I recently stumbled upon a rather lovely spanking story called Norton Parva, “the first of the new-style ‘female correctional units’”, in which inmate Sharon Holden is about to receive 18 strokes of the birch:

Like most of the girls there Sharon had never seen a birch before.   She knew that a few girls had been punished in this way while she’d been at Norton Parva, but these punishments had been carried out in private.   Her first cellmate, Mandy Lobell, had received six strokes of the birch for striking a warder before Sharon had arrived at the unit.   Mandy, a softly pretty eighteen year old, never talked about the punishment…

The birch rods looked most formidable.   Each one was made up of about twelve supple birch twigs about three feet long.   One end was bound to form a handle of about a foot in length, while at the other end the twigs spread out to be about five inches in diameter.

The sergeant turned his attention to Holden, “Over the bench, Holden!” he ordered.

A little investigation revealed the author to be Steven, whose work can be found on his CP at School stories site. I’ve been devouring his writing ever since. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite extracts.

There’s twenty-four year-old air hostess Anne-Marie, who gets Caned in Saudi Arabia for drinking alcohol at a party with two local girls. David, the British Consul arrives to explain her sentence: “The other two women have been sentenced to six months imprisonment and fifteen strokes of the cane.   As you are not a citizen you will be deported and will receive twelve strokes of the cane.”

“Then the two officers grasped her and marched her off to the punishment hall, with David walking along behind.

They thrust her into the large room. The first thing she saw was the large trestle structure in the centre. She was pushed against the back wall next to Na’ima and Suhayla, her two Saudi friends. Both girls were robed and handcuffed, like herself. Na’ima was about the same age as Anne-Marie, but Suhayla was younger, only 19 years old. Anne-Marie saw that her normally light-hearted young friend was crying silently to herself…

The chief made a long speech. Anne-Marie didn’t understand a word but the audience, including David, applauded politely afterwards. Then the canings began.

Na’ima was first. She was escorted out to the other side of the trestle and bent down over it so that her bottom was towards the audience and away from the other girls. Her handcuffs were attached to the metal at the front of the trestle so that the girl was secure. Na’ima’s long black hair fell forward, obscuring Anne-Marie’s view of her face. A woman officer pulled the bottom of Na’ima’s robe out the way, revealing her bottom to the view of the audience. Only then did Anne-Marie finally realise. The canings were to be on the bare.

There’s an original school punishment in Under the Clock:

“Standing under the clock” was a fairly common punishment at Gold Barr School for minor offences but was usually given to junior girls rather than senior girls like Cheryl. The punishment comprised having to stand in the school vestibule, hands on head, during breaks or dinner hour There was a large clock on the wall there which had given the punishment its name. s the girls returned to school at the end of break or dinner they would all troop past the culprits standing in disgrace there…

Girls who had visited the headmistress’s office for the slipper or cane were also often made to stand there after the whacking. It was a strict rule that no one should speak to a girl “under the clock” and that girls who were being punished in this way should speak to no one.

I also particularly loved A Prefect’s Punishment (“‘Warwick has forfeited her position as a prefect and I would be obliged if you would move her belongings from the Prefects’ Room to the Sixth Form Common Room when you have an opportunity.’”). And a Trio of Truants is short, but well-written (“It was towards the end of assembly at Princess Alexandra School. Mr Denham, the headmaster, had just informed the school that three fifth year girls had been caught the previous day in town, having “bunked off” school. When he announced that they were to wait for Mrs Taylor everybody had a good idea of what was going to happen to them, and all eyes turned to the three girls as they stood up.”)

Do head over to Steven’s site if you have an hour or six to spare. It really is a delight.