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It was one of those high-inertia nights. I'd been having a
lot of them lately: nights where I just sat in front of
the computer, aimlessly surfing, telling myself that
eventually I'd come up with an idea and start writing. Any
time now. Really.
The phone rang. It was a bit late in the evening for
telemarketers, so I went ahead and answered it. "Hello?"
"How many hypnotists does it take to change a light bulb?"
I chuckled. "Just one -- but it has to really want to
change. How are you, Carolyn?"
"I'm fine." Her voice was as smooth and sexy as ever.
"You've been keeping a very low profile; perhaps I should
be asking that question of you."
"I'm all right," I said. "Really."
"Are you?" I could hear the doubt in her voice. Carolyn
knows me too well. "We'll discuss that later. I was
actually calling to see if you'd be willing to come over
some time this week. An afternoon would be ideal, or after
work if necessary."
I thought for a minute. "I'm taking a half day off on
Wednesday to run some errands," I said. "I could come by
then. What's up?"
"A reporter from Online Life was here today," she
explained, "researching a piece on erotic hypnosis. When I
mentioned that I happen to know Wiseguy, she said that
she's a fan of your work, and did I think you'd be willing
to be interviewed for the article? It seemed like a good
idea to me, so I promised to try and arrange it."
"At your office?" I was missing something, I thought.
Carolyn's voice was nonchalant. "Why not? It's neutral
ground. You can be interviewed as Wiseguy, without
revealing your real name or particulars unless you decide
you want to. And it's been a long time since I've had you
on my couch, Mark. We might even do a little ...
My interest was piqued. Carolyn's hypnoerotic
demonstrations had inspired for me in the past; I'd
be a fool to pass up a chance to see another. And, I have
to admit, the idea of being interviewed for an online
magazine was flattering to my writer's ego. "Okay, I'm
game. What time should I be there?"
"I'll need to verify schedules," she hedged, "but why don't
you plan to come at three?"
"Okay," I said, then added jokingly, "but when should I
"Don't tempt me," she warned, laughing with me.
I hung up the phone shortly after with a tingle in my gut.
Carolyn was a professional hypnotherapist. I'd first
gotten to know her by her Internet name, under which she
had a thriving web site devoted to online hypnosis and
erotic stories. We'd met in person shortly after, when I
was researching a story, and become casual friends. She
made a great technical advisor, of course, and was easy to
talk to. What actual hypnosis experience I have came from
Carolyn putting me under in her office, usually to
demonstrate a suggestion or try out an idea, which often
ended up in a story. It was a mutually beneficial platonic
Wednesday afternoon found me parking in the lot at
Carolyn's home, which had her office attached. She met me
at the door with a warm smile and a friendly hug. "Come
in, dear," she said, leading me to her office area. "I may
have told the reporter three thirty, so we can sit and talk
until she gets here."
That would explain the absence of unfamiliar vehicles in
front of the house, I thought dryly. Was it deliberate?
Carolyn sat in her therapy chair, a leather-bound armchair
flanked by end tables. In the drawers of those end tables,
I knew, were the various tools of her trade: fixation
objects, minidisk recorder and a supply of disks, notepad
and pencil, tissues, and a discreet little travel clock
whose face was visible only from that chair. I took a spot
on the far side of the victim couch, leaving the middle
position for our guest.
I had barely settled down when I became aware of Carolyn's
intense scrutiny. "You look haggard, Mark," she observed.
"Why don't you take a deep, slow breath, relax, and tell me
what's going on in your life?"
I didn't think I was that tense, but the breath was
surprisingly soothing. "The usual crap," I answered on the
exhale. "Get up, go to work, put out network fires for 9
or 10 hours, come home, eat, hit the computer and try to
write a little, go to bed. Repeat ad nauseum."
"What about the weekends?"
"Laundry, shopping, picking up the house, writing … you get
"Wow," she remarked, pursing her lips for a moment. "And
here I thought you might not be getting out enough."
"Getting out is overrated," I countered. "I'm a solitary
creature, Carolyn – an unequivocal INTP, remember?"
"I remember. I also remember you having a social life, and
seemingly enjoying it, when you were still with Lynn."
"That was her social life, not mine. And it was a long
"Yes, it was. Almost a year, if I remember it correctly.
It's time for you to get back out there and live your life,
Mark. This degree of isolation isn't good for you. It
shows in your body language, and it shows in your writing."
"Hey!" I protested. "I've written some damned good stuff
this year: 'Triad,' 'Thrill Ride,' 'Business Class' ...
what's wrong with those?"
"There's nothing wrong with the stories," she said, her
voice remaining smooth and even. "But how long did it take
you to write them?"
She had me there, and we both knew it. "Okay, so my
productivity is way down. But the quality is high. Maybe
I'm just getting slower because I'm getting better."
