Smut Marathon 2013 ~ Round 2

smutmarathonSince there was problems with the voting poll for the first challenge of the Smut Marathon II, everyone went through to the second round.

The second challenge is as follows:

Choose a location described in Round 1. Any location. Except the one you wrote. Keep the location in your mind as you write a 200-word (max) character description of someone who might venture to the location.

I read through the other location entries again and decided to choose the entry by Andy:

Location: A Sturdy Wooden Cabin
Early sunlight shines on the granite walls that stretch thousands of feet upwards into the deep blue sky painting them the warm shade of an open fire. The valley floor is littered with impossibly tall trees reaching straight up towards the hot sun. Their bark is a deep ochre and they are surrounded by lush green meadows. The sound of a fast moving stream somewhere nearby is audible now but will be masked by the sounds of people when the coach loads of tourists arrive later. Water flowing in the stream is ice cold, cascading from the frozen mountain peaks above. The silence is deafening, broken only by the occasional cry of an eagle soaring overhead. Nestled between the trees, barely visible to each other are sturdy wooden cabins. Each cabin has a large walk in shower, easily big enough for three. The beds are oversized with soft cosseting mattresses and a tall post at each corner. Furniture is simple and sturdy, carved from local wood and timelessly elegant. The main living space is dominated by a large stone fireplace with a soft bearskin rug stretched out in front. Solitude and privacy are absolute, until the tourist hordes descend.

When I was working on my entry for the first challenge, I wrote two pieces. One of them was about a cabin, but eventually I chose to send in the other piece I wrote, about people living far away from civilization.

But, back to Andy’s cabin. This is the piece – called ‘Legs’ – I sent in for the second challenge.

The crunching sound of the gravel under her feet echoes on the warm summer wind. Birds in the trees sing in happy tones. She walks slowly, swaying her hips, exactly as instructed. Adrenaline rushes through her body as she gets closer to the cabin. Her self-consciousness shows in the cautious way she places her feet with each step. Her long legs are accentuated by high heeled shoes. The black lace tops of her stockings are clearly visible under the short black dress. A white button-down blouse completes the picture. Her long brown hair moves in the soft wind. Her blank expression hides her nervousness. Even though it will be another week before the tourists descend on this place, she has a feeling that more than two pairs of eyes are watching her. One, two, three, four, she counts her steps. Only a couple of meters more before she reaches the door of the cabin. The birds are gone. The wind is quiet. Nature is holding its breath, as is she. She looks up and see them: two men watching her from behind the big window. She exhales loudly. What do they have in store for her today?

Voting for round 2 started on 23 May and I kept a really close watch on it. The voting poll was open until midnight on 30 May. By the time the poll closed, I had 4 votes. A quick scan of the rest of the entries and the number of votes they had told me that I would go through to the next round. On 31 May Alison confirmed this when I received the third challenge in e-mail and there was a post to reveal the voting results:

Results in the second round of the Smut Marathon II

Entries for the third round ends on Sunday, 23 June. Don’t forget to come back after that to vote!

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