There are only two Vicki Tern stories currently posted on Storysite
and I found both of them an intriguing contrast to some of the offerings that she has
posted elsewhere on the net, in that the control exercised by her main female character in
each of these tales is more cerebral than physical.
In Flowers a transvestite husband gradually discovers that the neighbours have
known about his other self for some time and that his scheming wife has been steadily
manipulating behind the scenes in order to give him what she believes he really wants and,
more importantly to her, if we read between the lines, give her what she wants. A clever
woman and not one to be trifled with, I suspect.
Then, in Jaycee, a much longer offering, the eponymous and youthful heroine is
at one and the same time innocent and quite delightfully nasty, as she cunningly wraps her
young male protagonists around her decidedly crooked little finger, until she has each and
every one of them eating out of her hand, among other places.
Some might think that, for one so young, Jaycee exhibits a rather startling grasp of
psychology and she is certainly more than a match for any of the poor lads involved, as
well as managing to exert her unholy influence on the mother of one of them, herself
somewhat a brick short of a chimney stack, but insight and devilry are best practised from
a young age, and an older Jaycee, in a few years time, just doesn't bear thinking about!
There is none of the often stringent physical pressures and bondage I've seen elsewhere
in Vicki's work, but the feeling of a young female exerting some sort of revenge on the
opposite sex is still very much there for me and the two female Svengalis are as
believable as any other characters to be found in TG fiction and a lot more compelling
Vicki Tern writes fluently, with good use of dialogue and her stories move along at a
pleasant pace; if I have one criticism, then it would apply mostly to Jaycee, where
some of the paragraph lengths had me itching to put my editorial hat on and slice them
into two, three and even four smaller sections, but that is possibly a personal taste and
probably not totally unconnected with the fact that these poor old eyes were starting to
turn inwards after a long day in front of the VDU.
Well worth downloading and reading, if you haven't already done so.