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Promises can get you into Trouble

As a hush fell over the audience one of Hollywood’s most glamorous events of the year, the announcer opened the gold coloured envelope and read the enclosed card. A smiled broke out on her face as she said,

“And the award for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to…”

This was the most eagerly awaited award of the Evening. Not the normal ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Director’ etc.

Girl on a Motorcycle

It was a normal Friday afternoon (or so I thought) when I left work. The weather was sunny and the sky blue. I was in a good mood as I was going to spend the weekend en-femme and also indulging in my other favourite pastime of riding my Bike.

I sat astride my weekday machine, put my open face crash helmet on, adjusted my flying goggles and kicked the aged but very beautiful '69 Bonnieville into life.

The MatchMaker who met their match

The Matchmaker who met their Match
By
Samantha Michelle Davies
Copyright 2013

‘Charles Pendleton IV’ or Charlie as he preferred to be called was a geek. He had all the right credentials, in that he wore glasses with think frames, understood computers better than 99% of his compatriots and didn’t have a girlfriend.

Normally being a Geek would mean that he was persona non-grata with the ‘in’ crowd but not Charlie. He had an ace up his sleeve as he was the school ‘hot shot’ when it came to dating and getting people hooked up together.

All change for Christmas

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All Change for Christmas
By
Samantha Michelle Davies

A little tale that was inspired by a comment I overheard on a recent flight from Amman to London.
I hope you enjoy the twist on giving.
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What did you get up to this weekend?

What did you get up to this Weekend?

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

The scene:-
A Monday morning in an office somewhere not all that far away....

There are three women in the office.

Funny Business - Chapter 18, The Truth, the Whole Truth and Everything..

Funny Business - Chapter 18, The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

Well, here we go. This is the final part of my story. I hope that all the loose ends get wrapped up. This is quite a long piece so please bear with me and read through right to the end.


Jake was waiting for Liz and Charlie when they arrived at JFK. His limo took them to a ‘safe house’ that was used by the magazine when important people came to town.

Funny Business - Chapter 17, Breaking Ground

Funny Business - Chapter 17, Breaking Ground

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

Liz was totally surprised to see Charles Sr in front of her.
He came up and kissed her on both cheeks.
“Hello Liz”

“What are you doing here?” she asked still stunned from seeing her ‘father in law to be’.
He grinned.

Funny Business - Chapter 16, Coming Clean

Funny Business - Chapter 16, Coming Clean

by

Samantha Michelle Davies

Charlie drove a very apprehensive Liz out the Reservation. They parked at the centre where they’d met Billy on the two previous occasions they’d visited the Reservation.

As they opened the door to go in, the doors burst open and a man in a Wheelchair came out.

“Sorry”, he said as they leapt backwards.

“I’m still getting used to this bastard contraption”

Funny Business - Chapter 15, There is Trouble Ahead

Funny Business - Chapter 15, There is Trouble Ahead

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

A very happy and relieved Liz was waiting for Charlie when he arrived at Reno late that night.

After a nice hug and a welcome home kiss, she asked,

“I saw you on TV. You scrub up pretty well. Perhaps you should do it more often? Say in a Courtroom?”

He laughed.

“The first & last time I’m afraid but thanks for the offer”

Funny Business - Chapter 14, Autumn Events

Funny Business — Chapter 14, Autumn Events

By

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

Liz and Kat explained by relating the story of their trip onto the reservation the previous day and Al’s visit to the RV that morning.

“It looks like we have a solution then?” said Bill.

“We have a solution,” said Liz.

“But you and Kat are buggering off home very soon,” said Liz without thinking.

“Ok. Ok. Sorry – wrong words, but you know what I mean.”

Funny Business - Chapter 13, A warm welcome on a cold day

Funny Business - Chapter 13, A warm welcome on a cold day

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)


From here to the end of the story, I am going to need some 'artistic license'. I'm no expert on Native Americans and their lives etc. I fully accept responsibility for factual errors. I hope those that do appear won't affect your reaction to the story
Samantha


Funny Business - Chapter 12, The Happy Day and a new Beginning

Funny Business - Chapter 12, The Happy Day and a new Beginning

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

Fully refreshed & relaxed, Liz & Charlie flew back to New York a week later.

