*OK, my loyal readers who are used to the highest level of literary art are not going to like this. This story sucks. I've never even seen the TV show "Lost". I was watching, just now, Toy Story 3 and, though delighted because several scenes are very funny, I got a little bored and wrote this chapter one and it really, really isn't all that perfect. Still, maybe I just need to get into the habit of writing again to reattain what we all agree was the awesomeness of what PallidBust once was, which is awesome squared with a Poe cherry on top of nothing has ever been better. I have a chapter two in my head, which involves both a young lass getting spanked and, spoilers, for the first time, a woman spanking.... an MAN! I know, breaking new ground, maybe if I keep on this line but I really am not feeling this story. I feel robotic about it.
Also, some will not like the politics of this story. The politics is the only aspect for which I don't apologize, except to Ayn Rand whom I kind of ripped off here a little. And is surprising to me how many spankos are brain dead, knee-jerk leftists. Now, wait, as I write that, maybe that is the way it should be. Spanking is considered "conservative" as in, old school, as in, the people who understand economics. (Aside, I am not a conservative, nor am I a Republican-I am a Libertarian, and yes, there is a difference, damn it.) But I can see how, making a mockery of convention, a spanko incorporates spanking (discipline, order, authority) into sexplay. Or money, but the people into the money aren't reading the blogs about spanking, they're cashing checks. The spankos are actually interested the the philosophy and psychology, because we seek each other out. We're weird. We like spanking. Not normal. Why is this paragraph single spaced when the others are doubled? I did NOT push a button to make this so. This happened to me. Damn it, Blogger pisses me off sometimes.
Anyways, I think I'm going to post this crap-tastic chapter one, then write off the cuff on why spankos tend to be libs. Yes, I'm going to do this right now.
The group of strangers still didn’t know how they awoke in a forest. They didn’t know why each was selected: they could find no commonality of race, age (youngest 18, eldest 40), gender, education, wealth… anything. They didn’t even know who selected them. Hell, they didn’t even know if they were selected. They just knew that they were removed from their lives in America, and placed in a forest surrounding a mountain none could identify through the canopy with cargo barges full several tons of axes, saws, and whittling knives. All dressed to individual size, including the boots, wool socks, blue jeans, and corduroy shirts. Well, they also knew there was a housing shortage, and that it was because Tom was lazy.
Tom finished yet another spear for Billy, which Billy took impatiently so he could practice throwing it at a mark he axed into a tree away from the village. Tom, exhausted, noticed the reclining light and made his way to Lauren. She sat before one of the many thorny bushes in the area. Thorny for a reason. Beneath the outcropping of thorns lay a bounty of fat fruits and vegetables growing on the same veins around a solid, stocky trunk. Tom sat down.
‘It’s just not possible. No plant produces fruits and vegetables.’
‘Yet,’ Lauren stated, concern on her face as she navigated her hand out of a foot of barbed, serrated plant, producing a palm of tubers and berries. Now a smile. ‘Quod ergo demonstrandum. Eat.’ She held the food up to Tom in the hands laced with the light wood-weave Tom made for her. They were poofy, ugly gloves made of hard wood strips that made it possible for her to learn how to penetrate the bushes, but they weren’t perfect. They were good enough to allow a foraging artistry that Lauren learned through painful trial and error, but learned it she did.
Tom took the food and ate. He ate quickly, faster than his calm countenance would have suggested. He managed to say, ‘Erat, not ergo.’
‘What did you do back home?’
‘High school, then college, then the world.’
‘What did you study in college?’
‘I forget. Shush.’ Tom edged a few inches away from the female so he could eat in peace. Lauren smiled.
‘TOM!’ Oster guffed his way forward as fast has he could and sat down between Tom and Lauren. ‘I (woof) told you we need those planks put up into more huts. Is that, Lauren, give me some more of those fruits and berries, would ya. Tom, why aren’t…’
‘I already built you three huts, and there’s plenty of wood for a fourth already. Just put them up.’ Tom didn’t look at Oster. He focused on his food.
