How did you come up with the idea for your story “Busted” in Peep Show?
I have a wild imagination and I constantly think up story plots. Public displays of affection are sexy hot and I couldn't resist the urge to submit something for this anthology. The back row of a deep, dark movie theater or hotel by the hour? The only difference I see is the audience and I loved writing about how both sides would react to blatant, in your face, public sexual interactions.
Did the story change as you were writing it from your original conception of it?
I had most of the plot mapped out in my head before I ever tarted typing. I'm sure I embellished once the words transferred to the computer screen but my original thoughts stayed pretty much intact.
What’s your favorite line or paragraph from your story?
Lydia squirmed around on the seat, trying to make sure no bare skin touched the fabric. They weren’t the first to play like this and they certainly wouldn’t be the last. The thought of what might be on the stadium seats made her shudder. I like this look into Lydia's personality. She's getting ready to “perform” in front of an audience full of movie watchers but she takes the time to think of other exhibitionists that came there before her. The shudder is actually kind of funny considering she's preparing to do something similar to the crushed-velvet, theater seats.
Is your Peep Show story similar to or different from your usual erotic writing style?
I believe that readers will find this to be very similar to my usual erotic writing. A lot of my writing includes elements from the BDSM lifestyle. Voyeurism and exhibitionism are both rampant in dungeons all over the world where people practice the lifestyle so this wasn't a huge stretch for me.
What do you think is sexy about exhibitionism and/or voyeurism?
Exhibitionism is the freeing of ones mind from the preconceived sexual moral notions most of us are brought up with. There's nothing more exciting than looking up to find someone sharing a moment with you. Voyeurism is the flip side. Anyone who's watched an X-rated movie or spied on another couple's intimate moment is labeled a voyeur but what about those 'people watchers’ out there? I know a lot of people who go to the mall or out to dinner with the sole purpose of 'people watching.' It's a fun activity; I've done it myself. If those same people we love watching so much began kissing, groping or rubbing would we look away? Um, I can speak only for myself but of course not! Watching others gain pleasure from one another can bring the watcher his or her own pleasure and nothing is sexier than self pleasure.
If you care to answer, are you more of a voyeur, exhibitionist, or neither?
I definitely lean toward the exhibitionist end of the spectrum. I'm more of a get in the action type than a watcher but I can see the fun on both sides.
Do you think there’s something inherently exhibitionistic about writing, especially writing erotica?
There just may be. I mean it's not like an author can deny knowing about certain sexual ideas or proclivities if he or she writes about them. We authors insert a little part of ourselves into every story we create. Writing is often a form of anonymous exhibitionism and it can be truly titillating!
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the fourth book in the Lifestyle Series for Red Rose Publishing. Chalan's Story is about a trainer and his pony. This is the first time I've written about the interesting fetish of pony play and I've learned so many things already. I hope to finish and submit it one before the end of the year.
I'm so glad to be a part of this anthology. Working with Cleis Press, and the famous Rachel Kramer Bussel, is fantastic! Learn more about me at www.kissastarling.com
Kissa Starling "Busted" (www.kissastarling.com) is a woman of many words. Her stories range from sweet to sizzling and everything in between. What started as a few words written in a diary has turned into a full-fledged writing career. She spends time each and every day dreaming up plots, researching settings, and dreaming up characters.
Below is an excerpt from "Busted" by Kissa Starling. To read the whole story, check out Peep Show: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists. Read excerpts from all 18 stories in Peep Show by clicking here.
“What are you wearing?” My man is such a perv. No wonder we get along so well.
“Everything that you requested. Why don’t you let me drive and then you can see what I’m wearing in person?” She laughed into the phone but Andy stayed silent. At times she wondered what she was doing with such a serious lover, but then she remembered the way he made her feel when he…
“Lydia. Are you there?”
“Yes, I’m here.” She squinted against the glare of the car traveling opposite her.
“Tell me what you’re wearing.” Lydia swerved to the right to avoid going over the yellow line.
“A short skirt…” So short that my ass peeks out.
“No panties, right?”
“Of course not. My black thin silk shirt…”
“No bra, right?” Why can’t I ever finish a sentence?
“No, Andy, no bra. Listen I have to drive.”
“Don’t hang up that phone.” Silence. “Tell me about your bush.”
“Again, just as you like it. I haven’t shaved in weeks.” Ten million men like bare pussy and I get an Indian guy who loves hair!
“Mmm. I can’t wait till you get here. You have me hot already. Now get off of that phone. You shouldn’t be talking and driving at the same time.” Just thinking of the night ahead spurred tingles throughout her body.
“Really? Well than maybe you shouldn’t be calling me. See you soon.”