people read all or part of this story. Or maybe they only read a couple lines, but they opened the link and my story appeared on their screen. That's a powerful reinforcement for a writer.

Topic: What happened to GoodHusband?
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 17:32

Good for him! I know that he has been writing non-stop for a long time, so he deserves to stop and smell the roses.

Topic: The Split of Our Front Page - Stories/Poems
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 21:18

I know that this has been kicked around in one form or another for a while now. I think that this was the solution that should make everyone happy. Great job!

Topic: Lush's high standards
Posted: 07 Mar 2015 21:22



EPs are done by committee - the RRs are as much for the mods as for the writers - the mods nominate stories for EPs and that's the end of it for them - they wanted a chance to reward stories that excelled, but didn't quite make the EP cut - i have, myself, several times RRed stories that were really good but i knew wouldn't make the EP vote cut. if we were to do it any other way, we'd have to have an RR committee as well, for one. for another, it takes away what i consider to be a perk for being a mod. :)

Thank you, sprite, for making clear a subject which I obviously didn't understand completely. While I may not like the RRs, I now understand the rationale behind them. Thank you, and thank you to all who responded, for clearing this up.

Topic: Lush's high standards
Posted: 07 Mar 2015 20:23

First of all, I want to thank those of you who responded to my posts. Your honesty impresses me, really it does.

I don't want anyone to think that I am in any way denigrating the excellent work that the mods do here. I have never had a problem with a mod and I believe that out of 69 stories and poems I have had approved only two came back for any kind of revision. Believe me, that makes me very happy. It tells me that I must be doing something right.

My beef, if you want to call it that, is all about the RRs. I don't like them, even though I received one for a poem I didn't think deserved it. I just don't think that it should be in the hands of one person.

As for sprite, no, I'm not angling for a RR at all. Like I said, I'm not a fan of them. Just getting approved is good enough for me.

Topic: Lush's high standards
Posted: 07 Mar 2015 07:10



Great technique is not what makes a great story. It can even be a liability at times.

Possibly, but a story with glaring grammatical errors and punctuation mistakes has no business being approved for publication, much less being rewarded with a RR. Just my opinion, but it seems that quantity, rather than quality, is becoming more frequent here. How else can you explain a submission to publication time of under 10 minutes on a story with over 3,000 words?

Topic: Has The Time Come To DEMAND A Recall Election?
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 22:04



Well as a fiscal conservative independent that believes in the ability of any one to marry (love can't be legislated), women's choice (hoping the choice is life), llimited government, comprehensive imigration reform, and border security. You are in many ways what is right in this country. Plus you're a awesome author and humorist. But... Even though I voted for Obama in the first election, I think he is too much of an ideologue and partisan to be an effective leader. Bill Clition was effective because he was able to reach across the isle and compromise. The contract with America was written by the republicans, modified by the democrats, and signed into law by Clinton. This kind of cooperation is needed today but is no where to be found. It appears that you don't any longer need solutions, just someone to blame.

Clinton was able to reach across the aisle and find compromise because there was someone on the other side willing to listen. Sadly, that is no longer the case. Politics, particularly in the Congress, has become so partisan that no one on either side of the aisle is willing to sit down and work out something which both sides can support. During Obama's first term, the Republicans in the Senate were able to effectively halt legislation by merely the threat of a filibuster, requiring 60 votes to invoke cloture and proceed to a floor vote. Now that the Republicans have the majority in the Senate, the Democratic minority has used this tool to their advantage. As long as neither side views compromise as nothing more than a dirty word, I fear that nothing of substance will ever make it into law, and that's a sad state of affairs.

Topic: Server migration
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 21:49

Does this have anything to do with the Top Story list consisting of poems and the Top Poems list consisting of stories? It's been this way for a few days and I wondered why.

Topic: Lush's high standards
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 20:27



While a good idea in theory, this would not be feasible for a number of reasons. Moderators have a difficult enough time keeping up with the stories in the queue without rating them. For now they look for technical and compliance issues, and leave the judgment to readers and their taste. They have the ability to award RRs and nominate EPs for quality and exceptional work respectively. There are many stories on Lush which would merit neither but are nonetheless popular with readers. Moderators get enough push back from writers regarding required edits to stories without adding this subjective judgment to their responsibilities. I frankly do not think writers here, whom I have been reminded are amateurs, would appreciate such a system.

(I should add that while I am no longer a moderator, I was one for about three years.)

I understand your point, but the RRs are way too subjective and usually reflect the interests of the Mod who awards it, rather than a work which is technically superior. Just my opinion.

