Category Archives: Buried Treasure

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Abject Submission 2: Lit Survey

Statue of naked supine woman and winged, clawed demon crouched on her

This post is part of the Is It Bad for Me? series. You may wish to begin with Part 1. As you know, I have started to worry whether my kink of abject submission is really about self-injury. Fiction proved to be such a good window into my fears that I decided to look harder at […]

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The Submissive Ache: Wanting and Waiting

Naked collared young man, head bowed, facing away

There’s an ache in your chest that hits sometimes when you’re a sub without a dom. I mean a real, physical ache. You want to grovel, you want to be cared for, you want to be done to. It hurts like hell. This has been heartbreakingly documented by Unspeakable Axe, who truly deserves his happy […]

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Subverted Tropes: The Fiction of the Unexpected

An orange peeled to reveal a lemon

I love the traditional tropes of BDSM and slave fic – melting the dom’s dom, rescuing the fragile abused slave, Evil Is Sexy, mmmmm. But I also love it when authors turn these tropes inside out. Here are my favourites of this kind, fan fiction and original work, free and paid. They’re all completed works […]