A Robust Response

I am a fair man, a man of the world. I understand the temptations of the young. I know it is a rocky road to adulthood. I have myself suffered temptations. When I was a teenager I knew desire. I knew what it was to long for the clear skin of other boys, lust over … Continue reading A Robust Response

Book. The St Francis Independent Grammar School stories

  In this free-of-charge book offering we revisit St Francis Independent Grammar School. St FIGS is a traditional school – traditional curriculum; traditional sports; traditional uniform and traditional discipline. We meet John Allison, eighteen years old and a new boy at school, as he discovers just what that means. The thwack of the cane against … Continue reading Book. The St Francis Independent Grammar School stories

A passing phase

I came home unexpectedly early that afternoon. A pipe had burst and we had to evacuate the office to let the plumbers in. I’d expected the house to be empty. Colin, the only one of my kids still living at home, would have been at business college and my wife was at work. As I … Continue reading A passing phase

Fr. Christian

“Stand there boy and wait. You need to be taught a painful lesson. I’ll be back in a moment.” Keith stood in the passageway and watched miserably as Fr. Christian slowly lumbered up the stairs; one fat buttock after another wobbling towards the top landing. He could make a run for it. There was time. … Continue reading Fr. Christian

Fr. Pat’s paddle

The Catholic University’s Disciplinary Committee was drawing to a close. It had been a short meeting. Only one case had been heard. The term was over and most students had dispersed to their towns and villages across the Province for the vacation. Moses, a twenty-one-year-old Mass Communications student, was left behind; trapped. He had no … Continue reading Fr. Pat’s paddle

The St Francis Independent Grammar School stories

In the latest free-of-charge book offering we revisit St Francis Independent Grammar School. St FIGS is a traditional school – traditional curriculum; traditional sports; traditional uniform and traditional discipline. We meet John Allison, eighteen years old and a new boy at school, as he discovers just what that means. The thwack of the cane against … Continue reading The St Francis Independent Grammar School stories