(If my calculations are incorrect, I have an editorial in Sandpaper Specifications Quarterly.)
Here's how the story (not the editorial) begins:
The art-department manager had a typical set of goals for this retreat—a glorified camping trip for the art staff. And Alec, always a good sport about corporate nonsense, had resolved to show the proper team spirit.Thank you, Forum!
But much more important to Alec was the personal goal that he’d set.
Alec’s goal was to take things as far as he could with Iris, without crossing the line. No, he couldn’t cross the line—that was of paramount importance—but he was also intent on not leaving any thrills untasted on this side of the line. In the coming days, it was desperately important to him to make the most of the magic of flirtation and the sparkle of play.
Paulette, waiting back home, would expect no less of him.