Sunday, April 30, 2017

May Treat-Art Appreciation Ken Charles Style


This story is not intended for those individuals under the age of eighteen, or for those individuals who are unusually sensitive to adult or sexually oriented materials.  For the rest of you, enjoy. 

VENUS OF URBINO -- REVISITED
by Ken Charles
     “Welcome to Room Twenty-eight. This room, of course, is dominated by two of Titian’s greatest works, Flora and the incomparable Venus of Urbino, which is also occasionally called Venus with a Little Dog. Since time is limited, we are going to ignore Flora, and concentrate on Venus, which was completed in 1538. However, much scholarship has been wasted on writings about its allegorical nature depicting the purity of marital love. It is quite clear from the composition that the piece was intended as nothing more than cover artwork for a lesbian illuminated text. Note, initially, that there are three people in the picture, or a triad. Noting that all three are women, it is only a minor step from triad to tribade. Venus herself, of course, is nothing more than a heartless, little bitch. Despite her angelic looks, her baser nature is revealed by the dog curled at her feet.
     “Now, please focus on the two maids in the upper right corner. Some of the less astute commentaries that you’ll find in overpriced guide books suggest that the two maids are rummaging whimsically in the open chest. These guides miss the blatant message that was patently clear to the consumer in Titian’s day. The maid on the floor is, indeed, rummaging in the chest. But note her position, kneeling, bent forward with her buttocks prominently displayed for Venus’s viewing pleasure. The standing maid is rolling up her sleeve, preparing for a lengthy workout with whichever flail or rod the kneeling maid selects from the chest. Venus, meanwhile, has her left hand at the ready, waiting for the show to begin.
     “Time is short. Please stay together as we move to Room Twenty-nine.”
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     “Sir, you are the curator, and it is still your call. I know tour bookings are up eighty-seven percent since she started, but I still think you need to review her resume.”


CK copyright 2008. Moral rights to be identified as the author of the foregoing article asserted worldwide (including in Great Britain in accordance with Sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act of 1988)

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VENUS OF URBINO -- REVISITED appears in:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MU7G6SR


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IF YOU WANT TO BE READ, THINK BEYOND RED

IF YOU WANT TO BE READ, THINK BEYOND RED

BY KEN CHARLES

     Over the years, I’ve written a lot of corporal punishment (CP) stories. I’ve read a lot more, some good to excellent, others poor to virtually unreadable. On balance, more of the stories lean towards the poor end. Why?  The answer is that some CP authors fail to give their stories the respect the story deserves. The fundamentals of a CP story are no different than any other tale. Whether the author is writing a flash fiction or a novella, s/he still needs to set a proper scene, and ensure that the reader becomes emotionally invested in the characters.

THE WHY

     Whether a story opens with the penitent laying already bare bottomed over someone’s lap, or even standing in a corner sobbing and rubbing a well marked tush, the reasons for CP scene have to grab the reader’s interest. The reasons may be set out explicitly in the story. “Mary swore as she noticed the flashing lights approaching rapidly in the rear view mirror. Bill was very clear about the consequences of a third speeding ticket in less than six months.” The reasons may be set out in indirect action (action that occurs “off stage”). “Bill doubled up the belt, and drew his arm back. He paused, unsure whether this was the right thing to do. However, he had warned Mary about what she should expect if she got another ticket before the end of the year. It was for her own good. He snapped the belt forward with alacrity.” Either way, the reader understands the reason why Mary is to receive a strapping. The underlying reason can be anything the author wants from punishment to role play to sex games. All that matters is that the reader accept the inevitability the CP scene, and that it flows as a natural result of the underlying reason.
     My very first CP story was one of the best I ever wrote, “The Walnut Hairbrush", a CP ghost story. After being stood up on a first date, I went home intending to write a “Whack. Ow!" story to blow off steam. Much to my surprise, the story developed a plot. The American heroine flies to London where she discovers that she has an ancestral debt to pay for the accidental death of a young girl that can only be fulfilled by accepting a hundred stroke hairbrush spanking to release the earth bound spirit. I still gave the heroine a long, hard spanking. However, since an actual story surrounds it, other people want to read about it. 
THE HOW