‘You’re the carpenter.’
‘I asked you people to help me so I could show you how, but I got a lot of no’s and later’s and “I’m busy”. And the next hut I build is mine.’
‘Tom…. Come on.’ Oster took the food Lauren pulled out of the ball of photosynthesis driven shark teeth. ‘Thank you. I’ll need more, though. Tom. Come on.’
‘I’m too tired to try to sleep with twenty people snoring around me and twisting in their sleep. I need space to sleep, I need sleep to work.’
‘Tom,’ Oster said, patiently, as he ate. ‘These huts belong to all of us.’
‘Then all of us can build them.’ Tom twitched his head and saw the left flank of a standing mob. They looked down on him. ‘Tomorrow I’ll take ten of you and show you how to select and down a tree. And I’ll show you how to make planks.’ Tom turned and looked Oster right in the eyes. Lauren knew Tom’s eyes were bright blue, but she didn’t know a man’s eye color could flare. ‘The next day I’ll show ten others how to whittle wood nails so…’
‘Tom! You’re talking like the rest of us aren’t contributing!’
‘Oh, am I?’
‘Yes, you forget we’re all in this together. Yes, we all see you work very hard… oh, thank you, Lauren. Tom, the rest of us are searching for rescue. We can’t just stay here forever. We need someone to help us out of here. That has to be our first collective priority.’
‘Searching for help.’
Tom finished his last tuber. ‘We need to find someone to help us, is that the plan?’
‘Well, of course, Tom. What else? No, no, Lauren I’ve had plenty for the moment, but don’t stop. Plenty of people behind me, directly behind me, need food too.’ Oster looked back at Tom’s blue eyes. ‘Tom, our goal has to be to leave this place and return to America and all her wealth. We can’t stay here.’
Tom looked back at the people behind Oster, then at Oster. ‘I learned in kindergarten that America wasn’t always that wealthy. And people didn’t cut down trees and cut planks to build ships to get back to Europe.’
‘And the next hut is mine.’
‘Tom, please.’ Oster laughed. He looked behind at the people behind him. They were many. He looked back at Tom. ‘Everything belongs to all of us! That’s only fair, isn’t it?’
Tom looked to Lauren, who turned her face and focused on taking fruit and vegetables out of the bush, then handing them to the line forming to her right. It was a long line.
‘Tom, let’s be fair. Eventually, if we stay here long enough, each of us will have a hut. But that’s just silly. We need to share for the time being, and soon we’ll all be rich again, back in America. But we EACH must SACRIFICE for the moment.’ Tom looked to the group. Billy stood there with the spear Tom made minutes ago. Billy had cold eyes like the others.
Tom stood up. He smiled. ‘Right. Sorry, I was being foolish, arguing such things with you.’ Oster stood up and took his hand.
‘So we should expect another hut soon?’ They shook and shook hands.
‘You better believe it. Don’t worry. I’m going to build the best hut I’ve ever built, real soon.’
‘OK!’ Oster turned to the people standing, waiting. ‘Let’s get around the fire and discuss all the book deals and movies we’ll be making wants we get rescued.’ Oster led the people to the fire, spirits high. Lauren looked up at Tom, standing there, still smiling. It was a cruel smile.
Twenty days later Tom lay on the roof of his hut. He tightened the veins across to planks that had leaked the previous night. He shook his head and sighed and remonstrated himself. His hands hurt from the bush cuts and he realized that all he had learned making this hut could only be useful if he started over on an entirely new hut, which he decided to start the next day. He didn’t have anything else to do. He missed TV and thedrudgereport.
‘Hello!’ Tom rolled off his roof and landed on his feet, using the structure as shelter, and grabbed a spear. ‘Um, Dr. Livingstone I presume!?!?!’ Even at distance, Tom, collecting himself, recognized it.
‘Yes, you fool, now come here my feet hurt.’
‘Are you alone?’
