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:
Engaged to LaylaJune
Inside your head, Colorado, United States
Local Time:
26 Jun 2017 05:30
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: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 25 Jun 2017 11:25

(Do it, do it, do it!)

Btw, I just happened to be reading a recipe book and saw that desiccated coconut doesn't have any k's in it. Interesting. <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/evil6.gif" alt="evil4">

I JUST SAW a Gilmore Girls with youngest about a secret society that uses no e's when they talk. Weird coinkydink.

I shall try to do a k-less story involving desikkated kokonut in the near future.

Topic: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 25 Jun 2017 11:21

If everyone wants to niggle and embarrass this forum's resident pixie princess, sprite, see here.


If you're familiar with her "Blondie" stories, you may have a hankering for my series unveiling. Brushing up on those stories isn't a requirement, although it will help having read this one in particular as it serves as a major plot device in getting things started.


Cheers and you're welcome. Tip back the hannahs, and go outward and onward and embarrass Frau Sprite.

Can't wait to read this. Started to last night, and life intervened.

And looking forward to Reg's too, very much.

Jen - Audacity is a free open source recorder I use. I would recommend it. It takes some tinkering to get proper compression so a file is small enough to be emailed, but it's pretty easy to use. Try to export as MP3 or wma.

So happy to hear about your vet being in town.

I'll have some bourbon flavored coffee please.

Topic: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 24 Jun 2017 15:25

I believe PD had temporarily disabled the ability for her legion of readers to comment when that poem came out which explains the unsatisfactory number of comments. I just feel honoured that I get to read her stuff.

I think you should try writing a short story with no k's in it. That would be so fun. :)

I'll have some lemonade, please. Dying to see Sharon's photo now!

Someone wrote an entire novel with no "e"'s in it. I am to lazy to Google it to find the title. It might have been French. I found out because I read the review which also had no "e"'s in it (so he couldn't even mention which letter was missing, directly).

K would be a lot easier than E.

Topic: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 24 Jun 2017 13:43

Hi handsome - come here often? Buy a lady a drink?

Aa-ooo-ga!!! My lucky day!

What are you peckish for? How about some soothing sassafras tea?

Topic: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 24 Jun 2017 13:27

Jen, so very sorry about your dog. Pets are a comfort like no other. Our beloved cat is 19-ish or so years old, and is literally shrinking, lighter every week. I am already dreading the inevitable.

Digging the Replacements lyrics, Reg. Put em on the jukebox - here's a quarter.

I am way behind on reading people's stuff, and should find some time this weekend, but Layla pointed out a brilliant Puddleduck poem that has been up for a month, got an RR, and had NO comments. Now it has two: Layla's and mine. Give it a look: https://www.lushstories.com/stories/love-poems/the-way-you-look.aspx

Oh, and for those of you wondering, I am able to type K's in this post because I am using my iPad. The recalcitrant K key on my laptop has given me the freedome to FINALLY get a new computer. It'll be here Tuesday. And I will be able to write erotica with K's in it. You CANNOT write erotica without K's. Trust me.

Topic: When was the last time you had sex? [BE HONEST]
Posted: 24 Jun 2017 13:15

Next weekend (I went back in time to post this).

Topic: What's the one word that pops into your mind when you see the avatar above you?
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 16:38



Topic: 50 Shades of?
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 15:13

I knew that there was a solid reason for my adoration of you, J., besides all of the other reasons.

50 Shades of Adoration right back atcha. :)

Topic: RUMPLATIONS: Honky Tonk and Cyber Bar
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 16:47

Good on you. I gave my cat, Hank, CPR (well, modified infant CPR, with mouth to mouth) back in February, when his heart stopped quite out of the blue. As in, purring and alive one moment, motionless the next. 20+ minutes, 20+ minutes of desperation, and no, it was not successful. My oldest son had to pull me off of Hank. I was crying.

My sons have only seen me cry...well, perhaps four times, maybe, in their lives.

My daughters have seen me cry maybe a hundred times. I once asked my therapist if that was good or bad. He said it just "was." I loved that answer.

A bottle of something please.

Topic: I AM
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 14:30

I am growing a bit weary of Lush.

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Posted: 23 Jun 2017 16:28
There is something inherently unfair about not being able to write "broke" because you have no "k."

Posted: 23 Jun 2017 15:51
Change your keyboard from QWERTY to DVORAK and you'll get your "k" back

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I hope this one is okay.

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hope you're spending today with the people you love and who love you😊

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geez, everyone is trying to attain a beach body

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I'll be first in line, lol.

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