Double Trouble: Chapter 96


Wednesday Briefs

The continuing saga of three generations of ranching family. Below the story you’ll find links to other flash fictions.

Chapter 96

Samantha glanced at Levi and grinned as they made their way through the midway. He had a look of determination on his face and knotted muscles on each side of his jaw. She managed to hit every one of his buttons and was proud of herself that she’d been able to play him that easily.

He glanced at her and she could tell he was barely keeping his temper under control. He kept glancing at her, and she was happy to fuel the anger she had been tending all day.

“You know there’s no way you’re going to win. You should just give up and pay up,” Samantha said.

He looked at her and twisted his lips in determination. “No way. No girl is going to beat me at anything, especially not this.”

She turned on him, this time he’d managed to get her temper flaring. She spun on him with a scowl that would send the banshee flying to for safe hiding spots. If Josh had been there, he would have been shaking his head and tisking. He could have told Levi he had made a fatal mistake. But he was having dinner with some friends and Levi was on his own.

Samantha crossed her arms and glared at him. “You saying no woman could beat you? Because I’m not a girl, I’m a woman. Also I live with five guys, and they expect me to do the same work they do. They’ve never complained about me not holding up my share of the work.”

With that she spun and moved across the fairgrounds at something close to a run. She couldn’t believe that boy thought she couldn’t handle a few midway rides, which was bad enough but easy enough to prove him wrong. But this last crack, well she would show him who was the one who could keep her dinner, and that girls, not girls, women, could do just as well as any guy.

She spotted the Tilt-a-Whirl and staked out their spot in line. When Levi caught up, Samantha turned to him with a hard line for lips. “We can start here and see how the tough stud is doing after a few rounds.”

“Bring it on! Anything you can do I can take twice as much.”

The ride operator motioned them onto a bench and locked them into the seat. As it took off, Samantha let out a high-pitched squeal. From the look on Levi’s face, he wasn’t having as much fun. By the time the ride was over, Levi’s tan had taken on a pale look and he was swallowing hard.

“You ready to give? Cause you look about ready to puke.”

Levi swallowed hard a last time and stared at Samantha. “That the best you got? This’ll be like taking candy from a baby.”

Samantha gave him a feral smile and proceeded to take him on every ride that spun, dropped, twisted and plunged that existed on the midway. But Levi refused to admit defeat. Samantha had them at her final attempt, and the pride of the amusement park, the Crazy Runaway Roller Coaster. You were strapped in standing up and the whole ride went downhill from there.

“There we are. Guaranteed to have you puking up your heals before the ride was over. The other great thing, you can’t get off the ride. Once you’re on, you’re committed to the whole ride.”

By now Levi was ghostly white and looked like he was barely holding on by the tips of his nails. “You can’t get off?”

Samantha went in for the kill. “Nope. You can be puking your guts out and you still gotta finish the ride.”

Levi’s face twisted into a frown, but then he motioned toward the coaster with his head. “Let’s do it. I’m ready.”

Fifteen minutes later Levi was holding onto the rim of one of the fifty-five gallon drums the fairgrounds used for trash, throwing up everything he’d eaten since breakfast. Once he was down to the dry heaves, Samantha slapped him on the back.

“Come on cowboy. There’s a turquoise bracelet with my name on it.” Her face took on a twist of mischievousness. “Then you can buy me a nice hot, greasy, corndog covered with a ton of spicy mustard.”

Levi sprinted back to the trash barrel.

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Double Trouble: Chapter 95


Wednesday Briefs

The continuing saga of three generations of ranching family. Below the story you’ll find links to other flash fictions.

