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Tales from the Dark Side

In a week’s time, it will be Halloween. Around this time, as the nights darken and the leaves fall, it’s become a bit of a tradition on this blog to write a darker themed spanking story.

Most erotic stories take place in familiar settings, and describe familiar sexual activities. They tend to feature scenarios of
powerplays and pleasure that chime with readers’ own sexual fantasies. They arouse and excite the readers’ imaginations, they often make the reader come.

But I believe there’s also a darker, more
psychological direction for erotic writing. Stories that explore shadow themes like trepidation and
anxiety, transgression and taboo, suspense and uncertainty, danger and death.

A story can disturb, as well as arouse. A well-constructed story can do both. And because we often eroticise what frightens and disturbs us, ghost stories can be unexpectedly arousing. Even if the classic tropes of Gothic fiction (tormented narrators, psychological terror, surreal distortions of reality, and bodyshock, the uncomfortably visceral nature of our own bodies) – aren’t what you’d usually think of as being sexually exciting.

Isn’t it interesting that the word perversion is often used, in different contexts, to describe both horror fiction and erotic fiction?

Darker stories offer the chance to push the boundaries of storytelling a little, to shock as well as tantalise. To adopt more perilous settings, where the jeopardy isn’t missing out on getting laid, it’s getting killed.

My upcoming tale is a ghost story set in the 18th century, amid the Age of Pirates. This is not a jolly romp of buried treasure chests and talking parrots, but a tale set in a brutal world at the fringes of civilization. It contains taboo themes like rape, blood and death. Sensitive souls should skip this one.

In the meantime, if you’d like to get in the mood with something
darkly erotic, here are the Halloween stories I’ve published previously:

  • Fall
    is set on a Halloween night, in 1950s New England. When a group decides to escape suburbia, and explore a reputedly haunted house.
  • Glimpse
    is one of my personal favourites. A dark ghost story of erotic
    temptation and punishment, in the spirit of Poe and MR James. As
    dark and disturbing as a bottomless pit.
  • Grimoire is a tale of invaded minds and dark obsessions, of enchanted books and well-spanked bottoms.
  • Runaway is a story about escapism and erotic submission. Because you can’t run away without ending up somewhere.
  • Stolen Essence
    mixes the supernatural and the kinky, featuring passages
    that are surreal, fantastical and dream-like. Heavily inspired by
    Gothic tropes, this is a dark, ambiguous psychological story.
  • The Girl in the Mirror is a story about captivity and freedom, when two worlds meet.

Have you ever climaxed in pitch darkness, as the midnight bell has tolled?

Would you know of any demonic or supernatural spanking stories?

I’ve written several demonic and supernatural spanking stories…

  • Fall is set on a Halloween night, in 1950s New England. The spooky woods where witches were once said to dwell have since been replaced by a staid and boring suburbia. And a group of teenagers, now too old for pumpkin parties, embark on their own pulse-quickening adventure.
  • Glimpse is one of my personal favourites. A dark ghost story of erotic temptation and punishment, in the spirit of Poe and MR James. As dark and disturbing as a bottomless pit.
  • Grimoire is a tale of invaded minds and dark obsessions, of enchanted books and well-spanked bottoms.
  • Runaway is a story about escapism and erotic submission. Because you can’t run away without ending up somewhere.
  • Stolen Essence mixes the supernatural and the kinky, featuring passages that are surreal, fantastical and dream-like. Heavily inspired by Gothic tropes, this is a dark, ambiguous psychological story.
  • The Girl in the Mirror is a story about getting lost in the world behind your own reflection, into a darker society that believes in freedom from choice.

Don’t have nightmares…

Erotic Ghost Stories

As
a writer, I like to think there’s more to eroticism than just
descriptions of sexual activity. Sure, there are plenty of kinks to
describe, and no end of possible scenarios exploring every avenue of
powerplay and pleasure. But I believe there’s also a darker, more
psychological side, exploring shadow themes like trepidation and
anxiety, transgression and escapism, and suspense and uncertainty.

