A Eulogy for Letoria

  • Posted on September 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm

by Captain Midnight

Letoria, the creator of The World of Letoria website, passed away on August 19, 2019.

Lee is survived by her wife of 17 years. She is also survived by her son from a previous marriage, his wife, and her granddaughter.

Lee got into writing, at her wife’s urging, in the early 2010s. She specialized in love stories between grown women and adolescent girls.

Her magnum opus was a novel in which a woman opens her heart to a teenager who had been her daughter’s best friend. After the woman rescues the girl from a horrible home life that almost gets them both killed, they move in together. Not only are they lovers, but become foster mother and daughter as well. Each helps the other deal with old fears and terrors and heartaches, and each encourages the other to build on her hidden talents.

Along with the novel (which is unfinished), Lee wrote several erotic stories and non-erotic essays. She also had great skill as a blogger and letter writer.

She was my best friend.
Captain Midnight


35 Comments on A Eulogy for Letoria

  1. sue says:

    We are very sorry to read this sad news. Thank you for letting everyone know, Captain Midnight. Our condolences.

    Kim & Sue

  2. Euphorsyne, Thalia & Aglia says:

    I would like to echo Sue & Kim’s sentiments also.
    So sorry to hear of Letoria’s passing.
    Great writers leave this life,but their words are their legacy and live on in so many hearts & minds…


  3. Captain Midnight says:

    Lee showed me how a woman could love another woman, and how many ways they could share their love. In “Karen and Laci,” the novel, it started out as a short stroke-story novella. In the third chapter, I could see how it had turned to so much more. It became a girl’s wish for a “real” mother and a woman’s quest for a daughter, after both had lost their original ones. Furthermore, apparently unlike many mothers and daughters, they became best friends. The sex scenes were terrific, but just as welcome were the scenes where Karen regained her lost youth (how she lost it was eventually explained), and Laci learned that she could carry responsibility like a grown-up without giving up being a kid. Both also learned new ways of appreciating nature and art. Danger and fear were still embodied in another character, but she was no longer a constant threat.

    I knew Lee from March 2013, when I read one of her other stories and wrote her to praise it. Very quickly, we found lots of things in common, and enjoyed telling one another about things we each had gotten to know.

    Lee was only 51. She had had health issues starting in 2017, but I was completely taken unawares when her daughter-in-law wrote me the news on September 19.

    All I can say now is: I hope she makes lots of friends in Heaven.

  4. N13wolf says:

    This site doesn’t want to open today

  5. Nathan Riches says:

    Oh My God, I am so sad to hear this. I loved that story, and to know that the author of such a beautifully written work is no longer with us makes this world just that little less light,

    My condolences to all who knew her personally, as well as those, like me, who enjoyed her work.

  6. Tim says:

    How very sad. My sympathies and condolences to you Captain Midnight and to every one else who was close to her.

  7. Obsessive Imaginings says:

    Oh how terrible. I loved the story of Karen and Laci. I consider it deeply unfortunate that it won’t be finished and that the author who clearly and obviously put so much work into that story is stilled. May she RIP

  8. Robt66 says:

    RIP Lee. I am so devastated I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love Karen and Laci. Perhaps Jetboy can finish the tale.

  9. collie says:

    This is very sad news. My condolences to those who knew her personally. I’m sorry for your loss. I only knew her from her excellent writing, which is a legacy that can live on long after the author is gone from this world.

  10. Julie Van says:

    Thanks for passing this along to the rest of us.
    She will certainly be missed by all who knew her.

    Julie Van

  11. David says:

    So sorry to hear, my condolences to her family.

  12. Captain Midnight says:

    Regarding a poster’s wish that JetBoy complete K&L:

    I don’t think anyone can, or should, write any more of that story. Those of you who followed the book knew it took Lee a full year to get out each of the last several chapters. She had several editors who really knew their stuff, but in the end she had to work over the material until it was just what she set out to do, then go to her wife and ask her to read it. She told me that inspiration hit her once in a while, in the non-erotic sections, but everything else had to come from deep in the heart.

    Lee told me she had an idea for another chapter. But everything she wrote is now in her wife’s hands. I don’t think anyone should ask the wife to let it go; I certainly won’t.

