Hi, I’m Mary Suzanne, a member of MSA’s group. I write erotic contemporary romances for Romance at Heart Publications, Extasybooks, Dark Eden Press and a variety of genre for Amazon.com shorts. My post may seem a little tame compared to the wonderful blogs that preceded mine, but here’s hoping you enjoy it.
With spring just around the corner, my thoughts always turn to visiting the zoo. All the shows and new animals added during the year are a bonus. But, it wasn’t all memorable at one of my visits.
The principal of the grade school in our community asked each parent to act as chaperone to watch over four students. The time I volunteered as chaperone is one I’ll never forget.
I was assigned a group of fourth and fifth grade boys to take around to see the different animals. At that age, the young guys are more than a little curious. My group wanted to stop at the ape house first. When we were within a few feet of the ape cage all the boys stood close to the heavy bars watching with interest the activity going on inside.
Hearing giggles, I was in for a shock. A huge orange orangutan was leaning back and enjoying himself immensely as he moved his hand back and forth between his legs stroking himself. The more I tried to move my group along, the more resistance I got. It didn’t look as though they were ready to leave the exciting show behind.
Maybe it was my imagination, but I felt the orangutan knew he had a captive audience and decided to give them more of what they were clapping for. When I glanced around, I saw a few adults watching trying to hide snickers. That didn’t help my situation much.
Before boarding the bus to come home, we were near a fenced in field, with a number of antelope wandering around. I thought everything sexual ended with the orangutan, but I was wrong. It looked as if one of the antelope’s wanted to mate with another and this drew the kid’s attention again. I wondered if spending all winter cooped up inside gave the animals more vigor and their only interest in the spring turned to sex.
So many questions flew my way seconds later. What was the antelope doing to the other antelope? Was he trying to hurt him? Were they fighting? All I could say was I don’t know. No and no.
You can bet one thing. I’d never volunteer to take inquisitive young boys to the zoo again. Now, if they’d asked me to chaperone them anywhere else, I would be ready and willing.
I’ll leave you today with information about my new release. Watch for Rekindled Love coming soon from Dark Eden Press.