Solentville Tales

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic

Sexy,Sassy "Solentville Tales" is a story set in a south coast English marina village where gossip,sex,affairs,scandal and adventure are never too far away.

It features a boat yard,a charming pub and a cast of people which might make you laugh,envy or want to loathe.

With different scenes and characters emerging throughout this story you will be left gripped to your seat,so sit back and enjoy the ride.

The plots are as thick as a pea soup fog,ambiguous and full of imaginative scenes which will take your breath away.

It will take the reader to places like The Arctic Circle where two of the cast view and experience an unusual natural phenomenon called "The Aurora Borealis" aka "Northern Lights".

Then there are unexplained events which occur during a Halloween party and on Bonfire night when a body is discovered.

There are the usual power struggles at boardroom level and plenty of lusty,sexy scenes as affairs become as common as a night out on the tiles.

Look out for lusty Mylene Meyers who is the flame haired Femme Fatale,she will do anything to get her claws into the men who have all of the power.Like any sex goddess she uses her powers of
seduction and sex appeal to always get what she wants.

The characters in the story will really start to emerge once you get past the opening chapter and like any good yarn it will feed your imagination in glorious technicolour.

Chapter 9 (v.1) - Halloween - Night of the uninvited guests

Submitted: August 31, 2019

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Submitted: August 31, 2019



Solentville Tales Chapter 9 - Halloween - Night of the uninvited guests

Bright sunshine enveloped the Devereaux household as Tom opened his eyes only to find that Jan was no longer sleeping beside him.

The space lay unoccupied where her body had rested and he was curious to know of her whereabouts.It was just after 7 am and she usually always awoke on the sound of her alarm.

On further inspection he found a note had been left and addressed to him which had been placed on the kitchen table.She had evidently gone out for a couple of hours in order to do some soul searching.

Her other motivation for going out was to inspect the booked venue for the Halloween party namely the old Manor House "Plas Te".

He decided to leave her to her own devices and began to get dressed,a busy day awaited him at the solicitors and the bank.

He needed to address them about their law suit and hoped common sense would Prevail and the subsequent winding up order.

Just then he heard a tapping sound coming from the front porch,perhaps it might have been a knock at the front door however on further inspection there was nobody there and nothing seemed to have been disturbed.

A few minutes later he noticed that a red car was pulling up towards the house on the gravel driveway.

Two large burly chaps suddenly got out of the car and seem to be having a discussion,one of them made his way towards the front door.This man was unusually dressed like he might have come from a funeral all in black.

Tom began to realise what this unwanted visit was all about and prepared himself for the worst he decided to face the music and speak to the burly chap as he approached the house.

Tom- Can I help you sir?.

Bailiff- Yes sir I was wondering if you could help me,I have this here letter from the courts which has instructed me to seize all of the contents of this house.

They are to be removed in due payment to the debt which a Mrs Jan Devereaux has incurred whilst taking out a loan at the Solent Bank.

I am instructed to only remove all assets of suitable value.I request that you do not interfere with our business sir as I would then have to Inform the courts and then it would become a police matter.

You would risk being arrested if you prevent the court officers from implementing it's request,do I make myself clear?.

Tom- Yes crystal clear but you haven't asked who I am,good day to you sir.

Bailiff- Now sir there is no need for your negative attitude I am permitted to carry out whatever means necessary in order to gain access but I will only use force as a last resort.

Tom had decided to keep these fellows at bay whilst he made a few enquiries.The first person on his list was Gerald to request some much needed assistance.

It just so happened that he was on his way to Tom's that very minute.He had managed to negotiate a postponement of the winding order.

He had contacted a local judge who had helped to put together an adjournment of the case or some sort of stay of execution for the family in this matter.

This was most irregular but the Judge was a good friend of Gerald's so had acted after the two had talked at length with a lenient outcome being the result.

Naturally these bailiffs had been completely oblivious that new papers were now to be served in relation to this new development and were only acting on their current advice from the courts.

It was with great relief that Gerald arrived at the Devereaux household with these new papers surprising the two visitors who quickly retreated from their actions of attempting to break down the front door.

Meanwhile the hours were flying by and it was just 4 hours until the Halloween party was due to start.The first guests would be assembling at the old Manor House.

Tom phoned Jan with the good news which put in her in a better mind set,she had just taken delivery of all of the costumes which would be presented to the guests if required.

Not all of them would fit,the final touches to the catering had been sorted and now all that was left on the agenda was to meet and greet the guests whilst doing a spot of Halloween decoration.

She began with the entrance to the building and the iron wrought gates decorating them with Werewolves and bats,next she would organise the erecting of a marquis for people who wanted a chillier experience,blow lamps would be provided to keep the folk warm from the cold night air.

