Yep, I totally got carried away on this one. I blame it on the two slime girls having far too much fun playing with their food. I'm currently over 8K words with possibly another 1-2K to go. Other than the story being later than planned I'm happy with it going long rather than short. You, the reader, will definitely get your 99c worth from this one (more so if you like slime girls and enjoyed stories like "Jackson in HRPG-World 3" and "A Real-Life Goo Girl").
Anyway, I'm coming up to the end and interestingly there are two paths I can take. I could follow the route of a happy ending where the protagonist escapes or is let go from their sticky clutches (after being given many happy endings of the other kind). Or I could take the other path to a sexy-but-terminal Bad End where the protagonist has their life and soul slurped out. Oddly, I have no real preference. When I first came up with the idea I leaned one way, but as I was writing the story I thought the other option might also work.
Then I had a mischievous idea. Why not open it up to a little bit of audience participation? So let's have some fun. Let me know in the comments below if you'd rather this story had a Happy Ending or a Bad End.
Interestingly, this decision will likely have further ramifications. I'm very flexible when it comes to planning my longer story arcs. I think of characters as game pieces placed on a board. I remember the status and position of the pieces at the end of each story and that often acts as inspiration for future stories. "Sandwiched by Slimes" is set in one of my existing universes. The characters from here will likely pop up again, but I haven't yet locked in their roles. They could be antagonists or allies. The path taken here will likely have a say in determining how I use them in the future.
Sometimes it's the metaphorical act of tossing a coin that determines the decision rather than the outcome of that coin toss. If the coin comes up tails and you wished it had come up heads then you know the heads decision was the one you wanted to take all along. For this reason I reserve the right to completely ignore all results and go with the path I think is right.
This also has the happy side effect of avoiding any spoilers. Sure, the vote might go for Happy Ending, but you won't know for sure I acted on it until you read the story.
As it is kind of dickish to give readers a choice and then completely ignore it, I will penalize myself if I take this option. I'll make one of the stories in my current stockpile available to read for free on Literotica. (This will also have the happy side effect of forcing me to write more new stories to ensure my collections have the requisite mix of exclusive material).
So let's embrace some true #ChaosWriting. Thumbs up or thumbs down. Happy Ending or Bad End. Let me know in the comments below.
After 24 hours we have:
Happy Ending - 9
Bad End - 4
(and a few I wasn't sure on, but was going to use as a tiebreaker in favour of happy in the event of a tie.)
The public have spoken and it's a thumbs up. However, Caesar is capricious and cruel and may not necessarily follow the will of the people.
I'll see if I can get the completed story out next week.