Help Help I am Drowning!


Jim B was spending the summer of 1957 working at the beach, as a life guard. It was how he was going to afford his second year at university. He was 20 and enjoyed his work immensely. His 17 year old sister was spending two weeks up at their parent’s cottage. Their parents had left Penny alone for the day, while they went shopping in town. Penny was at the beach that her older brother was working at.

She was in the water with her best friend, or at least her newest friend, Katie. They had met just one week earlier.

Penny looked at up at her brother, sitting up in his life guard chair, high above the others around him. He was talking with a woman. “Katie look at my brother, he’s not even looking at the beach. I bet that he wouldn’t even know if I was drowning.”

Katie looks at the life guard. “Oh I think he knows what he’s doing. I was talking with him before you came and he seems to be quite attentive.”

Penny starts to flop around in the water. “Help, Help. I’m drowning. She goes under and holds her breath for 20 seconds then comes up again. “Help. Help.” Down she goes again.

Penny feels herself being lifted up and carried to the beach. Jim puts her down on her back and starts to give her mouth to mouth resuscitation. Penny pushes him away. “I’m okay, I’m okay. Get off me you big lunk.”

Penny was lying on her stomach and Jim was pushing on her back to try and get the water out of her lungs.

Jim stands up. “Good you’re okay. Boy was that close.”

Katie standing there beside Jim looks down at Penny. “See I said he’d be able to rescue you if you where drowning.”

Jim looks at Katie, then at his baby sister. “You faked a drowning to see if I could do my job.”

Jim bends and picks up his sister and carries her over to a seat, made out of a cut up log. As he is carrying Penny she struggles and screeches. “Let me go, you oaf. I can walk.”

He sits down on the seat. “There’s one other thing I’m quite capable of doing besides rescuing you if you drown. That being, take over for dad while him and mom are away for the day.”

At this point Penny realizes just what’s about to happen to herself. She’s lying over his knee. Her father has done this on more than one instance, but not in a number of years. “No wait Jim, you don’t have the right.”

He pulls down the bottom of her new bikini, baring her backside. “Noooooo.”

At this point Penny sees their father and mother walking along the beach. “Daddy, oh daddy. Stop him. He’s killing me.”

Swat. “OOOOOO.” Swat. “OOOOOO.”

At this point Jim sees their parents standing there in front of him and Penny. He stops the spanking. Their mother asks. “Just what do you think you’re doing young man?”

Jim looks to his father. “Penny faked drowning and she distracted me from doing my job.”

“Oh she did, in that case go right ahead and give her what I’d have given her.”

Swat. “OOOOOO. Daaaaaddy” Swat. “OOOOOO.”

Penny screeched for her father to stop it, not condone it. Bernice, Penny’s mother turns to her husband. “Jack, stop him. It isn’t right for Penny to be spanked like that by Jim.”

Jack looks at his wife and gives her that look that says. “Hush woman or you might find yourself in that exact same position. Bernice shuts up and lowers her head. There’s a tear in her eye as she hears her daughter getting her bare ass tanned.

Swat. “OOOOOO.” Swat. “OOOOOO. Stop this, this second.” Swat. “OOOOOO.” Swat. “OOOOOO. Let me down. It hurts to much.” Swat. “OOOOOO. I don’t like it. Stop it right now.” Swat. “OOOOOO.” Swat. “OOOOOO.”

Penny was screeching her head off and she had started to cry. “Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo.”

Swat. “OOOOOO.” Swat. “OOOOOO.”

Jim through with spanking his baby sister lets her go. Penny shots up off his knee and immediately pulls up her bikini bottom. She looks to her father and stamps her foot. “Daddy, that was just awful.”

Jack turns his daughter towards their cottage and swats her on the backside with a wooden toy shovel that he was carrying for Zelda, there 10 year old daughter. “Get to your room young lady. I’ll be up at supper to have a little talk with you.”

Off Penny runs still crying. Katie starts after her. “Katie Rodriguez, you stay here. She’ll be staying in her room by herself.”

Katie stops and watches as Penny runs up the beach and goes into her parent’s cottage.

Jim climbs back into his life guard platform. Zelda looks up at her mother. “Mommy was Penny a bad girl. Is that why Jimmy spanked her.”

Jack, Bernice and Zelda turn and go down the beach a little. “Yes Zelda, Penny was very bad for pretending to drown and that’s why Jim spanked her. You had better behave, for this is his beach and he might have to spank you.”

Zelda ran into the water. “I’ll behave mummy. That looked real painful for Penny.”

As Bernice was bent over putting down the blanket, her husband patted her behind. “I hope you behave also Bernice, for this is Jim’s beach and I won’t want to see him spank his mother.”

Bernice didn’t say a word, for she didn’t know if her husband was kidding or not.

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