Leo Baxendale Made My Kink What It Is

If kink is innate (I have doubts), it’s a newly-hatched chick — wide-eyed and directionless, ready to glom onto the nearby thing that looks and smells vaguely right. For me as a boy in the 1970s, that thing was The Beano, which dropped through the letter-box every week and was devoured. Even though Leo Baxendale ...

Ken R. R. Adam

[The week that both George Martin and Ken Adam died . . .] PRESENTER: [Off-mic] . . . just leave it at the top of the stairs. No, no, it’s fine. Yes. Yes. Thank you. FX: HEAVY BOX BEING DROPPED. PRESENTER: This week saw the death of great Anglo-German film designer, Ken Adam. Dr. Strangelove, ...

Not Really About Shadow Lane

“It’s good that you haven’t heard of me, because I manage so many websites.” — Overheard in lift during Shadow Lane, 2013* This isn’t really a piece about the last Shadow Lane party. It’s more of a stumbling, rambling assessment of what’s up with Paul’s kink these days, huh?, ...

Can You Fuck If You Don’t Fuck?

A couple of months ago, Gloria Brame wrote a short piece on her blog about the relationship between BDSM and orgasm, suggesting that there’s been a historical (mis-)perception that BDSM play is far more non-sexual than it actually is — mostly because the public face of BDSM has avoided portrayals of sex for legal and ...

Watching Xanadu

A short story from a couple of years ago, which was initially published in a collection entitled “The Spanking Collection” — and which you can still find at iTunes, Lulu.com, Amazon, Smashwords.com, and other places. Use the links below to download the story as a PDF file, or for your e-reader. Right-click ...

In Defence of Secretary (again)

[This was written as a comment on a blog post by Greta Christina, but it seemed worth posting here, not least because I’ve written something like it three or four times before, and if I have it here I can just point.] I’d like to say something in defence of Secretary, because I think it’s ...

Rosa et Sorbus

A new story, that I’ve been working on, in some form, for about a dozen years. Usually I have some idea if I think a piece of writing of mine is any good or not. This, I genuinely have no idea. I think there are some good things in it, but whether the whole thing ...

#tinyspankingstories

#tinyspankingstory “Not white,” she said. “You start with grey.” I changed, slowly. “Good.” A finger in my collar, pulling. “Come with me.” #tinyspankingstory 7pm, I told them both, separately. Deadbolt the door as soon as you get in. Ignore any knocks. I lay out the cane; ...

There Is No Bus

I’m writing this partly to think aloud about something that’s been churning around in my head since last weekend at Shadow Lane, but I’m concerned that if I write it well enough so that I’m not misunderstood it’s going to be mostly caveats. Because what this is about is a wonderful, joyous ...