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The Obedient Wife

A Novella by

Find out what really happened between The Beauty and The Beast. Hint: It's not your children's fairytale!

This 5000-word erotic short story was previously published in Fairy Tale Lust. It may be short in length, but it's not short in passion!


And so it was that the miller's daughter traveled to the faraway village in the mountains. All along the way, her excitement grew. The lands they passed were rich and verdant, the village prosperous--stone houses with two to three floors above ground stretched upward; the square was lively and full of carts filled with silks of every color and exotic foods that made her mouth water. Surely a clever woman such as herself would find a way to escape her father's arrangement and add to the fortune sewn into the hem of her heavy skirt.

To her disappointment, they passed through the village and up a steep path, through a forest so thick the sunlight couldn't penetrate its foliage. When at last they entered the bailey of a large keep, her heart thudded. The stone was as gray as dusk. The bailey, though grand, was empty, desolate. Dismay began to leach away her happy mood at the thoughts of her grand adventure.

The miller warned her as they approached the great keep's door. "Keep your words to yourself until he has paid."

The daughter smiled, nodding her assent, but she prepared a speech sure to wilt the lord's enthusiasm for this bargain. If need be, she already had enough gold to see her way to the coast.

The door swung open on creaking hinges, and every word she'd rehearsed flew from her mind, because a great hairy beast dressed in trousers and boots, and nothing more, filled up the door. "This be the girl?" the beast rumbled.

The daughter shivered at the deep, warm sound, unsure whether it was pleasure or fear, and also unsure which excited her more.

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Obedient Wife (an erotic short story)
Author(s): Delilah Devlin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU