It’s the Seventh Taleaversary

On this, the twenty-second of November every year, I mark the anniversary of the first appearance of A Succubi’s Tale on the web. 2014 marks the seventh anniversary of the Tale and it is a moment when I look at all of the things I have written and think about… things.

I think about the stories I have written here, the things I have shared, the thoughts about the Realm, about those that I love dearly too. How some of the stories I have told have been little things of fluff, hoping to make someone smile, others that brought me to tears in the midst of trying to put into words my feelings, thoughts, hopes and wishes.

I think about the art I have found and shared here, all of the different ways that Succubi have been imagined, brought into form, and given a breath of life in the visions they bring to others. The thoughts of stories I had not thought of before and, eventually, find their way from my fingers to the screen for others to see.

I think about the works I have read, the stories told about the Succubi and commented on by me. I shudder at some of them, smile at others, and sigh, remembering those that I wanted to see more of but never did. I ponder the universes created, the view of Succubi that comes from that, and where it could, in a way, inspire more of the same.

I think about the costumes I have seen, trying to forget the worst, keeping in mind the best. The stories they bring to mind, what may come from them. I smile, remembering the few things found that sparked ideas, and yes, some of them were very naughty even for the Queen of the Succubi I promise by far.

I think about those that have given me the greatest gift I could have hoped for when I started the Tale so many years ago. The gift of friendship, of sharing life, loves, hopes and dreams. The knowledge that in some small way I have done something good here. Something that can give a smile, a thought, perhaps a comfort or two.

I think about all of these things and more, I do so every day, but in this moment, at this point in the year, those thoughts are a little more focused, clear, true. In all of them there is the thought that perhaps I can do better, should do better. I know of many things that I don’t quite manage as well as I should, or could, or however one might wish to look at things.

I think, however, that writing the Tale has done something unexpected. Something that wasn’t in my thoughts when I began this journey in thought, purpose, and words. It allowed, if only in the slightly of ways, a means for the idea that Succubi are more than they have been told to be.

In some ways, that’s true of Tera, Queen of the Succubi herself.

Thank you all for being part of that journey. You might never share a thought, make a comment, or think of doing so. But my thoughts are shared and in that, somehow, something more happens…

…and that’s something to be celebrated isn’t it?




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    • David G on November 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    No, thank you.

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    • Elliot on November 22, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    :: just smiles warmly and huggles ::

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    • James on November 23, 2014 at 12:17 am

    A Tale for Tera of Tera’s Tail (but not a Tale of Tail)

    Tera’s tail, on this particular day, woke and stretched from the Queen’s firm, perfect derriere, enjoying the softness of the sheets. Her Majesty was stirring slowly, for it was a Saturday, and a rare morning when she was not expected to be anywhere and not expected to do anything. Now, her tail knew quite well that, within moments, Tera would come up with her own set of expectations, making herself work and run from hither to yon, creating a list of expectations far longer than all the Realm could create together.

    So, it was time to distract her from that ridiculous but all-too-predictable course . . . and the royal tail knew just the necessary accomplice—which would lead to pleasant results for everyone concerned. Already sensing the warmth across the bed, the heart-shaped, red tip skimmed under the comforter and rubbed another tip, ever so slightly more burgundy.

    A deep voice on the next pillow let an “mmmmmmmmm” escape.

    The bright-red tail rubbed its counterpart at the juncture of its tip and its long, slim body, eliciting another pleasant purr as the owner of the burgundy tail felt toes curling in dreams. As the Queen’s tail wrapped around its bedmate, the purrs became growls as the incubi in question felt shivers in his legs and tingles in his horns. A quick up and down by the bright red tail brought momentary stiffness in the burgundy tail that was quickly transferred—and more pronounced—elsewhere. The growls were matched by Tera’s own, as she and her Eternal began to awaken.

    Her tail whispered to his, “Now.”

    With a quick yank from the two of them, she was on top of him, everything fitting together just fine . . . and not even the glimmer of a thought in either of them of being anywhere or doing anything else.

    Keith nuzzled his favorite ear, “So, I guess we are caught up in a tale here, hmmmm?”

    Tera’s warm breath whispered back, “Yes. And It seems to begin ‘Once upon a bed . . .’”

    Happy Taleaversary, Dear One *Huggles from your heart*

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    • Legion on November 24, 2014 at 4:07 am

    I feel bad that on one of the rare days I skip reading the Tale that when I come back and catch up I missed such an important anniversary. For that My Queen I am sorry.

    But personally I think that the Tale has done far more than you think and I think that you have done far more than you give yourself credit for making it so great. You have created something special for all that are willing to simply look here. You have created something that makes people dream, think, laugh, and play. You have given of yourself to those who come here in kind and generous ways. You say you have to give more and do more… but what you have given and what you do is more than amazing… it is moving.

    So David is right. We should thank you.

    It may not mean much to you but it means the world to us. May all your days with your Eternal be as wonderful as the first.

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    • Pocong on December 4, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I know I’m a bit late on this, but happy anniversary! Thanks for seven years of solid writing and fun conversation. Here’s hoping that this next year brings even better stories and even stupider costumes for all of us to laugh at (and maybe one or two good costumes to finally balance it out).

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    • TeraS on January 26, 2015 at 12:46 am

    *snugs for you all*

    Thank you all, just for being there most of all…



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