"Maybe. And maybe you're running low on inspiration, Mark.
Your best work has always come from your life experiences,
and lately you haven't been having any. That's not
healthy, and I don't just mean for your writing."
"And what's your prescription?"
Before Carolyn could answer, the doorbell sounded. She
rose quickly from her chair. I started to join her, but
she waved me down. "Stay. I'll be right back."
As good as her word, Carolyn returned a minute or so later
with a woman in tow. She looked to be in her mid
twenties, with a pleasant, girl-next-door face. Long sandy
hair tied back behind her head and a pair of round wire-
rimmed glasses gave her a studious look to go with the
oversized satchel she carried on one shoulder. She wore
faded jeans, good running shoes, and a camel-colored
parachute jacket. "Brooke, meet Wiseguy," Carolyn said
while I stood up to face them. "Wiseguy, this is Brooke
Brooke took my hand and shook it. "I'm really happy to
meet you," she said, with absolute sincerity.
I looked into her eyes -- sparkly gray eyes with little
bits of blue and green in them -- and forgot how to speak
for a moment. "Thanks," I finally stammered lamely. "It's
a pleasure meeting you, too." The room felt suddenly about
10 degrees warmer to me.
Carolyn cleared her throat. "I don't think you'll be
needing your jacket in here, Brooke. Wiseguy, why don't
you take it for her?"
"Sure." I held the satchel while the reporter slipped off
her jacket, then exchanged the bag for it. Under the
jacket Brooke wore a plain yellow top that buttoned down
the front. It clung just enough to give a good idea of
what lay underneath: a slender physique, tight and flat in
the middle but proportionately rounded above and below. I
caught myself admiring for just a moment too long and
quickly turned to hang up the jacket. When I returned to
my seat, Carolyn was smiling knowingly at me. I began to
smell a set-up.
Brooke, meanwhile, was rummaging in her bag. She pulled
out a small tape recorder, a spiral notebook and a
mechanical pencil, then set the bag aside. "I'm glad you
agreed to the interview," she told me. "I've been a fan of
your for a couple of years now. I wrote to you
after 'Fan Mail' came out, but I don't expect you to
"Afraid not," I admitted sheepishly. "But that was over
two years ago. Did I at least answer?"
"Oh, yes. I'd written to tell you how much I enjoyed the
story, and asked a question about the ending. You sent me
a very nice thank-you note, answered my question, and
suggested a couple of other author sites that I might like.
And I did."
"That's me," I quipped. "Perverting the innocent since
She smiled slyly back at me. "What makes you think I was
innocent?" All three of us laughed. Brooke had an
enchanting laugh, throaty and real, with a hint of
worldliness in it. She laughed with her whole body, too,
not just her mouth.
"Well," I suggested, seeing how her notebook was now open
to a blank page. "Is it time to break out the
"Forgot 'em," she replied. Her eyes sparkled and she
started toying with one of the buttons on her top. "If you
seem reluctant to answer a question, I'll just undo a
button and ask again." I got to hear that delightful laugh
again, then she squeezed the Record button on her tape
recorder and set it down between us on the couch. "Let's
start with the basics: why do you write about erotic
"That's easy," I told her. "I don't -- at least, not
primarily. I write about people, usually people in love,
doing things to please each other. The hypnosis part, when
I use it at all, is just a means to that end. When people
make love, they expose and share their bodies with each
other, yes? With erotic hypnosis, they are also exposing
and sharing their minds. It's the most intimate, trusting,
thing two people can do together."
We talked writing, hypnosis, and erotica for the next hour
and some. It started out as question and answer, with
Brooke taking careful notes and the tape rolling. ("The
tape is a backup," she explained at one point. "The note-
taking is what really cements the information into my
head.") As the time went on, though, we fell into a more
conversational pattern. Brooke would toss out a question
or an observation, I'd respond to it, she'd agree or
disagree and add something on top, sometimes Carolyn would
chime in with an opinion and we'd all respond to that.
By the time we finished it had ceased to be reporter and
subject and turned into three acquaintances talking
together. And through it all, I was aware of Brooke's full
attention on every word I said. It was incredibly
flattering, sitting there, thinking out loud, while an
attractive lady paid rapt attention and took it all down as
if it was really worth remembering.
I found myself studying Brooke as we talked. Admiring the
curve of her throat into her shoulders; enjoying the
sparkle behind the glasses every time she looked at me;
relishing the soft energy in her voice. She was clearly
very interested in the subject herself, not just completing
an assignment. Okay, I admit it: I was smitten.
Carolyn sat and watched us, injecting the occasional
comment, looking insufferably pleased with herself. I
wondered what exactly she had up her sleeve.
Finally, the notebook closed and the tape recorder went
back into the bag, a 90-minute cassette now nearly full.
