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Those That Live By the Rod....

by Y Lee Coyote

Copyright on this story text belongs at all times to the original author only, whether stated explicitly in the text or not. The original date of posting to the MMSA was: 06 Feb 2002

This short story is fiction.  It contain scenes of discipline in a foster home.  If such a subject is offensive, uninteresting or if you are a minor (i. e., child) please leave now.  Since in the story I refer to the Book of Proverbs I have, for your convenience, put the relevant quotes at the end.

This work is copyright by the author and commercial use is prohibited without permission.  Personal/private copies are permitted only if complete including the copyright notice.  A tip of the hat to E. B. for a couple of good suggestions.

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This was Kevin's umpteenth placement.  In the last eight years, since his parents died in the plane crash when he was nine, he had been in many foster homes.  Now a high school senior and almost eighteen he hoped that this would be his last.  As you can imagine he encountered places that were nice and those that were not so nice; strict and not so strict; rational and not so rational.  After a few days he was able to see that this one was going to be one of the better places and hopefully he would be able to stay after he turned eighteen to finish high school properly and get his diploma.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Thumper ran the most organized of all the places he had been in.  There were placards on almost every wall.  Several included the strict rules that he and the two other boys were required to follow along with the indication of corporal punishment for each and every violation.  Although the rules were the same in each sign and they each included a different quote from the Book of Proverbs.  There were also placards of the Ten Commandments and other parts of the "Good Book" as Mrs. Thumper always referred to it.

There was little doubt that the rod would not be spared for there was a paddle hanging in the common room and in both of the boys' rooms.  Kevin was not overjoyed with such strict and archaic rules but he was just three months from his birthday and five months from graduation.  He desperately wanted to get his high school diploma before he was evicted from the foster care system which could happen when he turned eighteen.  At least the place was clean and the food wholesome although bland.

Kevin had been there but two weeks when thirteen year old Eddie said a bad word because he tripped and fell on the doorsill rushing to be on time for dinner.  To make matter worse, as he entered the dinning room, he saw Susan, Mrs. Thumper's niece.  The sight of Susan always caused Eddie's heart rate and something else to instantly rise.  As he approached his seat he found it necessary to adjust his trousers.  Unfortunately, Mr. Thumper heard him and saw him 'fondle' his privates in front of the ladies.

Right there in the dinning room Mr. Thumper grabbed him and while stripping him naked as the day he was born lectured him on his latest two sins.  Eddie was extremely embarrassed for not only did Mrs. Thumper see his nakedness but so did Susan, who was in his home room at school.  His embarrassment did not keep his young hormone filled body from maintaining its hard respond to the unexpected pulchritude.  Eddie was required to bend over and receive three hard THWACKS from the paddle forcefully wielded as retribution for the uttering of the blasphemous word which caused him to howl in pain.  Then, because he had gotten an erection in front of the ladies, he was given two more THWACKS.  Finally for starting the Sin of Onan, two more THWACKS.  He stood for dinner as might be expected, not eating it but parked with his nose in the punishment corner sobbing.

It was a couple of weeks later when Mrs. Thumper went to visit her sick mother for the weekend.  The two younger boys were left in Kevin's care (as a baby sitter) while Mr. Thumper went out for the evening.  The three were properly asleep in their own beds when there was a loud crash which woke them.  Looking out the window they could see Mr. Thumper staggering to the house with a young lady in tow and his car entwined about the tree on the front lawn.  Kevin recognized the lady as Mrs. Neighbor who was only half the age of Mr. Thumper.  The boys did not know what to think of all this.  Nor did it get any simpler when they saw the two stagger into the front hall.  As the drunken hypocrite stripped both himself and the lady coming up the stairs the boys retreated into their rooms and then saw them go into the bedroom which he, of course, shared with his absent wife.

