Posts Tagged ‘switch’

Part I here Marsha MacLeod took a deep breath and screwed up her face. It was so unfair, how was she to know that the Stone twins were running a scam; and how come she had to be on duty when they did? What about Danson, he was supposed to be in charge when Adam and […]


He is waiting

15Dec15

The sun is shockingly white and all the new grass and flowers are vivid. Amid it all, bright stars of fluff drift in the air like snow, propelled along by the lightest of breezes. Even her fire-red hair glows in the morning light, hanging in a cascade of curls onto cotton-white lace that falls to […]


Jake Harmon swung the horse around and scanned the horizon. It wasn’t a very big column of smoke but it was definitely in the vicinity of the ranch and he felt sick. There hadn’t been any Indian trouble in these parts for years and besides he hadn’t heard any shots, but all the same he […]


Casey kicked the can away down the track. It made a satisfying rattle as it plink-plonked metallically on the hard ground and pebbles. So much so that despite the dusty heat she broke into a little jog that set her blonde ponytail bouncing to kick it again; anything to delay the inevitable and home. Home […]


Switch

19Aug14

Josie sat sucking in air until her cheeks were fit to burst and the face in the mirror opposite appeared to have the mumps. Then with slow deliberation she let the air ‘fart’ from her mouth in a crude raspberry until the last breath ended in a sigh. So far she had only managed to […]


Part I The hour she stood in the corner had passed impossibly slowly for Sofia, a long miserable experience that left her with a strange new emotion she could not place. If she had been more worldly and less proud she would have recognised it as humility. At first she had been angry, but it […]


Our story began here. A bird sang nearby, a sweet accompaniment to the hush of the trees as they swayed in a light dance in the wind. Not that Mary noticed. She sat under the tree pretending to read a book as she kicked her life around in her head. Nor did she see Alice’s approach […]


Sister Mercy, her jaw set tight, was wringing her hands. Before her the young novice Maria was naked and kneeling at the block while Sub-Prioress Augusta laced her upturned bare bottom with a long thin switch. The once smooth rounds of the errant girl were now rilled and purple red with welts as she gasped […]


Here is a bizarre Russian TV Series, Favorit (2005), featuring a very odd birching scene. It is not clear what is going on, but it appears to be some sort of revenge scenario. A well-to-do woman is kidnapped and then lowered into the floor so that only her head is seen. A man then eats […]


The second in three sequential stand alone shorts that began here. Sophie didn’t really have a plan, not really. What she had were a series of ideas that she either acted on or thought about acting on until she had a better idea. Had she been smarter she might have realised that as plans went, […]