A few emails exchanged with a Texan boy: he’s smart, fun, there is some light flirtation. He emails a throw-away line after making appreciative compliments about one of my recordings:
“If I had a clip of myself I’d send it to you.”
I tease him back.
“So is it your contention that you have no possible way to record an audio clip? Is that what you are saying?
Or are you saying ‘If I conveniently had one laying around I’d send it, but actually taking 10 minutes to do one is beyond my level of interest’?
Or did you mean ‘I’ll throw a remark out there that sounds kind of sweet, but doesn’t involve any actual effort’?”
He thought it was funny (I do love it when people ‘get me’), and then kindly offered to actually record something for me, and asked what I would prefer.
Now you all know my penchant for audio porn, so you may be surprised to learn that I rarely ask strangers one-on-one to do that for me. It’s *too* personal. But of course I also never say no when an appealing man wants to do something for me. I suggested a favourite poem or extract from a story: something he enjoys.
Then he sent me two audio clips. In one, he is just talking to me so that I can hear his accent, in the other he reads a bit of verse from a song he relates to.
And Oh. My. God.
Oh. My. Fucking. God.
Do you know what I mean? Yes, that.
This deep resonance, a hint of adorable self consciousness, a slight Texan drawl (“forty-fahv”), a beautiful laugh.
I was absolutely and ridiculously delighted by it, which was unexpected and sweet.
It wasn’t just ‘oh my, what a voice’ (though there was that), and it wasn’t just the fact that he offered, asked what I would like, and delivered (which sounds like such a small thing really, but isn’t): it’s that that kind of relatively simple exchange with someone I find interesting feels intimate to me, even though I hardly know him, and I enjoy that a lot.
Also guh: Sex voice!
I love love love.. Hearing different accents! Particularly when the voice is from a shy foreign boy. My husband and I are from different parts of the southern united states and the first time I heard that Texas drawl I mentally swooned. It always puts a little grin on my face.
I love it also, and shy foreign boys are the best.
I laughed with delight when I heard this one. So good!
LOL. I GET this! Confession: over a decade ago I met someone on a talker, we chatted/flirted online. Then we started talking on the phone. He wasn’t brilliant. He was moderately funny. I suspect he was under some sorta druggy influence during some of our conversations. I carried on a phone “romance” with him for several months just on the merits of his omg-freaking-sexy Alabama/Roll Tide voice. His laugh made me squirm. By the time we got around to phone sex, I was slippery and on edge in about 10 seconds flat. whew! (then, of course, I met him, and even his voice couldn’t redeem his negative traits. Ahhh, such is life!)
Gee Fern, it’s Christmas time. Why don’t you post us all that voice track?? you could call it your little gift to us, your loyal followers? (she cajoles)
*laugh* What a great story! Thank you for sharing it.
I have a similar one, though there was no ‘relationship’ thing. He was a work colleague in another city who I flirted madly with on the strength of his voice. When I finally met him, he was *nothing* like I’d imagined. This growly deep voice belonged to a tiny Malaysian man… To say I was surprised was an understatement.
“Gee Fern, it’s Christmas time. Why don’t you post us all that voice track?? you could call it your little gift to us, your loyal followers?”
*laugh* I have asked him if I can post a little snippet, so we shall see. I think he may be a little shy… (speaking of shy foreign boys… :P).