My story ideas come from here, there and everywhere. It could be an overheard conversation, a person, a place, a book, a film – literally anything could just give me a spark of an idea to be turned into a full story. However, I do also have a few friends who will occasionally send me an email or text message, and say "You should totally write this as a story!" Sometimes, of course, the ideas aren't brilliant and get dismissed. Occasionally, though, there's a gem which I can turn into an erotic or erotic romance tale.
A Menu with a Difference was one of these. A buddy of mine, who shall remain nameless, mentioned that he had a fantasy about going with his girlfriend to a bar or restaurant and picking up a waitress to take home for a threesome. To be honest, I think his main aim was to get his girlfriend into bed with another woman so he could watch them play together! As far as I'm aware, it's only ever remained a fantasy for him, but it was certainly good enough an idea for me to weave up into an erotic story.
Of course, I gave the characters a little more back story so it made the whole situation more feasible. The couple in the story, Jed and Annette have an open relationship, and Annette has always fantasised about having sex with another girl, so them picking up a hot waitress was a lot more realistic than the whole thing being completely random and instigated by Jed with no prior mention of it to Annette. In reality, I suspect most guys would get a slap if they tried that!
Once I'd figured this part of the plot out, everything else just came together. The restaurant, the chatting up of the sexy waitress, the ploy to get her to the hotel... and then the really naughty bits ;) It was a great story to write, and I'm glad it's out there with its damn sexy cover.
And all that from a friend's fantasy. Is that what friends are really for? ;) Speaking of which, I must send my buddy the link so he can see the fruits of my labour and his utilised idea!
Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story - so she did. It went down a storm and she's never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Constable and Robinson, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance, Summerhouse Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour and Seducing the Myth. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.