A Lover's Call by Claire Thompson

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No. Not her Richard. Her Richard. Silly girl! She’d only spent a few hours on the phone with the man and here she was thinking of him as “her Richard”. She laughed and then realized she’d laughed aloud. A man standing down the row looked up at her and she blushed, turning away. * * * * * Friday, ten o’clock came at last. Rachel was ready, her chestnut hair shiny, falling in freshly washed waves around her face. She was in a pretty new nightie she had bought earlier that week, not admitting to herself it was for Richard.

When they hung up it was actually a few minutes after midnight! Rachel found she didn’t mind having gone over the allotted time. It had been fun! Instead of the usual drudge of listening to men grunt and breathe while she talked them to orgasm, she had just spent a very pleasant two hours telling someone who really seemed to care all about herself! Rachel lay in bed that night, her hand in her panties, thinking about the man who called himself Richard. She had no idea what he looked like or how old he was, but because of the careful and friendly attention he’d paid to her all night, she felt a strange connection to him.

Rachel wasn’t an ugly woman—in fact she had a sweet face and a nice figure. Yet somehow life seemed to have passed her by. The library science degree she obtained from a small college enabled her to get a decent job at a large university. She liked her job. It was peaceful and undemanding. She loved handling the books, especially the rare old tomes with their fine, thin paper, sometimes gilded with gold edges. Work only went so far in satisfying a young, lonely woman of twenty-six. One quiet night while perusing a catalog of historical romance novels, trying to decide between Yvette in Love or The Secret Diaries of a French Courtesan, she came across an ad looking for women with “sexy voices”.

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