TITLE: Soaring Past Death
SERIES: Love’s Landscapes
AUTHOR: Morticia Knight
PUBLISHER: Goodreads MM Romance Group
LENGTH: 66 Pages
After years of doing this I never thought anything could surprise me, but I was wrong. Of all the trainees to be assigned, somehow Viper 44 was the last one I expected to see in the program.
Still so young, but then that’s what the mission requires.
Black and white pic of a slightly built young man with his head bowed, on one knee, arms wrapped around his other knee. He’s chained to the ceiling by a collar around his neck. In the foreground, there is the bottom half of a man facing him, holding a flogger.
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love’s Landscapes” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.
The story begins when 13 learns he has to put his sub, Viper 44, through specialized training that entails torture and sexual abuse. Though 13 fears his command has learned about his secret relationship with 44, he goes through with the punishment. He hates having to hurt 44, but he follow his command’s orders, doing his best to conceal the fact that he and 44 are lovers. Once they make it through their ordeal, they’re faced with danger neither had expected.
Such a hot short story. I was a bit weirded out by the names being numbers considering I just finished reading another sci-fi book with numbers for names. However, I got over it quickly and became immersed in the story. Though most of the torture between 13 and 44 wasn’t graphic, things did get a bit tense and harsh in the end. I enjoyed the ending and the tenderness of their relationship after everything was said and done. I recommend this free read to anyone who likes m/m dark erotica.
RATING: I liked it!
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