"I want to thank you again for this," Brooke told me.
"It's been the most entertaining interview I've ever done,
and I'm sure it's going to add something special to the
"Not so fast," Carolyn interrupted as Brooke started to
rise from the couch. "What other research have you done
for this article, Brooke?"
Brooke's nose wrinkled as she thought. "I've talked to
you, of course, Dr. Fields. And another hypnotherapist, a
Dr. Ellis -- he's more of a mainstream guy, he doesn't do
anything with erotic hypnosis. I've done chatroom
interviews with a couple of web site owners and people
who've either been hypnotized for sex or who do the
"That's all second-hand," Carolyn pointed out. "Haven't
you done any empirical research?"
"Experience, my dear," Carolyn explained. "Before you
write about hypnosis, you should try being hypnotized
yourself. Or hypnotize your boyfriend and have some fun
with him. Have you tried that?"
"I don't have a boyfriend," she answered. "Dr. Ellis
offered to hypnotize me, but there wasn't time and I never
did make a follow-up appointment. But I'm not sure it's
really that important. You don't have to be a pilot to
write about flying."
"No, but it helps if you've at least been on an airplane
before." Brooke didn't argue, so Carolyn pressed on. "Why
don't you stay a little longer and we'll try a simple
demonstration? I think you'll enjoy the experience, and it
will give you a whole new perspective from which to write."
Brooke looked to me, as if for guidance. "You can trust
her," I said simply. "I do."
"I feel like a character in one of his stories," she said
to Carolyn. Then she turned her eyes back to me, the
lenses of her glasses making the irises seem a little
larger than they really were. "What's going to happen if I
agree to this?"
I shrugged. "Nothing that you aren't willing to let
"Of course." Brooke shifted a little on the couch and
turned to Carolyn. "Okay, why not?"
Carolyn's face took on a satisfied smile. "Excellent. Why
don't you take off your shoes and loosen your clothing a
little if you can?"
"I can do that. Mind if I use the bathroom first, too?"
"Please do. Wiseguy can show you the way. You do
remember, don't you?"
I grinned. "Barely. This way, Brooke." I offered the
reporter my hand and led her through a second door in the
office, which led to an adjoining bedroom that Carolyn used
for her couples' sessions. "Right through there," I said,
indicating the attached bathroom.
Carolyn had dimmed the lights and put on some white noise
when I returned. "You're plotting something," I accused.
"You'll have to stay to find out," she replied, letting me
see the anticipatory gleam in her eye.
"That's Brooke's call. I'm not sure I'd want someone like
me around the first time I got hypnotized."
"But I do," Brooke said, coming back in from the bedroom
area. "I want a witness I can cross-examine later if I
want to. Besides," she added with a wink, "after reading
so many of your stories, I feel as though I've had a good
look at the inside of your mind; the least I can do is
offer you a peek at mine."
I wasn't going to argue with that -- I'd been willing to
leave her alone with Carolyn, but it would have been a
major letdown for me. Instead, I fluffed pillows while
Brooke settled herself back on to the victim couch.
Carolyn reached under the end table and produced a large
item in a black velvet hood, which she set on the coffee
table in front of Brooke.
The wriggled once more, settling into a comfortable
position in a nest of pillows that supported her whole
body. "Ready," she said.
Carolyn pulled the hood off the shape on the coffee table,
revealing a small shining globe on a turnstile base. The
eight-inch ball was faceted and had a mirrored finish that
reflected light in all directions. She flipped a switch on
the base and the ball began to rotate slowly on a
Brooke laughed. "A hypnotic disco ball? This has to be a
"Not at all," Carolyn assured her, returning to her seat in
the armchair. "You'll be amazed at how effective a tool
this is in helping you to focus your attention. It's
surprisingly relaxing to look at, don't you think? All
those tiny facets, twinkling and turning, tend to grab your
eyes and take them along for the ride, don't they?"
As she was speaking, Carolyn slipped quite naturally and
easily into her hypnotic voice: a smoother, softer, very
soothing version of her normal voice. That familiar tone
struck a chord or two in my own mind, and I found myself
relaxing automatically as I watched and listened.
"It's so easy," she continued, "to go into hypnosis. So
very easy. All you have to do is watch and relax ... feel
your attention focusing on the ball, watching it swirl and
spin, taking you deeper and deeper into yourself. Notice
how your breathing slows as you concentrate even more
completely on the ball. You take a nice, slow, deep
breath, holding it just a little longer than usual, and now
as you let it out, you feel your entire body sinking just a
little bit deeper into the couch. A little deeper with
each breath. Deeper and deeper."
Brooke's body sat totally still, her eyes fixed on the
rotating ball. I saw the beginnings of a vacant stare
through the prism of her lenses, and I knew Carolyn would
have an easy time of it.