That’s
why each Halloween, I set out to write an erotic ghost story. Those
familiar with the Gothic style will recognise the tropes, the pained
reminiscences of a narrator, haunted by visions and tormented by their
own desires.

You
might think an erotic ghost story is an oxymoron. So here are a few
ideas for enjoying darker stories, and creating a playtime with a
macabre twist…

The Captive

Imagine
you’re held captive in a dungeon. Tie a wrist, a collar or your panties
to the frame of your bed. Alternatively, tie your ankles to the front
legs of a chair to hold your legs open. If your chosen scenario demands
you are kept quiet, put your panties in your mouth to muffle your
screams. Turn off the light and read the story illuminated by just your
screen.

Why
are you imprisoned? Perhaps you’ve been kidnapped or captured for
ransom, perhaps you’re a rebel or pirate awaiting execution. Spank,
pleasure and torment yourself as your imagination demands.

The Candle

Sit
cross-legged and naked, with just a single long thick candle for
company. Put a condom on the blunt end, light the wick at the other, and
turn out the lights. Put something underneath you (like scrap paper) to
catch any dripping wax, then read the story as you masturbate with the
candle — without letting it go out.

If
it does go out, give yourself a two-minute spanking in the dark as a
forfeit before you re-light the candle. If you like the burning
sensation of molten wax, play with the candle above you, otherwise angle
the candle away from you, with something underneath to catch the
dripping wax. Perhaps you’ll be creative and use your candle to roleplay
a witches’ coven, or an exorcism, or a seance…

The Magic Wand

Put
on your wizard/witch’s robe (a sheet will suffice), with nothing
underneath. As you read the story, cast spells with your magic
wand — they might be protection spells, seeing spells, or punishment or
pleasure spells that allow you the magician to vicariously experience
aspects of the story.

If
you own one of those old-fashioned wands — a stick, ruler or rod — cast
your spells with smacks to your hands, thighs and bottom. If you have
one of those new high-tech vibrating wands, you may cast your spells all
over your body (and not just between your legs).

You might even want to go for a ride on your broom. Have you ever noticed how a witch rides with her broomstick right between her slit, tilted upwards to press her clit? Then you should read this.

The Bedtime Story

Get
someone to put you to bed, and read you a creepy story by candlelight.
The reader doesn’t need to be in the same location as you, they can read
it over a video chat. If they are nearby, it means reassuring hugs,
rubs and cuddles during the scary bits. You might even find the story
literally scares the pants off you.

Just
be sure to ask for your storyteller’s permission before touching
yourself, or your might find yourself pulled out of bed for a spanking,
before being made to stand in the corner with a sore bum in the dark…

Halloween
is a great excuse to explore and experiment with darker, more shadowy
themes like trepidation and anxiety, transgression and escapism, and
jeopardy and torment. If you have a partner, and like the idea of
Halloween-themed playtime, you might want to share this post with them.

Invite a story into your imagination

If
these ideas have piqued your interest, and you’d like to read something
darkly erotic this Halloween, here are a few suggestions:

  • Fall
    is set on a Halloween night, in 1950s New England. The spooky
    woods where witches were once said to dwell have since been replaced by a
    staid and boring suburbia. And a group of teenagers, now too old for
    pumpkin parties, embark on their own pulse-quickening
    adventure.
  • Runaway is a story about escapism and erotic submission. Because you can’t run away without ending up somewhere.
  • Glimpse
    is one of my personal favourites. A dark ghost story of erotic
    temptation and punishment. A warning though, this is no story of cartoon
    ghosts, this is a Halloween story in the spirit of Poe and MR James, as
    dark and disturbing as a bottomless pit.
  • Grimoire is a tale of invaded minds and dark obsessions, of enchanted books and well-spanked bottoms.
  • Stolen Essence mixes the supernatural and the kinky, featuring passages
    that are surreal, fantastical and dream-like. Heavily inspired by
    Gothic tropes, this one is a dark, psychological story which, which rewards the careful reader with several possible interpretations as to what
    actually occurred…

The best erotic ghost stories are eerie, bleak  – and  yet – exciting.

