The Starlet – VoiceWeek part 3

She was excited –Holinx 3, a new world, a world of untapped potential, of unexpected possibilities. She had worked hard to get here, but when you love what you do…

The hostess finished her spiel, and Amber couldn’t wait to touch down, to send out her feelers into the Pleasure Planet. There had been a hell of a lot less trade inflight than she had expected, and in retrospect she supposed that not too many Johns would pay to join the Million Miles Club when they were heading toward a planet-wide brothel, a world where anything goes.

Still she smiled, drumming up business – maybe she would be a rare commodity, a newcomer may command a higher price.

She smiled, ready to make her mark on a new world.


This post is the third in a series of five, written in honour of VoiceWeekBeKindReWrite’s yearly experiment in the art of writing in different voices, an opportunity to write the same story from five different viewpoints – in Steph’s own words:

Voice Week is an experimental writing challenge to help us stretch our versatility in voice and tone. Each Voice Week participant writes five versions of the same story – from five different points of view. Then,October 1 through 5, we post, compare, sharpen, and grow.

Go ahead and check out some of the other writers, and remember, it’s not too late to join in!


Another NSFW Regurgitator song inspired this one – even the title is too rude to type…


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8 thoughts on “The Starlet – VoiceWeek part 3

  1. I think this is my favourite thus far. I really like the youthful enthusiasm and hope that her voice exudes. Making the best of a bad situation, in a sense.

    Nicely done. 🙂

  2. elmowrites says:

    Just got a chance to read your three voices so far – I feel like Holinx 3 is going to be an interesting experience with all these different expectations. I particularly liked how Alexey called the Hostess “the whore” and then voice 3 was actually a whore!!

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  4. The happy prostitute – definitely a perspective I had never read before! Clever twist on the “million miles.” There’s a definite youthful bounce in this voice that the others lack. Nice.

  5. Carrie says:

    Hmmm…if this planet is a brothel she might not be as special as she thinks. She’ll need to pick up some new tricks or lose that sweet excitement

  6. Parul says:

    She’s ambitious… I give her that much… but in a new planet, when everyone’s a prostitute, perhaps she could choose a different line to make a mark… Perhaps she will learn over time… she is sharp, from the looks of it…

    The fact that I am making future plans for your protagonist means you did a very good job at portraying her in this writeup! 🙂

    • I honestly feel like there is so much more in this story, but as I can never seem to focus on any of the six or so novellas I have in various stages of completion I am reluctant to add this to the list. Although…hopefully big news soon, so if that’s the case I’ll get to writing this…

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