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Thursday, 24 October 2013

#SpankorTreat: Siobhan, the supernatural and a strapping






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In this spooky little Hallowe'en tale, we're going to drop in on Siobhan and Michael, the two main characters from My Naughty Little Secret...
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“I’m so glad you’re here for an Irish hallowe’en,” Siobhan told Michael. “It’s as old as the Celts and the pagan feast of Samhain. October 31 marked the end of the old Celtic calendar, and they believed the ghosts of dead walked the earth on that night and had all sorts of customs to ward off evil spirits.”

“You didn’t tell me before you dragged me up the aisle that I was marrying a crack pot. Honestly you’re not to be filling this pair’s heads with all that nonsense.” Michael looked behind affectionately at his fifteen month old son and daughter, securely fastened in the baby chairs as they drove along the N4 to Sligo.

“It’s not nonsense. Surely even you’ve heard of the banshee.”

“Oh dear lord, don’t tell me I’m going to get a full weekend of this…” Michael groaned.
Fond and all as he was of Siobhan’s family sometimes he found them to be just so Irish. Already he could imagine that dinner this evening would be a noisy affair, the whole family around the big table, intent on ‘educating’ the English man. He knew from experience that he could take half of the crap they fed him with a pinch of salt.

As they arrived at the Brennan home in the seaside village of Easkey, Siobhan’s Auntie Ailish was standing at the front door, peering down the street, as they pulled up. Michael liked her very much. She had an uncanny way of knowing what was going on in her grand-nieces'  lives without being told. Rumour had it she read playing cards, telling the future, for half of the neighbourhood since her arrival, but she totally refused to look at them for her family.  She had moved in with the Brennan family only a couple of months earlier, due to ill health.

“I knew you were arriving,” she said by way of greeting as Siobhan and Michael stooped to kiss her leathery weather-beaten cheek.

As they entered the kitchen, the aroma of freshly fried bacon and boxty, the traditional halowe’en tea, filled their nostrils along with the chatter of a bustling family. Shrieks worthy of the most terrifying banshee rang out as they all cooed over the twins, now crying from the cacophony of sounds and sea of strange faces.

“I’m babysitting tonight so you two can go out,” Ann told them in a voice that brooked no argument.

“But mind you douse yourselves in holy water to ward off the evil spirits,” Auntie Ailish warned.

Michael just about managed to turn his guffaw into a passable cough as Siobhan kicked him hard under the table.

“Auntie Ailish sees ghosts and hears the banshee,” Siobhan warned him in a whisper as soon as she could. 

Great it was now official, not only was his wife a crackpot but it seemed it ran in the family. He resisted the urge to argue, knowing it would be a waste of time. But by God, he resolved that Siobhan was going to pay for the bruise he could feel forming on his shin at the first possible opportunity. He looked forward to the thought; she hadn’t earned a proper spanking in such a long time.

The old lady leaned over and spoke very quietly in Michael’s ear: “Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, young man.” Auntie Ailish warned. “And if I were you I wouldn’t let Donal know what you intend doing to his daughter, he mightn’t see it her way.”

“You’re gone white as a sheet Michael, do you feel all right?” Ann asked with concern.

“I’m fine, just the heat of the kitchen,” he answered. Damn, did that woman just read his mind, he wondered?

“Will you tell us about the ‘shee, Auntie Ailish? I know it terrifies me but Michael has never heard it.” Aislinn begged.

“When one of my relations dies, I always hear the wail of the banshee. It’s a gift that gets handed down generation to generation,  like the “cure”, or the “second sight”. Although it’s a strange ‘gift’. Usually, I hear it before they die, and I know someone is soon to depart this earth. They say it follows the O’s and the Mc’s, but most families have lost it by now. I think it’s because they doubt. And tonight’s a special night to me, all of the ghosts of my loved ones will be close at hand, I might even get to see or talk to some of them, if the luck is with me.”

Michael was listening to her with more respect, knowing she had just seen inside his head. She was certainly an uncanny woman.  She related stories from her youth, how she had first realised she could see the dead as a young child, and strange people would sit on the edge of her bed at night. But they hadn’t scared her. Only talked. And when she spoke to her mother about it, her mam had just told her she had the gift, as if it was the most natural thing in the world. He could feel shivers down his spine as she told him about hearing the banshee the night her mother died unexpectedly. She had heard the wail three times in her bed, and had arisen three times to greet the banshee, but  each time it stopped. It was only when she saw her mother plainly at the foot of her bed she knew who the banshee was wailing for. It came as no surprise when the telephone rang at five am, announcing her mother’s massive stroke.