In total 120 guests had been invited and the first of them were now beginning to enter the grounds of this splendid 13th century old Manor House.

It's supernatural reputation proceeded it with old stories of headless figures appearing within the grounds.A woman in white would often appear around midnight and if you witnessed her spectre this would mean certain peril.

She often appeared to motorists driving on the small stretch of road leading up to the grounds appearing as a road victim laying on this narrow track and as the driver got out of their car she would simply vanish in to thin air.

There then followed numerous road accidents to those whom had witnessed her most of them not living to survive in order to tell their tale.

The time was now approaching early evening as the grand old Father Time clock in the lobby of the great hallway struck 6 pm.

The old building had never seen so many people in attendance as it had fallen in to decline these past few years having been left in ownership limbo.

The first guest to arrive was Ken Charlery,he was dressed as a vampire and had the most unusual looking Cape.He was followed by Tom and Avril and then the whole Devereaux clan was united bar Leo who was still much to poorly to leave hospital.

The party got underway with some classic pop music including the classic hit "Thriller" by MJ.

The female deejay was beginning to bedazzle her audience in her cat suit,she was flirting wildly with her guests and wasn't too bothered about catching a chill bearing her buxom chest like some brazen Hussey.

Tom inspected Sir William of Hyde's bedroom,the old patron once owned this prestigious Manor House.His portrait looking down upon him in the still cold night air.

There was a calmness about the old place with all of the guests now getting in to the party spirit wearing various colourful costumes.

One uninvited guest was about to make themselves known to the party which would have sinister consequences for the nights fair.
Gerald- Tom,Jan I almost didn't recognise either of you in your respective guises what with Tom's  scream face mask and you Jan appearing as Lady Godiva looking as elegant as ever.

Jan- How did you guess it was me Gerald?,oh yes perhaps it was the tattoo under my left arm,a bit of a giveaway.

Tom- where's Jack and Kate?,I haven't seen them all evening,oh look the chandeliers have just moved on their own,do you think it was a prank?.

Jan- Yes Tom,where are they?,oh I expect someone is just enjoying themselves in the master bedroom you know what kids are like.

Tom- Yes I do I'll go and take a look,are you coming Jan?.

Jan- No Tom I need to circulate being the host,by the way has Polly arrived?.

Gerald- Yes she's just talking to Charles over there,right I'm going to get a bite to eat see you shortly.

Tom- I've inspected the master bedroom upstairs and there's nobody up there,oh well it's just a typical mystery on Halloween night I guess.

Ken- Hello Jan how are you?,my you are looking ravishing tonight,thanks for the invite.Who's the gorgeous young maid standing at the front entrance greeting the guests.

She looks like she's catching her death as she's scantily clad,maybe you could fetch her a coat to keep her warm,that's a nice touch to meet and greet the guests,must dash tootles.

Jan- What young maid?,I don't know what you mean Ken,I'll take a look.

Tom- Well I could use a drink how about I indulge with some of this delicious looking drink "Dragon's blood" yes that's just the tonic for a cold autumnal evening,what did the grease monkey want?.

Jan- Oh you mean Ken,nothing really he just mentioned someone who is meeting and greeting the guests I don't remember inviting anyone to perform that role,I'll just have a word with Polly.

I say Polly you hoo over here,did you invite or employ a person to meet and greet to this party?.

Polly- No I thought you did,I say the old girl looked a little pale in her completion shall I go and see if she needs a drink to warm her up or someone to relieve her?.

Both ladies decided to make their way towards the front door but found to their surprise that nobody was in attendance.

They did however find a silk white veil which was left hanging off the front door knob and then both of them gazed in to the night air which was becoming misty.Visibility became almost impossible.

Suddenly out of nothing a scream could be heard from the roadside leading up to the house this was then followed by the awful sound of  screeching breaks.There had evidently been some sort of accident as both Jan and Polly looked at each other with horror etched on their faces.

After a few seconds both dared to make their way to the scene of the presumed accident but to their astonishment they found no evidence of anything.

They convinced themselves that it just been a hoax and their imagination playing tricks with their ears as both returned to the house in an uneasy silence.

There was a presence in evidence as both ladies immediately turned around towards the road and they then witnessed in Horror as a young lady appeared to float in front of them.

She passed over their heads and had the meanest red eyes one had ever witnessed glaring at both of them before they collapsed with the shock of this experience.

The next thing they knew they were being carried upstairs in to the masters bedroom.It was a strange coincidence that this room had a painting which hung overhead them resembling the very same lady whom they had just witnessed those frightful few moments earlier.

Who was she and why had she made her presence known to Jan and Polly?,perhaps it would remain another Halloween mystery.

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