Posts Tagged ‘mother-in-law’

Spanks Giving

25Nov11

Laurie was late. What is more, she had forgotten to bring the cranberry, her contribution to the festivities. She hoped and prayed that Mama Tobin wouldn’t mind, otherwise after thanksgiving she would be in a lot of trouble. Trouble was, Mama Tobin seemed to mind an awful lot. Mama was her late husband’s mother and […]


The first of the cherry blossoms touched my heart with happiness, like a gentle hand in the morning mist. The first pink dusting on the trees was the sign that spring had come at last. This was my season, for in those days I was young. I was to be married to my Yoshi, a […]


The story began here. Here is the concluding part. The temperature just before Christmas was very mild. In New York it would have been snowing with ice, but on the farm a few dozen miles west of Vicksburg it was warm. Unseasonably so Ma said and the men were still in shirtsleeves. “It’ll be even […]


Our story began here. The next morning you could not see my face for grinning. Much the same could be said for Cindy. I also noticed that she did not sit easily at breakfast and I wondered what confession she had shared with her Clark. My own bottom was fairly tender, but I had only […]


The story begins here. Things had gotten a little out of hand the previous night. Or should I say a little too many hands. Perhaps in more recent times, such things would barely pass comment, but in those days I had scarcely heard of such things. So suffice to say that the next morning I […]


Lizzie Baines story starts here. The spanking of the three bullies was something of a high point that week. The three of us enjoyed Amelia’s discomfort, safe in the knowledge that wild horses couldn’t drag an admission from her. However, in the days that followed Cindy became increasingly morose. I was not to know it […]


Lizzie Baines starts here. I had noticed Mary walking dejectedly up the stairs and by now I knew that look so I followed her. As I thought, Ma met her outside the sewing room. Mary was red in the face and looked decidedly sheepish as she was led into the room and they closed the […]


Spring rites of fertility pre-date civilisation. The ancients, before the restraints of civilisation used to relate to the world in a more fundamental way. They knew that death and rebirth were linked, as were creation and destruction. This is all bound up in notions of birth and sacrifice and pleasure and pain. That is why […]


Our story began here, if you missed the whole thing, and has been the most popular post to date. It finishes here: The party slowly returned to some normality and the hubbub of voices began to grow louder. Only Amelia appeared to take any notice of the plight of the four women. I say appeared, […]


Our Lizzie Baines story continues. The story started here. After my sandwich I was allowed to go to my room. I threw myself down on the bed and had a little cry, more from exhaustion than anything else. Then after a while I got up and went over to the mirror. I laughed, realising that […]