Echo Chambers presents: Sliding Into The Abyss. A BDSM Series for adult readers only. Contains graphic scenes. Episode 6 -- 33,000 words.
It all started simply enough, an overheard exhibitionist fantasy, a witnessed tryst involving a light spanking and sex in front of an imaginary audience. Then came the offer they couldn’t refuse: repeat the scene in front of an actual audience and you can save your jobs – and the business of Fran and Lou Evans, their kind-hearted bosses.
In order to prevent layoffs, Matt Tanner and Sue Braden, the clandestine lovers, find themselves throwing BDSM parties in the building’s lower floor – a former nightclub, now without a tenant – for the rental fees it brings to Fran and Lou. Soon they become familiar with a whole new vocabulary: sensation play, Dom and sub, exhibitionism, voyeurism, bondage and discipline, St Andrew’s Cross … and “penance” a penalty imposed by their new clientele upon each other, one that the members of that group will do almost anything to avoid.
But the secret gets out, and other employees enter into the mix. Alternately amused, baffled, and horrified at the situation, and desperate to keep Fran and Lou from discovering their shenanigans, they wander through a world not their own, and find that the magnetic pull of the taboo has them slowly Sliding Into The Abyss.
EPISODE 6: Stocks and Bonds
Moriko makes a suggestion for the next performance, which has her co-workers squirming in erotic bondage. Angela fears that Bethany may be out to use her, and goes to Alexander for advice, only to find that he wants her as well. She wonders who she can trust. Carol battles her self-image to try for something she desperately wants, then wonders if she'll be able to go through with it. And Matt must decide how to end the Godiva & Sin episode.