    I strongly recommend you see Lee’s other work, her essays and blog entries. They show her as she teaches herself to write and let’s herself become expressive. My favorites are an essay about her father and another about her son. Read them and you’ll get a much better idea of how she defined love.

    Lee gave out a tremendous amount of love. To be fair, she got a lot back. Her family was and is that good. I think a number of people outside her family wound up loving her because it was the right thing to do. See if you can see why.

  13. JetBoy says:

    I knew Letoria well, having edited several chapters of “Karen and Laci.” She liked the work I did, but time was tight in those days, it took me too long to complete each chapter, and in the end, she decided to dispense with my services — in the nicest way, of course. I understood completely, and we remained friends.

    Lee, you were a true gem, and will be profoundly missed. Wherever your spirit travels, may it be a realm of joy.

  14. Samantha says:

    I am beyond distraught at hearing this tragic and unexpected news.

    Lee and I corresponded for many years, and we bonded over our shared experiences in the nursing profession. She was, without doubt, the most caring, kind and empathetic soul I’ve ever had the joy to nurture a friendship with. I rarely form enduring relationships, but Lee was the kind of person who valued people for what they were, even if scarred inside, and treated them with respect and compassion.

    I knew of her medical challenges, but this is all so unexpected. I am in shock. My condolences go out to her beautiful wife K. and family. I know she will be looking over her beloved grandaughter.

    A note of thanks to Captain Midnight for sharing this news accompanied by such lovely words.

    Lee, in Chapter 8 of Karen and Laci you said I was truly one of the world’s Angels. That isn’t true. It was you all along.

    I am going to miss you so much. Thank you for being my Guardian Angel and bringing so much joy to a troubled soul. Rest in peace, and may the muse visit often, and let you write to your heart’s content.

    Love, Sammie.

    • Cynthia says:

      That is so beautiful Samantha ! I’ve corresponded with her on more the. A few occasions and she was always helpful and loving

    • Captain Midnight says:


      Isn’t it appropriate that Lee would dedicate a chapter to you when it introduces a woman who dearly loves Karen, far more than either of them know at first?

      Gail, a family-law attorney who was Karen’s previous lover, is so taken by Karen and also Laci that, after much soul-searching, she determines to make them mother and daughter just for their mutual good.
      Gail simply gives up lusting for Karen and starts loving her–and Laci–with all her heart as Karen’s best friend and Laci’s protector and advocate.

      This is when the series shifts into high gear, and Lee dedicated it to you. You must be someone special in her eyes.

      The series ended with the tantalizing likelihood that Gail would both mentor a new attorney who admired her, and become her lover as well.

      Lee’s family is moving on as best they can. It you believe in praying for good people, please wish them blessings.

  15. keiko says:

    this very sad news made me re-visit Karen and Laci from the beginning and I have just finished… it is most definitely one of my all-time favorite stories… if not THE most favorite…

    the way she wrote some of the love-making dialogue is truly amazing… the words she gave Karen to express her love and her desire for and with Laci was exactly what i deeply desire to hear from my older lover-of-the-future… those same words… those same desires… and the nursing… well, that just “does it” every time (blush blush)

    i, too, was fortunate enough to correspond with her back and forth about her writings, my attempts at being half as good at it as she, and our shared desires and fantasies…

    fare well Lee… I will never ever forget your kindness, your humor and above all your art…

  16. Lakeisha says:

    I only recently discovered “The World of Letoria” in December of 2019 after searching on sapphic erotica and fell in love with Lee’s writings. Karen and Laci the Novel is a beautiful piece. As I read Karen and Laci the Novel, I couldn’t help but feel that Lee wrote the novel from the heart.

    To quote Nathan Riches, Lee’s passing “makes this world just that little less light.”

    RIP Lee.

    My heart felt condolences to Lee’s family and friends.


  17. Heather Lafrond says:

    I just stumbled upon this today. I was another person brought into Lee’s orbit by her stories. She had me guessing where Island Girls took place. I was on the wrong side of the country. She loved going to Grand Manan for summer vacation
    I was shocked when I got an email saying she was no longer ‘here’.i cried lots. For her wife. It seemed so sudden. I knew MS was on the scene but my sister in law lives with it and insidious as it can be I thought it was not MS that sent her on. I treasured all our discussions and all the internet rabbit holes we went down. I was honoured when Lee would give me a chapter of Karen and Lacy to proof, which I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who Lee got to enlist. We even got into a discussion on winter tires. (I am a fan of them).i know my world became a bit dimmer when Lee went from it. I was always on Lee about wanting ‘bad mother’ to be punished in the story. Now she won’t be.

