Today, my story "Wzn Izfzuv Tells You How To Live Your Life" is up on 365 Tomorrows.
I have to say, I had fun writing this story. I like writing humor. I like writing with a distinctive voice. Writing stories that are about the human condition is great and all that, but sometimes it's fun to break loose and just write something fun. Sometimes I'd rather write candy than a fully balanced breakfast. Today though, it's back to healthy filling local organic food with fresh spices from the farmers market.
But not for you. For you, there still candy:
This rotation, when I tell you how to live your life, we meet two Newflyers – newly infatuated individuals high on emotion. Let’s fly right in, shall we?
I’ve been dating most wonderful Hive mind, sixty sexy individual consciousnesses in four amazing bodies. We’ve been together for about eight rotations and it’s brilliant. They are all so beautiful and talented – I know I sound like I’m Newflying here – but it’s true.
Whenever we engage in sexual contact, they let me merge a little with the whole. Although it’s only though a skin and wire port even the half merge is amazing. I really want to merge with them fully. I am totally willing to give up my body and I’m excited about being part of the Hive.
However, every time I bring up a true merging, they change the subject. I’m really afraid of scaring them away. Please help!
-Wild for the Hive
Trust the Hive darling. Hive minds can be really wonderful seductive things, all that community, all that acceptance and understanding and sense of belonging. But the thing is, before someone joins, the Hive has to understand that person is just right for them. A wonderful lover does not always make a good addition to the Hive!
My suggestion – if you want to convince them that you will be good for the Hive, show them how patient you are, show them how understanding you can be that they want to take the time to get to know you. Also, get that merging out of a sexual context! Invite them to merge with you when all of you have your clothes on. Let them get a sense for you when your mind is calm. Remember, a Hive mind isn’t just a cumulative consciousness – it’s also hard work!
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