"Even now," she intoned, "you are starting to become of
aware of how very heavy and sleepy your body has become
while you stare at the swirling, sparkling ball. You may
not have noticed it yet, but your eyes are becoming very
tired, very heavy and drowsy, and they begin to blink more
often. That's okay -- you can let them blink as often as
they please. As often as they need to. That need to
blink, and the growing reluctance to open again after each
blink, is just your body sinking inevitably into hypnosis.
You're already there, Brooke, already in hypnosis ... you
can let go now and let your body experience it, let your
mind experience total relaxation. Each blink lasts longer
than the one before. Each breath takes you deeper inside
yourself. Down, deeper and deeper. Soon your eyes will be
so tired and so heavy that they will blink and just stay
closed. Soon, Brooke. You can feel it happening, and it
feels so good to just let it happen. Let it happen."
When I go to a hypnosis show, my favorite part is always
the induction. Even in a public setting and at a distance,
watching someone -- particularly an attractive woman --
slowly, inevitably, sinking into trance always puts a rise
in my Levis. In the intimacy of Carolyn's office, watching
Brooke's face as she succumbed to Carolyn's induction was
indescribably erotic. Her eyes fluttered heavily, fighting
the need to close, until there was no more will to fight.
They closed, and her head slumped down slightly, causing
the glasses to slide down her nose a little bit. As I
watched that I felt my own head bob, and realized with a
mild start that I was half under Carolyn's spell myself.
Carolyn kept going, taking Brooke through a couple of
standard deepeners, until the girl's body looked as if
she'd been poured onto the couch. I watched and listened,
vaguely aware of a raging hard-on, wondering what my friend
had in mind for the demonstration.
I didn't have long to wait. "Now, Brooke," Carolyn
intoned, "you are in a very deep, very satisfying hypnotic
state. You can let your mind float in this state for as
long as you wish, enjoying the sensations of being so
completely relaxed, so completely open to my suggestions.
You will always want to follow my suggestions, Brooke,
because all of my suggestions are designed to bring you
pleasure. If I ever give you a suggestion that you truly
object to, you will simply say 'No, thank you' and that
suggestion will fade from your mind without affecting you
at all. Also, I want you to remember that all of my
suggestions will be cancelled and no longer effective when
you leave my home, even if I haven't explicitly said so in
the suggestion itself.
"Now that you've experienced this deep state of hypnosis,
you'll naturally want to return to it again and again. In
fact, every time you hear me say the words 'off the record'
today you will immediately stop whatever you are doing and
return to this wonderful, happy, deep state of relaxation.
You won't think about it -- your conscience mind won't even
realize that you've heard the words -- but whenever I say
'off the record' you will instantly return to the state you
are in now, ready to receive and follow my suggestions.
"In a few moments, I am going to count to three. As I
count, you will feel yourself rising out of your trance,
returning to your normal waking state. At the count of
three, you will be fully awake and alert, feeling refreshed
and completely normal. However, when you wake up, you will
find that Wiseguy and I have become invisible. All of your
other senses will act normally, but Wiseguy and I will be
completely invisible to you. Any objects we pick up or
move will appear to be floating or moving themselves, just
like in a movie.
"I'll begin counting now. One ... beginning to wake up ...
two ... feeling the heaviness leaving your body and energy
returning to it ... three ... eyes open, wide awake."
Brooke's eyes opened slowly and her head rose off of her
chest. "Did I --" She stopped in mid sentence and looked
around the room, confused. Carolyn and I watched in
silence as Brooke pulled herself back into an upright
position and looked again. "Hello?" she called out. "Dr.
"We're right here," Carolyn said, rising from her chair.
Brooke stared wide-eyed at the seat of the now-empty chair,
apparently looking right through Carolyn's body. "Where?"
"She's right in front of you," I said, getting into the
game. "Don't you see?"
Our victim's head snapped in my direction and continued the
incredulous stare. "Wiseguy? Where are you?"
"I don't think we need this anymore," Carolyn remarked,
picking up the disco ball and turning off the motor.
Brooke turned back toward the voice and gasped, her eyes
bugging out as she watched the disco ball appear to float
off the coffee table and back to its spot next to the
couch. "How did you do that?"
"Like this," I answered. I waited for Brooke to pivot back
toward me, then tossed a pillow at her.
"You're both invisible!" she cried, catching the pillow.
"But that's impossible. It has to be impossible."
"Of course it is," I said. "Completely impossible. Right,
"Completely," she confirmed, returning to her seat.
Brooke's head swiveled back and forth, trying in vain to
find something to look at. Finally she addressed herself
to the armchair. "But how?"
"I'll tell you," Carolyn promised, "but you have to promise
me that this is strictly off the record."