They arrived home only to find that Charlie’s Mother was still on the warpath. For the time being, his Father was managing to keep her under control but not until she had fly posted their rented home with flyers exposing Liz to all their neighbours.

This single event only made it more imperative that they get out of town as soon as possible.

Funny Business - Chapter 11, Revelations

Funny Business - Chapter 11, Revelations

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

The couple flew from New York two days later to the Caribbean Island of Barbados. Charlie had rented a villa overlooking Admiral Flower Bay for a couple of weeks in the hope that the sun and fresh air might lift the air of depression caused by the virtual end of the project and Charlie’s Mother’s appearance.

Funny Business - Chapter 10, Charlies Mother (not his Aunt)

Funny Business – Chapter 10, Charlies Mother (not his Aunt)

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

To say that Liz was stunned by the appearance of Charlie’s Mother would be an underestimate to say the least.

She was left standing there on the doorstep looking rather silly while his Mother was dashing between the rooms of the house looking for Charles.

Funny Business - Chapter 8, Setting the Trap

Funny Business - Chapret 8, Setting the Trap

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

As promised, a few days later, the Dean called Charlie to let him know the decision.

“Great news”, said Charlie when he closed his phone.

“They agreed then?” replied Liz slightly disinterested.

“Just as we predicted”

“Great. Now all we need is a student to go along with this”

“The Dean says he has someone in mind”

“Did he say why they were dropping out?”

Funny Business - Chapter 7, A Plan is Born

Funny Business - Chapter 7, A Plan is Born

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamamthaMD)

The couple arrived back in New York in good spirits. They met up with Jake at the house in Southampton and briefed him on the work done so far. He gave them the thumbs up and asked them to put the whole thing into some sort of order. This seemingly simple job took them two whole weeks. They were both surprised on the amount of evidence they had collected all over Europe.

Then before either of them had realised, it was Christmas.

Funny Business - Chapter 6, Meeting the Family

Funny Business - Chapter 6, Meeting the Family

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

For the next two days, Liz showed Charlie around the place where she & Bill grew up. He began to understand what made her ‘tick’.

Funny Business - Chapter 5, A Welcome Interlude

Funny Business Chapter 5, A Welcome Interlude

By

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

[Three Weeks Later on a Train from Paris to London]

“I forgot to ask if you had booked a hotel for us in London”, said Charlie as the Eurostar train sped through the Department de la Somme, the scene of some of the bloodiest battles in WW1.

Liz grinned at him.

“I didn’t even try”

“Why?” asked Charlie almost absentmindedly.

Funny Business - Chapter 4, The first steps are always the hardest.

Funny Business - Part 4, The First Steps are always the Hardest

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

Liz sat on her bed in a foreign city wondering how things could get any worse. Her deepening gloom was eventually interrupted by a quiet knock at the door.

“Go Away Charles”

“Scusilo Signora” came a female voice.

“What do you want?”

“Mr Charles asked me to speak to you about my designs”

With a mood of resignation Liz got up from the bed and went open the door.

Funny Business - Chapter 3, Charles puts his foot into it.

Funny Business - Chapter 3, Charles puts his foot into it

by

Samantha Michelle Davies(SamanthaMD)

Charles arrived for work the next day carrying a peace offering. He was carrying a huge bunch of flowers and a vase to put them in.

“Why Charles, I didn’t know you cared”, said Liz in a faux southern accent.

She acted the part as well.

Charlie smiled.

“And the Oscar for best actress goes to Liz”

They both fell around laughing.

Funny Business - Chapter 2, Team Building

Funny Business — Chapter 2 Team Building
By
Samantha Michelle Davies

It took Liz two days to recover from her European trip and start reading the file that Jake had given her. Once she started, she couldn’t put it down. By the end of the day she’d read it at least twice from end to end.

