Monday, January 14, 2013

From the Top Shelf - Airport Check-in

A regular contributor to the weekly Complete the Caption, Michael M, is also a gifted story-teller. Each Sunday he publishes a "spanklet" which is, in his own words, "a very short story where an individual is spanked or caned."

I found a gem of a story and I'd like to share a portion of it with you today. A traveler in an unnamed country is checking in at the airport. His luggage is over the weight limit and he had been asked to pay an extra fee, but he refuses and generally makes himself offensive to the woman behind the desk. She summons the manager who politely escorts Mr. Traveler into her office, and this is where it gets interesting.

“Put your bag down, sir.”

He did as he was told. The airline manager seemed to have lost her smile and she spoke with some authority in her voice.

“Now listen to me young man, the days of empire are well and truly over. You can no longer go around demanding things in this country and you certainly cannot use foul language in front of my staff. Do you understand?”

Taken by surprise by her attack, he mumbled “Yes”. He was being to panic a little bit. 

“It’s Ma’am to you!”

He stared at her, nearly ready to adopt an arrogant attitude but changed his mind. Now was not a good time to argue he decided.

“Yes ma’am.”

“You need to learn some manners, but I am feeling generous so I will offer you a choice in how you learn that lesson. You can either stay in this room for two days, miss your flight and pay for a new ticket or,” she paused, “or my colleague here will deal with you in a traditional manner of my country.”

 He turned to glance at the slim athletic looking woman in the smart green uniform. She gave him a look that made his blood run cold.

As if on cue, the police officer moved to a cupboard on the wall and opened it to show an array of half a dozen canes neatly arranged on horizontal hooks.

“Well, I’m waiting for an answer.” The manager spoke sharply

“I can’t stay here,” he complained. “I’m due back at work tomorrow and I don’t have enough money to buy another ticket.”

“In that case we will deal with the matter quickly and you may still catch this flight.”

The woman nodded at the police officer and he heard the rattle of a cane being lifted from its fixing.”

“Go over to that bench and lower your trousers.”

In a daze he did as he had been instructed. The police woman stood menacingly to one side of the bench, holding the cane in both hands, as he slowly unbuckled his belt and let the trousers fall to the floor.

“Now bend over.” came a second command.

Slowly he lowered himself over the leather topped stool. His torso was at an angle and his head was now below his waist. In a quick movement the airline employee knelt to fasten each wrist to the legs of the frame and then, darting swiftly behind him, she yanked his shorts down  to his feet, before passing a belt across the back of his knees and buckling it tightly.

As he lay there, with  a trembling in the pit of his stomach, he watched the polished brown shoes of the police officer take up position to the left of his feet. He could just see the tip of the long cane quivering near her ankles

“Give him twelve hard strokes officer. That should be sufficient.”

 Read the entire story here.

Be sure to visit Michael's blog, Disciplined Behaviour, and check out his library of spanklets. You will find them in a dropdown menu on the right. Have fun!

From Hermione's Heart


Anonymous said...

I really like Michael's stories. Thank you for sharing.


ronnie said...


I love Michael's Sunday spanklets.

Thanks for sharing this one, missed it first time.


Hermione said...

Joey - He's very talented.

Ronnie - then I'm pleased to know I picked the right one:)


SirQsmlb said...

Oh I'm so glad to find a new blog...thank you for sharing!


Roz said...

Great story, I enjoyed this. Thank you Michael, and Hermione for sharing it.


Hermione said...

Fiona - I'm pleased to have introduced him to you.

Roz - It was my pleasure.