Frances Jones erotica

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"His Black Mirror."

Purchase to read "Samaya."

Listen to "Make Music for Me" on the Nobilis Erotica podcast.

Purchase to read "Footprints In The Sand."

Purchase to read "Backstory."

Purchase to read "The Wood."

Read "Artefacts" at The Erotic Woman

Read "Edmonton" at The Erotic Woman

Read "The Kissing Sonnet" at Clean Sheets

Read "The Office" at Clean Sheets

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My story "His Black Mirror," a long and lovely bit of tentacle porn, is available at long last in a new anthology, "Coming Together: Arm in Arm in Arm..." edited by Nobilis Reed and Alessa Brio. Contributors include Lisabet Sarai, Joyce Wegmuller and many more. Proceeds from sales of the book go to a variety of charities, including the ACLU, the EFF, Autism Speaks, Action Against Hunger, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The third of three pieces accepted by Lucrezia Magazine went online today: "Word of Mouth." In this tale, two people who shouldn't be trysting attempt to get together, but it all goes a bit awry, sparking a strange bit of magic.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Almost exactly 10 years ago I traveled to New Orleans to visit a friend and see the haunted city in honor of Halloween. While there I was inspired to begin writing a short story about two rockers who fall inexplicably into each other's beds, so to speak. Many years and revisions later, that story, "Stages," has been published by Lucrezia Magazine. Enjoy.

In addition, those attending this Friday's Muni Diaries Live: Under the Influence will hear a reading of a short-short erotica piece I wrote for the site. I can't attend the event myself, but the last one was reportedly a blast, and this one promises to entertain as well.

Friday, July 24, 2009

My story "The City, After" is published this week at Lucrezia Magazine. I'm so glad this story finally found a home. It's one of my favorite pieces, inspired by the historic San Francisco Armory building, which is the current home of The story is set in the semi-distant future, after war has destroyed much of the city. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Friday, June 13, 2008

This week's issue of Clean Sheets includes one of my (very few) erotic poems: "The Kissing Sonnet." It has equal amounts of geography, anatomy and snogging, all in iambic pentameter.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

If you haven't already had enough juicy new stories from me recently, here's another: "Artefacts" is published today in The Erotic Woman. This one's about a dedicated British Museum employee who finds a very unusual car -- and a very unusual passenger -- waiting for her one night as she's leaving the museum. I love London a great deal and was glad for the opportunity to use it as a backdrop for this tale.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wonderful news came in the post yesterday: my story "Samaya" is included in the new Eroticanoir anthology, "Honey Flava," which is also now available for sale. The book is gorgeous and full of Asian-themed erotica -- I can't wait to dig into it.

"Samaya" is one of my earliest stories, so I'm especially happy to see it find its way into the world. It tells the story of Chokyi, a Tibetan monk who is left behind to tend the temple while his fellows trek to a nearby village for a blessing ceremony. An unexpected guest comes to the door, and ... well, you'll just have to read the story to find out what happens!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Nobilis, one of my cohorts with the Erotica Readers and Writers Association, has posted a new podcast featuring my story "Make Music for Me." It's wonderfully done and I especially love the string arrangement that accompanies the reading. I don't know if it would have occurred to me to do this one as an audio recording, but now that I've heard it, I can't imagine it any other way. Enjoy "Make Music for Me" -- especially if you have a chance to listen to it while riding the subway!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Starting today, and for the next two months, you can get a temporary peek at one of my recent stories. "For Instance When Autumn" is among the features included in the Erotica Readers and Writers Association galleries for May and June.

This story is special to me for a variety of reasons, including the fact that I was able to write within the context of my love of driving, and of the redwood groves of Northern California. The title comes from a line in Mary Oliver's poem "Fall Song":

I try to remember when time's measure
painfully chafes, for instance when autumn

flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longing
to stay - - - how everything lives, shifting

from one bright vision to another, forever
in these momentary pastures.

Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm happy to announce the fruits of a writing experiment I've conducted over the past month: an interactive work of romantic/erotic fiction called Cody & Hassan." Enjoy.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I've added two more pieces of flash fiction, "Instrument," and "Flood," to the Teasers section. I've also rearranged the section, in case you want to be able to keep track whether you're seeing a bite-sized piece of a bigger story, or the whole enchilada (which you get, with the flashers). Go check 'em out, and happy perusing.

I should have more good news for you guys regarding three of my longer pieces of fiction, "Artefacts," "For Instance When Autumn," and "Make Music For Me," very soon!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I've been busy writing, these days -- and just wanted to let you all know that I added two new pieces to the Teasers section: excerpts from "Make Music for Me," which is slated to be on Nobilis' podcast sometime in the next few months, and "For Instance When Autumn," a fun tale about an autumn road trip to the redwoods.

Monday, February 25, 2008

One of my oldest stories, "The Wood," is now available for sale in the new short-story collection from Man's Story 2 called "Two of a Kind: And Other Stories of Paranormal Romance." You can buy your copy right now on Amazon.

