Third holiday gift of the season

Okay, they’re coming in fast and furious now! Lainey has gifted us with a wonderful tale which sounds like it might be heavily influenced by real life.  😀  Look for it on the Links page, or click here to be taken directly to the page: Temple of Love.

Be sure to let her know how much you enjoyed her gift! And if you’ve been procrastinating about your story, better get your rear in gear. 🙂

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Second story of the season

Tigger claims she was just watching “A Wonderful Life” and decided it was time to send in her Christmas story.  😀  You can’t get more holiday-spirited than that! And I’m sure you’ll enjoy her gift — it was as warm and fuzzy as a Christmas sweater. 🙂

Look for it on the Links page, or click on this link: A Fairy Tale. And be sure to let her know how much you liked it.

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First story of the season

Well, I meant to put it up on December 1st, but the best laid plans of tops and switches, etc. ;D  Anyway, Wookie sent me this story early on, and it’s a lovely way to kick off the holiday exchange.

So go check it out on the Links page, or just click here: I Am Fine. And be sure to let her know how much you liked it! 🙂

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Holiday Exchange…and best line I heard today

Hi All, we’re (the members of the Global Village, and anyone else who wants to join in) having our annual holiday gift exchange, which means we share stories or poems or puzzles or drawings….anything you can post online and want to share! It doesn’t have to be Xmas themed, either. It’s basically a way to share our contributions and appreciation, and it’s become a holiday tradition which is close to my heart. 🙂

Starting off the submissions is a story from Wookie, who for the second year in a row has sent in her gift incredibly early. I’ll post it December 1st, just to be seasonal, but this is a head’s up to anyone who’s thinking of participating — don’t wait till the last minute! (Who am I kidding? Some of you brats will undoubtedly wait till the last minute! *LOL*) Anyway, congrats to Wookie (although if she keeps being so darned early someone will have to spank her 😀 )!

If you want to join in, just email me your submission, and I’ll post it on my site. Or if you have your own site, send me the link and I’ll add that instead. 🙂

Oh, and I was listening to the Fortunately podcast with Fi and Jane today, and they had a great line. TMT turned me on to this British podcast, and though most of the references and many of the words elude me (it’s those accents!), I do find it quite entertaining. Anyway, one of them was saying that she’s heard using Botox can interfere with a woman’s orgasm. Then she added (paraphrasing here): “Not only can you not have an orgasm, but you can’t even fake it because your expression doesn’t change!” *LOL* Pretty witty, have to hand it to her. 😀

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Great news (a bit belated, but still great!)

Hi Spank-fans! For those of you who didn’t already know (and rush out and buy it), Claire Britain has finally published her long-awaited sequel to “Reining in Riley.” It’s called “Riley’s Reckoning,” it came out last Friday, and it’s currently available on Amazon.com.

If you haven’t read the first book I do recommend it in general; however it’s not necessary to have read the first to understand what’s going on in the sequel. So go get your copy! Here’s a picture of the cover to whet your appetite:

Riley

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One good whack deserves another….

Okay, okay, I know that’s not how the saying goes. But it’s still true. 😉  And even more so when it comes to good anthologies. So without further ado, let me pass on some great news from spanko fiction writer Clare Britain:

‘Second’ Call For Submissions

Last summer we published an amazing anthology of Lesbian Spanking Fiction… and this year, we want to do it again! Yes, we are going for round two.   And guess what?  That is also our theme – Seconds.

We are looking for stories from 4k-10k words that deal with the theme of seconds.  That’s to say, second chances, second time, second helpings, second date, seconds on a clock … the way you interpret that is up to you. You can twist it anyway you want, and as you saw from the submission last year, we know you can all get creative.

So, it’s that time of year again.  Open those word processing programs and get started!

Submission deadline will be July 1, 2018 and like the last book it will be edited by Stardawn Cabot and Claire Britain and will be published with the proceeds going to a charitable organization.  Our first Anthology, Fourteen Firsts: An Anthology of Lesbian Spanking Fiction, to date has sold nearly 600 books and raised hundreds of dollars that went (and is still going) toward the Red Cross, especially toward those that were affected by the devastating hurricanes last year.

