S L I C K: Constellations Part 4 — Puppy Pile

Paige shouted “Eureka!” when she found the white kitty ear headband that she had bought for Halloween five years ago. They were in a shoebox in the back of her closet, behind the crinoline, the Red Riding Hood cape, and the empty soft guitar case. Lauren had proposed having a puppy pile scene in full puppy gear, and Paige was excited to try something she never had before — but she couldn’t quite wrap her head around being a puppy.

“That’s because you’re not a puppy, you’re a kitten,” had told her Bennett, while they made dinner together.

Paige had stared at them, blinking. Of course. That made sense. Could she play with Lauren as a kitten? She didn’t really know if Lauren would like that dynamic, or if that was what you were supposed to do, but they could figure it out. The intention was, as far as she could tell, to step away from her day-to-day human headspace and let herself be playful, less concerned with adulting and a little more focused on connection and being present....

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Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is “the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queer women” (AfterEllen), who “is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places” (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Sinclair identifies as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor and an introvert. Follow their writings at Sugarbutch Chronicles.

Sinclair has written 40 articles for us.