I'm revising Second Chances for publication and I'll be taking it down from the Royal Academy of Bards in the next month or so. So if you want to read the original version of the story, you'll want to visit the Academy site to see it.
Also, as a reward for my fans who follow this blog, I'm posting Judge Not as The Judge on the Academy's website. So if you want to be among the first to read the full story, and read it for free, you'll want to head over to the Academy. There are only two chapters posted so far, but I'll have the entire thing up a chapter at a time. But it won't be there long. Once I finish it and edit it a few more times, I'll be taking it down publish it. So stop in to the Academy and check out my work there.
Finally, breathing calmly, The Judge got up, went to the dresser, and retrieved the key to the handcuffs. She made the mistake of leaning over Ashley versus straddling her chest, which she normally did when taking the cuffs off. But, she wasn't thinking clearly. Something was going on with Ashley. She seemed distracted, which was unusual. Ashley had been one of the best toys she had ever had. She made the mistake of starting to need the sessions with Ashley. She was going to have to break things off soon because she was becoming too attached to Ashley, which was a mistake she couldn't afford to make.
When the second handcuff was off, The Judge leaned down to kiss Ashley on the forehead. Ashley took advantage of The Judge being off balance and flipped her over onto her back, quickly slipping both hands into the cuffs before The Judge realized what was happening.