Today my special guests are Morgan Moran and Jack Hudson, two characters in Secret Desires. While they once had a vanilla relationship, spanking changed all that. Their story is told in Spanked! an anthology of four novellas published by Black Velvet Seductions.
JACK: [Grins]: Morgan has gotten a lot better.
CB: That’s right. Her tardiness was a big issue in your relationship.
JACK: [Nods]. Yes, it was. Morgan was always late. But mostly with me. I didn’t realize at first that it was the symptom of a larger problem in our relationship.
MORGAN: I wanted—needed—things from our relationship, from Jack, that I wasn’t getting. [Jack reaches out and takes Morgan’s hand]. I didn’t know how to tell him what I wanted. I was afraid of what he would think of me, and so I acted out. Like a spoiled brat really.
JACK: It was like she was goading me. I couldn’t understand it.
MORGAN: I was goading him. I realize now I was trying to get him to react. I kept upping the ante. And the nicer he got, the worse I got.
CB: That’s kind of a roundabout way, isn’t it? How is he supposed to know what you want if you don’t tell him?
JACK: Exactly. In some ways, though, Morgan was more honest than I was. Morgan, at least, was able to admit to herself that she had needs and she knew the relationship between us wasn’t going to work if those needs didn’t get met. I had needs, too, but I foolishly thought I could sublimate them. Neither one of us, though, was communicating to the other. She wasn’t telling me what she wanted and I wasn’t telling her what I wanted.
CB: What did you want?
MORGAN [glancing at Jack]: I think the best way to express it is to say that we were both two non-vanilla people pretending we both wanted vanilla.
CB: You wanted to be spanked?
MORGAN [nodding vigorously]: Spanking…and more. I have to tell you, I never thought he would spank me. He’d threatened, but I was convinced it was an empty threat. [She laughs].
JACK: I should have done it a long time ago. It would have prevented a lot of…dissatisfaction.
CB: You mean it stopped the bratty behavior.
JACK: More than that. It got us talking to each other. It eliminated all the guesswork. It’s like it wiped the slate clean and we could start over, but start from a better place.
CB: Now that things are good between you, do you still practice spanking?
JACK [glances at Morgan, squeezes her hand]: Well….sometimes she has a setback….