|“||I absolutely love these stories. There's just one problem: they're almost too good. Melody means well and tries so hard (well, most of the time :-), and often I'm rooting for her not to be spanked. I sometimes identify with her so strongly that I just want her to be loved and cuddled, not spanked.||”|
|— Laura on "Melody's Stories"|
Melody's Stories is a science fiction spanking novel by Lurking Dragon, first published in 1997. It is a controversial but also much admired work of girl spanking literature. Sixty-three Chapters have been published so far by Lurking Dragon, not including one guest chapter approved by him. Several other stories have been written by other authors using Lurking Dragon's setting, called the Rejuve Universe including Pint-Sized Engineer.
For this series, Lurking Dragon invented a fictitious future world known as the Rejuve Universe. In this world, a technology named rejuvenation is common. This technology can transform any person's physical body into that of a child. It allows people to live theoretically forever.
"It is the 28th century. Rejuvenation is common, and is used not only to extend life but as a punishment for criminal behavior. Melody is a fifty year old woman who was convicted of embezzlement. She was sentenced to three cycles from 6 to 12 years old. Like all convicted criminals, she is spending her first cycle(s) in the custody of 'spanko' parents, who are authorized, even encouraged to spank her as often as possible, as well as as often as she deserves..."
- Melody Johnson
- Formerly Melody Marston, a Penitatas (3x6-12).
- Mary Johnson
- Melody's current mother.
- Josh Johnson
- Melody's current father.
- Janie Smythe
- Formerly James Platsburk, a Penitatas (8x4-8) and Melody's rival.
- Ellie Miller
- Ellie is a medicalos cryogenically frozen from the 20th century, Melody's best friend.
- Johnny Devine
- Formerly Commander John Devine, a medicalos and Melody's love interest.
Not long after the series was released, it began to draw considerable complaints "flack" from many people; most likely due to the severe nature of the content and the essentially hellish existence of the protagonist at times. One particular issue that keeps gaining attention is that Melody (the main character) has no choice as to the constant spanking she receives int he stories. A considerable amount of the spinoffs involve morality based on this. See: Kayla Stories.
Many people make false claims against the Melody series, claiming they are "... close to a form of state sanctioned rape." or "... essentially the equivienge of state sanctioned flogging." This is a large argument that many misleaded individual have picked up on AnimeOTK itself. A number of misguided souls have made a fuss towards the Jade Chan Adventures; and yet that was defended by the staff. Moreover, when the same argument was made for Melody's stories, a moderator was quoted as saying "... rejuve stories are not spanking stories"
The series consists of 64 individual stories, or chapters. Some chapters are more "squicky" than others and may not be in everyone's taste, which is why a brief listing is given here:
- Melody's Xmas - Dec 25, 2747 (F/f M/f)
- Melody's New Year Sitter - Dec 31, 2747 (m/f)
- Playing - Jan 09, 2748 (M/f)
- The Long Afternoon - Jan 22, 2748 (F/f)
- Sleepover - Jan 30, 2748 (M/f F/m)
- Two Many Mommies - Feb 12, 2748 (F/f)
- The Park - Mar 04, 2748 (F/f)
- Bedtime 1 - Mar 14, 2748 (M/f)
- Rodger and Cora - Apr 03, 2748 (F/f F/f M/f, edgy, enemas)
- Melody's Easter Sunday - Apr 12, 2748 (M/f F/f)
- Neighbors - Apr 22, 2748 (F/f f/f)
- Rainy Day - May 06, 2748 (F/f M/f)
- Babysitter - May 23, 2748 (m/f F/m, edgy, enemas)
- Sprinkled & Spanked - May 27, 2748 (F/ff)
- Melody's Summer - Vacation Jun 12, 2748 (F/f M/f)
- Summer Vacation : Epilogue - Jun 27, 2748 (A/a A/f F/a)
- Swim Class - Jun 29, 2748 (FF/f+)
- All American Spanking - Jul 03, 2748 (FM/f)
- Visiting - Jul 06, 2748 (F/f)
- Swimming - Jul 15, 2748 (F/f)
- Bedtime 2 - Jul 22, 2748 (F/f M/f)
- Wading - Jul 26, 2748 (M/f)
- Lunchtime - Aug 05, 2748 (F/f)
- Visiting 2 - Aug 22, 2748
- Vaccinations - Aug 28, 2748 (FM/f)
- First day of School - Sep 01, 2748 (F/m+f+)
- Homework - Sep 08, 2748 (F/f M/f)
- Pop Quiz - Sep 15, 2748 (FM/f)
- Visiting 3 - Sep 19, 2748
- Diaspora - Sep 30, 2748 (Machine/f,very severe, squicky)
- The Trial - Oct 01, 2748 (F/f, very severe)
- Monday - Oct 05, 2748 (M/f F/f therm, shot)
- Melody's Turn - Oct 07, 2748 (A/f F/ff M/f f/f)
- Ironhand - Oct 13, 2748 (F/fm F/f M/f)
- Melody's Birthday - Oct 21, 2748 (F/f F/f m+f+/f M/f)
- Assembly - Oct 30, 2748 (small F/f)
- A Bad Day - Nov 08, 2748 (M/f F/f)
- Thanksgiving - Nov 26, 2748 M+/m+ M+/f+ F+/m+ F+/f+
- Visiting 4 - Nov 28, 2748 (f/d M/f F/f F/f F/f(cons))
- Report Card Day - Dec 17, 2748 (M+F+m/f)
- The Great Mall Prank - Dec 19, 2748 (M/f+)
- Melody's Xmas 2 - Dec 25, 2748 (F/f M/f)
- Winter Sunday - Dec 27, 2748 (F/f f/f f/f)
- Melissa Babysits - Dec 31, 2748 (ff/dd F/ff f/f)
- Visiting 5 - Jan 02, 2749 (f/doll F/f M/f)
- School Trouble - Jan 13, 2749 (F/fffmffmf, FM/f)
- All Falls Apart - Feb 03, 2749 (F/f)
- Hell on Earth - Feb-Mar, 2749
- Janie Turns Five - Mar 26, 2749 (F/f, f+m+/f)
- Naughty Jane's Easter Sunday - Mar 28, 2749 (M/f F/f)
- The Choice - Mar 30, 2749
- Rejuvenation - Mar 30, 2749 (F/f)
- The First Principle - Apr. 1-2, 2749 (MFF/f)
- New Sister - Apr. 3, 2749 (FMf/f)
- Final Assembly - May 28, 2749 (M/f, F/f)
- Final Assembly : Epilogue - May 28, 2749 (F/f)
- Decisions, Decisions - June 3, 2749 (F/ff)
- Johnny's Birthday, July 23, 2749 (m/f, m/f, F/f)
- Melody's Adventures in Camp - July 5, 2753 (M/f, F/f)
- Moving Day - Aug. 2, 2753 (M/f F/f)
- The Hearing Tues. Oct 21, 2753 (Fm+f+/f)
- How Bad Can it Get? (f/m)
- Melody and the Hiss-Zap - July 14, 2833 (F/f, F/f, M/f)
By guest writer Dr. Discipline:
- Melody's Wedding - M/F July 15, 2763 (M/F)
- Lurking Dragon's stories (including Melody's Stories) on Laura's Spanking Corner. Warning: The novel contains nonconsensual spankings scenes of (physically) preteen children. If you are under 18 or offended by such material, don't read it.
- The complete Melody's Stories on Rogue's Weyr
- Critical discussion of Melody's Stories on the Anime OTK forum