     The Russians have a saying, “Repetition is the mother of learning.” As an editor, I have a saying, “Repetition is the mother of a rewrite.” This is particularly true when writing a CP story because the author is targeting a niche market that is generally very familiar with the subject matter. Accordingly, a mere spanking will not suffice. The author needs to think rubrication.
     There are only so many times in a work that one can describe a “red" or “redder" or “reddened" backside before a reader dozes off. Naughty cheeks can “pinken" before they “redden". A palm print may be white immediately following impact, but will gradually turn pink, then cherry. A well smacked bottom may be red the first time it is described, but the next time it should be crimson, or vermillion, or rubescent or rubicund. The penitent’s well punished puppies can be glowing, hot, burning, searing. blazing or fiery. The clenched orbs may be bruised, contused, marked, lined, or welted. Similarly, there is more than one way to depict an errant bottom, backside, arse, ass, or derriere. Blows need not fall squarely on one cheek or the other, but may fall on either side of the gluteal cleft, or just below the well defined sulcus. By varying the descriptions, the author will keep the reader’s rapt attention.
     Longer scenes can be problematic. “Whack. Ow. Whack. Ow. Whack. Ow!" will bore a reader. Merely alternating periods and exclamation marks won’t cut it. Sounds effects may play an integral role in the scene, but these too must vary. A brisk whack may follow a firm smack. Changing the viewing angle and using indirect action can also extend a scene without diminishing its intensity. “Tears welled in her eyes over the next half dozen vicious cracks. A particularly nasty cut finally caused them to roll shamelessly down her cheeks.” In this example, the woman received seven hard strokes without a single “Whack. Ow.”

EXEMPLI GRATIA

INDIRECT ACTION

THE SOLE OF THE MATTER

     “Look, Mr. Osbourne, her parents are threatening to sue the Academy. But all they really want is an apology from you.”
     “Well, damn their apology! My actions were fully in accordance with the Student Disciplinary Code, Article Six, Section F which states that a third reportable incident in any quarter may result, in the sole discretion of the instructor, in the administration of corporal punishment including up to six strokes with a sole.    
     “I gave Tamara every opportunity to come into compliance before exercising my discretion, and administering exactly six strokes with a sole.”
     “Yes, her parents understand that the rule states that you may administer up to six strokes with a sole, but, dammit man, you’re the golf coach!”

     In this example, the entire CP scene occurs off stage. However, the reader understands that Tamara received a harsh punishment.

Using adjectives other than “red”

From “The Reliquary” by Ken Charles

She screams at the first crack. After several seconds, a ruby "Miƒerere" appears highlighted in a pink bar across both cheeks. A second loud whack leaves a fiery offset mirror image a centimeter below the first. By the time the sixth angry "Miƒerere" rises, she has learned at least one lesson.

THE WHEREFORE
    
     As I learned with “The Walnut Hairbrush", there is more to a good CP story than  just CP. Be creative. Vary the motives, the settings, and the descriptions of the acts. Use a palm in one scene, and a martinet in the next. It’s acceptable to deliver a simple straight forward whack or two once or twice. But sometimes it’s better for a bellicose backhand barrage to bruise the beleaguered backside of a blubbering belladonna. If the author treats the CP story with respect, then the readers will come back clamoring for more.

Thanks for letting me ramble.


Copyright Ken Charles  2012

Friday, February 10, 2017

New Release from Ken Charles!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WRPHJ8M



Greek gods, ghosts and monsters take corporal punishment to places and times you never imagined. Ever wonder what Andromeda and Perseus were like before they were stars? Isn't it about time Cinderella's step-relations got theirs? Who needs imaginary friends to blame when you are age playing if you have got a snallygaster who loves to get you into trouble? Want the real scoop behind the Snow White conspiracy? The answers to these questions and more are included in this collection of bed time stories for after the kids are in bed. Whether a demon chastises a young maiden or Mercury teaches a lesson to a lazy, greedy young woodcutter, rubefaction is guaranteed. 

Includes the novella "The Mercies of Cinderella".

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Releases from Ken Charles

January 4, 2016

Check out my new releases for the new year:





CP SCI-FI TALES ACROSS TIME AND SPACE

From the past to the far flung future, from strict aunties to pissed off aliens, this collection takes corporal punishment to places you’ve never imagined. As humanity moves out across the galaxy, one constant remains—naughty behavior will earn you a firm bare bottom spanking.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NH37R5D/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1483630340&sr=1-1&keywords=CP+Sci-fi+tales+across  




Billy's Tale: Sex Tales From West County

When Billy inherits more money than he ever dreamed of having, it allows him to explore his sexuality through a full color palette of inter-racial sex and spanking with lovely, naughty young ladies with soft smooth skins ranging from alabaster Kalina to cream Ruby to yellow Alyeska to red Bonita to brown Pia to gray Madhubala to ebony Keesha. The hues may vary, but they all lead to unimagined pleasure. As much as he enjoys giving a good spanking, Billy discovers that it can be just as much fun to receive one.


Venus and Marks

From naughty young brides and girlfriends to more mature matrons, this collection of eighteen short stories, focuses on the more domestic, romantic and playful aspects of corporal punishment. 

SOLE MATES--A young wife buys a pair of flats at the mall in violation of her agreement to avoid the mall for a month. She learns that flats can be used for more than walking.

