Every choice we make causes a ripple effect…

I sat down to write a very powerful scene in book three. Before I actually opened up the story, I went through all the programs on my laptop that would ping and disrupt me. One of those annoying notifications is FaceBook. As I was going through the latest posts on a discussion group I belong to, I came across a video one of the participants had uploaded.

I’m making a short story longer than necessary, but suffice to say I watched the video. It was like a car wreck unfolding in front of me. You know you don’t want to see what’s happening,–that it will stay with you for a very long time, but you can’t turn away. A phrase we use in my household is ‘once seen it cannot be unseen’.

It was a Shibari demonstration and I love Shibari. However, I don’t love or even like other aspects of the video. Yet, I couldn’t get it out of my head.  I tried to push it away and write the scene.

James and Amanda are great characters, they’re head over heels in lust with each other. I figured if anyone could wash those horrible images from my mind, it would be those two. Well I wrote the scene and it was passionate and hot, but I suspect it played out very differently than if I’d chosen not to watch that video. For starters, James is a Shibari Master, one would assume he’d pull out some rope and get busy. Instead, he decided on honor bondage. Sure it fit with the preceding scenes… Still, it makes me curious.

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