• Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 7e

    Dante wishes he could dispute what he sees – who he sees. But he recognises every facet of Flavia: her face; her body; her cries; the way her body bounces during sex (although he has never seen it bounce so violently); the way her breasts splay; the curve of her butt; the sound of her cries; and the feel of her in the throes of passion, this incendiary amour that is exploding before his eyes. The man who fucks her is a giant. That is how Dante sees him, and it exaggerates how he sees himself. He is that same scrawny kid, despite all the work he has put into…

  • Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 7d

    Patricia leads Dante into the change rooms. There are others there – Icons mostly, but also staff, like bartenders, waiters, and waitresses – either getting ready for shifts or finishing for the night. Some are in a state of undress but are oblivious to Dante. He ogles them indiscriminately until Patricia pulls him into a closet in the furthest corner of the room. She closes the door, sealing them in darkness. Dante feels like a twelve-year-old again; his first kiss was at a friend’s birthday party, when he and Sophia Brambilla – the most popular girl in school – were locked in a closet. Dante was full of bravado and…