RESPONSIBILITY-- Lisette agrees to water Robert's plants while he is out of town, but inadvertently leaves the door. When she can't find Robert's cat, she engages in a panicked search, but to no avail. Robert has gotten her out of a couple of speeding tickets, but her last one cost her sixty bucks and sixty smacks on her bare bottom. Racing over to his place for one last search, she gets another ticket.

VENUS OF URBINO -- REVISITED-- A new tour guide gives a novel interpretation of Titian's classic work.

WARMING HER OLD BONES-- Perry's mother thinks he can do better than Sally, the woman that embarrassed him at the corporate soiree. But a trip over her husband's knee reminds her that she was a bit wild herself once.

THE SUM OF THE PARTS-- Katrina's mind wanders before she is caned.

RESPONSIBILITY II-- Lisette, now living with Robert, spent the afternoon the day before with her friend Sally and forgot to pick up Robert's suit before his first trial as first chair. She works herself up and decides that Robert is tired of her, but finds a note and a leather-backed brush on her pillow that reassures her.

THE WIDOW-- In the days preceding D-Day, Julie Winters is watching for spies, but falls for the target of her investigation. She's right. He's not who he claims to be.

SPANKING WEB RING ROULETTE-- Robert and Lisette play strip roulette based on random selection of spanking web sites.

I LET MYSELF IN-- Crystal surprises a conventioneer by letting herself into his hotel room, which is a very naughty thing to do. Being naughty has its consequences.

RESPONSIBILITY III-ACTS OF CONTRITION-- Robert tries to convince Lisette to join him in San Francisco, but she puts him off because of work, and guilt. She has been hiding something from him. The leather brush helps her assuage some of her guilt.

THIN WALLS-- Sasha hears all sorts of things from the neighboring apartments. Jean and Gene are a thirties something couple with an active fantasy life when the kids spend the night at their grandparents. Newly-wed Tom Masterson is six three, 240 pounds, and totally under the heel of his dominatrix wife Celine, which is not good for Tom when he forgets some groceries. Kitty and Kat are bickering roommates and performance artists. Sasha's recommendation of spanking to settle an argument adds grist to their performance mill.

MALUM PROHIBITUM-- A thoughtless junior associate takes on the wrong secretary.

THE PERILS OF THE “SPENCER PLAN”-- Be careful what you ask for. Maggie requires strict adherence to the pre-nuptial agreement that her husband insisted on, including enforcement of the "Spencer Plan".

THE RESTAURAN-- A detour off the interstate takes a traveler to Betsy's RESTAURAN. When Betsy's niece BT makes a scene, Betsy shows that she can serve up more than chicken, coffee and home made pie. 

POKER NIGHT-- Celine's Masterson's night out with the girls is interrupted when her dog acts up. Not a smart move on the dog's part.

THE SHOWER-- A young bride crying in the shower finds that her husband still loves her even when she misbehaves.

RESPONSIBILITY IV--AN EVENING OF SCRABBLE-- Once again, be careful what you ask for. Robert is always on Lisette about responsibility. Lisette demonstrates that his admonishments have not passed unheeded.

VENUS AND MARS-- A final reflection on love and spanking. 






Slightly Twisted Sisters

This collection of fourteen corporal punishment short stories is a bit edgier than many of my stories. The heroines are haughty, headstrong, bitchy and even outright sociopathic. There is sex, but sex isn't the focus.

FEELING NO PAIN--A city gal finds a unique way to raise her rent at a country/western road house.

A ROYAL BIRCHING--The usurper may sit on the throne, and claim her Mother's bed, but
even a sound birching won't ever bend the Princess to his will.

PSYCHE AND METAPHYSIC--A young girl writes a letter to cousin setting out her revenge on her arch rival who stole her fiancée.

THREE BLACK CATS--The only thing blacker than the Mistress's skin is her heart.

THE CREAM OF THE CROP--She may be the finest rider to come out of the stable,but she still has to pay her fees.

UNDERCOVER--Sometimes even a promising rookie needs to be put in her place.

HOW BETTY SUE BILLINGTON BECAME SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT--Take brains over brawn every time.

BEDRAKEN JUSTICE--Daddy's little girl fulfills her destiny.

THE NAUGHTY MAID--Failure to perform one's duties has consequences.

SINFUL ONE--A fiery backside beats the fires of hell.

A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE--It may not be for everyone, but freedom of choice should remain unfettered.

CANE, BELL AND CANDLE--For whom does the bell toll? It tolls for her.

THIS JUST IN--Vigilantes finally take matters into their own hands to protect the community.

THE CARD--Mom's diary reveals more than how she quit smoking.

Monday, December 26, 2016

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https://www.amazon.com/KIND-TALES-OSWIN-WADDLES-KITTEN-ADVENTURER-ebook/dp/B0106NXB6U/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8



https://www.amazon.com/Mercies-Cinderella-Ken-Charles-ebook/dp/B01B1W4YWK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8



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