Repentance: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa

Welcome to Saturday Spankings, Seductive Studs and Sirens, Snippet Sunday, and Weekend Writing Warriors!

The team of Alta Hensley, Cara Bristol, Jade Cary, Celeste Jones, Sue Lyndon, Renee Rose, and I brought to you Coming to Terms earlier this year. Next year, we’ll bring you a sequel titled Milestones. In my short story, you’ll get to see Karielle and Soris (from Becoming Clissine) before they became a couple. Studious Soris and temper pot Karielle can’t stand each other, but tradition and duty force them to marry and live with each other. In order to perform her duty as Dis (disciplinarian) of the household, Soris must chastise Karielle in order to bring her to rightness with Basti, their deity. Can a loving relationship be formed through pain, or will they remain locked in a loveless marriage?

One powerful muscled leg poised to run, Karielle watched her new Dis lift her hands in supplication to their statue of Basti. The bamboo rod glistened in the reflected light of the cleansing pool, and Karielle shivered underneath the thin scarlet penitent’s robe. Droplets of the holy water fell into the pool, and she held her arms close to her chest.

“Forgive me, Basti, for I have sinned and am unworthy,” she recited. She refused to believe the words she spoke, but her recent promise had been made to the entire Assembly in front of her parents. And Basti. “Punish me,” she whispered, laying her trim athlete’s body across the unforgiving wood of the disciplinary stand.

Soris, Dis of the House of Sor, raised her rod of correction to enforce the primary rule she had been taught since birth: True rightness with Basti must be purchased through tears of repentance and pain.

Becoming-Clissine-Cover

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27 thoughts on “Repentance: #Satspanks, #SnippetSunday, #SeductiveSnS, and #Wewriwa

  1. Tara Finnegan says:

    Oh, the sense of foreboding. Poor Karielle, I know there’s not much of Soris showing mercy as she truly believes what she is doing is right. I look forward to this, to seeing how Soris and Karielle come together as a unit.

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  2. robskatie says:

    Aww! Karielle is a neat character! Soris doesn’t seem to have a problem taking care of Karielle as she needs to here. Yikes!! I am looking forward to reading more about these two in the future. I loved them in Becoming Clissine!! Thanks for the snippet, Ana! 🙂 Many hugs,

    ❤ Katie

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  3. Ruth Staunton says:

    Someone earlier commented about the sense of foreboding. I agree. That’s exactly what I feel here.It’s as if both of them are locked into a path neither of them chose or can control. Nicely done.

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  4. Ami says:

    It’s quite dark Ana – a brooding atmosphere – a sense of uncertainty, and the very real question of whether these two will be able to psychologically match, sufficiently to become happy together.

    And bamboo?!!! I am running for the hills! I use it to support plants in the garden! LOL!

    Hugs
    Ami

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  5. Sarah W says:

    I love how both characters in your dynamics are sometimes unsure, but (usually) willing to do what needs to be done.

    And I love this world—it’s so complex and different!

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  6. Kathryn R. Blake says:

    Wonderful snippet, Ana, though I do think I’d be very unhappy in Bastia. The world seems more focused on punishment and submission than peace and fulfillment. A god who requires repentance and pain for rightness possesses little forgiveness and love. A cold world indeed, though the hope for change is part of the attraction.

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