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Jumping Rope
Writer Lawrence Kinden
  • G: General Audiences
  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • R: Restricted
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Jumping Rope
A - A - A
Lawrence Kinden
Sep 15, 2018
4 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!5bxQXrsL4qGoUxqx0V0Iposted on PENANA

Down by the ocean, down by the seacopyright protection2PENANAJrGAjmHgfk

Jenny broke a bottle and blamed it on mecopyright protection2PENANAQlwnctPFfT

I told Ma, Ma told Pacopyright protection2PENANA5Vi0tIxuEy

Jenny got a spanking so ha ha ha!copyright protection2PENANAcnZTYjgFzw

How many spankings did she get?copyright protection2PENANA0qRwN40DJg

1, 2, 3, 4...copyright protection2PENANAwPcOPFxn9b

It was a simple affair, really, but it's been burned into my mind since it happened over fifty years ago. I was just a kid at the time, seven years old. Most of the other boys in my neighborhood were older than me and didn't want a little kid hanging around and, for the most part, I didn't like their rough games anyway. It was tough, being a sensitive, artistic type in that kind of neighborhood, so mostly I spent my leisure time sitting on the stoop watching the girls play. This, I would say, was the start of my fascination with the female form.copyright protection2PENANAVmzUgyexeO

So I sat on the stoop, a writing pad on my knees and a stubby pencil in my fingers, watching the girls play at hopscotch and jacks on the sidewalk and jumping rope in the street as traffic permitted. I liked watching jump rope best because, even at that tender age, I thought girls' legs were pretty and every time they jumped, their skirts would flap showing a satisfying flash of knee and thigh. Plus their chants and giggles were just so cute.copyright protection2PENANA3eeVL2ZLFI

Tabitha and Jennifer were the girls next door. Their mom was friends with my mom and we were often put together so one or the other could run errands. We were all friends, but with other girls to play with, Tabby and Jenny were happy to ignore me.copyright protection2PENANA1byd0nTxK3

Tabby was the older of the sisters. She was tall for an eleven year old and wore her hair in a single braid. On this day, I remember, she was wearing a pale blue dress (without sleeves since it was summer), and white socks that had fallen down around her ankles, and black scuffed shoes. I liked the way her dress showed off her shoulders. I thought she was very mature looking.copyright protection2PENANAJGpjBGRPd5

Jenny was the little sister; she was my age, and we were generally closer friends than Tabby and I were. She was clad in a little pink dress that day with a white shirt underneath embroidered with little purple flowers at the neck. Her socks were pink too.copyright protection2PENANADhkRc5UcQz

Jenny had brought down a glass of lemonade, which she wasn't allowed to do. She was sitting at the base of the stoop, only a few steps down from me, and was impatiently awaiting her turn at the doubledutch jump rope where her sister Tabby was busily counting her jumps while her friends chanted one of the hundreds of jump rope chants that baffled me.copyright protection2PENANAVSLt6LRZjB

Engine, engine number 9.copyright protection2PENANA22hsmT9eIm

Running down Chicago line.copyright protection2PENANAklEEdRJ73A

If the train should jump the track,copyright protection2PENANAGYtrszdjzw

Do you want your money back?copyright protection2PENANAVBzd4V6d9O

When suddenly Jenny kicked over her glass of lemonade and the glass broke on the sidewalk. The incident was noticed by myself, a few other kids, and Tabby. Tabby immediately stepped out of the quickly swinging ropes without messing up the others still jumping and chanting, and stalked toward us.copyright protection2PENANAAuae8n5Rv9

"Jenny, you bad girl!"copyright protection2PENANAsc8VEAuRU3

Jenny looked from the broken glass and spilt lemonade to her older sister, a look of horror on her face.copyright protection2PENANAnPFW2KS8X2

And that's when it happened.copyright protection2PENANAXyw7NFvTw0

Tabby sat on the step next to Jenny. She grabbed Jenny's hand despite the younger girl's protests, pulled her over her gorgeous knees, and flipped Jenny's skirts up to reveal the panties beneath stripped in pastel yellows, blues, greens, and pinks. I'd never seen a girl's panties before, and I was entranced. Jenny's little legs began to kick. Then Tabby spanked her little sister's bottom with quick, crisp smacks that were lost among the giggles, shouts, and chants of the kids playing in the street. I think I'm the only one who really took any note.copyright protection2PENANA2ZcbUQMpIG

Other than Tabby and Jenny that is.copyright protection2PENANAt5v92yTVHR

It was quick, only about five swats or so. Then Jenny stood up, pouting and rubbing at her butt.copyright protection2PENANAYEpvMdah6H

"Now go upstairs and tell mama what you did," Tabby demanded, sending Jenny along with another swat.copyright protection2PENANAi9GukBl603

I turned around to watch Jenny enter our building, still rubbing her butt under her dress, showing her cute stripped panties. I turned back to look at Tabby who was watching her little sister with a sense of satisfaction. Then she noticed me. My heart stuttered, and for a moment I was certain I was next, but Tabby just gave me a wink and went back to her game.copyright protection2PENANAMt9iCcRw8z

Later, after the mess had been cleaned up by a heavily crying Jenny (I think her mom gave her another spanking in the apartment), Jenny sat next to me, sniffling, and I provided a sympathetic ear to complain to.copyright protection2PENANAn6dNC00Mh7

"It was an accident," Jenny said for the umpteenth time, and I nodded my sympathy. "She didn't hafta spank me for it. I'll bet my butt's still red."copyright protection2PENANAtzga4ALqHL

I couldn't help myself. I said, "Can I see it?"copyright protection2PENANAuufDMSQEoZ

Jenny gave me a disgusted look and joined her sister and friends.copyright protection2PENANAdM6rzIrAuJ

I returned my attention to my notepad and began to draw, looking up fondly and often at my inspiration.copyright protection2PENANAHYjX8nyTOf

Down in the valley where the green grass growscopyright protection2PENANAFiJUWwNMbb

There sat Tabby, pretty as a rosecopyright protection2PENANAMoXSPxAh74

Up came Johnny and kissed her on the cheekcopyright protection2PENANA0P3kNbIl5w

How may kisses did she get this week?copyright protection2PENANABLOkGKRtx2

1, 2, 3, 4...copyright protection2PENANAEjqCbgaMyh

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