Short Story Preview: The Establishment Blues
Mayor Jim Weatherman was not having a good day. Somehow the press had got wind of the fact that the statistics his office had released yesterday were completely accurate and a fair reflection on the level of crime in the city. ‘MAYOR CAN BE TRUSTED’ and ‘HONEST JIM’, the headlines screamed. If he could just lay his hands on the fink that leaked the story. He had worked hard at building up mistrust between himself and the public since coming to office and it was stories like this that brought Mayors down. His predecessor, Neil D’Aggio, had been caught submitting accurate expense claims and was now serving five years. The annoying thing was that it looked like D’Aggio was going to get out early for bad behaviour, just in time to oppose Jim at the next election.
Jim buzzed Stephanie, his secretary.
‘Can you come in here for a minute, please?’
She was a young girl with long dark hair. Her face was immaculately made up, dark eyelashes that stretched up trying to catch her eyebrows, ruby gloss kiss-me lips and a small, slightly pointed nose. She wore a miniskirt and her long tanned legs seemed to go on forever. Her waist was slim and she had sizeable breasts that strained at the tight T-shirt she had tied in a knot just above her brown belly. She had on black boots that reached just below the knee and boasted long sharp heels. Her firm buttocks swayed gently beneath the swishing skirt as she walked.
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