Short story ....Two Congressmen on a Balcony.....

They stood on the balcony speaking eloquently though softly about the reasons and the rhymes of politics , the taller of the two rattled his glass of ice and whisky waiting for the other to pour him another drink . Below them the dance music, played by what seemed like a poor excuse for a wedding singer, bellowed some left over song from the eighties as his back up band played somewhat boringly . The tall man said ;
" I would rather drink from a spittoon than give up my office , I love the power , the money and the way people look at me when I walk into a room ! Go ahead , tell me that you don't like the way women swoon around you in the hallways after a speech , when hubbies out in the other room drinking with his thousand dollar a plate buddies. No ! I love the power that comes with this position , the broads , the looks and the bennies.

The shorter of the two looked down over the railing at the dancers below and wondered why every time he made an attempt to do something for the good of the people he was sidelined by men like this . Why not one day could go by without the wheeling and dealing of office . Yes , you could accomplish change , but only in miniscule ways . Only with the tightened control of people like this man beside him. He wondered what ever happened to the days when he felt something positive about the office he held. And then he spoke up :
" You know , I will not consider changing my mind on the vote Tuesday don't you ? I have given this a lot of thought and there is no way I will be reelected if I give in to you guys. . I've told you this already a dozen times , this bill is not any good at all for the people , only for the guys on wall street !.........

The taller of the two didn't say anything at all but reached into his vest pocket removing a dark beige envelope the size and thickness of a lengthy paper back book , then he held it up to the shorter man's face before reaching into the mans suit coat and finding the inner pocket , sliding carefully , the envelope into place and softely patting the front of his coat and smiling . Once more he rattled his now empty glass , and before either of the two spoke again turned away , and walked to the glass doors opened them up and was swallowed into the noises of the party. He walked over to the bar just as the other congressman's wife sidled in beside him , he felt her soft but insistant hip rubbing up against his own as she spoke .
" I told you he would give in ....didn't I ? ........

Smiling at her and reaching down to rub his hand on the small of her back where the low cut gown met the perfect curve of her butt. He watched as she smiled up at him And just as a new and slower waltz began to play in the back ground he guided her through the hallway door and turned towards the bedrooms in the back .......and just as his hand slid into the soft fabric of her dress and around to her side slowly guiding her into the darkness ......he looked over his shoulder towards the glass doors to make certain that the man he just greased the pockets of and now would own every vote in the future wasn't watching .........
he turned just as she sat on the edge of the bed and began to slide her shoulder straps down over her arms baring her silicone breasts , he glanced once more through the darkened window curtain at the balcony out side . Just to be sure ...........Oh my god ! He watched in mild surprise just as the shorter congressman stood on the railing and nosed dived off from the fourth floor balcony ..........! Something inside turned to ice and yet as he slowly turned to her now lying naked before him , he said smiling at the woman before him ..............
" Now .....why waste a perfectly good opportunity ? " , and just then she turned on her side smiling sweetly at him and said ,
' You know ,we only have time for a quick one don't you ?"
" Oh ......I don't know Maybe we've got all night !"
And taking off his jacket as he appraoached her he thought .........Oh hell , no sense telling her what I just saw happen .......... at least not until We're finished !
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lovemychris 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Don't forget the camera that is rolling for their use in endless blackmail! ;)

Nice writing btw. I'm surprised! (no offense meant)


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Well written Ahorseback. Is that really how people in power live? I am very naive when it comes to things like that.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lovemychris , are you surprised because I [ a patriot ]have no faith in political leadership? Or that I can write ? I agree with you about the camera ! .......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , more times than not perhaps the bad guy is in the shadows in the powers of government ! But quietly so . More millions of dollars are made and more discisions made silently and behind closed doors than not .Im afraid !...Thanks for reading .....:-}


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

You just wrote a story that could be true. The political system is so corrupt." We the people" no lomger matter. Greed has taken over the world. Well done ahorseback...


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ytsenoh 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

This was a very interesting read. It certainly keep my attention and was intriguing. Thank you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hey Always , Thank you , yes all to true and predictable of the nature of power mongers.....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

ytsenoh,Thank you ! For sharing ......:-}

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