About the author and his stories:
VeryWellAged has lived as a citizen or resident in the USA and the Philippines and has spent time in many other locations throughout the world via less long term visas. His passport has been well used. He chooses through an abundance of caution to stay anonymous and not disclose his current whereabouts due to the heightened scrutiny given to child porn in some locations. Suffice it to say that the author has seen much in his life, through the travels, the wives, the children, businesses owned at various times, and the odd twists of fate that might befall anyone.
It is the experiences from all that has passed in front of his eyes that brought him to write that which you have before you here. Although a prolific writer in business and technical materials, for years, he wanted to venture into fiction, only being stymied by the very simple question of what to write about? Everything seemed contrived... everything seemed to be a sham. As his world proved to him, over and over again, when sex was sublimated by culture, power was expressed by the accumulation of wealth and infrequently by politics. But even then, when enough power was accumulated, it generally folded back to sex, which on occasion brought the downfall of the entire effort.
And so, to not write about sex was to participate in the farce of cultured society. It was to be complicit in the denial of the simple truth of our existence. It was to not shout, The King has no clothing!
It doesn't take much investigation to see what has been sublimated in our societies. All that is needed is to see what happens where the 'rules do not apply.' And so these stories came forth from the mind of the author, who is intent on reflecting that reality of humanity, without the filter of political correctness.
The absence of political correctness is not license to be hateful, offensive or bigoted. It is to see the world as it needs to be without the distortion of artificial rules of constructed moralities and dogma. Some would confuse the two issues and use the confusion to spew noxious beliefs and hurtful speech. These stories do not go down that path.
There has been – probably for millennia – an attempt, via mores, ethics, and laws, to separate sexual activity from the economic circumstances of the participant. And all through these same millennia, there has been persistent and convincing proof that such a separation is both foolhardy and nonsensical. The most simple and telling proof, is the commonplace saying that the oldest profession in the world is prostitution. (The second oldest is Plumbing. Shitting being as natural and necessary as fucking.) How more simple do we need to make it?
And yet, lawmakers think: the conjunction of money and sex as a crime; Engaging in sex at the wrong age is a crime; Having more than one partner is a crime; Artificial rules of consanguinity, (step/in-law) is a crime; Having sex with some one of the same sex is a crime. If the definition of insanity is, when finding one’s self in a hole, to keep on digging, then the human race seems to be truly insane as in culture after culture, and on all continents, we find such laws regulating and limiting sexual contact via, money, age, and via numbers and types of participants. (Granted that there are exceptions, but the fact that they are the exceptions just goes to prove the point more fully.)
Poverty, hunger, and the need for effective shelter are highly motivating forces, that can and do create conflict between need on one hand, and custom, morals or law on the other. To see this clearly, consider the confluence of economic stability of older Caucasian men from first world countries, with the beauty of young women from economically disadvantaged countries. The relative ease of global travel and the impact of the internet, has created ad hoc cross-national pairings. This is a ‘perfect storm’ of old men and very young beautiful women. The ages of the those mating, the sex of the mates, and the number of participants, only limited by laws of marriage or cohabitation. To spend time moralizing on the subject is beyond silly. It is stupid. Or as immortalized in some lines of a skit by the Firesign Theater in the late 60’s or early 70’s about becoming a criminal for feeding someone…
Senator: I understand you've been handing out free food and water to a, ah, chick who lost her free food card.
Citizen: But, Senator, baby, she was starving.
Senator:Young man, that's her trip. Take him away for, ah, re-, ah, -grooving.
No one’s trip is to be poor and hungry and to be in need of shelter. In regards to young and lovely females, the things young women have, that no one else on earth has, are: the beauty of youth that often does disappear late in life and the ability to bear children. That ‘value’ only becomes relevant if there is a market. It becomes perverted if the person with the value, is not in a position because of laws, to make the barterer, herself, and for her own benefit. The result is human slavery and an illicit sex trade. But, where the female is the free agent of her own body, the nature of the value is neither, perverted, nor lost to the bearer of the value. In the stories here, all the women are free agents. You, or others, might not like what they chose to do, but they are free agents. You may argue that children of a certain age cannot make that value determination, as their faculties are not fully developed. The response is two-fold… first you are directed back to the Firesign Theater snippet above and second you are directed to Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Just how old does a person need to be to make the choice to achieve escape from not only level 2 but in truth level 1 scarcity?
If the offering of one’s body can accomplish such an escape, when there is, realistically, no other alternative, then why should such a thing be wrong? And further, if in the bargain, one receives love and attention, far beyond the bargain to escape level 1 and 2… then how can we say that anyone has taken an advantage? Further yet, who benefited more? The one whose desires are more fully sated or the one whose life expectancy is greatly enhanced, whose medical care is greatly enhanced and whose progeny may never know poverty?
VeryWellAged originally posted the first nine stories on another website. But due to a change in policies was told his stories were no longer welcome there due to content. All the stories, were moved to the ASSTR website along with other stories which continued to be added.
However, ASSTR became unstable. The maintainer lost interest in maintaining the site and it became clear that the site would completely cease operation in the near future. A new site was needed and eventually created for these works.
All the stories which reference the Philippines, while truly fiction, are constructed from the real world. They are not how the author, in the state of erotic fantasy, wishes his world to be, but rather as it actually functions today.
Why are there no Text versions? The author uses Italics rather than quotes for dialog, and hyperlinks to referenced materials, websites, photos, and recipes. The Text format simply was unable to support the writing. An RTF format would have worked but was not available.
Footnotes! Yes, in some of these stories there are footnotes at the bottom of the chapter where needed. The author’s desire to bring you into a world you may have never experienced before leaves him needing to explain things on occasion. Rather than interrupt the flow of the story, he has reverted to footnotes.
All the places, roads, and locales referenced in these stories exist. (At times the author leaves some obscurity because of a need for discretion to protect individuals.) They are described as accurately as possible for the timeframe of the story. On occasion over time, things change. There are times when a story references a place that no longer looks as it does in the story. Places may experience later construction, or renovation. Practices change, due to rule changes, or are simply modified over time. While the characters are fictitious, the situations they find themselves in, are, or were, real/possible at the time referenced. As such, while these stories are fiction, the world the stories exist within is very real.
The author is not recommending any act, should such act be illegal, and is not promoting acts mentioned within these stories. However, the author notes that the world is, as he describes it, especially in relation to matters related to the Philippines and its inhabitants.
The real world is filled with sufficient actual possibilities, that the need, miraculously, to enlarge breasts, stop time, jump galaxies, or drink the blood of others, is simply unnecessary to find the most extreme of sexual possibilities/realities. Wherever there is extreme economic distress, side by side with economic excess, one will find quite literally anything the heart, the mind or the gonads desire. Those other things are genres by themselves and for their own interests, but are ephemera when investigating sexuality within the human condition.
Sexuality has been redefined by feminists over the last 50 years in almost a militant way.* It is bifurcated into issues of control and subjugation or “purified” as a loving joint venture by equals (in all things including financially) and for whom there are no real hidden demons. This horseshit has become the norm from which we value the realness of ‘true love’ and ‘clean, acceptable’ sexuality. This is pure political drivel. In the “Philippine” stories, which the author has written, the realities of economics, safety, privilege, and race in relation to sexual relationships are completely true. While the actual characters are fictional, the basis of these stories is not.
*Prior to the feminists, sexuality was equally distorted and hypocritically described by concepts of “church” influenced morality. Between the two, most current societies are truly fucked up when thinking about sex. (In the Philippines, before the Church, the Mosque dictated its own sexual moral code.)