Chapter 95

They had survived the first few days, but Danny was finding the lack of sex frustrating as hell. Rob had been more than willing, but cramming five people into a trailer had created a situation where he could do little to relieve the building sexual tension. Since they’d been using the fairgrounds showers he couldn’t even jack off in the shower for some relief. As a result Danny had spent the last couple of days with a chubbed cock, and a mission to find somewhere for he and Rob to get some much needed relief from the constant teenaged horniness. Danny was getting horny enough that his eyes were wandering to a few tight butts that had drawn his eye. But it would be nothing more than lustful glances though, he knew he didn’t like the idea of sharing and Rob was his goal.

He had Rob in tow by his shirt as he unlocked the door and peered inside. After a minute he called out in a soft voice. “Hey. Anyone around?”

They both stood tensed, ready to flee if someone replied. Danny thought he had everyone accounted for, but it was possible for someone to have a change in plans. He and Rob listened closely, and Danny tried again but a bit louder. “Sam! Dad! You here?”

Rob tensed, ready to disappear, but the trailer remained dim and silent. They crept inside, and Danny did a quick walk through. But he still found nothing.

He turned to Rob, done with planning and ready for action. He grabbed the front of Rob’s shirt and pulled him close. Their lips rammed together hard as they became a writhing mass of hands, arms and mouths. Danny soon had Rob pinned against the wall. Their mouths were in a fierce battle for supremacy while he grabbed Rob’s crotch and started groping Rob’s hard length. He worked the steel hard cock through the tight jeans. For all their lustful maneuvering in the tight space they finally ended up sprawled between the floor and the steps leading up to Dad’s bed above the gooseneck.

He ground into Rob as he worked his hands higher on his torso until Rob’s shirt was wedged under his arms, exposing his ripped torso. Danny ran his hands over the expanse of skin to play with the dark treasure trail that started around Rob’s navel and plunged down and disappear into his jeans. Danny leaned down, sucked on Rob’s nipple, and enjoyed the loud groan that filled the room.

“How’s that feel?” Danny asked with a smirk.

“Good! Oh holy fucking good.”

Rob pushed him to his back then started pawing at his jeans. Danny relaxed and let Rob have the lead. His zipper was ripped down and his jeans were quickly tugged down to the middle of his thighs. Danny tossed his head back with a moan when Rob grabbed his cock between his teeth and started gnawing at it. Danny grabbed Rob’s head and pinned it hard against his crotch.

“Chew on that dick. Damn that feels good.”

Rob’s response was to bite harder until Danny thought he was going to come. He pulled Rob off his crotch and bit down on his neck as he worked over Rob’s crotch with the other hand. He had Rob moving closer each passing moment. He squeezed hard on Rob’s nuts and bit and sucked on a spot just below Rob’s ear.

Rob trembled in his arms and moaned. “Fuck!” The next thing Danny knew Rob was convulsing in his arms and a wet spot grew under Danny’s hand. After a few minutes had passed, Rob slumped against him panting for air. Eventually he looked at Danny and smiled.

“That was fucking hot!”

Danny kissed the center of the huge hickey he’d given Rob and grinned at the growing wet spot. “Glad you enjoyed it. But…” he glanced at the hard cock pointing straight out in front of him and wiggled his eyebrows.

Rob chuckled as Danny flexed his cock. A huge glob of precome oozed out of the tip and fell to the floor, making a loud splat sound that filled the space with the sound as they smelled the sexual essence in the air. Rob kneeled down, extending his tongue, he flicked the tip of his tongue at the remaining precome just as Danny grabbed his shoulder.

“What was that?”

“What?” Rob asked.

This time both of them listened, and Danny panicked. His Dad was back.

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Double Trouble: Chapter 94


Wednesday Briefs

The continuing saga of three generations of ranching family. Below the story you’ll find links to other flash fictions.

Chapter 94

Josh carefully backed the travel trailer into one of the parking spots along the edge of the fairgrounds. It was as far from the midway and as close to their animals as possible.

Danny and Samantha were in the backseat of the pickup getting edgier with each passing second. Josh was waiting for one or both of them to have a screaming shit fit of a breakdown. But they moved into place and were glad they’d already bedded down the animals so they were taken care of, at least for a few minutes. Now he needed to work out a little structure for his kids to help keep them out of trouble.

“Okay, Danny, you’re in charge of getting everything ready in the trailer. Tonight you’re cooking so you better start getting something ready for tonight.” He cocked his eyebrow and caught Danny’s gaze. “And I don’t want bags of junk food from the midway. You actually have to cook.”

Danny smirked at his dad. “No problem. Rob offered to help cook. So we’re having something good tonight.”

“You better be right. Otherwise you’re eating whatever he cooks.” He turned to Samantha. “Same for you. Levi is not cooking every meal when it’s your turn.”

He expected a torrent of anger with a tornado of teenage angst but instead they stood smiling at him. He could almost see the golden halos and hear the symphony of harps. It was one of their more pathetic attempts.

“Don’t think you’ve pulled anything over on me. Neither of you is that innocent. Just promise me not to mess with people and not to leave the fairgrounds. If I have to bail you out of jail, the next time you’ll get to leave the ranch will be when you are driving me to the home.” He scanned each of them with a harsh scowl.

He glanced into the rearview mirror to find Levi standing on one side of the trailer and Rob on the other. He had to admit, the twins had good tastes. Both Rob and Levi were good looking. Danny and Samantha baled from the truck and ran back to their perspective dates. It was one time he was reminded things had changed far too little.

While Samantha had sprinted for Levi, wrapped her arms around him, and kissed him with enough heat that he wouldn’t be able to walk around for a few minutes without announcing to the world that he was having a teenage boy stiffy moment.

But he knew Danny couldn’t greet Rob with the same unbridled lust. It wasn’t that they shook hands like they’d just been introduced. They greeted each other enthusiastically, wrapping their arms around each other in a warm hug; a warm friendly hug. But Josh had seen his son greet Rob before at the ranch. Usually there was a ridiculously loud squeal of delight that brought the attention of everyone in a five-mile radius. Then he’d run at Rob and launch himself. In self-defense, Rob had no choice but to catch Danny and hold on tight. The whole thing would end with Rob holding tight onto Danny while he covered Rob with kisses.

The whole performance usually brought grins to anyone watching. Even an occasional ‘ahhh’ was pronounced. But this time the greeting was much more reserved. Josh frowned. It tore him apart. A few months ago he would have said his friends would have supported his marriage with Trent and the twins identified, but things had changed so much…

He changed his focus back to the boys in time to see Danny grab Rob’s ass for a second. Josh scowled and scanned the area and his blood ran cold when he spotted a group of young guys coming toward them. Josh didn’t see how they could avoid seeing what Danny had done.

I may regret not getting that concealed carry license and being able to protect my family from a hate crime. But he hadn’t. There wasn’t even anything to use as a weapon. The band looked back and forth, uncertain what was about to happen. They hadn’t said anything. That was a good sign. Maybe the odds are in our favor.

Then he heard someone speaking, but it took him a few seconds to realize it was Levi.

“Hey guys, how’s things going?”

The group looked a little startled, then they smiled and started exchanging handshakes and explosive back thumping. They stepped apart, grinning at each other. “You a-holes! What’re you doing? Causing trouble?”

The largest of the group grinned at Levi. “Not us. We stay out of trouble.”

“Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Hey, let me introduce everyone. We should go grab some lemonade from the midway.” He turned to Josh. “That okay?”

Josh nodded and waved them away. “Go relax, just don’t disappear for too long. We have cattle to take care of in a little while.”

Josh wasn’t certain how he felt about this new development as the group headed down the fairgrounds.

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Double Trouble: Chapter 93


Wednesday Briefs

The continuing saga of three generations of ranching family. Below the story you’ll find links to other flash fictions.

Chapter 93


The house was tense when Josh walked in after taking care of the animals before they left. Trent would be in charge of everything while Josh was at the state fair with Danny and Samantha. They’d went every year since the kid’s had joined 4-H, but this was the first year teenage attitudes and hormones were such a factor.