‘Not now, am I?’ She tripped over a defensive log. ‘Fuck!’ Tom put his spear aside and the next thing she knew the red head sat on one of five benches around a camp fire he had made for no reason he could think of. Tom sat on the same bench, looking at his hands. ‘So, you’re doing well. Um, so… things took a rather dark turn after you stole away in the night. See, I only had the one pair of gloves, so everyone kept telling me that they were hungry, and that I should get them more food. And I got tired. And I said someone else should spend part of the day wearing the gloves and getting the food, but everyone told me that I was so good at it that it really didn’t make sense to waste another person’s time so that I should stop being selfish and do my part. And I noticed that my part was rather larger than the others and I said this, and they called me lazy. And then I said well I want first pick of the food, and they threatened me with punishment if I kept demanding more than my fair share. They said since I was good at this work, I had an obligation to do this work, and if I didn’t then I was starving them on purpose. On purpose! Like a monster that keeps people in camps! Horrible thing to hear. I felt sick about it. Then I thought, well fuck them. But they were so many and I’m only me and I don’t know kung fu or anything. Then I thought, Tom. Tom wasn’t there one morning and—‘
‘Lauren, I don’t know.’
‘Tom. Tom, look at me, please.’ Tom complied. His eyes were blue, but not flashing. Lauren breathed in, realizing what had happened to his spirit. ‘Tom, I’ve had a lot of time to think about it as I tracked you down like prey and it occurred to me that you were bullied, and I turned away from you and pretended not to see. I pretended to be small and unimportant so I could pretend my opinion didn’t matter. I did this so I could justify keeping quite. I don’t matter, so what does it matter if I say nothing when injustice happens? Just do my job and hope I’m not next. Well, Tom, I was next.’ Lauren grabbed Tom’s hands and held them between them. ‘Tom, I am sooo sorry that I what the fuck happened to your hands?’ Lauren moved his bloody hands this way and that with her little paws. ‘Tom… Tom, answer me.’
‘I needed fruit and vegetables. From the bushes. I made another pair of gloves but…’
‘Still not all that easy, is it?’ Lauren smiled. Tom smiled back. ‘Haps you could use a coward like me around, hmm? Hmm?’ She cleared her throat. That done, she continued her questioning. ‘HMMPH?’
‘Yes, but Lauren I don’t know. I can’t… what if you don’t stop talking or become a pest or something like that?’
‘Hmmfph.’ Lauren kept fondling his hands as if her hands could heal them, which is ludicrous because her body was fully packed with thetons. ‘Pest indeed.’ She removed a roll of long leaves from her pocket and revealed them to be full of a white sap. ‘I found this while stalking you so I can keep you up all night talking about my hair.’
Irritated: ‘That’s not what I meant. Look, I haven’t thought this through, you ambushed me. I’ve obviously had a bad history with other people ahhhhhhh. Wow.’
‘See?’ Lauren rubbed the sap on his hands gently at first, then as the numbing increased, hard so that the tree blood got deep into Tom’s dermis. ‘Good for bug bites, too. And of course you’re concerned. And of course you can’t trust me. I treated you horribly and I feel so bad about it. Oh, I have an idea.’ She popped up from the bench and walked around a pile of wood bits Tom had dubbed his “work shed”. Different works of different links that served no immediate purpose but seemed foolish to through away. He was in a forest. Where would he throw them?
Lauren inspected, poked, picked up and put down until she found a 25 inch stick, about an inch and a half wide and a quarter inch thick. She whacked it against her hand a few times, then wished it through the air with long strokes. She nodded, satisfied, and returned to Tom. She handed the stick to him.
‘Do you know why I’m handing this to you? Do you know what it’s for?’
‘Ah, you want me to spank you with it?’
‘Well, what then?’
‘Oh no, you’re right, I’m just saying that you guessed “spanking” pretty quickly so, you know, pervert.’ She smiled. ‘And no, I’ve never done this before, but it is called for now I think. I want to stay, Tom, and I want to stop feeling guilty.’ She stood in such a way as to suggest, to Tom, that she was far more patient than he. He took the stick and looked at it, turning it over in his hands. Then he laughed.