If you must have nightmares…

They should be marvellous, panty-soaking nightmares.

Eerie, Bleak and Exciting

An anonymous reader writes:

I’ve
read all your splendid stories but Runaway and Fall continue to haunt
me with their sheer imaginativeness.

l loved Runaway for it was eerie,
bleak and exciting. It resonated with my fantasies of escape [probably all
of us nurture them] and of course for its deviously wicked passages,
which could arouse even a statue. The ending is fantastic for it
transforms a bleak prospect into one of irresistible sensuality.

Fall was another memorable read, partly because its protagonist Prudy-Judy was so interesting. Finally here was a story which really brought out
how the prudish can be so deliciously naughty. Really at times l wanted
to spank her myself, both her and her bratty friend Barbara…

Another
element of its appeal was the foreboding felt by Judith and the
anticipation it generated. Truly the vision of the crooked cane was a
masterpiece. So thrilling yet causing so much apprehension. You have the
talent for evoking suspense, excitement and so much more.

I’ve gone through all your stories at least once but those two
literally sent shivers down my spine. l read them both while l was in
public places [one on a crowded bus and the other in a classroom] and
maybe that intensified my thrill and arousal. I cherish them both
for the pleasure they’ve given me.

It’s obvious that you’re a very gifted writer, so please, carry on.


I’m delighted to hear those two stories struck a chord, I think they’re greatly under-appreciated! Maybe that’s because mood of those stories is rather darker than some of my more popular stories. But I think there’s more to eroticism than just descriptions of BDSM, powerplay and pleasure. There’s a psychological side, exploring shadow themes like trepidation and anxiety, transgression and escapism, and suspense and uncertainty.

That’s why each Halloween, I’ve set out to write a spanking story with a darker theme. Readers who enjoy gothic tales and ghost stories might like to explore them, they are:

Best wait until after dark before reading, of course.

You might even want to light a candle.

Hallowe’en Stories

Image: Pumpkin Projection by Matthew Gordon

In previous years, to coincide with Hallowe’en I’ve written spanking stories with a spooky twist, you might remember:

  • Glimpse – the terrible secret in the forest, and
  • Fall – trespassing in a deserted mansion

I didn’t write a spooky story last year, as I was working on the futuristic tale Inevitable instead. But this year, I’m happy to announce the Hallowe’en tradition continues with a new story called Runaway

Enjoy!

Hallowe’en Stories

Image: Pumpkin Projection by Matthew Gordon

In previous years, to coincide with Hallowe’en I’ve written spanking stories with a spooky twist, you might remember:

  • Glimpse – the terrible secret in the forest, and
  • Fall – trespassing in a deserted mansion

I didn’t write a spooky story last year, as I was working on the futuristic tale Inevitable instead. But this year, I’m happy to announce the Hallowe’en tradition continues with a new story called Runaway

Enjoy!

any vampire stuff?

Bizarre as it might sound, I have written a few Halloween spanking stories with supernatural elements.

Glimpse features an immortal, demonic presence.

Whilst Fall features a haunted house in 1950s New England.

I just write the screenplays, the actual casting is up to you. So perhaps when you read them, your imagination will conjure forth vampires.

any vampire stuff?

Bizarre as it might sound, I have written a few Halloween spanking stories with supernatural elements.

Glimpse features an immortal, demonic presence.

Whilst Fall features a haunted house in 1950s New England.

I just write the screenplays, the actual casting is up to you. So perhaps when you read them, your imagination will conjure forth vampires.

What better way to end Halloween than with a bedtime ghost story

… with spanking…

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