Happy Saturday! A couple of days ago, Blushing Books put one of my short story collections on Kindle Unlimited and reduced the price to 99c. So I thought I’d share a snippet from one of the eight domestic discipline stories in Are You Sitting Comfortably?.
In this story, Penny and Hayden are travelling around Australia after spending 18 years bringing up twins and running a bookshop. As they climb a mountain, Hayden reminds Penny that it’s not only their fitness levels that have disappeared over the past 18 years.
The next stretch wasn’t as steep as that we’d just struggled up and Hayden took the opportunity to keep talking. “Do you remember the old days, before we had the twins?” he asked me. “What used to happen when you used to argue with me or didn’t listen to instructions or advice?”
I blushed and grinned. “God, Hayden. That was a long time ago.”
“I used to take you over my knee and spank you. Remember?”
“Yes, with my hairbrush. And you used to decide how long you were going to spank me for and set the egg timer.” And, boy, those minutes waiting for the egg timer to go off had seemed to last forever. “That was when we were young and foolish.”
“Young, yes. Foolish – no, I don’t think so,” Hayden said. “The spankings certainly kept you in line and our relationship improved because of it.”
The spankings, like so much else, had disappeared when the twins came along. If one child wasn’t upset or ill, the other was, and between them and the bookshop, we’d been too exhausted most of the time for sex, let alone spanking. And even if we’d been up for it, we only had a small house and we couldn’t risk the twins hearing us.
“I was thinking we might use this holiday to revive it,” Hayden said.
“Why not? It won’t do our relationship any harm and if you don’t want to be spanked, all you have to do is behave yourself,” he said. “Not difficult is it?”
We had reached another strenuous stretch, so I saved my breath for the climb. But hefting myself over the rocks didn’t stop me thinking. Revive spanking? Not on your life, matey.
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