Sunday, May 27, 2012

Just Talking About the Weather (and MMF Menage)


There’s a brilliant album by Indie Singer-Songwriter Neko Case called ‘Middle Cyclone.’ Maybe you’ve heard of it—‘Middle Cyclone’ debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts in its first week of release, and was nominated for two Grammies.

As the title suggests, it’s an album devoted to tornadoes. The first track is even called ‘This Tornado Loves You.’ As I read over my MMF Menage Sip In the Eye, I wondered if I wasn’t just a tad inspired by ‘Middle Cyclone’ when I wrote it.

After all, In the Eye is all about tornadoes.

Not only do our three intrepid adventurers go on a thrill-seeking expedition in tornado alley, but their interactions are tumultuous These characters get caught up in each other, entangled almost violently at times, get swept up in arguments and, ultimately, swept away with one another.

What does the tornado have to say about all this? Well, I guess you’ll just have to read In the Eye and find out!


About In The Eye, a BBA Menage story

by Giselle Renarde
32 pages / 8900 words
Ebook zipped file contains - html, lit, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, prc, epub

Dale and Xu are not your typical tornado-chasers. 

These guys don’t pretend to be in it for the research. It’s a thrill ride for them. Hell, they spend September to May bettering their minds as Grad students, and then spend most of the summer teaching seminar courses. This is their time to kick back before summer session starts. 

When Susitna begs to come along on their annual adventure, Xu is absolutely opposed to the idea. Dale convinces him to take her on as a driver so they can fulfill their fantasy of getting it on in the backseat during a storm--but they don't tell her that! 

How will Susitna react to the boys' storm fetish?

Sample

As Dale surged forward, the air seemed to get very heavy. He spotted Xu and Susi in the distance before he noticed the darkened cloud system over a bright afternoon sky. "Did you find Charlie?" he called to them, out of breath already. And then he heard the dog barking like crazy up ahead, and a familiar sense of trepidation overtook him.

Xu pointed way out into the distance. "What do you think?"

Jogging up to them, Dale stared up at the charcoal grey sky. The winds were picking up and, without any more warning than that, they were caught in a downpour.

"What the fuck, man?" Susi shouted, picking up Charlie and holding the puppy tight against her chest. Charlie stopped barking, and now sat quivered against her owner's ample cleavage. "Where did this come from?"

Dale couldn't offer any response. He'd planned on tracking storms, or at least seeing what the real storm trackers had to say this evening when they arrived at some cheap and cozy motel in Omaha or thereabouts. When he looked to his partner in crime, Xu said the same thing. "I haven't had a chance to listen in yet. I wanted to get my course-planning out of the way first." He held up his cell phone, shielding it from the onslaught. "I don't get reception out here."

"Wherever here is," Susi said through chattering teeth. Her dark, wet hair slapped her face, and she had to shout over the high winds. They should have been running, trying to escape this massive rainfall, but there was nothing quite so mesmerizing as a possibility.
You can buy a copy of IN THE EYE from Torquere Press!

Hugs,
Giselle

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