"Thought provoking short story!"
Our hero in this story, Professor Lothington Grace, sees a
sexual connotation in everything, right down to his
favored field of study, quantum physics. But when our mild-
mannered professor gets on the internet, sex is the only
thing on his mind. Constantly surfing the 'net for
different sex sites, he comes across some pretty good
ones. Right now, he's having a "cyber affair" with a woman
calling herself Infinity. Just as he starts surfing
the 'net to try and find some new and interesting things
to try with his cyber lover, something strange flashes
across his screen. Now it turns out he's being
investigated by COMA, the Commission on Mind Adultery.
Two uniformed police officers take him away and he is
summarily sentenced to a week at the prison for engaging
in an affair. No jury, no lawyer, just a hanging judge.
Will Professor Grace learn his lesson during his prison
stay? Will he ever actually engage in "real" sex and
not "cyber" sex?
SEX DOWN THE LINE is proof that author Emy Naso can write
anything, and write it well. Emy Naso has bawdy down to a
science, as he's proven with THE LIBERATING EDUCATION OF
TOMASINA JONES. He can do dark fantasy, as he's shown with
THROUGH A DARK DIMENSION. He can write fantasy based on
mythology as we can see with TEMPTESTUOUS JOURNEYS. Now,
Emy Naso shows us a whole side of himself with this
Kafkaesque story, SEX DOWN THE LINE. This author is one of
the most versatile I have ever come across. SEX DOWN THE
LINE takes us into the underground of cyber sex, and what
its possible repercussions may be. Are there people out
there watching the internet and how it's used? You bet.
Are there people out there like Professor Grace? More than
likely. Is there a COMA organization? I don't know, do
you? This short thought provoking story is one that will
remain with me for a long, long time and I highly
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 12, 2007
Professor Lothington Grace constantly searches for new ways to fulfill his sexual desires, but instead of trying to find a real live woman, he is content to find what he is looking for on the Internet by way of cyber-affairs and sex sites. One day, all of this changes. His computer screen flashes a message that he is under investigation by the Commission on Mind Adultery (COMA) then officers break down his door. He is informed his punishment will involve many different real--live, not cyber--sexual situations, some which will not be pleasant for him at all. What does COMA have in store for Professor Grace? Will the punishment they inflict be of pleasure or pain? Will he find what he was looking for on the Internet in real life or will he be imprisoned for his cyber-crimes for the rest of his life?