In this tale, a man returns to his childhood home and encounters an unusual woman while walking in the woods of his youth. What happens between them is surprising -- and haunts him for the rest of his days.

I'm especially fond of this piece because of my own love of the British countryside. It is, in its own way, dedicated to the work of the amazing British author Robert Holdstock, in particular his novel "Mythago Wood."

I hope you enjoy it. :)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I've established a profile over on MySpace. Please have a look, and if you're there, feel free to add me to your "friends."

I gave my site a minor overhaul today, adding links and graphics on the left-hand side that show books and other places I've been published, as well as how to buy copies. I've also added a "cohort" page, with links to other writers/artists I've met through my work. Please wander through there and pick out a handful to explore. You might find something new that hits you in just the right spot!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year, everyone!

I'm very happy to announce that one of my new stories, "C.C.'s Song," is included in this month's galleries for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association. Click the link to read this story, my commentary on erotica where everyone's bodies (and genitals) are just a little too perfect.

Also, as I mentioned in my previous update, "Footprints in the Sand" is included in the new anthology "In Moments of Madness," now available for sale. Purchase a copy for yourself, sit back, and let sanity slip away for a few hours ...

Monday, November 26, 2007

My story "Footprints in the Sand" will be included in a new anthology called In Moments of Madness ~ An Anthology of Dark Fantasy and Strange Tales, published by Egregore Press. The collection is due out sometime in mid-December; I will update the site when it's available for sale.

I wrote "Footprints" earlier this fall. The piece is inspired by several things at once, including tales of the Loch Ness Monster; Aleister Crowley's stay at Boleskine House, the estate on the shores of Loch Ness; Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page's later fascination with the house -- and the rumours that his occult interests were damaging the band -- as well as the nature of the relationships between rock musicians. In the tale, a fictional band comes to stay at the house and record its "comeback" album, but one of its members continually has weird encounters with a woman in the lake. His dalliance with her eventually takes its toll.

I'm especially excited about In Moments of Madness and hope you will be, too.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My short story "Edmonton" has been published at The Erotic Woman, a site devoted to erotic writing especially for women. Enjoy!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Finally, more of my tales are ready to see the light of day. While I send them off to meet and charm various editors, you can check out excerpts from new stories, including "Footprints in the Sand" and "The City, After" in the Teasers section. Enjoy, and let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hi again! I've been very busy lately writing new stories and working on polishing some of the older ones. While lots of things are still under wraps for the time being, you can check out an excerpt from one of my new stories, "Some Dreams to Share," in the Teasers area.

In that same section, you can also check out my new flasher, called "Too Close." I told the folks on the Erotica Readers & Writers Association list that someone would get a cookie if they guessed the reference in the title. Alas, nobody did. I meant it to be a reference to the Ween song "Don't Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)." I suppose Ween is an acqured taste, so I shouldn't be too surprised if nobody guessed it. But the flasher is, indeed, about a fantasy I wouldn't want to be too close to. As silly as Ween is, sometimes its lyrics are right on the money.

Friday, July 20, 2007

No, I haven't vanished, I promise. But, after the publication of "Backstory" in Five Minute Fantasies 2, I took a well-deserved vacation. And, ever since I returned, I've been writing new work. Head on over to the Teasers section to see excerpts from two new pieces, "His Black Mirror" and "Word of Mouth." And there's much more where they came from!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

My story "Backstory" will be published in Five Minute Fantasies 2, one in a series of three anthologies from Xcite Books due for release May 14. To find out more, head to the site, click on "Our Books" and pick the "Five Minute Fantasies 2" link. The book will be available directly through the Xcite Books site and from, but its availability from US sellers is unknown at this time.

I'm very fond of this story, which tells the tale of two rival journalists who tryst in secret but continue to compete with fervor. I sometimes wonder what happened to the man who partially inspired it.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

"Lacuna," a flasher I wrote in February, is published this month in the Erotica Readers and Writers Association Erotica Galleries. Head on over to check it out, along with the other short fiction and poetry published in this month's galleries.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

I have added two new pieces to the Teasers section, including a short flasher called "Lacuna" and an excerpt from a work in progress called "Edmonton."

Monday, January 1, 2007

Maybe this will ruin it for some erotica fans out there, but the act of perfecting a piece of erotica can be anything but sexy.

Sure, the first draft often arouses the author (and may be interrupted by pauses while the author disappears to, ah, "take care of things"). But the truth is, after a couple of revisions you start to feel like an actor on a set, with 50 people telling you what to do and a faux lover you barely know. So far, the only way I can tell when a piece is just about ready to be sent out into the world is that all of those turgid, breathless scenes are so stale they're making my limbs itch with boredom.

But the good news is, that's when other people start saying, "Wow, I love this! Can we publish it?"

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

My short fiction story, "The Office," was published today in Clean Sheets.

I'm very happy with the way the piece came out, and I had an excellent experience with the editorial staff at Clean Sheets. I'm looking forward to working with them again someday soon.

Photo by Jerry Dohnal.