An airport setting for writing erotica

I think an airport is a fascinating place to get inspired for writing erotica—especially large airports where thousands hustle through the corridors or browse at the overpriced food stands and browse through book displays.

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My story, Layover, was inspired from giving up my seat voluntarily on a flight so I could get a flight voucher. I stayed overnight near O’Hare Airport in a name brand motel-hotel with thin carpeting and a bed that was passable.

Airports and the surrounding accommodations serve those who are in transit. There is no time or inclination to develop relationships.
On a recent change of flights in Denver I was struck by a man in his suit and in another location a woman stepping off a moving walkway in a tight blouse revealing her cleavage.

An airport is a good illustration of a place filled with people where it’s still possible to be lonely. So what happens when a person wants to fight that loneliness and make a connection—not just with a flight but with a real person? That’s the story of Layover.

Win a free copy of Layover! Tell me about a layover you’ve had and you might win a free copy of Layover. Contest ends Monday April 4. See the contest page for details.


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About DD Symms

Writing is foundational to our communication like running is to sports.
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