Digging in her heels, Kelly pulled back, but Daddy's angry scowl had her instantly reconsidering that plan of action. "No, Daddy, please. I'm sorry. I'll be good."
"You will do as I say, take your punishment, and thank me afterwards."
Tears slid down Kelly's cheeks. Outside of the doctor's office, Daddy didn't punish her in front of other people, and the prospect of him doing that now deeply unsettled her. "I'm sorry."
"Yes, well you should have thought of that earlier. Come along." He gave her hand a tug, so Kelly followed without further comment. Arguing and whining would only make things worse, but she didn't want this. Not at all.
When Child Services attempts to place her in a Residential Treatment Center next, Kelly's growing mistrust has her running away again and again. Homeless and penniless with no relatives to harbor her, and a penchant for escaping her caretakers, Kelly is finally handed over to one of the few parish orphanages remaining in existence until age at 18, when she is released.
Possessing only a little money, few skills and even fewer resources, Kelly's attempts at job hunting end up with her prowling the streets in desperation until a wealthy stranger makes her a proposition she is too cold and hungry to refuse. Though, it isn't until he takes her home that she realizes just what it is she's gotten herself into.
Note about the characters in this story:
Though Learning to be Little will be the newest book in the series, it actually begins immediately after A Dom's Dilemma, then takes the reader into Kelly's past in a sequel/prequel. The story is a departure for me in that the majority of its chronological time line takes place before the two books I've already published, but it belongs in the middle of the series. I expect two, possibly three more books in the series to be available in the near future.
Learning to be Little: Kelly's Story is available on Kindle Unlimited, and for purchase on Amazon.
Blushing Books: Learning to be Little