This was too much for Kevin.  How could a deacon do such a thing?  What affect would this have on the two younger and most impressionable boys?  Kevin knew that he must act; and act now!  Purposefully, pausing only the take the paddle from the wall he went down the hall and entered Mr. and Mrs. Thumper's bedroom through the still open door.  The sight was sickening!  Mr. Thumper had already forced the naked Mrs. Neighbor onto the bed.  His own nakedness was exposed.  Kevin noted that it did not rise proud and strong as his did but stuck out halfheartedly from beneath a small and scrawny bush and a sagging belly.  As Kevin watched, stunned at the outrageous behavior, Mr. Thumper fell upon Mrs. Neighbor.

Kevin acted decisively.  He raised the paddle and brought it down hard on the hairy, flabby buttocks of his foster house father, Deacon Thumper.


Mr. Thumper howled.  Kevin repeated the set.


"DO NOT HAVE CARNAL RELATIONS WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR'S WIFE AND DEFILE YOURSELF WITH HER." [Leviticus 18:20] quoted Kevin at the sinners and swing the paddle again.  He obviously had listen to the minister's sermons.


"YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY." [Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17] quoted Kevin and swing the paddle still again.  He obviously had also listened to the lectures at dinner.


He pulled the bawling sinner off  the lady and dropped him to the floor where he was promptly sick.  Then he grabbed Mrs. Neighbor and pulled her up.  As he pulled her to the door, he saw that Eddie and Joey had been watching in amazement.  Mrs. Neighbor was an attractive lady in her late twenties and none of them had seen a naked adult female before.

"Help me put her dress on." Kevin ordered.  As they pulled and tugged the garment on the uncooperative lady, they admired the lovely form that they were trying to cover.  They quickly gave up on that task for the lady started to make advances.  She grabbed Kevin and kissed him.  Then she groped him through his pj's.  After she ah'ed at what she felt said: "Let's do it big boy.  You're not a limp dick like him."  Kevin was aghast.  He said down on the simple chair, yanked the naked woman over his lap and began to spank her hard like she was an errant child.  She yelled for him to stop but he just continued.  Just like a child she was much to weak for her struggles to do her any good and she was bawling like a baby.  All three youths appreciated how nicely her bottom turned bright flaming red.  The Scarlet Letter by  Nathaniel Hawthorne came to the three young minds.

Kevin led the lady downstairs and they just put her coat on her.  Joey found her purse with her keys.  They took her home and into her bedroom.  She managed to shed the coat as they put her on her bed.  Her clothes were in a heap on the floor.  Sprawled on her bed the boys got a good look at her feminine charms as she put her hand between her splayed legs.  "A whoring, sinning slut this; without shame." declared Kevin as she enthusiastically rubbed her privates.

The boys returned to the house and to bed.  Mr. Thumper did not appear for breakfast nor for church services.  The youths stayed for the luncheon and then went to the movies as planed.

When he managed to stagger downstairs Mr. Thumper found his well worn bible at his place.  The exact same one that he quoted from before grace at dinner time.  There were four bookmarks and four passages now highlighted in pink.  The three already quoted here and Leviticus 19:18 -- "You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your fellow as yourself: I am the Lord".

Nothing was ever said but the paddles remained on the wall until Kevin graduated and went to college.  He was really pleasantly surprised that he got a full scholarship to the state college which covered tuition, room and board and even a little bit of pocket money.

The End

© Copyright A.I.L., February 04, 2002

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Proverbs 13:24
      He who spares the rod hates his son,
      But he who loves him disciplines him early.

Proverbs 22:15
      If folly settles in the heart of a lad,
      The rod of discipline will remove it.

Proverbs 23:13
      Do not withhold discipline from a child;
      If you beat him with a rod he will not die.

Proverbs 23:14
      Beat him with a rod
      And you will save him from the grave.

Genesis 38:9
      But Onan, knowing that the seed would not count as his, let it go to waste whenever he joined with his brother's wife, so as not to provide offspring for his brother.

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