The Craigslist Ad
“86”lx36″dx27″h oxblood leather, excellent condition, $1000″
The advertisement’s text looked simple. But the delicious picture, combined with the word “Chesterfield” tipped Annie into a fantasy realm. Paul, noticing her distraction, asked what she was thinking.
She sent him a link, pointing him to the Craigslist ad.
Then Annie told the story.
I remember reading something about a Chesterfield sofa when I was 12 or 13. I’m not sure where, an anon book, probably one of the BlueMoons. I didn’t own it – I read it standing in a bookshop, trying to look like I wasn’t reading porn.
There was a scene in the book where a man, an artist I think, punishes a woman, maybe his model. The man made her bend over the Chesterfield in his study and began to strap her hard. But the woman wouldn’t or couldn’t stay still. Her moving distracted him — broke up the image of punishment and submission he wanted to create. She made his strap fall in the wrong places and leave marks he didn’t intend.
Finally the man stopped. He left her there, crying and man came back with some of his old ties, tying her down so tightly she couldn’t even lift a foot, let alone get out of position. Then, when she was utterly helpless, he told her he was beginning the strapping again. I remember feeling of horror at the strapping starting all over, only this time with her tied so completely.
I loved that. His beginning again. Loved that she had to be still, totally and completely controlled. His lack of mercy a strange mercy in itself.
A: It’s a beautiful sofa. The oxblood leather is the color of tramlines. It reminds me something from a headmaster’s study.
P: And you as a naughty girl? You’d definitely be bent over it, gymslip lifted high up, almost over your head.
A: I could bend over it without a stool, but my bottom wouldn’t be the highest point, unless I was standing on something or my feet were off the floor.
P: Yes, your hands would be tied in front and you’d stand on a stool.
A: So I’d be all stretched out and up on my toes?
P: Yes. It looks like it would be comfortable enough to live with too. That’s an important, if secondary, consideration.
A: Yes. We’ll definitely need to be able to live with it as our sofa.
A: Sorry. I’m actually still imagining I’m bent over the back of it, wearing my new gymslip, hands tied so I’m all stretched, bottom very high. I can almost feel you lifting the skirt waaay up on my back, the front riding up too. Finally feeling you tug my knickers down for a thrashing. Right?
P: Goodness, what a naughty girl you must have been. Of course, that’s a good position for inserting a nice big plug, too.
A: ::stunned, embarrassed silence::
Final Nagging Question
Will the seller take less than $1000?