Friday, 5 September 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014 -

Bleakdale Grange: Prep

...the first book of the Bleakdale Grange Trilogy
by Karl Quentin
Published: Aug 01, 2014
Words: 36,249
Category: judicial, fantasy
Orientation: M/F
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In the very near future, in a universe closer than your heartbeat yet further away now than the Big Bang, the Brotherhood will storm into the present moment and take over the whole of the United Kingdom. They will use a small right wing party that already exists, the Back to Sanity party, as their cover while they proceed to institute a ruthless dictatorship of men over women.

The Brotherhood rule in the far future, three hundred years from now. They rule a planet in the last throes of heat death, as runaway global warming releases the methane deposits held by the oceans and human civilisation totters on the verge of extinction. To escape the inevitable the Brotherhood have staked all on a time travelling venture: they will return to the last point where global warming could be averted and enforce massive reduction of carbon emissions. At the same time, they will take the opportunity to punish the people they hold responsible for the calamity: women.

For the Brotherhood, alas, are as mad as a box of frogs. Over the centuries of collapsing civilisation a strange and terrible myth has taken hold. Global warming, it is said, was caused entirely by the greed of women for material goods and by their unrestrained emotions. The Brotherhood know what it takes to put a stop to this kind of nonsense: severe and sustained corporal punishment, and lots of it.

The United Kingdom was provided with a number of curious new institutions. For instance, Neighbourhood Correction Committees were formal groups set up by local bigwigs and other worthies to maintain the strictest standards of discipline amongst the womenfolk of their area. For more serious offences women could be sent to reformatories modelled on a fantasy of English public schools. No matter their age and standing, they would find themselves back in school uniform and subject to corporal punishment of the most personal and demeaning kind.

This is the story of one brave and defiant woman trying to live a free and useful life in the repressive world created by the Brotherhood's invasion; and of her humiliating spankings and canings at the hands of the strict new masters. This is the story of Barbra Watson, the Martyr of the Revolution.


FORM FOUR (extract)

AGE: 20
OFFENCE: Attending an illegal gathering, possession of illegal material on her computer
SENTENCE: Three years

COUGHLAN, Jennifer
AGE: 18
OFFENCE: Criminal damage, persistent unruliness
SENTENCE: Three years

AGE: 25
OFFENCE: Membership of a proscribed organization, breach of the peace
SENTENCE: Four and a half years

DAVIES, Charlotte
AGE: 28
OFFENCE: Driving without tax or MOT, possession of illegal material on her computer
SENTENCE: Thirty months

GIBBS, Carole
AGE: 57
OFFENCE: Treason
SENTENCE: Seven years

AGE: 33
OFFENCE: Subversive writings
SENTENCE: Four years

AGE: 19
OFFENCE: Aiding and abetting the commission of a criminal offence, resisting arrest
SENTENCE: Two years

AGE: 23
OFFENCE: Conspiracy to defraud
SENTENCE: Thirty months