Josh put the last few items in his bag and then stared at Trent. “This is going to be a miserable trip isn’t it?”

“Two hormonal teenagers, at least one with a budding romance? No, not the formula for disaster at all. It’ll be a cake walk.”

He cocked an eyebrow and sneered at Trent for a minute and then chuckled and smiled. “This is all your fault you know. I’m being punished for what a little shit you were in high school.”

“Oh, sweetie. I was a little shit long before high school. Why do you think I’m staying home and you’re going? I’ll be able to see the fireworks from here. It should be awesome.”


Trent moved close to Josh and wrapped his arms around him. He gave Josh a warm hug and whispered, “When you get back we’ll have the most amazing sex. I promise.”

Josh chuckled, but a shiver rolled down his spine at what Trent might cook up. He knew one thing, even if it was nothing but a back rub, it would be erotic from Trent. About the time they would have began making out, the twins walked into the room.

Danny wore an expression of pure deviltry that Josh couldn’t resist. “What have you done to make yourself so happy?”

Danny cocked his cap on the back of his head and smirked at Josh. “Nothing big. Rob’s going to be there too. I told him we had plenty of room.”

Josh rolled his eyes and groaned before he returned to Danny. “This is work, not a chance to spend the whole time at the midway. And you are not sharing a bed with Rob. Don’t pull that crap with me.”

He turned to Samantha and said. “And you’re not spending every minute with Levi. Also, there is no way in hell he’s sleeping in the travel trailer. The boy has to find his own place to stay.”

Samantha seemed unfazed by Josh’s instructions. He became worried when the smile never faded from her face. Josh crossed his arms. “What have you done to will my life even more miserable?”

“Father dearest, whatever would make you think I would make your life difficult?”

“Spill it, young lady. What have you cooked up?”

Danny laughed and brought Josh’s attention back to his son. “What’s going on, Danny? Did you help cook something up?”

“No way! This is all Samantha’s idea. I had nothing to do with it.”

Josh turned to Samantha and scowled at her. “What?”

Her expression changed into one less challenging than what Josh had seen a few minutes earlier. “Relax, Da. I just want to spend time with Levi. He’s a nice guy and I think he’d be fun to hang out with.”

“That’s all normal stuff. What has the two of you acting like you’ve found someone to keep you in beer until you’re twenty-one?”

“It’s really not a big deal. We were just going to tease you a little before we told you,” Danny said.

Josh was frustrated at his kids and their idea of humor. He didn’t like the feeling that two teenagers were messing with him. His nerves were at the end of his tolerance. “Spit it out or we aren’t going anywhere.”

“Oh good God, boys are so cranky. Levi hired us to help him take care of his cattle. That’s it, nothing illegal.”

Josh’s aggravation deflated at what seemed to be an innocent arrangement. “Oh, I guess that would be fine. I’m sure Levi’s parents would appreciate the help.”

Samantha picked up her bags and started out the door. “That’s right. Besides, that beer isn’t free.”

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Double Trouble: Chapter 92

Wednesday Briefs

The continuing saga of three generations of ranching family. Below the story you’ll find links to other flash fictions.

Chapter 92

Mitch glanced at Samantha until he’d drifted to the gravel shoulder on the state highway. Samantha yelped as Mitch yanked the truck and trailer back onto the road. As soon as the truck and trailer were under control again he pulled to the shoulder as his adrenaline started to settle down.

He jumped from the truck and walked back to see if the bulls were okay. It surprised him when the other truck door shut and Samantha walked back to join him. They studied the animals in the trailer for several minutes before Mitch motioned to the bulls with his feed coop hat.

“Looks like they’re none the worse for wear. I’ll watch more carefully over the rest of the trip.” He leaned against the trailer and studied her. “How did you and Levi enjoy each others company?”

