Today I’m showcasing the amazing artwork for the Becoming Clissine trailer, drawn/painted by the ridiculously talented Minelle. Many thanks to Minelle for this wonderful gift! The scene depicts Clissa’s second “childhood,” when she enjoys the nurture of being treated as a child but rebels against the brainwashing tactics to force her compliance with Bastian law. The title of this piece, suggested by Minelle, is “A Moment of Happiness.”
I could look at it for ages. Bastia may be a harsh and unforgiving world, but it also contains many moments of love and tenderness. Thank you, Minelle, for capturing this essence so perfectly.
Now for our next installment in the choose your own adventure game!
Joelle wants to run to another hiding spot, Roz would beg Gorti to keep the secret, Tara would face Gorti without showing fear, Autumn has written an entire wonderful next scene, and Minelle is enjoying the responses. I liked Autumn’s response so much that I’ll post it here.
As I turned around I see Gorti has followed me. Breathing heavily He sits down beside me.
“Wow, you run fast when you need to.”
“What do you expect I just told you what I saw Clissa doing. I am such a bad friend. Gorti you can not tell anyone please.” I place my head on my hands and sob softly.
Gorti slides closer and pulls me into his arms. ” All I heard was Clissa kissed him, who is him. And listen I will not tell anyone I know what they will do to those that break the laws of Bastia. Remember what they showed us at the meeting. How the hetro’s get beat and have to work in labor camp in hopes of turning them back to normal. I would not want that for Clissa. I like her as a friend too.”
“But who was she kissing? That I have to know. Wait, let me guess the only guy she hangs out with OH NO! It was not Destral was it?” Gorti asked.
I pick up my head and look at him. “Yes it was Destral, but I ran out before I could see anything else. Please Gorti you can not tell. If Clissa knew I told you, heck if she knew I saw them do that. I do not even want to think what would happen.”
Gorti sits there speechless.
“Hey are you going to say something to me. Or do I have to feel like an idiot for telling you.”
Gorti replies, “never feel like an idiot for telling me things. I am your best friend.” “But we do need to keep this quiet. I like Destral he is my best mate. I could not stand to see him or Clissa not only get in trouble with their Dis but get into trouble with the authority.”
I look up at Gorti, and say in a small voice. “You know I wonder what it would feel like to be kissed like Destral and Clissa kissed.”
Gorti places his hand under my chin and lifts it. Then he took his fingers and brushed away the strands of hair that were covering my red and swollen eyes from crying. “Hey no need to cry you didn’t do anything wrong. They did, but is it really wrong just because we are told that it is?”
“Let’s keep this secret to ourselves like we have kept secret our abandon house. Act like nothing is different.”
As I look into Gorti’s eyes there is something in his eyes that look like trouble. I wonder why he is wanting me to keep this a secret. I know we are suppose to tell if we see someone breaking the law. But I trust Gorti has his reasons. I just wonder what they are.
“Okay, I will. Cross my heart. I will keep this a secret.”
In all honesty, I don’t think I can better that! What fun, Autumn! I’m enjoying this even more because Autumn had never read a spanking story before she met me. I’m so glad to have corrupted her! 🙂
Remember two things. First, Spank or Treat starts tomorrow!! We’ll all have wonderful free stories for you to read (I’ll post the links and instructions here along with my story–don’t worry!) as well as instructions for how you can get your THREE free books! We’ll be giving out a copy of Coming to Terms and Love’s Reprise to everyone who completes the challenge (visits all blogs) and Holding Hannah to the first 50 participants. Don’t forget that you can win terrific prizes including a Kindle Fire/Nook HD (winner’s choice), a custom-made paddle, and hundreds of dollars in book gift certificates!
Second, you’ll get a spanking story from Bastia, completely new and never seen before! It will be an “outtake,” a scene that didn’t make it into the book. Let’s just say there will be some…er…spanking action. 😀
For the choose your own adventure, today I’ll leave it open. You can continue the story after Autumn’s installment, or you can start your own. What would you like to see happen in Bastia?