About WannabeWordsmith


Not big, not clever, just determined.

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Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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20 Jun 2018 16:36
Favorite Authors:
Douglas Adams, David Thorne, Louise Voss & Mark Edwards, James Herbert, Lee Child, Simon Kernick, Mark Dawson.
Favorite Movies:
The Usual Suspects, Primer, Se7en, Arlington Road, 15 Minutes, Memento, A Scanner Darkly, Inception, Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead, Ronin, Children of Men, V for Vendetta, The Matrix, Fight Club, Sin City, Sophie Scholl, The Lives of Others, Dead Man's Shoes, Run Lola Run, Head On, Weekend at Bernie's.
Favourite TV Shows:
Breaking Bad, X-Files, Still Game, Spaced, The Day Today, Brass Eye, Black Books, Green Wing, My Name is Earl, Scrubs, 24, Flight of the Conchords, Yes (Prime) Minister.
Favorite Music:
Frank Turner, The Prodigy, Muse, Eminem, The Beatles, Walk Off The Earth, Noisia, Knife Party, Cheryl Crow, Morcheeba, Enigma, Portishead, Rimsky-Korsakov, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, early Linkin Park, drum 'n bass, breakbeat, dubstep... anything that is engineered well, makes a statement and sounds good loud.


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Topic: What do you want more to read?
Posted: 17 Jun 2018 04:45

I'm a build-up kind of guy too. Any glance at my stories will tell you that. But if it's done well (e.g. in the Flash category) I can totally get into things quickly.

Either way, I prefer realism and the thought of "that could happen" rather than just 2000 words of how someone boned their sister because they miraculously always fancied them. Realism, for me, comes through verbal sparring, reading between the lines, eye contact between characters, tension, build-up, and 'show not tell' before they snap and can't keep their hands off one another in a frenzy of lust.

Best advice, as LikeToWrite suggests: read some stories here and comment if you feel moved to do so. The Recommended Read or Editor's Picks categories are always good for showing the sort of things that people respond to. Not the only places of course, and there are far more popular categories; the stories in the RR and EP categories tend to be more slow burn or intense tales, which may or may not be your thing.

As AndreaDetroit says, if you write to please an audience, make sure the audience includes you first.

Topic: Announcing the Winners of our "Masked" Story Competition
Posted: 13 Jun 2018 13:26

Oh wow! Awesome. Thank you so much to everyone who read, voted and judged.

As soon as MadMartigan's story hit the queue I knew it smelled of a winner. So, so original. Well done, Sir. And also to PhilU for such a fresh take on a dystopian AR future.

I read most of the other top ten and I'd have been hard pressed to choose between them as winners from the strength of the entries. It really brought out some cracking originality.

Congratulations to everyone who placed, and to everyone who entered and made this the competition that it was.

Topic: Joining the badgers
Posted: 06 Jun 2018 04:13

I have dabbled once more in the Flash category and dreamed up His Words for your perusal. And I'm delighted it attracted my first RR for this category.

The story is told in second person - another first for me - and follows a long-distance romance via messaging app, the pair sharing an intimate moment as their respective partners sleep beside them. If you have four minutes to spare, please try it out for size and let me know what you think of it.

Thank you.

Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Posted: 06 Jun 2018 03:28

My cat purring so hard, she's given herself hiccups.

Oh, music, right. In that case: Arrested Development - People Everyday.


Topic: EP Award - Thirteen Steps from Heaven Or Hell - WannabeWordsmith - 28th May 2018
Posted: 29 May 2018 16:16


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Topic: EP Award - Thirteen Steps from Heaven Or Hell - WannabeWordsmith - 28th May 2018
Posted: 29 May 2018 14:21

Dammit, a one-way trip to the Witness Protection Program for me now. Thanks, Jen. Grrrrr. As if living under the pseudonym Jeff Blade wasn't bad enough, now I gotta be Randy Spandex.

Oh, crap. Now I've blown my new cover. I'm such a shit spy.

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Massive thanks for the nomination and award to both of you, and to this thread.

Topic: Joining the badgers
Posted: 28 May 2018 13:41

It is with utmost pleasure I announce that my story Thirteen Steps from Heaven or Hell has been awarded an Editor's Pick. I'm totally stoked about it and would like to thank the nominee and panel for considering and approving the decision.

So if anyone has yet to read the tense plight of James and his wild, raven-haired temptress of a neighbour, you need no further excuse! Thank you in advance for reading. I hope it flicks your buttons.

Topic: Joining the badgers
Posted: 27 May 2018 13:42

Thank you for the awesome big-up, Miss sweet-as. You're right I don't do much self-promotion. My philosophy is that if it's good enough, people will find it organically - like you did - or will recommend it to their friends. I tend to delete messages like "Hello, I know you're on my friends list so you already have a notification about my new story, but I've just posted this story that I'd love you to read."

So pleased you find my stories entertaining. Means a lot to me when someone with as much talent as you, can find the time to read my work and write such nice things about it too. Thank you, and I hope I can continue to entertain you with future stories.

Topic: Joining the badgers
Posted: 27 May 2018 07:51

Two more piece for your delectation and amusement. The first, A Cure for Swellness , is a short (for me) piece of doctor-patient fun. Despite the tongue-in-check play on words of the movie with a similar title, it's earned an RR for which I'm incredibly honoured. If you like a bit of role play/risky encounter at the workplace, with desks, then you'd do well to check it out.

Secondly, there's still time to get in a read or two of my competition piece for the "Masked" contest before the closing date in a few days. It's called The Edge of Control and is a tense affair of seduction, lust and boundary-testing for a woman exploring her darker side behind the anonymity of a Venetian mask.

While you're there, please check out the other competition entries too, because there are some corkers there, with some wildly inventive takes on the theme.

Many thanks in advance to anyone who reads my stories. I hope you enjoy them.

Topic: Can I get an interview with you?
Posted: 21 May 2018 04:08

Introduce the title of your story: Thirteen Steps from Heaven or Hell
Genre/Category: Seduction
Provide the link: https://www.lushstories.com/stories/seduction/thirteen-steps-from-heaven-or-hell.aspx

1. What first inspired you to write this particular story?

Pretty much everyone's been in the situation of having new neighbours at some point in their life. During the day they're nice and friendly. But do you really know what they get up to behind closed doors at night? And if you were put in a situation where you could find out, would you take it? That was what I wanted to explore.

I could have just done the typical "Wow my neighbour's hot, here's a cup of sugar, oops my clothes fell off" but in my unending quest to try something a bit different on the same theme, this story was born.

2. How did you come up with these characters?

The rather straight-laced James is based on the notion of being young and insecure with a baby on the way. People who opt to have kids early are braver and less selfish than me to sacrifice their twenties/thirties when they could be out clubbing and enjoying life/sex. The lack of established worldview and only just beginning to discover who you really are, and how to transfer that to the huge commitment of raising children is what interested me. It's the whole "Am I ready and what have I missed?" thing. And although this is very much a background detail in the story, it's really the defining factor in his decision to engage with his far more overt neighbour.

The fact that his faith and strict play-it-safe upbringing define his moral compass is another hurdle for him to overcome when faced with the opportunity to do something daring.

As for Kay, she's more confident in her outlook. And, as becomes apparent in the story, isn't ready to sacrifice her lifestyle or play it safe even with a baby in tow. I think James sees that in her and is intrigued. It was this dynamic that I wanted to capture. The lure of temptation and sin over morality.

3. How does it differ from some of your other stories?

It's very dialogue-heavy. And there's no sex in it! Well, alright, there is a tonne of very hot sex, but... you'll have to read it to know what I mean.

4. What was the most challenging thing about writing this piece?

Balance. I wanted it to be a more realistic take on the seduction trope than being invited over for coffee and falling headlong into her pussy. As you'll see when you read it, the seduction bubbles away under the surface for the first third, and the actual event is almost accidental. A brief opportunity that spirals into something far, far greater.

It was balancing that realism with the desire to ratchet the tension like a staircase that I found trickiest. Start low. Crank it up a notch, level off, get comfortable with this new layer of depravity, then... step up another notch, level off, get used to it, then up again. And so on. So each incremental jump is only a small step from the last, but by the time you reach the end there's this whole chasm the character has spanned in their story arc and they'll never be the same person again.

5. Anything else you want to tell us about it?

It was a lot of fun to write, even though it took eight months (on and off) to perfect. I think I succeeded in my goal of making a non-contact sex story that's full of insanely hot sexy situations, after I was informed it nearly melted the screen of sweet_as_candy when she read it!

I'm proud of what I've done, incredibly pleased that it earned a Recommended Read award, and hope it's enjoyed by anyone who dares give it a go.

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Recommended Read His Words

The glow from your phone illuminates the contours and angles of your face, skin damp, pulse soaring as your husband snores beside you. You thumb the screen, scrolling through the message stream. Words jump out at you. Snatches of racy conversations. ...instantly wet clutching heat gasping into the room ache for you... Your free hand brushes naked, bare pussy lips and you flinch....