A peaceful expression covered Samantha’s face. “They have a lot of cool stuff, stuff I’ve never seen.”

Mitch lifted an eyebrow as he watched his granddaughter. Then he muttered, “Like how long you can hold a kiss before you need to breath.”

Without breaking stride Samantha replied, “Naw, I knew that. Although Levi already bested all old boyfriends.”

Mitch’s mouth opened and closed for a few seconds before he closed it. He would not play verbal jousting with Samantha; he was afraid he’d lose. The rest of the trip home was more relaxed and neither of them brought up anything from the trip to the Worthy ranch. They rolled into the Maverick Ranch headquarters and Mitch drove to the corral that would be the new bulls home for a few weeks until they acclimated to their new home. With Samantha working gates and Mitch threading through the sometimes-narrow enclosures, they unloaded with no incidents. In short order everything was accomplished that they needed done and they headed to the house for a late dinner.

He glanced at Samantha. “Are you going to tell your parents about your hot new, long distance, boyfriend?”

“Papa, please don’t tell them. I want something of mine to be private before five men try to help me work out my social life.”

Mitch considered her for a minute but saw what she meant. “Okay. But you have to tell your Dad’s before it gets any more serious than it already is. At least he lives far enough away you won’t be going out every weekend.”

Samantha kept her silence long enough he understood it was already past that stage. “You’ve already got something worked out, don’t you?”

“Well, sort of.”

“Sort of?”

“They’re taking a few of the Senepol to the state fair.”


“It might be about the same time the junior cattle show happens. So we would spend time together.”

Mitch stared at her for a minute, “Ah, crap. Tell your parents before then. When does that little event start?”

Samantha muttered something, but he wasn’t certain what she said. “What? Don’t think mumbling will keep me from asking as many times as it takes until I know what you said.”

“Okay, fine. It starts in a week. And I will spend time with Levi regardless of what the five of you think.”

A chill ran up Mitch’s spine at the tone of Samantha’s reply. He recognized a battle cry.

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Double Trouble: Chapter 91


Wednesday Briefs

The continuing saga of three generations of ranching family. Below the story you’ll find links to other flash fictions.

Chapter 91

Samantha looked like a star-struck fan girl as she stared at Levi with her mouth wide open. If they had been at home, he might have let his granddaughter make a fool of herself, but not with strangers, and especially not with strangers she might want to know better. Not as good as Danny and his friends, but better than the two of them making cow eyes at each other. Yes, call him old fashioned, or just that he knows the people who live in the area. But he didn’t want to have Samantha labeled as the high school’s easy girl.

No, it wasn’t fair. But he refused to let Samantha do something at sixteen she would regret later. Yeah, Levi was a cute kid. Danny would try to get into his pants, but judging from the expression on Levi’s face, Danny wouldn’t have a chance. But the tall, slender kid seemed even more stunned at Samantha’s arrival than she was at him. Maybe. The hormones ramped up for both of them.

Levi grinned from ear to ear by the time they were close enough to shake hands. He greeted Mitch, but he was almost certain the sweaty palms had nothing to do with how glad Levi was to see Mitch again.

“Hi, Levi. Glad to see you again. Is your Dad around?”

“Yes, Sir. He’s finishing up in the hay barn and said he’d be here in a minute.”

Levi glanced toward Samantha and it looked as if someone had doused his head in red ink. Mitch also realized he hadn’t introduced the two of them. “Sorry, Levi. This is my granddaughter, Samantha. Sam, this is Levi.”

She scowled at Mitch before taking Levi’s hand. “It’s Samantha. Grandpappy forgets things from time to time. He’s getting real old.”

Mitch’s response was delayed when a man closer to his age appeared from the other side of the house, brushing bits of hay from his shirt. He closed the distance and gave Mitch a firm handshake.

“Nice ta meet you. I’m Addison Worthy.”

“Mitch, Mitch McRichards. Nice to meet you too.”

