Saturday, 30 March 2013

Story of The Day: Mother and Daughter

Our next 'Story of the Day' is Mother and Daughter by Joy Peters which has been recommended by LSF member, Tamlyn

"Although at first this appears to be the typical mother making the extreme sacrifice to save her daughter from pain and humiliation, don't be fooled. They are both caned but there are no sadistic horny headmasters here or pain-freak families. This is serious stuff.

What this story concerns is privilege or the perception of same. The character of the mother, Rosemary Grayling, is described as a doctor - a succesful general practitioner who belives that her 17 year old daughter Lucy should follow in her footsteps, but knows that in order to do so, top marks at school will be absolutely essential.

Lucy falls behind in her studies due to social commitments, and so it is her mother who writes her essay. Lucy's expulsion from school is a real threat... but there is a way to avoid it as both mother and daughter receive the cane!

Lucy is a good student but it's her well-meaning mother trying to help that gets her into serious trouble. It's not the first time, and Lucy will again be caned. She's not the only one.

synopsis by Dave

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