At the Mini Bar... How to be a Mistress, Nicola Gledhill
How to be a Mistress
Stand in the rain with a cheap umbrella and an accessible trench coat, outside your lover's lit apartment. When you see him, develop a mysterious presence and a thick skin. Always emphasize the availability of your thighs, and be prepared for hurried kisses in parking lots, and in other uncomfortable places, and for being often disappointed when it doesn't last as long as you would have liked. Pretend you have better things to do, but when he grasps an excuse to see you, let him find your figure reclining gracefully on the bed, dressed in impractical undergarments and eating red grapes, as if you actually spent your Mondays that way. He may surprise you as you dip your knee languidly over the side of the brocade duvet, and cause your reading glasses to slip. Allow yourself to lose your place in Lolita and remember how well you know his tastes. Become a lover of evenings alone, when he doesn't show up. Wear suspenders. Make sure your bra matches your knickers.
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