by Kenn Dahll
Setting: Fort Lauderdale, FL, modern day
POV: First Person Narrative
Characters: Robert, Tim, Brian
Robert’s penchant for collecting characters from real life to populate his fictional world gets him into trouble–big time! He stares a little too long and too intently at Timothy as the young bank teller orders lunch at the sub shop. Robert envisions Tim as the archetypical young New York City Irish Five Points gang member. His thorough inventory of Tim’s physical attributes, including his raw sexuality, is noted by the nineteen year old.
Outside in the parking lot Tim accosts Robert in a threatening manner; but relents when Robert agrees to service the punk at a nearby video arcade. The demands from Tim increase to include his older brother Brian, a Deputy Sheriff, and some of his colleagues. Each encounter with the Irish brothers is more intense that the prior one, the sex escalating to rape, bondage and whippings. All the while Robert expects Brian to cross the final line–to incest with Tim.
Robert’s feelings for Tim grow as the kid’s plight becomes more intolerable. Robert’s concern inspires him to discover Brian’s deeply buried secret which could hold the solution to Tim’s desperate situation.
Robert is the narrator and central character of this fifty-six page short story. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where the story opens. While at a cafeteria style sub restaurant, Robert observes a young man who appears to be still a teenager. The kid catches him staring, and a confrontation ensues. The boy actually is nineteen, and his name is Tim. He threatens Robert, telling him that he has an older brother who is a cop, and he informs Robert that he must service him (Tim) sexually or his older brother will make Robert the target of a traffic ticketing sting.
Reluctantly Robert follows Tim to an adult bookstore where they have oral and anal sex in one of the video porn booths.
A few days pass, and Robert gets a call from Tim, informing him that he is to rendezvous with Brian, Tim’s older brother. Robert meets Brian and follows him home where Tim is waiting. Robert is then used sexually by the brothers, and while this is occurring, it becomes apparent to Robert that the relationship of the two brothers is quite unusual. Brian dominates his younger brother, and more-or-less treats him as a personal slave.
The entire story is a series of sexual encounters, each one a bit more exaggerated than the previous. The sex scenes incorporate forced oral sex, anal sex, bondage, menage’, intensely graphic homophobic verbalization, rape, incest, scat, smegla, whipping, and humiliation.
Clearly the intent of this story is to provide a one-handed read. The fantastical and unrealistic presentation of these hyperbolic sex scenes would be laughable were they not to be so patently offensive. Initially Tim is presented as a dominator and aggressor, but his character evolves and is ultimately presented sympathetically as a victim. I’m not sure if this metamorphism is intentional or if it is the result of the author’s expansion of his initial sexual fantasy.
The climactic sex scene involves Brian and three of his buddies from work. The four men get together to watch a football game and order young Tim and Robert to be their personal slaves. During the scene they degrade their slave boys verbally and force them to be domestic servants. Then they make the boys masturbate, place them in bondage, and rape them orally and anally. Each of these aggressors supposedly is heterosexual, and they all openly hate homosexuals. They call the boys names such as “bitch, faggot, pansy, and queer”, all the while they are having sex with them.
If this story is approached as pure erotica and the reader is fully aware that the sexual fantasy is written to titillate and provide purely erotic entertainment, the story may be quite successful. The reader would need to be one who has tolerance for humiliation and degradation, and perhaps a fetish for objectification. If, on the other hand, the reader is looking for a story which contains romance and a multi-layered plot, this may not be the best choice.
In my opinion, the author demonstrates an undeniable talent for writing man-on-man action. His writing style is likely to be most appealing to gay men who are looking for literary porn. I’m fairly certain that the intent of this story is not to send any kind of meaningful message other than that it is fun to fantasize about having sex with domineering, cocky, and abusive straight men.
I’d suggest that if you obtain this book, save it for when you’re in the mood for some over-the-top sexual fantasy, and be prepared for some eye-popping, graphic fetish.
Review by Jeff