August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

Underwood (excerpt #2)


Another excerpt for Weekend Writing Warriors!

This week, I’m returning to my short story “Underwood,” from which my snippet last week came. It’s named after the manual typewriters that came before electric typewriters and computers. First, a snippet from the story, and after that more of a background about it. This snippet is a little over the 8-sentence limit, so shhh don’t tell anyone!

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I look for answers on the two spinner racks, each standing tall like a metal “I.” They’re packed full of Katherine’s books. On the covers are ruggedly handsome pirates, cowboys, princes, guys in leather pants, and one cop. Oddly, all of them are caught in a breeze that ruffles their hair and flops open their shirts (if they’re wearing any) to reveal bulging muscles. Under them or draped across them are fine-looking females with bodice buttons bursting from breasts that refuse to be contained. Huge, soft, plump cleavage to match ferocious muscles.

Alas, no answers are found on the covers. Instead, the men seem to mock me: You wear a medium! Ha! We thought as much, staring at your puny back every day. Would it kill you to lift some weights? Hey, you know what? You’re gonna get your butt kicked by a girl!

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For a little more about this story, here’s the description from its Amazon page:

Front cover of Underwood ebookPassion rages in romance novels, and Katherine has made a living writing best-selling books of adventure and romance. But she’s not a great typist. So she’s hired Josh to type out her stories on an old Underwood manual typewriter. Katherine needs help fleshing out a scene in her new book, so she calls on Josh to role play the sword-fighting scene… and then swords flash swiftly. But when the sword play is done, the author and typist continue the roles of the story, relinquishing to the passion that flames them.

Tempted to read more? This ebook only costs 99 cents, and it’s available at Amazon for Kindle, Barnes & Noble for Nook, and Smashwords (you have to click Adult Content in the blue menu bar at the top of the page to view this).

This short story (6,000 words) is a work of erotic fiction meant for mature readers only. The characters in the story are fictional and are all over the age of 18. Model on the cover image is from stock photography and is used for illustrative purposes only—inclusion on the cover is not meant to imply model’s involvement in activities described in this story.

Also, this story is included in my collection, Orpheus Rising: Erotic Stories of Hooking Up, along with 5 other stories. Also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords (you need to click Adult Content in the top blue bar so it’s checked to view erotica on this site). At $2.99, you’ll save some cash rather than buying all the stories individually.


Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

9 thoughts on “Underwood (excerpt #2)

  1. I enjoyed your excerpt so much I found Underwood on Amazon and purchased. Can’t wait to read the whole story.


  2. Poor guy, he needs to find some better self-talk : )


  3. Wow….interesting to see the self-esteem issues in a man. Well handled. I’m definitely intrigued by the story!!

    (still playing this week, although my link is not on the wewriwa page)


  4. I thoroughly enjoyed the snippet and the premise! I think I have to go off and buy this, like Gem did!


  5. If that Underwood weighs anywhere near what mine did Josh could just do curls with that between role playing scenarios with his boss. Off to re-enact a few romance novel covers. Thanks for the inspiration.


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