Kessily, the delightful dictator, has announced the results of this year’s Short Story Contest for the Usenet group soc.sexuality.spanking. Haron wrote a bit about it for the Spanking Writers blog and I thought that I’d just add a bit of the history.
Because I researched it the year I ran the contest. And I hate not being able to recycle work.
The first year of the SSC (back when the newsgroup was at alt.sex.spanking) was 1994. It was started by Duchin, who had noticed that posting tapered off in the summer, as a way to encourage people to write a little something. It’s been run by Alex Birch, bookbabe, Duchin, Don Landhill, DLynn, Mary, Randi, Pablo Stubbs(2X), sparkle, Spraycan, Randi, me and now Kessily. At one point I could have told you exactly who did which years, but I’ll save that in case I need extra credit at some point.
There’s been some amazing writing done for this contest over the years. The results for the first few years are lost to Usenet history — either they weren’t archived or the archives were lost, but we have story archives going back to 1999 on the newsgroup’s website.
What is the newsgroup / Usenet / soc.sexuality.spanking and why is it so important? The answer to that will be another post I’m afraid. And, thinking about it, represents a big piece of me that I forgot to mention.