On hearing the magic words, Brooke slumped back in her seat
and went limp. Carolyn encouraged her to go deeper, relax
more, making sure she went all the way back to her deepest
"Very good, Brooke," she commended, a satisfied smile on
her face. "You are such a good, obedient subject. Now
we're going to try an erotic suggestion. I want you to
search your memory for me. Think back to a time when you
had an especially strong, powerful orgasm. Try to remember
the best, most satisfying, most intense orgasm you've ever
had, and when you can remember that experience I want you
to say 'ready' to me. Start now."
I watched silently as Brooke's chest moved slowly up and
down. After a minute or two, her lips moved. "Ready."
"Good. In a few moments I'm going to count to three again,
just like before, and you will once again return to your
full waking state. Wiseguy and I will no longer be
invisible; we'll be right here, fully visible in our normal
condition, just as we were before you were hypnotized.
Once you are fully awake, your body will take the memory of
that exceptionally strong, most satisfying orgasm ever and
replay it, the way a tape recorder replays sound. You will
feel every sensation that you felt when you had the orgasm,
every touch and kiss and caress, right up to the point
where the orgasm ended, but two things will be different:
it will be twice as pleasurable, twice as intense, as when
you originally felt it, and it will be a continuous orgasm
instead of just a single one. You will keep experiencing
orgasms, one right after another, and each one will be
stronger and more intense than the one before. You will
realize after the second orgasm that the cycle will
continue until you remove both your and your jeans.
Once both your and your jeans are removed, you will
have one final orgasm that will be twice as intense and
pleasurable as the one before it, and lasts twice as long
as the others, and then the sensations will stop. You will
then return to your normal physical state, fully awake, and
the suggestion will be finished.
"One ... beginning to wake up ... two ... feeling the
heaviness leaving your body and energy returning to it ...
three ... eyes open, wide awake."
Once again, Brooke opened her eyes and slowly sat up.
"There you are," she said, looking from Carolyn to me.
"That was ... oh!" Suddenly her mouth fell open and her
eyes widened behind the lenses. She looked sharply down
into her own lap, then back to me. "Oh, my!"
Her breathing grew heavy, and her body seemed to relax back
into the couch. "It feels like ... unh! ... somebody's ...
oooh! ... giving ... me ..." Her words fell off into
moans, and her body started gyrating on its own, moved by
unseen forces. Brooke gave up trying to speak and lay
back, letting the sensations take over.
It was very exciting to watch. I took in every detail
while Brooke panted and moaned next to me, her body
heaving, legs open wide. She had a very brief lucid period
after the first one -- just enough time to look at Carolyn
and say, "Wow." Then the replay started again and Brooke
lost herself in it just as before, moaning uncontrollably.
"Okay," Brooke panted as the second wave subsided. "I get
the point. You can stop ... now ... ahhhh! ... Oooohhh!!"
Carolyn grinned sheepishly at me as Brooke became
incoherent once again. I shrugged, returning the grin, and
watched the continuation of the show. Brooke writhed and
wriggled on the couch, but this time her hands were working
desperately at the buttons on her yellow top. As Carolyn
had instructed, she knew now what to do to complete the
suggestion. It must have been difficult for her to undo
all the little buttons while her body was in full orgasm,
but she managed it. In the aftermath of her third climax,
she yanked at the last couple of buttons and flung the top
at me. "There!" she grunted with a huge sigh.
Carolyn and I just watched, smiling with our secret
knowledge. Brooke eyed me quizzically for a second, then
her face changed to surprise and chagrin as a fourth climax
hit. Her mouth moved, but whatever she wanted to say
turned into a long, impassioned groan as she fell back
against the pillows again.
She was starting to sweat, I noticed as I watched the rise
and fall of her chest. She was wearing a simple white bra,
the seamless kind that doesn't show under clingy tops. Her
fingers worked hurriedly at the buttons on her jeans and
got them loose enough to show a flash of white by the
time the storm passed. Brooke gave me an exhausted,
pleading look, put her feet in my lap, and managed two
words: "Help, please."
I grabbed her jeans at the cuffs and pulled, and she
managed to wriggle out of them without losing her panties.
She had just enough time to say "Thank you" before the
grand finale hit. I held on to her legs, mostly to avoid
getting accidentally kicked, and admired the way her
muscles moved while she rode out the last climax. Her
scent and her touch and her passion had me painfully close
to the edge myself.
Carolyn sat back and watched us both, looking thoroughly
pleased with her handiwork. After a while Brooke was
breathing normally again; she lifted her head and peered
over at me through the tops of her glasses, then withdrew
her legs and swung back around to a more-or-less sitting
position. Another quick breath or two, and she pushed her
glasses back into place and sat up, holding her by
the waistband to keep them from sliding off. She looked
back over at me, smiled gratefully, and said, "Thanks."
