50 Shades of Beige – an extract.


My first impression is one of brightness; not overwhelming, not completely bright white, more … off white. There is a faint scent of burnt verdigris,  a reminder of my time on the white bright beaches of Labrador Sands and the glorious evenings spent by a crackling campfire.
The room is furnished in soft maplewood, a large wooden rectangle fastened to the ceiling from which a mirror is suspended. Each corner of the rectangle hangs a thick piece of cord. Under the wooden rectangle there is an assortment of string fastenings.
The fastenings are draped across an enormous four poster bed with an old white mattress, noImage sheets but a simple hardwick white bedspread, thick as canvas. A variety of cuffs and chains hang from the canopy, some encased in sable; strong but soft.
In the corner, a large, Dutch white chesterfield faces the bed under a large ecru canopy, shaded…

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About ruralspaceman

A man trapped inside a middle aged body still tries to be hip and trendy. Actually, no he doesn't. He says it as he sees it. as long as it's not too controversial. Living with his wife, Lady Barton St Mary, two children, Miss Katherine and Master Johnny in Randall Towers, he is constantly frustrated by the mechanisms of modern life and the issues raised by being the husband of a high flying executive and member of the aristocracy. All he wants is a quiet life and a full set of Deal or No Deal DVDs. Please help him.
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