‘Why the Hell not? There’s nothing on TV anyway.’
‘That’s the spirit. You’ll see, this is one of my many brilliant ideas.’ Proud of herself, swaying back and forth slapping her hands in front of her, she smiled and waited. Then she got tired of waiting. ‘Well? Get on with it.’
‘OK.’ Tom stood and looked around, like he was about to steal something. Of course nobody was there except squirrels and squirrels are all perverts everyone knows that. Obsessed with hoarding nuts and chasing women up trees: disgraceful behavior. It had to be said, but now back to the man spanking the woman.
‘OK, well. Um…’ Tom kept looking around. ‘I guess if you’d arrange yourself over the bench we can get started.’
‘Whatever is most comfortable I suppose.’
‘Right. OK.’ Lauren looked at the bench, about a foot above the ground. ‘I don’t want to just bend over with my hands on the bench, that will hurt my lower back and I don’t like getting stiff and I would like some support so… Tom, don’t get Puritanical on me.’ She added this last part when she unbuttoned her jeans and lowered the zipper. She knelt down, facing the bench along the broad side, then lowered her jeans to thigh level, and bent over the bench so that her head nearly touched the ground on the opposite side. The white cotton panties only covered the top of her bottom, which wouldn’t be the right place to spank anyway, Tom guessed. It could hurt her spine.
‘You don’t want me to get Puritanical? I’m about to spank you with a stick, what could be more Puritanical?’
‘I meant prudish, then. I’d never feel that stick through the jeans.’
‘Actually, I’m betting you would.’ He said, talking to her ass.
Bent over the bench, talking to the man standing behind her, she threw her hands up in the air in frustration, and then landed them back down to balance herself. ‘We’ll you’ve seen my ass now anyway, so get on with it. From my current vantage point I don’t see any ants yet but it’s only a matter of time.’
‘See, this is what I’m worried about. You. Are. Bossy.’
‘Bossy!?!’ Now she really was frustrated. She kept her position, ass in the air and face at grass level, but he body vibrated and her hands battered the ground. ‘I’m pants down, over a bench ass in the air face at grace level! Asking you to whoop that ass because I feel bad! Is this opposite day?
Tom was amused, but kept it from his voice because… well, he didn’t know. Instinct, maybe. ‘How many do I give you?’
‘A lot. I’m not going to respect you if you whack me ten times. This has to be an event to remember, and it has to be personal, so you have to whack away until you feel that I feel the we know where we stand.’ Nothing happened for longer than Lauren liked. ‘Tom, I’m serious. If you wuss out of me I’m going to walk all over you. If you show me that you’re a man of will, I’ll be much happier respecting you.’
You have TOTALLY DONE THIS BEFORE.’
The woods were lovely dark and deep for about twenty seconds.
‘Fine! Fine. Sorority days, big sister, love her but she was on a total power trip and, yeah, you know, I have some experience with this sort of thing which is how I know it works. Look, I trust you, I wouldn’t do this with just anyone.’ Tom stared at her ass some more. ‘Tom, are maybe I should say “sir”, the hardest part is the first few licks. After that you’ll get the hang of it and it’ll take all my wailing to get you to stop. I trust you, so please trust me.’
‘This is absurd. This is like bad writing. Only a horrible writer would write this situation.’
‘That’s how we know it’s real. God likes to play games with us, it’s why he bothers to keep us around. Now, for love of HER, would you please-‘
‘God is totally a guy.’
‘Fine. Fine. I’ll do it. Not because of the God thing, because of the… whatever. I forget how we got here. So, estimate, under/over, how many whacks?’