I shrugged, started to say, "My pleasure," but thought
better of it -- given the circumstances, it just wouldn't
have come out well at all.
Carolyn leaned forward in her chair to address us both.
"Shall we continue?"
Brooke was incredulous. "You mean there's more? I'm not
sure I can take it -- I'm almost out of clothing as it is."
There was that Cheshire grin again. "Trust me,"
Carolyn assured her, "you'll enjoy this part. But it's
strictly off the record."
Once again, Brooke did a fast fade and slumped back into
the couch like a dishrag. Carolyn saw that as well as I
did, but despite the good reaction she lowered her voice
and went into another deepening speech. Her words flowed
smoothly and easily, and I found myself responding to them
even as I watched for their effects on Brooke. I
remembered those words from earlier sessions, when it was
me going so deep for her.
Time passed. Through a light fog, I became aware that the
deepener had ended and Carolyn was giving suggestions
again. " ... and this time when I count to three, Brooke,
you will open your eyes and sit up, acting as if you were
fully awake, but remaining deep in hypnosis as you are now.
When your eyes open next, you will no longer be a reporter
researching an article; instead, you will be a character in
an erotic story, a beautiful and irresistible hypno-domme,
and your deepest desire will be to hypnotize Wiseguy.
You'll find it so easy to hypnotize Wiseguy; he will have
no choice but to fall deeply into hypnosis and to obey your
every command. You will hypnotize him deeply, then lead
him into the bedroom and use him for your mutual pleasure,
just as if you were both characters in one of his stories.
One ... two ... three."
For the third time, I watched Brooke open her eyes and
slowly sit up. Her head turned slowly in my direction.
Her eyes sparkled and her lips formed a predatory smile;
she stood up slowly and deliberately, her eyes never
leaving my face. "That's right, Wiseguy," she said, her
voice falling into the same smooth, low tone that Carolyn
had been using. "Look right into my eyes. Deep into my
eyes. Don't move or speak or nod your head or make any
sound unless I ask you to. I know that you can hear me,
just as you know that you can hear and understand me. If
you keep looking into my eyes and listening to my voice,
nothing can keep you from entering a very deep, pleasant
state of hypnosis in just a few seconds."
The frames of Brooke's glasses became the limits of my
world, the fences that held me captive within their bounds.
I sensed her leaning over me, letting me fall into her
eyes. "Your eyes are locked onto mine now; you can't look
away, even if you want to. In a moment I'm going to tell
you to try and look away, and you'll find that you can't.
Go ahead now and try, try to look away from my eyes. Try
to look at my breasts; they're so close to you now, but you
can't see them because you can't look away from my eyes."
I tried -- I really did try -- but, as Brooke had
suggested, I couldn't make myself look away. "And now
you've tried to look away, and you know that you can't, so
stop trying. It's okay to stop trying now, and just give
in. I'm going to count down from five to one now, and as I
do you will find your eyelids growing heavy, droopy,
drowsy, and sleepy. With each count they will grow heavier
and heavier, more and more tired, wanting more and more to
just close and obey, until I reach the count of one. When
I reach one your eyes will close and stay closed, too heavy
and sleepy to even think of opening them, and you will go
deep into hypnosis for me. Five ... eyes so sleepy
already, eyelids so heavy ... four ... blinking so
heavily, so hard to keep them open ... three ... two ...
almost impossible now, impossible to stay awake, your eyes
feeling as though heavy, heavy weights were pulling them
shut ... closing completely now as I count to one. Sleep
now. Deep asleep, deeper and deeper ..."
My eyes grew heavy and slammed shut on command, as if we'd
done this a hundred times before. Brooke kept talking, but
the words became fuzzy and far away as I slid helplessly
into trance. I floated that way for a while, barely aware
of the buzzing of female voices, barely aware that I even
had a body. I watched, as if from a vantage point
somewhere deep in my own head, as my body opened its eyes,
stood up, and allowed Brooke to lead it by the hand into
Brooke spoke again, and the fog lifted partially. I became
aware that I was naked, although I didn't remember
undressing, and that we were standing together next to the
bed. Brooke was my Mistress, and it was vitally important
that I please my Mistress. She turned her back to me and
waited while I carefully moved her hair aside and opened
the two little hooks at the back of her bra. I kissed her
shoulder as I slid the straps down her arms, letting the
bra fall to the floor. My arms went around her and my
hands found her breasts, each one fitting neatly into a
palm. I kneaded them lovingly, teasing the erect nipples
with my thumbs, while I tantalized her with tiny kisses
along the side of her neck. It pleased and aroused me to
hear her moan softly and relax against me.
