About Verbal

I am a single Dad, slowly learning how to raise two daughters by myself. I like to read. I like to write. I spend way too much time staring at the night sky. And a little too much time watching baseball. Anything else you'd like to know, ask. I'm not exactly an open book, but I like to talk, and I like to listen.

I value playfulness, in sex and in life. I have fantasies (and occasional realities) about exhibitionism, sex in public, sex with strangers. I am fond of light bondage, blindfolds, lingerie, toys. I love to tease, I love to edge. I have a serious thing about playing with pearls, I have no idea where it comes from, something to do with straddling the borderlands between classy and filthy. I respect women who know what they want, and are explicit in asking for it.

I tend to go onto Lush for quick spurts (heh) to check my email and timeline and look around. So if you BB me and I don't talk for very long, please don't take it personally. Write me an email and I will be happy to receive it, and to respond.

My Tumblr feed is pretty indicative of what is going through my head at any given moment. Sex, art, good writing, astronomy, stupid Japanese monster movies, pretty girls with tattoos, extreme weather, math and science, baseball, yadayadayada.

Yes, the avatar is me.

“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
— Stephen King

"Every love story is a ghost story." - David Foster Wallace

Verbal Incandenza
Inside your head, Colorado, United States
Taking care of my daughters, mostly. Also, astronomy, writing, reading, camping, baseball. Good bourbon. Good sex. Good conversation. Tilting at windmills.
Favorite Books:
Infinite Jest, All the Pretty Horses, Slaughterhouse Five, The Killer Angels, Beloved, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Lonesome Dove, The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Shining, Mystic River, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The World According to Garp, Where the Wild Things Are, The Cat in the Hat, The Haunting of Hill House, Wise Blood
Favorite Authors:
David Foster Wallace, Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, Ken Kesey, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, John Irving, Charlie Huston, Megan Abbot, China Mieville, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Suess, Shirley Jackson, Flannery O'Connor
Favorite Movies:
The Usual Suspects (where I got my cybername!), Chinatown, The Godfather, The Conversation, Bull Durham, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, It's a Wonderful Life, Moon, Truly Madly Deeply, 28 Days Later, Frozen, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, The Haunting, The Incredibles, Rosemary's Baby, Children of Men
Favourite TV Shows:
Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, Treme, The Wire, The Fosters, Cosmos, Battlestar Galactica (the remake), The West Wing, Nurse Jackie, The Bridge, True Detective
Favorite Music:
Steve Earle. K T Tunstall. 16 Horsepower. Alejandro Escovedo. Tom Petty. Iris DeMent. Kasey Chambers. Deer Tick. The Horseflies. Radiohead. Johnny Cash. Merle Haggard. The Beatles. Tom Waits. Bob Dylan. U2. Vampire Weekend. I'm a big fan of bluegrass and all its weird offshoots.
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26 Apr 2014
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Topic: We go together like...
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 11:20

stars in the sky.

Topic: I AM
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 07:51

I AM curious.


I am frikkin tired.

Topic: Today's Thought or Message
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 13:45


I love this quote so much.

I love this book so much.

Thank you.

Topic: Which "attainable" skills would you like to have?
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 09:37

I want to learn to play a musical instrument. And speak a foreign language.

Topic: Continue the story...
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 09:07

The three of the them entered the boardroom. The lights were off, the shades closed. Silence. It was like a church.

Helen walked wordlassly to the table, turned and sat and looked at these two strangers before here. Nothing was said, nothing needed to be said. All was communicated with their eyes.

Topic: Today's Thought or Message
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 08:51

"There's no emotion. None. Just the pretense of it. The words, the gesture, the tone of voice, everything else is the same, but not the feeling." - Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Topic: I AM
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 08:43

I am having a good, simple, pleasant morning.

Topic: Name something that you want to take to bed with you.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 08:39


Topic: Who is YOUR favorite author on Lush?
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 08:10

My absolute favorites...

Bethany Frasier

Thank you, Algo! This is great company to be in.

Topic: Who is YOUR favorite author on Lush?
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 08:07

In no particular order-

Hey Trink! Thanks! I never get on these lists. This almost makes up for that scary zebra. Almost.