“What surprises me most is that none of you lot have ever heard it. It’s already skipped one generation. I’d hate to think it’ll die off with me, especially as my time is so nearly up.” Auntie Ailish said with a sigh.

“I think there is more than enough life in you to keep you going another while,” Michael laughed. What was it with old people? They were always in such a hurry to write themselves off in words but in action, the closer death came a knocking the harder they fought him back.

After feeding time at the zoo, as Michael had come to think of mealtimes in the Brennan household, the family all scattered their various ways, Donal, Ann and Auntie Ailish went to see Donal’s parents and the younger clan members went out on the town early as the local pub was hosting a bonfire.  Siobhan and he settled the terrified twins who had spent the last hour crying at every doorbell chime signalling more scary trick-or-treaters and even scarier relations. Finally there was peace. 

Michael raised his trouser leg. “Look what you did, young lady,” he said ominously. Siobhan looked contrite at the sight of the blue round mark that had formed on his leg.

“Oops, I suppose I kicked you a bit too hard, sorry about that, but you were going to laugh at Auntie Ailish and that would have been a big mistake.”

“So you made the mistake instead, not a very respectful way to treat your husband is it? Get ‘em off.”

Siobhan had her jeans down around her ankles before he could say “Jack o’ Lantern”.

“Could you not at least pretend to be scared or reluctant, it is supposed to be a punishment you know.”

“Sorry, it’s just been so long. If I’d known a kick would have done the trick you’d have had blue shins months ago.”

“Come here, you naughty brat, over you go. I’ll soon wipe that smile to the other side of your face.” 

Siobhan draped herself across his lap, her very favourite place in the whole wide world. He kneaded her bottom, still in perfect shape even after pregnancy and childbirth. He let his hand slip between her legs and chuckled at the pool of moisture that was waiting for him. He’d definitely left it too long. She took a sharp breath in as he lightly pinched her clit.

“Bad girl, you’re all wet already.” 

He brought his hand down in a sharp crack causing Siobhan to moan in pleasure. He spanked harder and she moaned again. Over and back, up and down, he spanked, whacked and thwapped. But there was no sign of remorse on his lovely lady who was relishing every moment of it. He was stunned to hear her shout stop. Her body certainly didn’t want him to stop. She tensed up and became alert.

“What’s up?”

“I heard a cry, I think the twins are awake.”  

Siobhan rose off his lap. He listened but could hear nothing and pushed her back down across his knee, raising his hand.

“Listen, there it is again.” And again Michael could hear nothing.

“I’ll check the babies,” he volunteered, eager to get back to her behind.

“Flat out,” he told her as he returned. “Now where were we?”

He undid his belt and slipped it out through the loops and saw Siobhan shiver at the sound it made - at last she was taking notice! Even already he noticed some of the red had faded to pale pink and he had every intention of deepening the blush. He piled the pillows in the centre of the bed and guided her across, folding his belt double. Her bottom was sticking up delightfully. The dilemma was whether to spank or just take her like that.  He could surely manage a few strokes before he gave into his lustful desires, Siobhan would gloat at his weakness for her behind if he didn’t. He brought the belt down across the centre of her cheeks and she gave a small yelp, making him feel triumphant. He repeated this five times when he felt a chill steal into the room. He halted in his tracks.

“What’s wrong Michael?”

“I don’t know, something walked over my grave.”

“God you’re nearly as bad as us now.” she replied.

Michael looked towards the door. Sitting on a chair beside the door was Aunty Ailish.

“Don’t let me stop you, sonny! Give her what for. She’s bold enough to need it.”

Michael’s mouth fell open, his belt dropped on the bed and he quickly placed his hands to hide his massive erection which was rapidly drooping.

“What the hell?” he shouted. Siobhan jumped up. “Your Auntie Ailish is there. He pointed towards an empty corner.

“Michael are you crazy? She’s gone with Mam and Dad.”

“No! She was there I swear, did you not hear her say to carry on?”

They could hear footsteps running towards the front door and Siobhan quickly pulled on her jeans, forgetting her panties in her haste to be decent.  The front door slammed shut and Donal was shouting for them.

“Can one of you bring me to Sligo General hospital? Auntie Ailish had a heart attack, your mother is gone in the ambulance and I don’t think I’m safe to drive as I just had a whiskey with Dad.”

“Is she ok? What’s happening?”

 “I’ve no idea, your mam has no phone. Please hurry.”