‘It’s more an art than a science, but whack until my bottom is mostly red, then start count and keep in mind how much noise I’m making. If I’m only making little mews and grunts, I’m still defiant. I need to be taken down a peg or two, so you know what, get me to say, “I’m a naughty girl!” then finish up, like, at least ten more but it’s important that you feel satisfied so keep going until-‘
Lauren sucked in, surprised of course, and then breathed out. She measured the initial sting and building burn. She made an expert conclusion. ‘Good. Good, good stroke. But keep it up, don’t spank then stand around counting out “One Mississippi”, you need to keep up a brisk, regular pace or there will not be a buildup of-“
And, at long last, the dance commenced. Tom had played some golf back in the world, so he had a pretty good low swing and after a few swings had managed to land the stick evenly across the cheeks. She had a pretty good butt for this type of pastime, he thought. Toned, plenty of flesh. Spanking or no, he didn’t much care for women with tiny nothing bottoms. Like a horse without reigns. When you want the creature to move, what do you pull? Pure Anarchy.
Back to the dance. It was a dance. Lauren’s bottom, at rest, was positioned about half a foot from the bench. Upon the whack, it rose half an inch in height and retreated, part from the force of the blow and part from Lauren’s instinct to flee pain, a few inches towards the bench. A rubber band effect took effect, and after only a few seconds her bottom returned to the resting point and a little further as Lauren overcompensated from the blow, and just as her bottom reached the apex of its journey another crack from the stick. This merging of action from both spankee and spanker formed, naturally, after only thirty seconds. After that it was, like a dance formal, a repetition of reciprocal roles.
Being repetitive, Tom had some time to think. So did Lauren, but her thinking was muddled at the moment. You know women, slightest thing and they forget their middle names. But Tom could still think, as he worked on his golf swing, and he was impressed. This looked that it really hurt. Not really really, like broken limb, but it must sting like the dickens yet Lauren, as she predicted, made only mouse squeaks. Kind of an “eep” but broken up with the occasional gasp or “ergh” but all of her reactions were adorable. And the spanking continued and continued to be adorable but it kept going and quite frankly, Tom was getting hungry. He added some zip to his swing and Lauren moved from “eeps” to announcing full voiced, testy, “ows”.
‘OKokokokokok… I admit it. I’m a very naughty girl. There. I think we can now move on to ow! What the fuck!?’
‘You said to keep spanking after you said-‘
‘Not necessary this time! Not at all! Are you satisfied?’
‘Yeah. Well, not really. Content, I guess, but I was content before we started.’ WHACK. ‘You said that you wouldn’t respect me if-‘
‘I’m a liar! I’m a very naughty girl, and sometimes I lie, and that was a lie.’
‘So we’re good?’
‘Yes.’ Lauren said from the ground.
‘You know I’m talking to your ass right now?’
‘May I get up?’
‘I really need to give permission for that?’
‘Of course. Punishment isn’t over till you say. It’s amazing to me how little you know about this sort of thing.’
Tom looked at his stick. His “whoop’in stick”, then back at her ass. He looked around again to make sure nobody saw him whacking a woman half his size, but he didn’t see anything but degenerate squirrels. He whacked her again.
‘Why would I know anything about this sort of thing?’
Talking to the grass, Lauren wiped some tears from her eyes and sniffed. ‘Oh please. Are we done?’
‘You said you were supposed to call me “sir”?’
‘Oh! La de da, look at the fast learner! Can I get up now, sir?’
Lauren lifted herself and staggered a bit. Tom grabbed her arm to steady her, which acceptance she accepted until she shrugged him off. She did it in a polite way, but still, she’d just been spanked pretty freaking bad. She grabbed her jeans, breathed in, then out, then in, then pulled them up. ‘Ouch. Motherfucker. Shit-on-a-stick, mutherfucking ouch.’
‘It’s impressive, how calm you said that.’
‘Can I stay now?’
‘Good. I’m hungry. Do you have more of those wood gloves for the bushes?’
‘Good. Ouch. Now tell me to kiss the paddle.’
‘I’ve decided to call it the whoop’in stick.’
‘A rose by any other name—nevermind. I have to kiss it, otherwise I’ll get bitter.’
‘What difference does it make if—‘
‘Don’t be difficult!’
TO BE CONTINUED….
Yeah, I know, nobody believes me on that