Lovely for another A to Z Spanking challenge letter to coincide nicely with Saturday Spankings. I've really never got counting the number of impacts, whatever the implement being used. And this is across TTWD. I can understand a submissive thanking hir dominant for each impact, especially if the dominant commands this. But going for a specific number of impacts? Especially when it numbers over a dozen or so just seems boring and impractical to me. I can understand "number of smacks" adding up- especially in a DD relationship where breaking rules have set numbers of smacks attached- but even then, over a dozen, I start to lose my patience and understanding.
I've only had one "count" in all the erotica I've ever written, at least that I can think of. Some weekends ago, I shared a snippet from this scene, where The Queen and Prisca were preparing to paddle Vala and Prisca, as a lesson to Vala in still using titles while receiving pain. I did some creative scene cutting to get this down to 10 sentences (focused on number) and one of them is short :D . This is from the soon-to-be-released (I'm hoping for July) "Gates of the Garden: Book Two" of my Vala's Story serial.
Let us give them fifteen whacks then, maybe more if I change my mind."
"... You are going to count each whack we give you. Adan, you count for Prisca and look at my face. Vala, you count for me and look at Prisca's face. Understand?"
"Yes, my Queen," Vala and Adan answered together, excitement and fear mingling in different proportions in the girls' voices.
Prisca picked up Adan's paddle, nodded at The Queen, and swung.
"That's one, my Lady," Adan moaned, her gaze moving over The Queen's lips.
The Queen swung as Adan was saying "my Lady" and caught Vala off guard.
"That's one, my Queen!" Vala shouted, pressing her crotch against Adan.