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A Picture's Worth

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The moment Joe decides to talk up a photographer in the park, his life is changed forever. In less than a minute, Mason Ripley ties him up into knots and leaves him shaking with anger and lust. No man is worth that kind of aggravation, and Joe knows damn well he should keep his distance.

But it's already too late. In one minute, Joe discovers that he's only whole when those brown eyes are on him. The anger is worth it. The confusion is worth it. Even the humiliation is worth it.

Having his picture taken by Mason is worth anything.


Originally published at
Forbidden Fruit

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Awards and general good stuff about A Picture's Worth.

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Top Ten Finisher: Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll Top Five on Literotica!

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Author's Ramblings:

I've made many, many attempts to write a short story, and they always seem to evolve into novels. No one was complaining about this, but I really wanted to prove to myself that I could develop character, story, and emotion in a tightly packed piece of fiction. And I wanted to do it well.

I think A Picture's Worth accomplished that goal, although now that I know I can do it, I'm sure there are more short stories waiting for me on the horizon.

Joe Wilson, the protagonist in this one, was such a sweet character to write. Physically he's huge, strong. Inside he's just a big bowl of Jell-O just like the rest of us. He's had plenty of experience in the spotlight, but really he just wants one person to see him.

Mason Ripley is a different creature altogether. He's confident, playful. At first he seems unnecessarily cruel to Joe, but there is a method to his madness. He's exactly what Joe needs: someone who can not only see him, but can drag what he sees to the surface.

Throwing them together was a lot of fun. I hope the story leaves you smiling.

-- Rowan McBride

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