I am completely new to all this. I warn you all, that I shall probably get my knickers in a twist and need several goes at it before developing a style I can live with. This means that a copious amount of Hendricks with ice and a slice of lime will be consumed, I will start to speak rubbish as a result, and the consequences will mean strategically placed cushions scattered around our house for yours truly to sit upon. That woman in the picture above who is plainly still wearing all her clothes, does not know she is born!
Beating the bounds is my first book - hopefully the first of many.
I am informed that I am only allowed 8 sentences with which to capture your interest. This is so difficult.
For today's snippet I have chosen the point at which Daniel decides that the ancient custom of Beating the Bounds has distinct possibilities:
This situation had to be dealt with - somehow he had to set some limits. Ami was buying shoes and squirrelling them away like an alcoholic might hide whisky bottles. He had to ensure that she knew this kind of behaviour had to change. It was causing her to become selfish and deceitful, and that was unpleasant, hurtful and unacceptable.
About then an idea occurred to him, and he smiled grimly to himself. He knew they had never had much in the way of rules, but maybe now was the time to start enforcing one or two. He watched Ami pace the decking, and he moved towards the door.
"Ami" he said. "You and I are going to discuss boundaries."
Ami and Daniel are Empty Nesters who have moved to live in an old house in the depths of the English countryside. In order to save their flagging relationship and refresh their boring sex lives, Ami has decided she needs to change. She reinvents herself, much to the delight of her husband of over thirty years, proving that passion and variety are no longer the reserve of the young.
More significantly, on the day she types the word 'spanking' into her computer she realizes that a little domestic discipline may be just what they need in their marriage. Although initially somewhat nervous of what it might entail, Daniel takes to spanking Ami like a duck takes to water, surprising her with the ease in which he has settled into his role as head of household.
All goes well until Ami begins to meet some village locals, and lets herself get happily led astray. A simple custom is turned into a marathon spanking session, and Ami will never view the ritual of Beating the Bounds in the same light again.
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