When I first moved out onto my own, I got a subscription to ‘Playgirl’ magazine and my favorite feature was the section where readers sent in their sexiest stories. The first story published in the section got a $100 and all others got $25. Well, I worked up the nerve to write a story and send it in and I got $25! It was the first time I’d gotten paid for something I wrote though I didn’t tell anyone. And I didn’t get a byline in the magazine and sadly my copy of the issue it was published in has been lost in time along with my original computer file. Looking back, I wished I had continued writing and sending in stories because if I’d gotten accepted once there was a good possibility I might have gotten accepted again.
Luckily, there is the internet now and here on my own website I don’t have to depend on anyone’s acceptance. And maybe someday this will earn money for me.
So in tribute to my long-ago courage, I have done my best to recreate the story using what little memory I have of it with my present writing skills.