If you are interested, please contact Stardawn Cabot Stardawn19@hotmail.com or Claire Britain clairebritain1@gmail.com and let us know.  We will eventually need your full manuscript in a .doc file, a short bio, and links to your blog or author page (if you have one).

Happy writing everyone!  We are looking forward to all the wonderful stories you create!

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Who Knew?

First of all, let me put a disclaimer out there: I come from a generation that looked at Shane from the “L Word”:Shane, The L Word

…and would think, “She’s an attractive woman…if only she would fix her hair!” 😀

Okay, maybe it’s not a generational thing. Because I’m sure there are women my age who are more stylish and trendy, and who think that look is hot. So it’s more of a “conservative me” thing. Now I’m the most progressive and liberal person politically. But when it comes to “fashion” I’m definitely behind the times. And to be honest it hasn’t bothered me for years. I’m just me, and I’m fine with that.

But now I’m with a woman who’s much younger than I am, and though she accepts me fully the way I am, she has been trying recently to “update” my look, especially when it comes to my hair. It’s been quite a revelation.

When I was a kid, I couldn’t leave the house unless my part was perfectly straight. One hair out of place and it would bug me no end. As I grew older I loosened up about that a tiny bit, but I still would never leave the house with my hair messy. In fact, I thought everyone was like that. If I saw someone with their hair out of place, I would think it was because they didn’t realize it. I felt sorry for them that no one had pointed it out before they left the house, like I would do for my lover.

Now I’m dating an artist, and she wears her hair like Shane. And I’ve come to realize (through several conversations) that this look is not only not a mistake, but that it takes some effort to achieve. Mil has assured me that people spend a lot of time and money to attain the look of not caring at all what their hair looks like. (And bless her, she does find the irony of it quite funny too.)

So I let her mess with my own hair, and I mean that quite literally. I let her put “product” in it (BTW, the wordsmith in me cringes at using the noun this way, and it’s disconcerting to find these products have names with “clay” and “wax” in them), and achieve the look which she assures me is much nicer than my own carefully blow-dried effect, which she calls “80s lesbian hair.”

Her (scrunching and tossing my locks around): There! That looks great!
Me (incredulous): Really?? It’s SUPPOSED to look like I just got out of bed and didn’t fix my hair?!
Her: It doesn’t look like that. But at least it doesn’t look like your grandmother used her curling iron on it.
Me: Whaat?! Are you serious??
Her (chuckling): Sorry, not really. Maybe I’ve been watching too much “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” That’s like something they would say.

And I would go out into the world, and would feel the urge to fix my hair every time I caught sight of myself in the mirror, but eventually I got kind of used to it. And I liked it. But I didn’t really like the perfumey smell of the product she used.

Her: Oh, I should let you use my salt spray, that doesn’t smell as strong.
Me (again incredulous): You mean there’s a product that creates the same effect as when you go swimming and don’t rinse off well enough?! *shudder* I HATE that feeling!
Her: *laughing*

Another time, seeing my hair after I woke up:

Her: You brushed it, didn’t you?
Me: Of course I brushed it! Having that product in it made it stick up all over the place!
Her: Come here, let me fix it. *proceeds to add more product and create as many clumps as possible* There, that’s better. Eventually you won’t have to add any more product…it’ll just do it on its own.
Me (horrified): Well, I should think so! If you add enough cement dust to anything you can build a wall.

Okay, I didn’t say that last bit. But I THOUGHT it. As I said, it’s been quite a revelation, but I am enjoying it. It’s funny how much my early training is being stood on its head (so to speak) and it feels good to loosen things up. I told Mil I was going to make a blog post about the experience, but was worried it wasn’t really “on topic.”

Her recommendation? “Maybe you should write, ‘Your hair should always look like you just got spanked.’ ”

I couldn’t have said it any better. 😀

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