About Verbal

I am a single Dad, raising two teenage daughters. 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 writing and in life. I am fond of light bondage, blindfolds, lingerie, toys. I love to tease. 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 do not cyber. I may flirt, and while I love to talk about sex, I love to talk about almost anything. Someone lovely, poised and graceful has entered my life. She is a gift, a poem, and all I desire. Respect that.

I tend to go onto Lush for quick visits to check my email and timeline and look around the Forums. So if you BB me and I don't respond, or 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. I love email because it is so similar to writing letters, back in the day. My kids say only old people email anymore. They are probably right.

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
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship with LaylaJune
Inside your head, Colorado, United States
Taking care of my daughters, mostly. Also: astronomy, writing, reading, movies, camping, baseball, theater. Science and art. Good bourbon. Good sex. Good conversation. Tilting at windmills.
Favorite Books:
Infinite Jest, All the Pretty Horses, Slaughterhouse Five, The Killer Angels, Beloved, Lonesome Dove, The Things They Carried, The Grapes of Wrath, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Shining, 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, The Flame Alphabet, Winter's Bone
Favorite Authors:
David Foster Wallace, Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, John Irving, Neal Stephenson, Daniel Woodrell, John Le Carre, 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:
Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Six Feet Under, Treme, The Wire, The Fosters, ER, Battlestar Galactica (the remake), Dr. Who, The West Wing, Nurse Jackie.
Favorite Music:
Steve Earle, K T Tunstall, Bruce Spingsteen, Tim O'Brien, Tom Petty, Iris DeMent, Kasey Chambers, The Horseflies, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Los Lobos, The Beatles, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, U2. I'm a big fan of bluegrass and all its weird offshoots.
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Topic: Happy Birthday to the lovely Sea Siren!!!
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 16:02

Happy birthday dear. Have a fun one.


Topic: Happiness is...
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 15:14

Figuring out complex acronyms written by cute girls in mere seconds (the letters CAAB were the key).


Topic: Grammar and literacy videos
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 14:45


Thank you

That's excellent.

My wife used to call me the "irony police" (for always shouting "that's not irony!").

Topic: Post the title most recent song that you listened to
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 14:39

Song of the Travelling Daughter - Abagail Washburn


Topic: What's the last thing you put in your mouth?
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 14:37

Mike and Ike Mega-mix (featuring 10 new flavors!) (hi Poppy)!


Topic: Say something nice about the profile of the person above you
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 12:59

Sweet, smart, sexy, and scrumptious (and those are just the adjectives that start with s!).

Topic: Would You Like to Carry on an Intelligent Conversation with the Poster Above You?
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 12:14

Do wolves speak English? If so, then yes.

Topic: Say Something NICE about the Person/Profile Above You
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 12:05


She seems pleasant. :)

Topic: Word for the day
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 10:48

sanguine - optimistic, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

Topic: Adi's House of Horror: Scare Me
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 09:39

If you don't like spiders or mice (or both); imagine this crawling over your kitchen wall......

Holy fuck that's a scary spider, Pat. And I even kind of like tarantulas (there are common in SE Colorado, where I used to live).


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Stories Published By Verbal
Shard 97: Sexhair

They left the room around 1 p.m., taking the Do Not Disturb sign off the doorknob and slinking guiltily past the smiling hotel maid who was clearly waiting for them to leave the room so she could clean up, change the sheets, and finally go home. Initially they had planned on eating breakfast at the free buffet line in the hotel, but ended up fucking well past the time breakfast was over and...

Added 18 Oct 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 17 | Avg Score 5 | Views 667 | 15 Comments

Recommended Read Shard 23: Fire and Ice

He loomed over her, bottle of bourbon in his hand. He pulled the cork out of the bottle with his teeth. “That’s hot,” she said. “What’s hot?” “Pulling the cork out with your teeth. You look like a pirate.” “Arggg,” he said. He theatrically spit the cork out onto the floor. A giddy smile spread across her face. He took a slug and kept the liquor in his mouth and haphazardly dropped...

