Key West--Erotic Awakenings in Paradise

Biographies & Memoirs

By John Austin

Publisher : John R. Austin

ABOUT John Austin

John Austin
I was born in Key West, Florida. A rather famous hangout for some past famous writers: Hemingway and Tennessee Williams to name two. I just hope that I possess a glimmer of their talent.   Attended Saint Joseph’s elementary/middle School and Mary Immaculate High School in Key West an More...



A little history and young romance in Key West. Deliciously humorous and slightly bawdy. A tempting slice of Americana in the vein of American Grafitti. A fast and delightful read!

It’s autumn 1958 in Key West, Florida. Rock and roll is still new after Rock Around the Clock’s debut just three years earlier. Sock hops, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, drive-in restaurants and drive-in theatres are wildly popular.

The emerald green and aqua oceans surrounding the Florida Keys are brimming with shrimp, oysters, lobster and all manner of other fish. The charter boats are always full. The living is easy.

And our blossoming 15 and 16 year old physiques are also brimming…brimming with raging hormones racing through our young bodies seeking…seeking…seeking what? Sexual awareness? Sexual manifestation? Sexual gratification? Hell, sexual anything!

The good sisters at Mary Immaculate High School take in female boarders from rich, South American families to teach them English and school them. Yours truly and Billy Ramon begin dating two of these beauties, Irene from Venezuela and Lela from Argentina; and through many humorous hardships and roadblocks and playing mental chess with the Nuns, finally position ourselves in a place of sexual discovery like no other.

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Marlene Sanchez said:

"Yes, I was able to download your story. I read it last night and really enjoyed it. I am very familiar with Key West because I married a Conch. His father was Dr. Jose T. Sanchez, Jr. an ob/gyn that delivered babies in KW from the 1960s through the early 1990s. My husband (Jose III) and his sisters all went to MIHS. Their grandparents used to own the Star Coffee Mill over next to the Old City Hall. Anyway, I really enjoyed your story and I'm just wondering what happened next in your life. You left this reader hanging!"