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Contemporary
Betty and the Beast
By Claudia McRay
Mar 3, 2004 - 10:24:00 PM

Scott Carpenter has used a combination of humor and play on words to write a most interesting account of the lusty young woman and her beast.

Betty is a luscious young virgin who keeps house for her not-all-there father.  She fills her spare time with dreams that the proverbial knight in shining armor will come for her on his trusty steed and carry her away.  She will play around with the local meat cutter when he brings supplies; however, she is determined to keep herself pure until her wedding night.

 

Betty's father usually visits a bordello in another town when he feels the need for female companionship.  On one such trip, he unknowingly finds himself at the dark mansion of the beast and makes himself at home.  The beast doesn't bother with him until he invades the beast's private rooms.

 

In exchange for his life, Betty's father offers the beast anything he wants in exchange for his life.  Yes, this is the time that Betty picks to come looking for her father.  The beast decides that he'll keep Betty for one year.  She will prepare his meals and keep his house clean.

 

During the course of the year, Betty and the beast come to enjoy one another's company.  She spies on him and he spies on her.  These games escalate until one night he watches as she bathes and becomes highly aroused.  When he tries to abate his desires, he mistakenly uses bathroom cleaner that burns.

 

Betty uses her wiles and eventually captures her beast.  He tells her that his appearance is due to a curse put on him and that only a woman who is truly pure can make him a whole man again.

 

The rest of the story you must read for yourself.

 

Scott Carpenter has a way with words and phrases that just seem to go together no matter the scene.  One such scene takes place in the barn when Betty is playing around.  Scott writes about her not wanting the needle in the hay to prick her. 

 

The imagery and play on words in this Quickie will keep you in stitches.  It is a must to read and definitely a keeper.



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