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Stories Published By prairiedogg
Cheating with the Neighbor

My name is Rick Brown. I'm a happily married man, or so I would like to think. I've been married to my wife, Molly, for 10 wonderful years. I am a commercial architect for an up-and-coming design firm in the Pacific Northwest. Molly is the CFO of a company which manufactures defibrillators and other health care equipment. Because of her position in her company, she has to travel a lot, but...

Added 12 Nov 2014 | Category Cheating | Votes 41 | Avg Score 4.89 | Views 30,405 | 17 Comments

Sex With My Mom's Friends--Brandon and Sasha--Part 2

The telegram from Jeri unnerved me a little. I'm sure that she and Brenda meant well, and a night in bed with the two of them would be perfect here in Paris under ordinary circumstances, but these were no ordinary times. I have fallen in love with Sasha, and I had to let them know that sex was out of the question. The band had a three-night engagement in Paris, so I could have passes held at...

Added 20 Apr 2015 | Category Love Stories | Votes 20 | Avg Score 5 | Views 4,112 | 13 Comments

Making Partner - Chapter 2

The cell phone that Jessica provided was ringing. It was 1am, and I wondered what I would be asked to do. I reached across my bed and picked up the phone. I swiped the green button and answered it. "Hello, this is Stephen." "My, oh my, you certainly were prompt in answering the phone, Stephen." It was Jessica, and she sounded like she was having fun with this little arrangement of...

Added 13 Apr 2015 | Category Office Sex | Votes 14 | Avg Score 5 | Views 3,250 | 10 Comments

Sex With My Mom's Friends--Brandon and Sasha

It had been three long years since that special summer when I was introduced to the glorious world of sex with an older woman. That's actually incorrect, as I had the pleasure of fucking two of my Mom's best friends during that same time period. For those of you who don't remember, and those who never knew at all, my name is Brandon. I am a concert sound engineer for some of the most...

Added 09 Apr 2015 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 28 | Avg Score 5 | Views 7,426 | 15 Comments

Making Partner--Chapter 1

Steven, Please allow time to meet me in my office at 1pm today to discuss your performance to date in the firm and to plan your future here. Jessica Thomas  The e-mail was short and to the point. Jessica, one of the senior partners in the law firm where I am an associate, wanted to discuss my progress and future with the firm. Although the mail was brief, it sounded pretty ominous....

Added 08 Apr 2015 | Category Office Sex | Votes 17 | Avg Score 5 | Views 5,392 | 15 Comments

Sex With My Mom's Friends--Brandon and Sasha-- Part 3

We arrived in Sunnyvale the day before Mom's procedure. She was happy to see us, but saved her biggest joy at finally meeting Sasha for the first time. To say that Mom was impressed with Sasha would be a major understatement. The way she carried on with her, you'd think that she was her long-lost daughter. In a way, I believe that probably summed up Mom's feelings, because I had never seen...

Added 06 May 2015 | Category Love Stories | Votes 31 | Avg Score 4.97 | Views 4,329 | 19 Comments

Into the Abyss--Chapter 12

I arrived at Jan's house around 5:40 that afternoon, still adhering to my rule about not showing up early for a date. Jan was ready and waiting for me when I rang the doorbell, and Jan met me at the door. She was wearing a silky long-sleeved top and jeans. Judging by the jiggle of her breasts, it became apparent that she wasn't wearing a bra underneath her top. Jan greeted me with a kiss,...

Added 02 Apr 2015 | Category Love Stories | Votes 26 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,278 | 20 Comments

Sex With my Mom's Friends

I never thought it could be any good, not sex with older women. It's funny, but "younger man/older woman" sex was something you read about in Penthouse Forum, or those erotic story websites. I don't know one single person who has experienced sex with someone old enough to be their father or mother. That's just the stuff of fantasies, and probably not very sexy ones either. My name is...

Added 01 Dec 2014 | Category Mature | Votes 63 | Avg Score 4.89 | Views 33,932 | 31 Comments

Into the Abyss--Chapter 11

As I followed Jan back into the bedroom, my head was spinning from reading Lucy's texts. She never mentioned Megan, so I had to wonder if they were still together or not. My best guess was that they weren't. Why else would Lucy be interested in patching things up with me? "Baby, come back to bed with me. I need some more of what's between your legs." Jan was sitting on the bed, a glass of...

Added 22 Mar 2015 | Category Love Stories | Votes 34 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 1,236 | 22 Comments

Into the Abyss--Chapter 10

Despite the news about Lucy and Megan, I still had reason to be happy. Tonight I was going to take Jan out for dinner. It was a real date and I wanted to impress her, so I got reservations at the newest and most popular restaurant in the Bay Area. It was a Saturday, so I wouldn't get to see Jan at work. I planned to call her this afternoon and tell her when to expect me. One thing...

Added 16 Mar 2015 | Category Love Stories | Votes 33 | Avg Score 4.97 | Views 1,298 | 23 Comments

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