Daily Archives: May 4th, 2009

Did Claire Get the Cane? – Another Vanilla Nugget

Free Chapters of the Woody Back to School Unit spanking saga are available at the Woodettes Publications Page.

Another vanilla nugget allowed me to create the character of Claire Brooks. I was working in London and had been employed by the board of directors of a small engineering consultancy to assess whether there was any opportunity to turn its fortunes around. It was the mid-eighties and we were in the midst of an oil crash. It was clear to me that there was absolutely no work and little or no chance of securing any projects in the immediate future. I was given the unenviable task of wrapping the operation up.

At the time the consultants had one outstanding bid in the market-place so I was able to persuade the board to keep the staff for a few weeks that would at least give them a chance to find alternative employment.

Every lunch-time we repaired to the local pub as there was nothing happening in the office. One day we were having a few beers and one of the engineers was giving out about one of his off-spring who was causing pandemonium at school. The engineer lamented that a dose of the cane (which had been outlawed) would be the ideal way to sort things out. There followed a general (vanilla) conversation about the pro’s and con’s of corporal punishment. The only girl in the group was our Girl-Friday. She was a somewhat ‘Sloane Rangerish’ individual but she had a wicked and coarse sense of humor. During the conversation she admitted that we used to get swished by the prefects at school”. My attention was immediately piqued, my spanko-radar on full alert, but fate intervened. In those days the pubs closed during the afternoon and just as Girl-Friday had imparted this nugget the barmaid came over to take last orders. By the time drinks were arranged and paid for the conversation had moved on and the subject changed.

On the day that we closed our doors I took her for lunch, wondering how to get the conversation around to the subject of ‘swishing’. Sadly despite no end of Machiavellian ploys and conversational maneuvers I was unsuccessful but that one innocent comment was enough for me to create the character of Claire Brooks.

Don’t Forget – Free Chapters of the Woody Back to School Unit spanking saga are available at the Woodettes Publications Page.