#46. A glimpse into the shadows: An insider’s adventures in the world of escorts

I’m staring blindly at my computer, trying to make sense of the words swirling in front of me. There was a late two hour booking for Maggie last night and as a result of that I was barely able to get any sleep seeing as I had to stay up until 4am to make sure her appointment had left and that she was safe. Mike had spent the night and had given his best attempt at staying up with me but by 2am he was passed out and I can’t say that I blame him. Continue reading

#44. A glimpse into the shadows: An insider’s adventures in the world of escorts

I find myself wide awake at 7am despite the fact that I had only managed to get to bed around 2:30am. I spend forty minutes tossing and turning, determined to get more rest, before finally giving up and accepting the fact that I would not be getting any more sleep this morning. I turn the phone on and roll out of bed, tossing the phone onto my pillow. After doing my usual morning ritual of stretching and vigorous eye rubbing, I head to the bathroom where I turn on the shower and jump in for a quick wash. Continue reading

#42. A glimpse into the shadows: An insider’s adventures in the world of escorts

It’s well past midnight by the time I arrive home. I notice the large black pair of men’s shoes by the door and I hope to God that Sophie’s client doesn’t catch me sneaking in. Walking past the kitchen I can’t help but notice that Sophie’s sink is full of dishes. I wonder how long it will take for her to start cleaning up after herself again. I don’t mind cleaning up after her but I might be too busy with this new job to make sure that the apartment is spotless before her customers come over. Continue reading

#41. A glimpse into the shadows: An insider’s adventures in the world of escorts

I forget just how long it takes to get myself ready in the morning and by ten to eight I have to admit to myself that I have time to dry my hair or do my makeup but not both. I give myself a long, hard look in the mirror and decide on the makeup. I quickly apply some eyeliner, mascara and blush and clip my hair back before grabbing my purse and running out the door. Continue reading

#39. A glimpse into the shadows: An insider’s adventures in the world of escorts

The townhouse isn’t too far from our condo and there’s a parking spot directly outside of it but in the name of discretion I decide to park further down and walk. The townhouses are nice and clean looking on the outside. The area itself isn’t upscale, but it’s in a good part of town and the street and parking lots are filled with luxury cars, shiny new minivans and turning back I see my little beater doesn’t quite fit in. Continue reading

#38. A glimpse into the shadows: An insider’s adventures in the world of escorts

ddd”I mean, did she not think this was a possibility when she got started in this business?” I say, flustered.

Mike sticks his hand into the bowl of Smarties and focuses his attention on separating the blues from the rest of the bunch, then tosses the rest back into the bowl. I choose to ignore this strange habit and instead wait for his reply. Continue reading

#37. A glimpse into the shadows: An insider’s adventures in the world of escorts

We spend the night at my old apartment and it feels just as strange to be there as I feared it would. It seems like a lifetime ago that I called this place home but in reality it’s only been a few short months. Sophie and I are both up early, which is not typical for us after a night of drinking and dancing. Continue reading