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The correspondence began here. Dear Miss Carlisle, How quickly things come to pass. I can scarcely write and yet I must. I had expected a normal reply to my last missive and indeed as you know I was quite apprehensive about us meeting given our previous discussion. Your note arrived quite unexpectedly and as promised I […]


The correspondence began here. My Dear Miss Carlisle In the matter regarding our mutual friends I am of course at your disposal and if I may say so without sounding too indelicate, I can hardly wait. Would it be too presumptuous to ask what the next stage in her education might entail? I do hope you […]


The correspondence began here. Dear Amelia, So much to discuss, perhaps best left to our next meeting, especially the matter regarding your behaviour. Have no fear, you have not displeased me and I would soon enlighten you most vigorously when if you had. You did make one salient point. Indeed a simple spanking was too lenient […]


  The correspondence began here. My Dear Miss Carlisle, That little witch Mary has not given me so much as a glance that would suggest that she has the least inkling about our arrangement. As for Miss Dandridge, I shall never be able to look her in the eye again. My face burns more even than […]


  The correspondence began here. Dear Miss Carlisle, As I write this I am standing at my writing desk pen in one hand while the other cannot but stray to my behind where my skirts still chafe me. If it wasn’t for the Mary I would be risk the indecorous state of doing without my draws […]


  The correspondence began here. Dear Amelia, Thank you for your letter and you were wise to amend the description of our encounter, I would have indeed been disappointed otherwise. Clarity of word is clarity of thought, how else are we to learn? Sadly the school room lines were less adequate. I counted only 198 lines […]


  The correspondence began here. Dear Amelia, Thank you so much for your letter and for passing on my recent correspondence to the Comptons. I have now heard from Sir John and Lady Eugenia and matters are now in hand. More of which I will write in due course. As to the other matter you raised, […]


The correspondence began here. Dear Amelia, You most assuredly may not call me Miss Jane. As your former governess I may permit some familiarity at your concession; that is only appropriate. But to allow reciprocation undermines the difference in our station. Again you may be thankful that I am not engaged professionally in your regard. The […]


Dear Miss Carlisle, I was so happy to hear that you have returned to England after all this time. I hope your sojourn in India was both enjoyable and fruitful. There are many who have served the Empire there who have returned with nothing but praise on their lips of your various successes there. I […]


The Seal

13Sep19

The ever changing sea was grey green with patches of deep blue. Here and there were small waves forming transient triangles of black that vanished even as she watched them. To the untrained eye they might have been the fins of dolphins or basking sharks and Perdita strained a hopeful gaze in case this proved […]