Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 12
‘On mine, or should I say, the council’s side, we are prepared to, based on the success of the weekend to pay you an additional bonus to use as you require and share as you see fit’ promised Sanjay, virtually offering a bribe.
Whatever Dave Knowles was, he was nobody’s fool and he was quick to grasp the concept of the of the back-hander that Sanjay was offering him. ‘Just leave it with me, Mr.Patel and confirm the dates once you have them and I feel sure that we can do business to both our benefits’.
‘I felt certain that you would see things my way!’ smiled Sanjay knowing once again that he had triumphed. Which was all very well for Sanjay, but not good news for the townspeople, who were lined up squarely against it. Time would tell us who would triumph, but my money is on the man in the street, his opinion will be made to count!
At the next meeting of the town council, Sanjay explained to the other councillors about the amount of progress he had made. He wasn’t gloating but he had certainly stole a move or two on the Mayor. All that needed to be agreed on was the actual date for the weekend. the only problem was that for it to be agreed on, all of the council had to be present, and once again the Mayor was conspicuous by his absence.
(C) Damian Grange 2018