Well, this sucks. Royally.
Oysters and Chocolate is closing down.
(Update: as of February 2013, O&C appears to be closed. The site is *poof* gone.)
In case you've never heard of it, Oysters and Chocolate is a site that's been bringing erotica readers free smut for the better part of a decade. And not just any free smut--really good stuff. The best erotica available for free online, it's safe to say.
Last year, Every Night Erotica, a site which brought us free short erotic stories every night, closed its doors. Now Oysters and Chocolate is saying goodbye. As an author, I loved these sites because they were a way to showcase my work in a place where readers could get a hold of it for free, and also get paid a modest fee. As a professional writer, getting paid is vitally important. That probably sounds dumb, but it's easy enough to write for free. It's hard to make a living.
I particularly loved Oysters and Chocolate because they were eager to publish lesbian erotica--with a focus on real, authentic, hot and kinky or sweet and lovely lesbian sex. As a queer writer, I always felt at home with O&C.
Suffice to say, I'm sad to see them go. And for all the readers who will miss their free smut, I've created a page right here at Donuts and Desires:
Bye bye, O&C. I'll always love you!