She turned again to face me, placed a hand behind my head,
and started a long, soft kiss. I felt my lips melting into
hers, our tongues meeting and teasing each other, and my
need to please her redoubled. My hands wandered down her
back and slipped inside her to caress her backside,
pulling her in closer, letting her feel the iron of my cock
pressing against her. Her lips left mine, kissed their way
up my cheek toward my ear, and whispered a command: "Take
I dropped to my knees and peeled the damp fabric down her
legs, letting the scent of her arousal wrap itself around
my brain, inflaming me all the more. My nose led me to the
source of the scent and I buried my face in her thin,
trimmed thatch, kissing her mound, burrowing deeper. She
moved back and sat on the bed, spreading her legs to allow
me access. I adored her with my tongue and my lips,
kissing and caressing and gently nibbling at her folds,
luxuriating in her taste and texture. The sound of her
moaning and the increasing pressure of her thighs around my
head spurred me on. Then my mistress spoke, and I found a
new, more powerful motivation: everything I did to her
body, every kiss and lick and stroke, I felt on myself
also, as if she were doing the same thing to me. I ran my
tongue up and down her fold and felt a loving tongue
running up and down my fuselage; I gently on her nub
and felt the same electrifying contact on the head of my
achingly hard cock. I continued, relishing each touch,
feeling the growing, aching need to come, but knowing
somehow that I wouldn't, couldn't, until Mistress gave the
Brooke's body began to gyrate, and I recognized both the
sounds and the rhythm of her movement from when I was
holding her on the couch: she was coming, with an
intensity that caused her to fall backward onto the bed and
forget everything except the sensations I was causing. I
felt her climax in my own body, waves of pleasure that ran
from my groin like the rings caused by a stone thrown into
a pond -- all the pleasure and excitement of a real orgasm,
but without the physical release.
I kept at my task even as Brooke writhed in pleasure, happy
to keep on adoring her until I received other instructions.
Those instructions came in the form of strong hands
gripping my head and pulling me upward. My face was coated
in her juices, which mingled with her other tastes as I
kissed my way up to her face once more. Her hands let go
of my head and found the steel-like shaft between my legs.
There was a tearing sound, and then the unmistakable feel
of latex rolling over my member. My hips moved on their
own, trying to fuck her hands as they made sure the condom
was seated, then followed as she guided my piston into her
Every nerve ending in my body sang out as we locked
together. Her legs clamped around my bottom and pulled me
in tightly while her hips tilted to receive as much length
as I could give her. Even through the condom I could feel
the slight bump inside her that marked the sweet spot; I
clenched my muscles to press that spot.
My efforts were well rewarded by Brooke's ecstatic cries.
"Oh ... yes! ... yes!! ... COME ... NOW!!!" At her
command, the dam burst and I felt the hot rush of my seed
flowing into the end of the condom. Every muscle in my
body clenched and released together, time after time, while
my cock jerked and fired. I looked down into Brooke's
face; our eyes met, and in that moment of shared orgasm I
felt that our spirits were joined as intimately as our
bodies. Then she said something, my body became suddenly
heavy and tired, and the world slipped away.
It was weirdly disorienting waking up on my back, in a
strange bed, naked, with an equally naked woman nestled
against me. It took a few moments for my brain to engage
and remind me of how I'd gotten that way. She was already
tucked inside my arm; I hugged her gently, kissed the top
of her head, and let my hand idly caress her side.
Brooke stirred under my touch, rose up to one elbow, and
brought her lips to mind for a long kiss. "Welcome back,"
she said softly, her face hovering above mine. "Did you
have a nice nap?"
She was mostly lying on top of me, so I put both arms
around her and stroked the smooth skin of her back. "Very.
Any time I can wake up like this, I'm happy. You?"
She kissed me again before answering. "Very nice. This is
the first time I've ever done this -- gone to bed with
someone I'd just met, I mean. But I feel so comfortable
with you. It's as if I already knew you through your
stories, so we're not really strangers."
"Maybe so. One thing I've learned from artie is that
writers can't help but embed a piece of ourselves in
everything we write."
"I'll have to be careful with this article, then, or my
editor will know I've been getting too close to my
We kissed again, luxuriating in the feel of our bodies
against each other, until a discreet knock on the door
interrupted us. "You're welcome to stay as long as you
like," Carolyn said through the barely-open doorway, "but I
thought I should warn you that I have another appointment
at 6:30, so the outer office will not be empty much
I thanked Carolyn for the heads-up while Brooke stretched
forward and groped for her glasses, which had been hastily
tossed aside at some point. That put her within
easy reach of my mouth -- too easy to pass up the
opportunity for a quick taste. She laughed a little and
sat up; I cupped one hand around each while she put
her glasses back on to look at the clock. "Mmmmm," she
said, pressing her hands against mine. "Tempting. But we
only have twenty minutes, and I need a shower before I can
get dressed again -- I seem to have worked up a sweat,
"Have dinner with me, then," I suggested. "It's a little
backwards from a normal date, but ..."