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Stories Published By Verbal
Today My Name is Caprice

He enters the coffee shop at two minutes until two. He enters this same shop at the same time every Thursday afternoon. Sometimes if he’s early he’ll walk around the block, or sit at the bus stop bench and read, until it is time. He is never late. Those are the rules. The coffee shop is crowded, as is the street outside, midtown Manhattan in the afternoon on display through floor to...

Added 27 May 2015 | Category Exhibitionism | Votes 24 | Avg Score 5 | Views 3,087 | 22 Comments

Audio Story Recommended Read Snapshots

They see each other from across the club and immediately, instinctively, wordlessly know what is going to...

Added 03 Apr 2015 | Category Exhibitionism | Votes 16 | Avg Score 4.63 | Views 8,103 | 14 Comments

Recommended Read Yes

For Marta Words failed him. He maintained his cool while he stood in the cramped efficiency of his supervisor’s office, and in his supervisor’s supervisor’s office as well. He even kept it together while cleaning out his desk, as his coworkers stopped in one by one to say good-bye. His cubicle neighbor Neil came over and gave him a three-slaps-on-the-back man-hug and promised they’d catch...

Added 14 Jan 2015 | Category Exhibitionism | Votes 18 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 6,870 | 12 Comments

What Are You Thinking?

Friday night was a Technicolor blur, a hot and dirty frenzied fuck that spilled hungrily over into Saturday morning. She had met him at the motel door with a lopsided smile and a rodeo hug and a long sloppy wet kiss that lasted only until he had time to lift her and turn and throw her at his feet. He fell on top of her and closed the door with a clumsy kick. They fucked ravenously on the...

Added 11 Sep 2014 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 15 | Avg Score 5 | Views 4,035 | 14 Comments


For my sweetest Cricket Time is a lie. There is no past, no future. There is only now, only this moment together. Only you, only I, only the moon hanging in the clouds like a tarnished ghost. We have just returned from a lifeless black tie gala at the art museum. We stand at arm’s reach from each other. A full moon shines through your open window, grey and cryptic, spilling moonlight...

Added 09 Aug 2014 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 21 | Avg Score 5 | Views 2,093 | 18 Comments

Recommended Read Endless Playground

He had been wanting to fuck her for three years. She was hot in the way Moms are hot. That sounds dismissive, but it wasn't, not to him. It was celebratory. She wasn't a twenty-something waif-thin hottie, she wasn’t a MILF, she wasn’t a model, she wasn’t a cartoonish divorcee on the prowl. She was just a single Mom, maybe a little prettier than the others, at least in his eyes. She had...

Added 18 Jul 2014 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 25 | Avg Score 5 | Views 5,731 | 21 Comments


I am in the tastefully lit bathroom of a downtown nightclub, taking a picture of myself reflected in the wall of mirror in front of me. The sweater I am wearing is suggestively low-cut, but I center on my face. My sea blue eyes sparkle in the unnatural light. I had stepped out into the alley with some random guy to smoke a joint about an hour ago, so I am a little light-headed. I made out...

Added 17 Jun 2014 | Category Lesbian | Votes 17 | Avg Score 5 | Views 13,508 | 11 Comments

Audio Story Recommended Read Strangers

I had been going out with Val for a few months. We had fun together and enjoyed each other’s company. We hadn’t discussed whether we were dating each other exclusively. We hadn’t said “I love you,” the charmed words that mark the boundary waters of a serious relationship. We saw each other most weekends, and occasionally during the week. Our sex was electric, and at the time the primary glue...

Added 30 May 2014 | Category Exhibitionism | Votes 51 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 32,399 | 41 Comments

Audio Story Reflections

“Who is she?” I ask myself. She looks a little like my ex-wife, though she doesn’t act like her at all. I haven’t seen my ex-wife in several years, but I’m pretty sure I could still recognize her, so I don’t think it’s her. Maybe she is a stranger who has inexplicably taken a liking to me, an attractive face in the crowd. Maybe I remind her of someone. Maybe I am a totally random choice....

Added 08 May 2014 | Category Exhibitionism | Votes 26 | Avg Score 4.96 | Views 6,778 | 21 Comments

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