Added 03 Jun 2018 | Category Flash Erotica | Votes 16 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 673 | 12 Comments

Editor's Pick The Edge of Control

The digital readout on the no-brand hotel TV advanced a minute, the room silent save for my erratic panting. My head thrashed left on the pillow and I caught sight of the wildfire in my chestnut eyes from the nearby mirror above the desk. They shone from the eyeholes of a snug Venetian lace mask that extended from inky hairline to the tip of my button nose. I wasn't sure who was staring...

Added 21 May 2018 | Category Masturbation | Votes 28 | Avg Score 5 | Views 3,610 | 21 Comments

Recommended Read A Cure for Swellness

Doctor Jodie Wright whirled and pressed her back to the surgery door the moment it shut, sealing the small room from the patients waiting in the lobby. Her expression clouded, the arch of the wide window opposite reflected in her golden brown irises, as she stared at the back of the man ahead of her and hissed, "You shouldn’t be here." She ran her fingers through the mane of taupe hair...

Added 17 May 2018 | Category Occupations | Votes 13 | Avg Score 4.92 | Views 3,676 | 7 Comments

Editor's Pick Thirteen Steps from Heaven or Hell

The rain tore from the sky, fat droplets hammering the driveway and bouncing almost to my knees as I rapped on my neighbour's front door. Royal blue, I noted, like those short, summer dresses she favours. Like the polka dot number that barely reached her thighs the other day while I was crouched washing my car wheels. The memory was as clear as the sky had been ten minutes before. She'd...

Added 10 May 2018 | Category Seduction | Votes 35 | Avg Score 5 | Views 7,066 | 24 Comments

Recommended Read What’s Eating Chelsea Lake?

It came for me in the night again, during the theta states; those moments I'm neither asleep nor lucid. That alone begged all manner of questions; primarily that it couldn't be a dream. Dreaming only occurs in much later sleep stages, during the REM cycle. Every medical journal agreed. Yet this was the third such experience in as many weeks, each more thrilling and unsettling than the last....

Added 23 Apr 2018 | Category Monster Sex | Votes 8 | Avg Score 4.88 | Views 2,270 | 5 Comments

Recommended Read The Hard Drive - Part 3

Wheels. I'm as choosy about wheels as women these days. Wasn't always that way. While I can drive pretty much anything with an engine, I've found I only truly enjoy that thunder beneath the hood. The rush when pedal meets floor, beating through every bone in my body. Something only the raw horsepower of a V8 delivers. And if it's a dependable American hunk with a short shift ratio...

Added 04 Feb 2018 | Category MILF | Votes 11 | Avg Score 4.64 | Views 6,379 | 6 Comments

Recommended Read Something Missing, Something Found

Clad only in brand new heels and lingerie, Beth climbed up onto the edge of the Egyptian cotton bed sheets. Slowly and deliberately, just like she'd been instructed, she began crawling for the pillows with exaggerated wiggles of her hips. Pausing partway across the king-size expanse, she looked back, biting her lip. "Is this okay?" Standing a short distance from the foot of the bed in...

Added 10 Sep 2017 | Category Love Stories | Votes 27 | Avg Score 4.96 | Views 2,674 | 23 Comments

Recommended Read Window of Opportunity

I didn't mean to stop and watch, but simply couldn't resist her lithe silhouette framed in the saffron rectangle of light that clicked on ahead of me. Like a glowing beacon in the cold evening gloom, the warmth of the bedroom spilled into the residential street, moments before her mesmerising beauty paused within it. With curves that would inspire a Formula One track designer, I had...

Added 04 Sep 2017 | Category Voyeur | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 4,939 | 5 Comments

Recommended Read Science Slut

Her slender fingers hovered above the Enter key, wanting to do it and not at the same time. Despite the air-con, a bead of sweat made itself known beneath her plain blouse. The feelings never changed, no matter how many times she'd run the experiment. Racing pulse. Fluttering heart. The line between excitement and fear undefined. There was always the chance the parameters were wrong....

Added 12 Aug 2017 | Category Fantasy & Sci-Fi | Votes 31 | Avg Score 5 | Views 7,361 | 20 Comments

Recommended Read The Hard Drive - Part 2

Until now, I'd never needed to watch my own house for signs of someone trying to kill me. How things change in the space of a few hours. I stared hard through the windshield, eyes watering between blinks, keeping low in the luxurious Recaros. My normally blood red Mustang glowed muddy orange beneath the sodium-vapor hue of a street lamp. A few hundred feet ahead of me, the suburban box I...

Added 30 Jul 2017 | Category MILF | Votes 12 | Avg Score 4.92 | Views 24,007 | 10 Comments

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