    Thanks Capt Midnight for this.

    • Captain Midnight says:


      Thank you so much for sharing your memories of Lee.

      I knew her for almost six and a half years. I had a degree of trust in her that I had in almost nobody. I told her things about myself that literally no one else knew and which I have told nobody else. In return, she was never judgmental toward me, and patiently explained how her life had evolved into becoming a nurse, becoming a mother, becoming a wife twice over, and caring for more people than you could count. When Lee told me her wife Krissy praised my insightfulness a couple of times, I felt 10 feet tall because I had earned the respect of my best friend’s dearest friend.

      I got the news of Lee’s passing a month after the event in an Email from her daughter-in-law. I friended a man on Facebook whom I thought was her son, because his wife and Lee’s daughter-in-law had the same first name. It turned out he wasn’t her son, but he and I had a great chat anyway as I told him about Lee.

      I hold all JS stories to the standard of K&L, and am happy that many of them come within a respectable distance of that epic as far as characterization and believability go.

  18. Heather Lafrond says:

    There was a time Lee thought I was one of her friends trying to have some fun with another personna,something this person had said got her thinking in that direction. Even though we had been corresponding for a few years by then. It was hilarious, Lee came on ‘what’s your name, what’s your real name?’ I’m smiling as I think of this. I didn’t keep correspondance as I never thought of a time without Lee. Her sig block was in part ‘shelter from the storm’; mine was ‘Starman’. She was my medical encyclopedia, more reliable than Dr Google. We had so many diverse discussions from string theory to young musicians to treating your windshield. Thanks for allowing me to reminisce. Heather

  19. Captain Midnight says:

    Heather, thank you so much for your reminisces.

    When I say Lee was my closest friend, it us no exaggeration. She learned my full name early on. I could trust her with that and so much else (the 2010s were extremely difficult for me). I saw a photo she shared of her laughing, wearing her favorite cowl-neck sweater. She kept me up with her health battles, and told me a lot about herself.

    Did she dedicate a K&L chapter to you?

    I’d like to get in touch with you to chat separately.

    • Heather Lafrond says:

      I’d love to chat with you separately (lafrond(at)gmail.com); and yes my name got mentioned at the top of one of the chapters. None of the sites (asstr xyz or org) seem to want to let me in. World of Letoria must have expired and my disorganized computer is hiding all the chapters on me so I can’t tell you which.

      • Captain Midnight says:

        Heather, please check your Email. I don’t post my real name or my address on here, but I put them in the subject line.

        • Heather says:

          Nothing seen yet Capt. I dont get a subject line when replying.

          • Captain Midnight says:

            Okay. I think my current Email server is wonky. I will try another one.

          • Captain Midnight says:

            Heather, my Email from my phone isn’t working properly. I will try to reactivate it, or send you a mail another way. Happy Thanksgiving.

          • Captain Midnight says:


            I reactivated my Email account and forwarded my letter to you. Please let me know if it comes through this time.

  20. Heather says:

    Sorry Capt M. It did not arrive. Something is amiss. Following is a disposable email, if you could try that, then I’ll try to send reply via my Gmail which seems to be ok

    [email protected]

  21. JAY says:

    Oh such sad news – I just loved both SS and LL sites and really enjoyed the very young stories on LL – Maybe someone will start a new site ?

  22. Drod says:

    Hello. I’ve been a reader of these stories for some time, though I haven’t commented much.

    I keep getting the “404” message on The World of Letoria site. Is it down?

  23. Johanna says:

    The Lesbian Lolita site was unreachable for a few weeks, and has now disappeared from the Juicy Secrets list of links. Does anyone know what happened?

    • kinkychic says:

      There are so many posts on the Forum explaining why it’s gone. And it’s gone for good. And so many posts asking where it’s gone.

      Doesn’t anybody read the posts before asking?

  24. Captain Midnight says:

    Drod, I don’t know. I’ll talk with JetBoy separately to see if he wants to upload Letoria’s work to Juicy Secrets. I have copies of her novel, stories, and blog entries.

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