Saturday, January 22, 2022

Saturday Spankings - A place to think

Welcome back to Saturday Spankings. As I wait for the next Cassie book to be out in March, I’m putting up snippets from Returning to Us, my contribution to the Corbin’s Bend Series. Hal and Susan are trying to revive the spark and the closeness they had at the beginning of their marriage. Hal is optimistic while Susan is more of a realist. But deep down they both want the same thing. 

When Susan saw all the old implements Hal had displayed her mind had gone back to one of the first time he’d ever spanked her shortly after they’d married. But the decision she had to make needed to be made now.


Susan brought her mind back to the present. That had been so long ago. They had been kids with little education, no money, nothing but a deep love for each other. Now they were middle-aged, they had college degrees, careers, they were affluent, they were parents, grandparents… how could they go back to this?

This lifestyle had come up several times over the years, mostly at Susan’s request. Hal would seem willing enough, but only for a week or two, then it would die out again. Susan had dreamed of it for so many years. It never lasted. Now, the memory brought tears to her eyes and she remembered the love and passion that had followed that night so very many years ago.

Hal touched her shoulder and she turned to him. “Oh, Hal we’re not kids anymore. We stopped this a long time ago.”

“That was my fault. Even when you’d ask about it, I didn’t do it. I let you down when we stopped.” Hal paused, he took Susan’s face in his hands before continuing. “I want you and I want our marriage. Are you willing to give it a try? Will you give me a chance to make it up to you? Will you give me, us, one more chance? Will you at least think about it?”

Susan stared at Hal. How long had it been since they had looked into each other’s eyes for more than a second? Could this possibly work? Could she handle all that it implied? She didn’t know, but she knew that whatever she decided could change their lives. Taking a deep breath Susan said quietly, 

“Hal, this is a big decision. I wish I had somewhere quiet to think.”

Hal understood at once. “I’ve got the perfect place,” he said and led her to the corner.

After thirty-five years, Susan thought her marriage was over the morning after their last child's wedding. Hal, her husband, said he needed to talk about something important. She knew it couldn’t be good. They rarely even spoke anymore. 


In the beginning they’d been so close, so passionate. Practicing domestic discipline had been a wonderful part of their lives - sometimes. But over the years it had all drifted away, even when Susan asked for what she needed. He would occasionally give her a mild, sexy spanking, but the real discipline she craved was a thing of the past. 


Now, Hal suddenly wanted to talk about moving to Colorado to live in Corbin's Bend, a community where spanking was not only accepted, but encouraged. Could this bring back the closeness and passion they’d once had? Could Susan trust that this time Hal would truly step up?

Cassie Space series:

Cassie's Space (book one)   
Cassie's Tale (book two)                       
Cassie on the Move (book three)          
Cassie's River Living (book four)        
Cassie's Conflict (book five)
Cassie's Influence (book six)
Cassie's Ordeal (book seven)
Cassie Corralled (book eight)
Cassie's Road Trip (book nine)
Cassie's Life (book ten)

Paperbacks can be found here

Cal's Law Series:

Cal's Law (book one)
Becoming Family (book two)
Educating Jenny (book three)
Searching for Home (book four)

On the River series:

On the River (book one)

Corbin's Bend

Returning to Us   


  1. I loved this PK and had to laugh at the ending. Good call Hal! LoL. Seriously though, it is a big decision and this snippet really shows the inner turmoil Susan is going through. I have faced the same turmoil over the years with several stop/starts to ttwd.


    1. I think many of us have gone through similar. I like the way they handled it.

  2. I agree with Roz. I chuckled at Hal leading Susan over to the corner so she could think. I've no doubt his thoughtfulness will help her. Great snippet, PK.

    1. It may seem silly to many but the corner isn't such a bad place for thinking.

  3. Wonderful!! So can I read the Corbin's Bend book as a standalone? (I'm in the process of converting to Judaism and you wouldn't believe the size of my TBR now lol)

    1. Boy I imagine you do have a ton of reading to do, but yes it's a standalone. And I think it's a good book for people who don't just do TTWD as a game.

  4. Totally awesome snippet. I'll have to add this to my TBR list!

    1. Thanks Dakota, I enjoyed your snippet too. But I couldn't find anywhere to comment. Am I missing something?