Shrink Inc.: Worshipping Claire by Taedis
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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Trusting the woman he loves, Mark implements his greatest fantasy of being a small, insignificant size worshipping a giant woman. His girlfriend, Andrea, will own him and he’ll be 9.25 inches. Their D/s relationship will be extreme and satisfying for both sides. But betrayal and danger are all Mark has in his future and, though he falls in love with his trainer, Claire, a happy ending for him seems as miniscule as his new body.
This story…was both fascinating and horrifying. The idea that someone could give up everything-money, self-determination, their status as a human being-and be betrayed triggered me in a big way. There is humiliation which is Mark’s kink and arouses him like nothing else does. He wants to be nothing. Yet, he has clearly stated limits and those limits are completely ignored. As this is from Mark’s point of view, the impact of that betrayal is definitely felt. The consequent events after Mark takes the huge step of resizing are difficult to read, but worth it.
The writing in this short story is brilliant, actually drawing me into a kink that isn’t mine. Being a “little” is something I know about, know people who love it, and can “get” even if it’s not my kink. The idea of becoming absolutely helpless with no recourse is terrifying to me. But I do know it’s not a frightening idea to others. This story drew me in and kept me riveted. This isn’t your usual sexual connection. This is more of the mental bondage stuff that can really turn you on and fuck you up.
Mark’s relationships are complicated and fraught with peril for him. Yet, I think he does grow in this story. In the beginning, I think Mark was a selfish “now” kind of person who only thought of the future in terms of his pleasure. He says he loves Andrea, but I wonder if he ever loved anyone up until he becomes a small man. The time he spends at the mercy of circumstances gives him the opportunity to come to understand his emotions. The ending is satisfying and sweet.
There are some triggers here to be aware of when reading. Some of the aspects of Mark’s experiences were emotionally disturbing to me. The idea of being forced to breast feed, to respond like a toddler, to take mind-altering drugs that made him more compliant, was a tough section of the story. Personally, I have a ton of fear around giving up my “self” so I found some of the events hard to take. But ultimately, this was about Mark’s fetishes and his growth. The author nailed that.
I do recommend this book highly, not because it will “titillate” but because it made me think about the consequences of desire, of “want” over “love”, and how I can become distracted by the physical and forget about the human connection. This is a story I won’t forget. If you’re someone who gets turned on by the idea of being a small person worshipping a big one, this will definitely get your engine running. The writing is stellar, the story is compelling, and the message is perfect.