“I’ll do it, I know the way. You’ll be ok with the babies won’t you?” Siobhan said to Michael. Again, she heard a horrible wail. “Looks like they want to join in the melee anyway, that’s them off.”

“They’re not crying, Shiv.”



Three cries, Auntie Ailish sitting on the chair. Michael knew with a horrible clarity that Auntie Ailish had gone from this world, and she had passed Siobhan the so-called “gift”.




Easkey by night, image copied from TripAdvisor


Banshee.jpg
Bunworth Banshee, Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland by Thomas Crofton Croker, 1825 from Wikipedia


Now I'll leave you with a little thought, I often wondered if it is entirely a coincidence that Banshee, the shrieking woman sounds so like "bean an ti" pronounced ban-an-chee, which means the woman of the house? A man is behind that one for sure : )


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123 comments:

  1. I love these two and Siobhan's whole family to boot! Auntie Ailish was watching them. Your tales are so entertaining, Tara! I love your flare! (Shhhh...don't tell anyone else, but I think this one is going to be my favorite!

    corinnealexander4 at gmail dot com VIP

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    1. Thanks so much Corinne, I think I'll always have a soft spot for Siobhan and Michael. They're such a fun couple. I might have to revisit them some day to see how their lives are going! Who knows I might even get them to share some more.

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  2. Tara,

    Loved your story. New to your site.

    Auntie Ailish was watching.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thank you Ronnie, it's great to have a new visitor. Have a happy hallowe'en. :)

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  3. Auntie Ailish was a-watchin'! Excellent story, Tara! You get a real feel for the Irish flare.

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    1. Thanks Maren. When I was a child, the scariest stories I remember were about people who heard the banshee, so I figured it was a good hallewe'en tale.

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  5. Auntie Ailish was watching.Love your stories they are excellent!!!!!
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    1. Thank you No Angel. Love the name - none of us are angels!!

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  6. I can't wait to get a chance to read this... Between this and Sat Spanks I'm going to be in a world of trouble this week!

    Oh and Auntie Ailish was the watcher.

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    1. Thanks Pooky, I hope you get to sit comfortably through them all. I know my hubby's not gonna be too happy with my computer time this weekend either!

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  7. Loved the background for the story! Okay now I have to say it was funny when Aunt Ailish popped up and was watching Michael and Siobhan. If I was a guy and she popped up sure enough my erection would have went flat. lmao. abookreviewer@yahoo.com

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    1. Lol, Autumn, if I was a guy mine would too! Thank you so much.

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  8. Auntie Allish was watching! Thanks for the fun story!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and supporting Spank or Treat His First Mate

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  9. Auntie Ailish.
    angiek@cfu.net

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  10. I think Auntie Ailish is a bit naughty herself. Secret Voyeur she is.

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    1. ah but she was only there in spirit! Thanks Ruth.

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  11. Auntie Ailish was watching the spanking and telling him to give her more.

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    1. Thanks Kelsey, she was a bit of a witch all right!

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  12. Shame on Aunties that become voyeurs. Great story, its on my birthday wish list

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    1. A birthday wish list suggests you have a birthday coming soon! Many happy returns and thanks for joining in.

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  13. Tara, you have a special talent for loving spousal spankings, I have to say. It's almost like you've had some experience. :D

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    1. Lol Emily I'm having an eats shoots and leaves or eats, shoots and leaves moment! Do you have that book over there? Loving, spousal spankings or loving spousal spankings! Put it like this, more funishment than punishment!

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  14. Poor Michael...lol...Auntie Ailish spooked him and he went flat!

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    1. He did, bless his cotton socks! And with young children, his opportunities can't have been that plentiful! Thanks Mary

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  15. Thanks for a very cute story Tara! To answer your question: Auntie Ailish was watching Siobhan being spanked.

    Thanks…
    Cat
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    1. Thanks Cat, so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for supporting Spank or Treat

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  16. That was such a sweet story! Enjoyed it, thanks! Her Auntie Ailish was watching the spanking. shavro6 at gmail dot com VIP

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    1. Thank you SH. I'mm glad you enjoyed the tale.

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  17. Aunt Ailish. wow. telling him to carry on. engaging story. Interesting to see the difference between the English and Irish. loved the mini lessons, thoughts on the word banshee

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    1. Thanks Joelle. I do kinda use the blog as a bit of a soapbox at times, shame on me. But I love talking about our old traditions and myths so it's hard not to at times!

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  18. Aunt Ailish was watching and seemed to completely approve. I like this very much. I've always believed in ghost, even though I've never see one. I have a feeling that Michael believes now too.

