Femme Friday – Literary Femmes: Torch Singer, Olivia Hill

Thank goodness for smut. And thank goodness for Best Lesbian Erotica, a series that will reliably yield juicy and delicious tales of queer nastiness. In 2015, the illustrious Laura Antoniou edited BLE, and chose, wisely, to include Nicole Wolfe’s hot and heavy historical story “Lovely Lady Liberty.”

Deep gratitude to Nicole for loving Olivia Hill onto the page, and for allowing her to love on one of the WASPs who definitely isn’t interested in those rowdy airmen at the USO show.           

            Janine and her fellow WASPs had crammed into the back of the crowd inside Hickam Air Force Base’s mess hall. The USO crew had cleared the hall of tables and chairs earlier and put up their portable stage….

Then came Olivia Hall, star of the newest MGM thriller – The Silent Laugh. She played the sultry, strawberry-blonde-haired-hourglass-shaped torch singer who pulled the detective into her web of deceit. She walked onstage in a sequined bikini designed like the American flag and held a burning silver sparkler. The Hickam airmen roared so loud that it wouldn’t drowned out air raid sirens.

“Happy Fourth of July!” she yelled to the crowd. The airmen exploded with catcalls, cheers and whistles. Justine could barely hear her singing a sexy rendition of “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

Michelle, one of Justine’s fellow WASPs, shook her head as she watched the crowd. “You’d think those guys had never seen a woman before.”

Carla, Justine’s other fellow WASP, just smiled. “That’s fine by me,” she said. “That means we’ll have our pick of the litter after she’s done warming them up.”

Olivia Hill spanked herself with the sparkler, bringing wall-shaking cheers from the airmen. She finished her song, lit an airman’s cigarette with her sparkler and then disappeared behind a curtain.

for the rest of the story, apply to Best Lesbian Erotica 2015, ed., Laura Antoniou, Cleis Press, and enjoy!! Oh, and if you have a favorite literary femme, please let me know!!

Every Friday, I showcase a queer femme goddess. I want to feature you! Write to me at thetotalfemme@gmail.com and let me shine a spotlight on your beautiful, unique, femme story!

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)



Pingy-Dingy Wednesday — Dusk Peterson

I love you, John.

Dusk Peterson, you get one pingy-dingy! Along with Michael Rowe and Laura Antoniou, thank you for loving John, too, and for holding sacred space for him here.


I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.


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