My first novel, 'Denise' introduced a character who started with a just a minor part and soon came to take over the novel and become the main protagonist.
Miss Irene Clearmont has it all!
Money, power, sexual magnetism, unending lust for power and enough experience and ruthlessness to make it all come true for her. As the author of 'Denise' and 'Diane' I soon found that I owed a debt that would become a pleasure to pay. Irene and I soon reached an agreement... I would use her name and she would have more existence at the nib of my pen!
It was not difficult to include her in my writing, weaving a skein of immoral slavery and institutional female domination. Miss Irene Clearmont has now figured in several novels, a trilogy and several shorter pieces that all, somehow, have a connection with her world. I keep adding her to my writing. After all, I am nothing more than one of her creations as sure as she is one of mine.
Irene encompasses all that is deadly in her world. She has killed, dealt drugs, tortured, run a criminal empire, trained, broken and used and abused women and men for her gratification. She has found herself in her own cells and escaped to tell the tale. Irene is the ultimate dominatrix, a woman who walks over everyone with her spiked heels and climaxes as she does so!
Some stories only have a touch of Irene. A link through a minor character or a moment's appearence. Others delve so much deeper. Novels like 'Denise', 'Dark Widow', 'The Second Circle Of Hell' and 'Rules Of Engagement' are fully immersed, others just hint at the events that move in Irene's world. These short stories really are part of that series. Consistency is not a strong point of mine when moving from novel to novel. I occasonally allow a different view on events, but in general the sceme of her life is followed and the details coloured in for the reader.
These tales all have some connection to the fantasy world of Miss Irene Clearmont and their connection is strong... To read, just click on teh title and the PDF file will be uploaded. From there you can save it if you wish...
A man who is not a journalist meets a woman who is also not what she seems. Irene introduces him to her world as she takes him into her arms. This was to be the start of the sequel of 'Denise', but it became instead, a short ode to the way that Irene operates in her world. Unwilling can become willing and vica-versa.
Part I of a two part tale, of which 'Crystal' is the second part. A young rich layabout finds a new career in the Bahamas as he takes a ride in a ship that he should never have boarded.
Part II of a two part tale, of which 'Phoenix Rising' is the first part. The lawyer, Crystal, (from Phoenix rising) befriends a young woman who is in trouble. Somehow she has become involved with a drug using abusive boyfriend. This is the tale of how Crystal helps her gain revenge for the abuse as well as the stroy of how a mna is truly broken by a determined woman.
Those pathetic scam eMails one gets! The 419 begging mails... This one is not after money, it's after you! Your flesh for a vile new slave trade... the sex-slave trade. Only a fool would visit Nigeria when invited! Only a bigger fool would take his wife with him! The result is that husband and wife travel to Africa discover that there is far more going on than meets the eye. I placed a real 419 letter to open the story. On rereading I realise that this opening letter it is far too long, but I am no longer editing these tales, so it remains...
Total control. Total... mechanised, programmable and with no escape. Gail's long day seemingly lasts forever. Gail is trapped in her own house by an electronic surveillence system that watches and punishes, milks and abuses her at every moment while she struggles to serve the woman that owns her so completely. Just a single day of her life is followed, starting at five and ending late at night. Every day Gail will repeat her misery and utter slavery... Occasionally it falters a little, after all such a long piece about just a few hours is a complex task to write. But, it is fresh and flows quite well, so much so tyhat I wrote a novel based on a similar idea called 'Programming Language' where the scope is somewhat larger in compass. The longest of my shorter tales, the result is an immersive 'almost horror' story of complete domination that just never lets up.
He decides to sell his irritating partner to the Service Institute. This is a 'feature' short-story connected with 'The Second Circle Of Hell' written to replace the usual excerpt that I offer of any commercial writing. It follows one unexplained spur of the novel and takes the reader into Irene's world of the Service Institute.