By order of the court

Mr Creswell paced the length of his front room; it wasn’t a big room and it didn’t take him more than five steps to get from one side to the other. Anxiously he looked at his watch: it was nearly time they should arrive any minute now. Upstairs in his bedroom his eighteen-year-old son waited, … Continue reading By order of the court

The escapee (or Blakey on the run)

The bars across the window had been sawn through weeks before. They hadn’t been fixed. Money was tight. There were more important things to worry about. Blakey pulled open the sash windows. It was almost dark. The rest of the “students” would be down in the recreation rooms in the hour before bedtime. Now, was … Continue reading The escapee (or Blakey on the run)

Another adventure at Camp Cottage

See also: Adventure at Camp Cottage -- click here   Julian bounded into the sitting room. The sun was shining brightly. My, the boy thought, what another gay day. The sun has been shining every day since I came to Camp Cottage to spend the summer with my Uncle Dick and Aunt Fanny. “Does the … Continue reading Another adventure at Camp Cottage

The apprentices

Anders Schmidt’s heart raced, he re-entered the figures on the spreadsheet, double clicked the mouse and waited for it to update. Sweat was moistening his brow and it was not only because the air-conditioning in the room was not working. In a second the computer screen flickered. Schmidt did not have to look; he already … Continue reading The apprentices

The sneak thief’s caning

I was a long way from home on the other side of the world, just travelling like a lot of young people did. I was exploring how other people, different from me, lived; seeing different cultures in the raw, experiencing new things. But I got a bit more than I bargained for the day I … Continue reading The sneak thief’s caning

Snuffy

We first met quite by accident in a crowded coffeeshop in town. I was seated at a table deep into my Guardian, he was at the other end of the room, searching with his eyes. Do you ever get that feeling someone’s watching you, even if you can’t see them? That’s how it was. I … Continue reading Snuffy

Fake News at New Year

Five louts birched after New Year’s brawl Brocklehurst Bugle Five louts each received 12 strokes of the birch on their bare buttocks for brawling in the street after a new law came into force at midnight on New Year’s Day. The five, aged between 19 and 21, appeared before Brocklehurst Magistrates on Tuesday. Police Inspector … Continue reading Fake News at New Year

Footballer’s Judicial Caning

“One hundred dollar fine; two hundred and fifty dollars to be paid in damages and four lashes of the cane on the bare buttocks. Take him away. Next case.” The twenty-eight-year-old footballer bitterly resented being in this God-forsaken African country. Tony Jeffries was an important name in European soccer and starred in a top club, … Continue reading Footballer’s Judicial Caning

Public Birching

George was walking his dog towards the recreation ground one morning when he realised there were a lot of people on the street, all seemingly going in the same direction. He spotted a neighbour Colin. “Hi Colin,” he said tugging on his dog’s leash to slow him. “What are all these people doing? Is something … Continue reading Public Birching

Fake News #11

Sen. Magistrates Welcome New Judicial Caning Law EXCLUSIVE Brocklehurst Bugle Senior Magistrate Col. CET Thumpington-Smythe of the Brocklehurst Bench has welcomed the new law allowing male offenders up to the age of 40 to be caned on the bare buttocks. Col. Thumpington-Smythe (pictured above) said young men especially needed a severe dose of discipline. He … Continue reading Fake News #11