Good morning, Sixers! Our Sundays together are drawing to a close, and now that the Advent Calendar has finished I will be sure to make the most of the remaining Sundays. Today’s snippet is from my current WIP, affectionately known as Vennie 2. (Vennie 1 is otherwise known as The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus).
Claire, a college senior, has just been introduced to the world of domestic discipline. She has found out that she can and will be spanked for misbehavior, and that even her own mother, Minelle, is subject to her father’s discipline. As Claire learns more about the “adult” nature of the holidays, she cozies up with Minelle for a mother-daughter heart-to-heart talk. After seeing evidence that Minelle has recently been spanked, Claire asks why her mother would allow her father to do such a thing.
“But Mom, it’s not like Dad is always right.” Claire couldn’t understand letting someone do that to her on a regular basis. It had been one thing when Claire visited Mrs. Claus and received her Christmas spanking, but it was another to think of marrying a man who would then have the authority to spank her whenever he saw fit.
“No, sweetheart, Dad is not always right.” Minelle tucked the strands of Claire’s hair behind her ear. “He’s the one who won’t listen when I tell him that lavender and purple aren’t the same color, and then he comes home with the wrong color napkins for a party. But he’s also the one who is always the last to bed because he goes around the house to make sure that all of the locks are secure. He’s the one to pull us out of the snowdrift when I thought I could drive over it.”
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