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    1. Thanks PK, I've never seen one either, but so many people I know have stories that would send chills down your spine, so I daren't disbelieve, in case I'm proven wrong.

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  19. Sorry didn't mean to forget the email pk.corey@yahoo.com

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  20. Aunt Ailish was watching. I enjoyed reading this.
    hugs abby
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  21. Aunt Ailish was watching. I enjoyed reading this.
    hugs abby
    nyfrog0@yahoo.com

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  22. Aunt Ailish was watching. I enjoyed reading this.
    hugs abby
    nyfrog0@yahoo.com

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  23. Oh Tara I just love the Irish accent in your stories. It was Aunt Ailish that was watching :)

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  24. Her Aunt Ailish was watching...I really loved this story - I believe... :-) Thanks, Terpsichore (VIP) terpsichore7atgmaildotcom

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    1. Thank you Terpsichore. Believing is a good plan, you never know who or what is watching, and waiting to prove it's real :)

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  25. Wow! That gave me chills, Tara!

    In a good way, of course!!

    Aunt Alish, who had just died.

    Great story!!
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    1. Thanks Katherine.The Banshee always gives me the chills.

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    2. That scream freaks me OUT! Ok, I've only seen it on tv, (probably an episode of Charmed :) ).
      But still, ugh.
      chills and hairs standing up!

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  26. Auntie Ailish that was a little spooky but still hot read!! VIP. Email:kellybear2408@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Kelly. I'm so glad you found it spooky... It is hallowe'en after all!

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  27. Aunty Ailish, that voyeur. She must approve of such activities, from her encouraging tone! That was educational, I enjoyed the story :) Do you know of anyone who has heard or seen anything?

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    1. Hi Pao, thank you! Yes I know a lot of people who have had ghostly experiences and know a few who say they've heard the banshee. Do I believe them? I believe that they believe it for sure, and frankly I'd be too scared to discount them totally as I could end up eating my words. But I think the Irish are still a very superstitious nation.

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  28. OMG that was really Halloweeny!! It got me a little nervous - I definitely believe in ghosts!! Fun though too although Michael owes her a strapping… :)

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    1. Thanks Natasha. I'm too scared not to believe myself. Put it like this, I won't be going near any graveyards on Thursday!

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  29. Hot story. I love when the spankee is enjoying it.

    Auntie Ailish was watching. daiziedraper@yahoo.com

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  30. That was a great story! You always spin the best tales. Dare I say Michael and Siobhan are my favorite couple?
    I don't think I even knew the story of the banshee, now I am all freaked out...

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    1. Thanks Casey. It was brilliant craic to write.
      And as for the banshee...be afraid, be very afraid :)

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  31. Great story for Spank or Treat. Fit perfectly. Auntie Ailish

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  32. Auntie Ailish. "Give her what for. She's bold enough to need it."
    I LOVE this story!!!
    jared(dot)rogue at gmail

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    1. Thanks Rogue. And she certainly is bold enough to need it! Siobhan is a very spirited character!

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  33. Auntie Ailish

    I was sorry to see her written out of the story so soon. She sounded like an interesting and complex character.

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    1. Thanks Dana. So pleased you liked her but to be honest it was a one off short story for Hallowe'en. Siobhan and Michael come from an already published book, Auntie Ailish just made a guest appearance for Hallowe'en!

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  34. Nosy Auntie Ailish was watching. Perfect story for Halloween!

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  35. Thanks for the story, Tara. I've always been intrigued by stories of the banshee, especially since I write a little horror, too. Aunty Alish was the watcher and my email is angiesargenti at yahoo dot com.

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    1. Ooh, I didn't realise you write horror too Angie, I must check it out. Thanks for reading

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  36. Aunty Ailish was watching. Ghost stories freak me out, great Halloween story though!
    Bluemascara22(at)gmail(dot)com VIP

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth Marie, ghost stories scare me too!

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  37. This was a fun story to read, Tara!! Nosy Auntie Ailish was watching AND encouraging Michael to continue! LOL!! Thanks for writing! :)

    Katie
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    1. Thank you Katie...I think you could say Auntie Ailish was spirited!

