Echo Chambers presents: Sliding Into The Abyss. A BDSM Series for adult readers only. Contains graphic scenes. Episode 5 -- 26,000 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 5: All IN
Secrets are difficult to keep. Thus far, the veil around the Club downstairs has leaked like a sieve. Now, Mark is asking questions he might not like the answers to. Meanwhile, Angela finds herself in a compromising position that will take all her strength, resourcefulness, and a helping hand to escape from. And the employees of PB,PG continue Sliding Into The Abyss.