She was the most unlikely diplomat. She danced for money, and for the thrill of exposing her beautiful nude body to the crowd. This time the act was the same, but the crowd was very different. The job would require tact and discretion- the two qualities she just didn't have.
Falling Frequently is a sexually explicit science fiction vignette about one erotic dancer's adventure in an alien culture.. She has to learn all their rules, before she can break them.
About the Author
Ashlyn Selvatico lives in Belize with two Capabaras named Nora and Winston. She started writing science fiction at the age of five. Her first efforts consisted mostly of unauthorized Doctor Who stories. Her favorite episodes were the ones that had Daleks in them. Daleks reminded her of her uncle Tony because they were short and said funny things. They came in many bright, fun colors, unlike uncle Tony, who was- as often as not- pale gray. In Ms. Selvatico's early stories, the Daleks always won. Later on, she discovered Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, and Douglas Adams, and became partial to the more whimsical stories of Pierre Loys and Stanislaw Lem. For sheer mastery of the language, she prefers Lord Dunsany or Jack London.