Brooke grinned. "Now you're talking." She climbed off of
me and headed for the bathroom, pausing only to set her
glasses on the night stand next to the clock. I gave her a
minute or two head start, then slipped in behind her and
offered to scrub her back. Somehow we managed to get
cleaned up and dried off with a little over five minutes to
We emerged from the bathroom to find our clothes collected
and laid out neatly for us. "Don't worry about the
linens," Carolyn called in from the next office while we
dressed. "The service will take care of them in the
With a little hustle, we were dressed and had the room and
office picked up before Carolyn's client arrived. "Thank
you," I told Carolyn as we hugged in the doorway. "It was
a most inspiring demonstration."
"It was meant to be," she replied with a wink. "Now go do
something fun, both of you."
Our first stop was a corner booth at a nearby Silver Diner.
At one point I became aware of Brooke studying me with an
odd look on her face. I looked the question at her, and
she chuckled. "I just realized I don't know what to call
you," she explained.
"Mark," I said, grabbing the little customer survey card
from its holder. "My real name is Mark." On the blank
side of the card I wrote my full name, address, and phone
numbers, then slid the card across to her. "Drop by any
time. Tonight, even."
Chuckling some more, she tore the card in half and wrote
her particulars on the other half. "How about if I take a
raincheck on tonight? I really do need to get started
writing this piece or it'll never get done."
"Okay. I may do a little writing tonight myself."
Her face lit up. "Am I about to be immortalized in a
I shrugged. "Possibly."
Brooke's eyebrows crinkled down a little bit. "If you're
going to do that, I may have to confess a few things
She looked just the slightest bit guilty. I thought about
everything that had happened in Carolyn's office: the
conversation before the interview; how quickly Brooke had
agreed to be a guinea pig; the ease with which Carolyn was
able to induce a deep trance; Brooke's obvious willingness
to accept some very personal suggestions, and to have me
present for them.
I smiled and squeezed Brooke's hands. "Spent a fair amount
of time dissecting my personality in that first meeting,
A bit of extra color rose to her cheeks, and she looked
down at the table. "Not dissecting, exactly. But we did
spend a lot of time talking about you: what kind of person
you are, and how that seems to come through in your
writing. How there's been this undercurrent of pain, of
loss, in a lot of it."
"So you two hatched this little plot together." It was an
accusation, but I tried to soften it as much as I could.
"It wasn't like that," she insisted. "It was mostly just
talking. She said you were having some trouble with
writer's block, and that maybe seeing a little bit of real-
life hypnosis might help you break through it. I told her
I'd think about it, and that was it until this afternoon."
"So that remark about feeling like a character in one of my
stories wasn't a signal of some kind?"
Brooke gave me a profoundly puzzled look. "What remark?"
"Right before you agreed to be hypnotized," I reminded her.
"You said, 'I feel like a character in one of his
"I didn't say that," she maintained. "You did. That's why
I asked you what was going to happen if I agreed."
It was classic Carolyn: hypnotize Brooke, propose the plan
while she was under, and plant a posthypnotic suggestion to
say the code phrase if she was willing to go through with
it after meeting me. Then, to make her convincing, have
Brooke forget she'd been hypnotized that day. But why
leave Brooke convinced that the key remark had been made by
me? The answer formed in my mind along with the question:
so that I would know Brooke had given consent for the plan.
All I could do was shake my head and marvel at Carolyn's
ingenuity and at how well she knew her subject.
"What's funny?" Brooke asked.
"Nothing." I raised my glass of iced tea. "To Carolyn," I
Brooke clinked her glass against mine. "To Carolyn."
We parted company in the diner parking lot. I went home
whistling happy tunes, fired up the computer, and started
writing. The characters came to life for me, and the words
flowed easily from my mind. I was in the zone, and paid no
attention to the passing of time until my doorbell rang.
Seeing that it was after ten at night, I crept quietly to
the door and peeked through the peephole. A thrill ran
through me when I saw who was on the other side; I flung
the door open to greet her.
"I was getting ready to write," Brooke told me, "when it
occurred to me that maybe my perceptions of our time
together were distorted by the hypnosis."
"Really?" I prompted, closing the door behind her. "And
what should we do about that?"
She set down the overnight bag she was carrying and looked
at me earnestly. "In scientific studies, they always set
up a control -- an identical copy of the experiment, but
without the extra element they are trying to test. That
way, they see how the different factors interact without
the researchers' intervention."
I nodded in agreement. "So you were thinking that we
should duplicate the same set of factors as this afternoon,
but without either of us being hypnotized, and compare the
"Exactly," she agreed, closing the space between us for a
hot, lengthy kiss. "My research just wouldn't be complete
So I carried her to the bedroom, where we continued our