It's another WIPItUp Wednesday. Time to give snippets from current works-in-progress. Thanks to WiPItUp and Melody Parks for doing this.
More from In Hyacinth's debut, Courted by Discipline. This continues from where last week's post left off.
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“Kathy, it’s my job as your father to make sure you grow up into the kind of woman I know you can be. So, when you go off course, spanking is the best way to get you back on it.” The truth of that statement had stuck with her for the last decade because the one thing to make her remember not to do something stupid was a lashing. Unfortunately the remembering usually came after she had actually done something imprudent. One day she would be married and her husband would be allowed to spank her, and she wasn’t quite sure how she felt about that. Her mother didn’t seem to mind. In fact, she loved Kathy’s father with all her heart.
“Kathy, have you seen the pots and pans?” Carilyn asked, having completely unpacked the plates while Kathy ruminated.
“Umm, no. Let me look.” Bringing her mind back to what was important currently; Kathy began to dig in boxes until she finally found them…in a box in the upstairs bathroom.
In no time at all, the kitchen was filled with simmering pots and wonderful scents that made her mouth water. As she tasted the sauce she had just made for the spaghetti, her mother asked, “Are you ready for school tomorrow?”
Courted By Discipline
When Kathy Bretherton moved to Hyacinth at the age of eighteen, she looked forward to living amongst people who believed in traditional values like her family did. She did not expect to become part of the Hyacinth Courting Pool and the object of interest of every man looking for a wife.
Alexander Covington was the most eligible bachelor in town and he wanted her. For Kathy, who grew up in a household where the man was the head of the home and her and her mother's jobs were to take care of it, learning to accept him as her leader was relatively easy. Receiving his discipline was the life-changing part.
About the series In Hyacinth:
Hyacinth, Washington is all about traditional values. In Hyacinth; its residents live their lives by discipline; there is a strong male head of house; and words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Each story in the series is of a young woman (18-20) and her struggle to figure out who she is in this little town while at the same time going through Hyacinth's old-fashioned courting system. On their way to meet, get to know, and finally marry their princes, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expected.
While spanking does exist in every story (more in some than others), the stories are more about the growth of the heroine and loving discipline in all its far-reaching ways, than about spanking.
What you will never find in an In Hyacinth story: swearing or sex.
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