Added 03 May 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 34 | Avg Score 4.97 | Views 2,493 | 30 Comments

Recommended Read Holes

.  There was a before, and there was an after. For both of them. Meaning, an event had happened in each of their lives – not the same event, but different ones, at different times of their lives – and after that experience something in the world had changed, or something in themselves had changed. Perhaps both. The two tend to go hand in hand. It doesn’t matter what the event was....

Added 22 Aug 2016 | Category Straight Sex | Votes 30 | Avg Score 5 | Views 4,190 | 26 Comments

Audio Story Recommended Read Shard 629: Morning Light

She was sad. It doesn’t matter why. It wasn't an overwhelming sadness. Lots of things make people sad. Life is sad sometimes. That's all. She awoke at five a.m., hours before she usually did. She could not go back to sleep, and did not try very hard. She called into the office and left a message telling them she was taking the day off. She dressed. She started walking across town to...

Added 20 May 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 30 | Avg Score 5 | Views 5,108 | 30 Comments

Editor's Pick Serious Moonlight

She came like a thunderstorm, cried out and spilled forward with a breathy sob, bouncing down onto the carpet and flipping over in a single elegant motion. He fell back onto the floor in the opposite direction, his chest pounding, gasping for air. He let his leg lop over hers. For long moments they lay in the dark together, letting their breathing settle, their hearts slow. A gibbous moon...

Added 25 Mar 2016 | Category BDSM | Votes 53 | Avg Score 5 | Views 18,171 | 50 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 29 | Avg Score 5 | Views 6,950 | 24 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 55 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 35,290 | 45 Comments

Shard 428: The Razor Thin Edge

It was a moment as thin as a heartbeat. One moment plucked from an infinity of them, laced on the string of time like pearls. He pushed her to her knees onto the plush carpeted floor of the hotel room, her wrists bound behind her back with the duct tape they had bought from the clueless and vacantly smiling clerk at the hardware store downtown. He had duct taped her mouth too, but...

Added 31 May 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 30 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,616 | 29 Comments

Shard 610: People Who Bought This Item

They were on the telephone, both of them in their own beds, lights off, faces lit by the glow of their laptop screens. They were shopping on Amazon together. This on-line shopping trip had been necessitated by actions of the previous weekend, when he had ripped apart a treasured and rather expensive corset of hers while they were fucking. The initial buy, a half dozen pair of cheap...

Added 22 Jul 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 23 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,456 | 20 Comments

Shard 612: Business Casual

The suggested attire for the business conference was “business casual.” They both dressed appropriately for the event, during business hours. After hours, they made their own choices of attire. He lay naked on the bed, his khaki pants neatly folded on the chair at the side, his polo shirt draped over it. She stood at the foot of the bed, wearing a modest beige skirt and matching blouse,...

Added 13 Jul 2016 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 25 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,779 | 21 Comments

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Posted: 25 Oct 2016 15:56
Thanks for adding me to your friends

The Shard - the tall building on the south bank of the Thames in London near Tower Bridge

Posted: 25 Oct 2016 14:44
Is there such a thing as too much pearls? lol

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Posted: 25 Oct 2016 11:34
'I know your deepest secret fear'

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Posted: 25 Oct 2016 05:08
I gave up men and took up gardening...it worked out very well...

Posted: 24 Oct 2016 12:43
See? I told you? Your yawning abyss would make short work of those goldfish in no time! (I hope they wiped the feet off the treadmill before putting the goldfish on there!

Posted: 23 Oct 2016 18:06
Thanks for the friendship...I'm glad I didn't have to resort to this...

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Posted: 22 Oct 2016 14:47
This is to make up for the previous post. It might be more on "fleek"? Still not sure about that word.

Posted: 22 Oct 2016 14:45
This is for that trippy Trump gif that is currently haunting me.

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Posted: 22 Oct 2016 09:04
The delectable Lisa Foster in Cave Dwellers

The multifaceted Ian Sera in Pod People

Posted: 22 Oct 2016 07:47

wishing you a wonderful weekend

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Posted: 21 Oct 2016 17:01
Come cuddle, my love

Posted: 21 Oct 2016 11:28
Excitement is in the air!
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