Shell Shocked!

Shell Shocked!

By

Samantha Michelle Davies(SamanthaMD)

The arrival of a heavy thunderstorm produced a lull in the almost relentless bombardment from the Enemy positions less than half a mile away.

High Explosive & Very high static in the Atmosphere didn’t go well together. For an early September day in 1916 in the Western Front, and after a very dry period where the fields had turned from mud to dust the clear atmosphere was a welcome relief.

Funny Business - Chapter 1, A New Assignment

Funny Business — Chapter 1, A New Assignment
By
Samantha Michelle Davies

[Authors Note]
This is the first part of a multi-part story. The TG part won't become clear until much later so please bear with me on this. It does become a key part to the story.
This was also the first large piece I've ever written where the ending was totally clear in my mind before I started writing a word. I have to say that it was a little unnerving at times. Twisting the plot lines through many loops was not easy.

Revenge is so very sweet

Revenge is so Very Sweet
By
Samantha Michelle Davies(SamanthaMD)

The Headmaster reread the letter for the umpteenth time still in total amazement and disbelief.
As he read the words again he just shook his head.

Dear Headmaster,
I heard about the tragic death of one of your pupils due to Bullying. This brought a tear to my eye.

The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law

By Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

“Dave. Have you been doing the housework in heels again?”
“Yes darling why?”
“You’ve left a whole load of heel marks on the carpet”
“So? At least you know that I’ve done it…”
The woman sighed and looked at her husband.
“Sometimes my darling, you can be really dense. You know my Mother is coming for a visit tonight. You know how she snoops over the house looking for her ‘signs that you are having an affair’ as well as dust and everything else”

Coming Out.

Coming Out
By
Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

[A Comprehensive School somewhere in England in the late 1960's]

We all filed in the classroom and sat down.
The teacher came in and began to call the register.
Eventually my name came round
“Thomas Parker”
“Yes Miss Greenhough”

With the register over, the lesson began. This was the bit I was dreading. Getting my homework results.

In the Psychiatrists Chair

In the Psychiatrists Chair

by

Samantha Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

“Ms Simpson would you please come in?”
The tall slim woman who was leafing through a woman’s periodical put it down, stood up and after picking up her handbag she went through the door into the doctors consulting room.

The doctor, who was also a woman, closed the door behind them.
“Please take a seat” said the doctor.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird

By Samanthe Michelle Davies (SamanthaMD)

“Fred, you really need to get someone in to clean for you,” remarked Trudy as the state of his house just outside Blackburn.

“Ay lass. But who is going to want to clean for a crackpot like me knowing full well, that 5 minutes after they’d left for the day it would be covered in greasy finger prints?”
“Fred! I can’t argue with that logic”
Fred ignored her and carried on his speech that Trudy had heard many, many times before.

The Big Black Dog

The Big Black Dog (aka Boris)

By
Samantha Michelle Davies

At a farm on a bleak Welsh hillside on a wet dank day, a car drew up and a late middles aged man got out. He walked across the farmyard being careful not to get his shoes wet. He approached two men who were outside a cowshed. Their attention was focussed on a large brown & white cow.

Things that go bump in the night

Things That Go Bump in the Night
by SamanthaMD

“George” said the woman lying next to her husband in bed.

He continued snoring gently.

“George!” she said more urgently.

Then she gave him a kick. The snoring stopped.

“Wassup?” he said sleepily

“They’re at it again”

“At what again?” he said totally disinterested manner.

It is never too late!

[An old story penned around 2004 but if you read my comment at the end, it is strangely relevant: Samantha]

The day I had been fearing for some time finally came. Rumours were flying everywhere and finally, just before knocking off time we got word to assemble in the works canteen for an important announcement.

There was an expectant hubbub of noise even though we all know what was going to happen.

The works director came in and turned to face us.

“Ladies and Gentlemen. It gives me no pleasure to have to tell you this but effective today, this factory will close its gates forever”

There was a stunned silence. We knew it was going to be bad but not that bad.

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