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Little Black Book: A Discovery.

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(It was a multicolored book, 150 pages, probably from a mid-end supermarket, but let's not get too caught up in facts).

So, I'm a 23 year old who has found himself drawn into this so-far wonderful world of working girls (I prefer using the term "escort" but alliteration is what it is) and I've punted four times already. Three of these times were fantastic, the first of which was how I lost my virginity. No, that doesn't cover me in glory, but it made for a fun hour nonetheless and took a high powered fan to the smokescreen of sex as a mystery worries.

Anyway, I shan't go on. I've just moved into a new flat, and upon noticing a notebook shoved on top of the kitchen unit, I made a little discovery. The first page I read was a list of some girls names (it's always the same four names, with maybe one or two exceptions throughout the book) with "Escort" written next to one of them in brackets. Now, I don't want to jump to conclusions, so I thought to myself, "Nice to see Ford's still selling their cars". But alas, reading on I find the same names, combined with tables, with some familiar figures underneath (60, 120, 150 leaping out in particular...). And yep, I find mention of the other site, in massive type across an entire page along with a user ID. Another page has the name of a well known Glasgow escort agency written on it too.

Looking through my finding I've found some mobile numbers (googled em, what can I say, this is the closest my life's gonna come to a Paul Auster novel, or Bored to Death) which mostly come up blank, except for someone who is amusingly shifting some car parts (not a Ford, to my disappointment). He even has what i assume is the location of a girl written in there, although it's more a general description (a landmark it's near, past the traffic lights) of the area. The only thing particuarly weird is one page with love hearts and "I love u" written over it with a mobile number.

Now, I sort of feel like I've stumbled upon Dexter Morgan's blood slide collection. (Not that I think anything negative of the guy who kept it, or that it's a disturbing find at all). It made me wonder if anyone else keeps a book of escort information. It looked like he either used it like a series of receipts, detailing how much he spent, or a plan of how much he could spend, or wanted to. I find it weird that I was the one to stumble onto it too, my other flatmates have been in the flat for a week longer and apparently left it untouched. Anyway, is this a case of the risk you run by creating such a document? I mean, I don't know who the hell he was, but I do have names from old mail that comes in so if I was so inclined I could probably make a guess (I don't intend to).

Mostly I just find the whole thing surreal and amusing in a weird way. Just when I thought I was out, it pulled me back in...

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I was rather hoping you were going to say you were going to see all the girls listed and write your escapades into a novel!

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I'm sure there is a novel in there somewhere!

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I'm sure there is a novel in there somewhere!

Yes!!!...To be included in the 'punternet novel' thread in the Off-Topic Talk section :P

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I've been spending much of today thinking about how it'd be great inspiration for a novel (I'm an aspiring writer... aren't we all) so I'd call the response here a slam dunk.

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And after finding little black book, did you stumble upon punter net forum completely by accident?

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I was rather hoping you were going to say you were going to see all the girls listed and write your escapades into a novel!

I'm sure he could write a novel - he certainly has a talent for writing fiction

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And after finding little black book, did you stumble upon punter net forum completely by accident?

Nope, I was already a member. The other sites name would probably have given it away if I hadn't discovered all of this on my own intentionally years back, but still. The entire reason I found it interesting was because I already knew about the "punting" subculture, I would have just as easily discarded it or discussed it with friends if I didn't recognise the sites.

As for it being a fiction, I suppose that's a fair enough assumption, it's not the most likely find and I am new here. On the other hand, it's hardly that weird. Some girls names, some prices, some phone numbers and a couple of web links (none of which are even useful, only one girls name is still showing up in the Glasgow scene online) scribbled into a notebook. If I find any nuclear missile plans in there, I'll be questioning what's true and what isn't myself.

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