1. The Bargain with Lucifer Pt.1


    Date: 4/14/2018, Categories: Straight Sex, Author: Sisyphus, Source: LushStories

    Many afternoons, Paul Cantor stood at his office window in the English Department and looked down at the campus below, watching the students walking to their classes, some riding bicycles, others romantically holding hands, some sitting on the benches, or along the wall of the large round fountain spouting and splashing rainbows of water high into the air. This day, however, a weary sigh came from deep within him before he went back to his desk where a large pile of term papers his students had turned in two weeks ago sat waiting. Normally, he would have read and graded them, writing extensive comments and handing them back within a week, but now he couldn't look at another paper. He sat back in his black leather chair, reclining, closing his eyes, stroking his white beard with one hand and tapping his red pen on the desk with the other. He knew he was depressed, frustrated, anguished and fighting off despair. What frightened him the most was thinking about suicide, ending it all. He shoved that thought away, knowing he did not have the courage, but still, there it was lurking in the shadows, scaring him with its presence. He should be happy that his latest book of poetry, his fifth, was on the short list for a Pushcart Award. He had been invited to give readings at several colleges and was proud of his growing reputation as one of the more important poets writing today; however, he hadn’t written a new poem in at least eight months, and though he had several drafts of a new ...
    poem started, he hadn’t looked at the three short lines for weeks and knew he was stuck. What was worse, he didn’t care if he ever wrote another poem again and realized that the passion that made him such a prolific and highly regarded poet for the last thirty years was withering like so many other aspects of his life. Paul loved women and though he had been faithful to his former wife, Evelyn, for most of their thirty five year marriage, in the last few years before their divorce, he had several passionate one night stands while he was off giving readings. Paul was a good reader of his poetry and knew how to grip and hold an audience with his dramatic, resonate voice, allowing the actor in him to rise to the occasion. Though usually quiet and reserved, he became the personae in his poems, no longer shy but confident, sometimes looking up from the page and into the eyes of an attractive woman in the audience, or over their heads as if he was envisioning what he was reading about in the distance. “ Why not, ” he'd think when the opportunity for a fling presented itself. Sex with Evelyn had dwindled to being non-existent, so it was flattering and titillating to see how a student, or even a young female instructor, or PhD candidate practically threw herself at him after a reading and so, he would let it happen. “Why not make hay while there’s a little sunshine left,” he thought, following one of them to her dorm, or taking a sexy graduate student back to his hotel room after a ...
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