(Image provided by The Temptress, title and photographer unknown)
She stood shifting nervously from foot to foot as I eyed her, measuring her worth, considering how best to make use of her. Her husband had run up some truly awe-inspiring debts to me, and rather than send my goons around to lump him up a few times, I'd decided that the use of his wife for a few weeks would pay the tab nicely. I understood he was still recovering from the beating she'd given him when she found out.
"Turn around," I directed, and she did. I pulled my belt free and in a twinkling had it looped round her wrists. Leather creaked under stress, and she hissed in pain as I drew it tighter. I ran my hand down that silky smooth back to the curve of her ass and squeezed, pleased with my acquisition.
"Face me," I said, and she did, her eyes flicking down to my crotch in boredom....and widening in surprise. Then she licked her lips and pursed them for a soundless whistle.
Perhaps this month wouldn't be so tedious after all.
Your challenge for today was to use the picture above and write a flash fiction of 60-160 words. Additionally, I provided a key phrase I wanted to see used somewhere in the submission:
Nobody's checking word counts, or for the key phrase, but you're only cheating yourself if you break the rules. Unless you're doing it to earn a spanking (in which case, see me after class).
Special Bonus Director's Commentary Track:
I was caught by surprise with this one. I had thought I would perhaps tell a story about a domineering woman playing reverse-power games with her underling, dressing him in finery as if he were her boss and having him dominate her or be fired. It seemed a bit too much like sexual harassment to me, though (pleasant as the scenario might seem to me, sex with your employees is pretty much a recipe for trouble), so I cast about for a different approach. It occurred to me that the guy looked like a gangster of some kind -- something about the haircut, the grooming, the completely at-ease posture -- and suddenly there it was, a story about an urbane crime lord making use of his power and enjoying it to the utmost. I liked the idea that she went along with the idea not because she particularly loved her husband, but because she was bored and horny enough to find the prospect appealing. Hope you enjoyed it as much as she plans to.
Please note that I am no longer collecting the participants list. If you are playing along this week, please leave your link below using the widget. It will appear in the text of the post itself, not in the comments, so everyone that's playing will be listed here. This frees me from having to chase people down to find out if they're playing or update the Friday post several times for late entries. Your cooperation is appreciated.
In any case, the participants list is below. Go check them out, and thanks to all who played along.
Check back here on Monday for the next challenge! And if you have any photos or artwork you'd like to see in a future challenge, please send them my way. Thanks to The Temptress for sending along this week's photo.