The late 1990s were an amazing time. The Web was growing geometrically. It was a time when software engineers felt like they were the heirs of the future. There were exciting new experiments in expression and communication. The on-line liberal publication Salon was going strong. On there erotic front Clean Sheets published essays on sexuality and erotic stories. One of the early contributors to Clean Sheets was Naomi Darvell.
Naomi Darvell is a nom de plume. Naomi write: "Darvell is a name from Suburban Souls, one of my Edwardian flagellation faves". Suburban Souls is Victorian (Edwardian?) literary erotica written by that most prolific of Victorian authors "Anonymous". See Richard Manton's On Suburban Souls published in the Evergreen Review (Richard Manton is a connoisseur of Victorian spanking erotica and is the author of a number of erotic spanking novels). There is some caning in Suburban Souls but it is not "flagellation" erotica. I think that Naomi may have been thinking instead of The Yellow Room, also by Anonymous, a spanking novel from 1891.
I first met Naomi in the USENET group soc.sexuality.spanking. The USENET groups were the original internet discussion groups and soc.sexuality.spanking is the decedent of alt.sex.bondage, a discussion group that started in the mid-1980s.
The USENET groups were originally distributed from computer system to computer system via dial-up phone lines and early ISPs like Netcom and Best provided USENET access. Google now hosts the USENET archives and the active groups at groups.google.com.
I found Naomi's stories erotic and very well written. Naomi's characters burn with a fascination for spanking. Her stories have characters that seem real and plots that are plausible. There is a certain innocent feel about Naomi's stories. The characters are either young or not very worldly college girls. This gives Naomi's stories a certain sweet, sexy feel.
While Naomi is a faster writer than Wintermute, good stories take time and weeks would pass between Naomi's stories. When ever a new Naomi Darvell story appeared on-line I would eagerly read it. Then at some point around the great dot-com die-off, Naomi's stories stopped. In the back of my mind I always thought that I could find her stories in the Google archives. But this can be more difficult than one might think. Also, the Google archive seems to be imperfect. Only part three of Naomi's wonderful story Summer at my Father's still seems to be available.
I was Googling around, probably using search terms like "bare bottom", panties and paddle when I encountered Naomi's story Eliza in the Google cache of a new defunct web site Louiza's Spanking Files (spankingfiles.com). Louiza died a few years ago and sadly her site seems to have gone off-line (although parts can still be found at the wonderful Internet Archive). Seeing Louiza's site go off-line got me thinking about how sad it was that Naomi's stories are not more generally accessible. So I sent an email to Naomi asking if I could republish her stories here. She kindly gave me permission.
These stories are all copyright Naomi Darvell. I am reprinting them here, but I have no ownership of these stories. They are entirely Naomi's with the exception of a few typo corrections and the HTML formatting I've added. I have not included Naomi's email address here, but you can find it in groups.google.com if you look.
Each of these stories started with the statement If you're under eighteen, please don't read this.
A Ballet Memoir (F/F, M/F)
A teenage girls struggles with ballet, her fascination with spanking and her blooming sexuality.
A University student in the 1950s explores her sexuality and her fascination with spanking.
Elsa (F/F punishment spanking, sex between women)
Alice feels terrible about the way she has acted. She needs the pain of a hard spanking, so she goes to Elsa for a spanking.
This story starts with a wonderful little detail that pressed one of my bottons:
It is not yet dark when I arrive. Elsa's lover, Margaret, opens the door. She gives me a chagrined look exactly like the looks children exchange when one of them is about to be punished. `Elsa is still out,' she tells me. `I'm supposed to get you ready.' She takes me to her room and hands me a nightgown, pale blue linen.
I love the idea of a spankee being prepared for a her (or his) spanking. Especially when the person preparing them has felt the same disciplinarian's punishment across their bare bottom.
Guy (F/M, masturbation, sex)
Under the doubled-up strap, Guy’s bottom twitched and bounced. The buttocks squeezed together and then separated almost as if he were engaged in a sexual act. Almost immediately I wanted to stop, turn him over and fuck him. Instead I kept on strapping, even past the twelfth stroke. I suppose there were twenty in all.
Isabel (F/F, implied sex)
The teenage Isabel has a crush on her teacher, Miss K. There is chemistry between Isabel and Miss K. when eventually results in Isabel getting the spanking she dreams of.
Neighbors (F/M, M/F, mild sex)
Marjorie is fourteen and Nicholas is sixteen and they are neighbors. One day Nicholas finds Marjorie in the orchard cutting switches from a plum tree for a spanking she will get later from her father. He asks her to show him what a switching feels like across the bare bottom. Later he watches through her bedroom window as she gets her spanking.
Pharsalia (F/F, "a tiny bit of lesbian sex mentioned" and something really twisted: classical latin literature)
A girl's governess, Miss E., spanks her for plagerism, igniting the girl's fascination with spanking.
Punishment (F/F punishment spanking, no sex)
Charlotte has wronged her lover Pavel. She feels terrible and asks him to give her a punishment spanking. Although he has given her sexual spankings, he cannot bring himself to punish her in this way. They agree to ask Mrs. Martin to punish Charlotte.
Summer Idyll (M/MF, mild sex)
A girl and her cousin, Nick, explore a childhood crush. Caught kissing, they are both given a bare bottom birching by her Uncle.
Suzanne (M/F sex, F/F spanking)
While having sex with her husband, Suzanne remembers the spankings she got from her Aunt Sarah.
Tennis (F/F spanking, sex, tennis)
Those short little tennis skirts, with the matching tennis panties over the tight bottoms of women tennis players are inherently erotic. Plus, the sport is played with rackets that look like paddles. For a spanko there is a connection between spanking and tennis, which is what inspired the opening of my story The Resort. As this story shows, Naomi shares this fascination with me.
Donna is wearing the same pink tennis skirt, with the same.... Wait a minute! Those aren't the little pink tennis panties that go with that skirt! All she has on are regular panties, underwear, and neither very thick nor (my god) very concealing, as I notice when she jumps up to volley.
Venus as a Boy (FM/fff)
A college girl and her fellow dorm residents are spanked by their dorm Head Resident, Miss Hanson, for being out past curfew. One evening her boyfriend Ron witnesses her getting a bare bottom paddling from Miss Hanson. She is humiliated at first, but the spanking leads to erotic spanking with Ron.