One of the advantages of doing a long arc is that it lets me introduce secondary characters and still give them a bit of depth. Shelley first popped up in Burst, but this story let me bring her fully on the stage, her back story and all (see the author’s note for Banged! for more on her).

This story also let me play with sex on the dining room table. That doesn’t work well for me–I’m too tall–but I once heard Nina Hartley and her partner espouse the pleasures of it and it sounded fun. Despite all the sex in the story, I think the Chris-Beth scene is the hottest, and thoroughly enjoyed writing it.