[Smut Marathon] Making It Through Round Two


Community, Smut Marathon / Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

The second round of the Smut Marathon is done and by some miracle I am still in the contest. Not only did my story get me through to round three but it placed second runner up in the public vote and the same in the jury voting but that was tied with four other writers.

In round two our assignment was as follows:

Use one of the entries from round 1 (not your own) to expand on what happens next.

Specific requirements

– mention the number and title of the story you use from round 1

– the story you use from round 1 may not be your own

– your story is between 100-125 words. No less, no more.

– give your story a title of 2-3 words

The story I was inspired by was Anticipation by Daire Faust who you can visit via the SmutGeek blog . It was the only story that I could formulate any kind of idea around so I only had one option to submit this time around and to be honest that has worked out well for me. Having only one option to submit has meant not having to make a choice in which to send and then subsequently debating whether or not I made the right choice.

The story I submitted was Killer Climax, the first paragraph is the original story by @TheSmutGeek.

Killer Climax

The blood on my skin was still warm and my cock so erect it hurt. Looking up from the carnage, I watched the door open. The detective always came to see my artistry. Now she could see the artist. I smiled as she stared up at me, stunned but fearless.

Hidden from view a single finger glides between my slick folds. I gaze upon him, not with fear or contempt as people might assume, but with arousal.

The file containing his every crime is arranged before me, peppered with highlights of his bloodshed and carnage. My moral fibre tells me he is a monster. My body betrays me though; cunt twitching, breasts tingling as I watch him through the one-way mirror.

Fixated by his calm demeanour I rub my clit, as an inaudible moan escapes my lips. No remorse, no shame; he simply emanates a sense of curiosity and I shudder against my own fingers as I climax.

Focus and clarity are needed to interview a killer and nothing clears my mind like an orgasm.

Feedback was mixed, but I am still damn proud of my story and extra proud of how well it did. Although one piece of feedback wasn’t intended for my piece I don’t think, as it mentioned it needing a line break and it being two different scenes. Which doesn’t fit with what I wrote.

There was also mention of my moving the action from the scene of the crime to the police station. Which is I think down to how we each interpret any given assignment which is never exactly the same for any two people it seems. To me the words ‘expand’ and ‘next’ gave licence for it not follow immediately on from where the round one story left off. Had the assignment been ‘follow on from where round one left off’ I likely wouldn’t have moved the action in the way I did.

I will, however, digest and utilise all feedback, both on my story and the others and put it all to good use in future writing. I now have to put fingers to keyboard for round three and that honestly isn’t a sentence I thought I’d be writing. When I entered the Smut Marathon for the second time my goal was to get one round further than last year. All I wanted to do was make it through the first knock out round, but I was utterly convinced that probably wouldn’t happen. It has though and now I realise how unprepared I was to be writing again in round three.

I am delighted to have improved on last years performance though and even though I’ve seen the round three assignment I’m still excited to give it a go. It’s a tricky one for me and I won’t be expecting another good ranking, but I’ll be giving it my best shot.

Congratulations to everyone who made it through to round three, I am however sad to see some familiar names leaving the competition early on. That said though many of my favourites are still in the running and I am just as excited to see how they do as I am to see how I do.

Good luck with your round three writing everyone and thank you to everyone who took the time to read, vote and leave feedback in the last round.


3 Replies to “[Smut Marathon] Making It Through Round Two”

  1. I loved your story! Literally, ticked all the boxes for things I like to write/read. I’m glad you did well and it was well deserved. Definitely my top pick in the 3 I chose.

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