Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 5
The following week at the Council Meeting, a surprise, The Mayor was in attendance and in a state of euphoria, but not for long. Sanjay Patel arrived stating confidently, that he had a plan for the Weekend that couldn’t possibly fail, he had no doubts whatever. Then in walked a smiling Deputy Mayor, ‘I have a plan, a Western Style Shootout,’ he declared, ‘Bound to be a success, everyone loves a Western!’
The meeting immediately dissolved into an uproar, everyone was shouting for their favourite proposal. The Mayor was banging on the table, while attempting to restore some semblance of order to the proceedings.
Then suddenly the mood changed, everyone was chanting ‘Zombie!’ it was meant as a disparaging comment about the Mayor, but Sanjay, never one to miss an opportunity was quick to grasp the situation and called for a vote on his proposal. It was passed with only one abstention, The Mayor, even the Captain stayed awake long enough to state the ‘Aye’ that was required.
And so, the die was cast, The Zombie’s had won the day, by a majority vote, although a winner by default, Sanjay was determined to make this work. After all he was the owner of the Holiday Camp and two of the towns three Caravan Parks as well as his other business interests in the town. If he made a success of this, it was money in the bank, His bank.
The Mayor was annoyed, but on the positive side, he owned the third Caravan Park, the town’s only Nightclub / Disco and two of the town’s three public houses. He might still make a tidy share of the profits, despite Sanjay.
(C) Damian Grange 2018