| Introduction to Sandcastles
Acknowledgement: This has been developed and
written over a period of several years. I would like
to thank "Leviticus" for his encouragement to finish
writing this, for his help in making the characters
seem a little more real, for his insight into the
situations in which the characters find themselves and
making their reactions plausible. My apologies to
Leviticus if I have assumed the wrong gender..:)
This is a work of adult fiction. The situations the
characters find themselves in are, at times, explicitly
sexual and/or traumatic. There is some violence, but,
while graphic, I have tried not to be too explicit.
There is some underage sexual contact, both consenting
and non-consenting. Again, it is an integral part of
the story, but it is not the focal point.
This is not a `stroke' story, but it has its moments.
Many different elements of the human sexual experience
are included at one point or another, with BDSM playing
a major role. The would best be described as a
BDSM romance novel.
Nothing and no one is real in this story, but all
places and settings mentioned may have a basis in
reality. For example, this takes place on the
Eastern Coast of the United States. That is a real
place. The exact towns and states the characters live
in are not named, as they don't exist. The one
exception is Washington, DC, but no one can tell fact
from fiction there anyway, so who cares?
The concert hall is based on the one in Wuerzburg,
Germany, or at least as I remember it. There is a city
named Punta Arenas at the southern tip of Chile, but
the prison and the commandant mentioned in this are imaginary. The Middle Eastern country, as well as
the characters from there, is made up, as are the
cultural rituals described. The Yankees are a real
baseball team, but the player and the club
mentioned are not. The medical devices in this unfortunately do not exist.
The reason for the title "Sandcastles" will become
apparent after many, many chapters. My apologies to
the author of "Castle in the Sand", an excellent work
and one of my favorites, for the similarity in the
titles. I can only hope the quality of my writing
comes as close.
This may not be posted or re-posted without my
expressed written permission. It is expressly
forbidden to post it on a pay site.
It is my hope that you enjoy this story. If you don't,
write a better one. I would enjoy reading it.