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  38. Loved it Tara. A perfect Halloween treat. And Aunty Alish, I dont know I thought she was a sweetie. You know the eccentric old aunt we all have. ;) suzyayersauthor (at) gmail.com

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    1. Lol, I think odd relatives are regulation issue... Everyone gets at least one! Thanks Suzy

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  39. I think Suzy is right we all have that slightly odd Aunt, though I hope mine doesn't ever watch me being spanked like hers did. :) Great Story

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    1. My goodness - wouldn't you just die if they did? Thank you TL

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  40. It's Auntie Ailish!! Can't wait to read more of your stories! My email is kristinelyon@live.com Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. So pleased you enjoyed. Thanks for taking the time to enjoy Spank or Treat

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  41. Aunt Ailish...

    chickieblog@live.com

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  42. Auntie Ailish watched and encouraged
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  44. Auntie Ailish was watching the spanking. Really liked your writing

    blonde2563@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much Blondie. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  46. Ooh Tara, you gave me goosebumps!!!! Aunt Ailish was watching! loved the story!!

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    1. Thanks Renee, take care on All Hallows' Eve... Lots of strange spirits roam around!! Usually looking for candy lol

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  47. Loved the story. Auntie Ailish (or her ghost) was watching the spanking.

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    1. Thank you Kaisquared. I'm really pleased you enjoyed it.

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  48. Auntie Ailish was watching Siobhan's spanking. Thank you so much for a great story!

    sbdunn1@comcast.net

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Sher. I love it when readers enjoy my ramblings.

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  49. Auntie Ailish was watching.

    Just.st99@gmail.com
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  50. Me likey! Must read more... Auntie Allish was watching & managed to droop poor Michael is 2 seconds!! Lol

    email - hhand (at) sasktel (dot) net

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    1. Thanks Heather. He sure did droop, but who could blame him?? ;)

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  51. Tara, I love it! I bet Auntie Ailish had quite a colorful past, with lots of stories begging to be written about her! ;-) (Hint, hint!)

    That lovely lady's spirit was watching Michael spank Siobhan - and cheering him on! Ailish definitely has some stories that need telling.

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    1. Thank you so much Irishey.
      Now you're putting ideas in my head... She may be worth resurrecting. I loved writing about Granny in Mastering Maeve, wise old women who have lived a life make great characters.

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  52. What a perfect story for Spank or Treat, Tara. Aunt Ailisha showed up to cheer Michael on as he spanked an eager Siobhan. What I found interesting though was that he was the only person able to see Ailisha, and yet only Siobhan heard the banshees. Seems to me that Ailisha graced both Michael and Siobhan with her gift so that Michael would be more supportive when Siobhan started to display her new talents. Wonderful.

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  53. Well spotted Kathryn. I think auntie Ailish knew Michael was a skeptic, labelling them all as crackpots, so he needed hard ( or soft ;) ) evidence lest he call for the men in the white coats to take his wife away.

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  54. Seeing is believing and Michael certainly got that. I had to giggle that it happened at a most inopportune time. Hopefully Aunt Aillish won't make a regular habit of peeking in on them.
    Great Story Tara, Loved that you picked the Banshee as your theme.

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    1. Hehe, nothing like an unexpected visitor to ruin your day!
      Thanks LA

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  55. Wow! I can't believe Michael saw Auntie Ailish watching him spank Siobhan! (Even though she totally deserved it) Great story. :)
    brattyadaline at gmail dot com

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    1. She wanted it anyway, whether she deserved it or not. Talk about ruining the moment! Thanks Adaline

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  56. Auntie Ailish was watching and man was she ever enjoying it lol

    great story, so glad to have found you! xox
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    1. Thanks Joanne.great to have you visit

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  57. Good banshee stories are few and far between. I am so glad that I stopped by your blog for this tale, and I appreciate you sharing it!

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    1. Thank you Alice - Come to Ireland and I'll get you a long line of people with banshee or ghost stories to share that would set your hair on end, whether they're true or not might be another story. We're a bit prone to spinning a yarn here.

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  58. Cool story. It was Auntie Ailish or her ghost anyway.

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  59. Auntie Ailish of course. kbmckee at mail dot com

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  60. Auntie Aillish.
    Tracey Horton, VIP
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  61. Auntie Ailish. Perfect Halloween story!

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  62. Oh dear it was Auntie Ailish! Great story! Love the history lesson of the wail!

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    1. Thanks Minelle, I just hope it never wails in this house, the thoughts sends shivers down my spine.

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  63. Aw, I thought you were going to include a link to your boxty recipe. :(

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    1. Flipping heck, thought I did. But when I follow back, it wasn't to the recipe. I swear one day I'm going to go on top of a very high building and throw the damn computer from the top and revert to paper and pen

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  64. Aunty Ailish was watching them! What a naughty Aunt!!

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  65. Very naughty auntie! I love it!

    Great story.

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