Addison stepped back and motioned toward the pen of bulls they’d looked at the other day. “Levi said you were interested in some of our Senepol yearlings.”

“We are, those are some impressive looking yearlings. We bought a couple of bulls in Colorado, but yours were too good to pass up. Last week when we stopped Levi was good enough to take us on a tour of the place, tell us something about the breed, and take a look at your young bulls.” He glanced over toward Levi and found his gaze locked on Samantha. Mitch grinned and couldn’t help himself. “We appreciate you taking the time to give us the tour, Levi.”

Levi startled, snapping his eyes back on Mitch. His face was so flushed Mitch decided you could light a cigar from it. Realizing he’d been busted, Levi tried to spit out an answer. “Yes, Sir. No. I mean it was no problem.”

Mitch couldn’t let it go on for any longer. The poor kid was squirming and Mitch didn’t press him. “Well, we appreciated it. You did a good job too.”

Addison glanced between the two young people and shook his head before turning to Mitch. “I’d be happy to go through the bulls with you. Levi knows them as well as I do, but he and I haven’t talked about the selling price of each one.”

“Dad, if you and Mister McRichards don’t need me. I thought Samantha might like to see the new Paint we bought.”

“That sounds like a lot of fun. I’m up for it,” she said.

Mitch looked between them and cocked his head. “I’m okay with it so long as Mister Worthy doesn’t mind.”

Mitch glanced at Addison and knew they agreed. These two needed some time, but not too much.

Addison said, “Okay, but stay where you can hear me in case I need you.”

That was the final word, Levi and Samantha sprinted out of sight. Mitch and Addison turned and went through the young animals. Time passed quickly for Mitch when he glanced at his watch and realized the morning was gone, they also hadn’t seen Samantha or Levi in all that time.

“I think we should locate the kids. We haven’t seen them in a while.”

Addison nodded in agreement. “Yeah, my son’s a good kid. But hormones are hormones. I think I know where to find them.”

They walked to an imposing building and the minute they opened the doors he knew it was the farm’s hay barn. They stood for a moment and heard what he’d expected: the kids had moved past talking. He didn’t want to walk in on them and see more than he needed to.

“Samantha. We’re about ready to go.”

The soft sounds from a few minutes earlier erupted into a flurry of movement. A few seconds later, Samantha appeared brushing a few stray pieces of hay from her jeans. She looked at Mitch.

“Levi’ll be here in a minute. He needs to think for a while about mucking stalls in January before he comes out.”

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Double Trouble: Chapter 90


Wednesday Briefs

The continuing saga of three generations of ranching family. Below the story you’ll find links to other flash fictions.

Chapter 90

Mitch glanced toward Samantha sitting rigid as a poker as she glared out the windshield. She would make certain he didn’t enjoy this trip. They’d made arrangements to go back and look at the bulls Levi showed them. Of course as soon as they made the appointment—all their great plans for going back to look over the Senepol bulls went to shit.

That had left Samantha, and she hadn’t been given a choice. Which meant, she was plenty pissed off.

Mitch sighed when the silence stretched out for over thirty minutes. “We’ll get the bulls and go home. You can be back in your room and pissed at everyone by early afternoon. It won’t take long but Darrin didn’t want me making the trip alone.”

“I have a life too you know. I shouldn’t always be the last one you ask.”

He glanced over and smirked. “Oh? And what are you giving up to go with me this morning?”

Samantha opened her mouth to speak, but then snapped her lips shut and settled back into the seat without a word. Mitch wasn’t sure if he had won, or not. But at least it was quiet.

They traveled the rest of the trip without a word passing between them. She barely acknowledged when they turned into the ranch from the state highway. He eased the truck to a stop and killed the engine. He decided another attempt at making peace with Samantha was worth a try.

“Look, it won’t be that bad. The guy’s son is about your age. He was a good tour guide when your grandpa and I stopped. He seemed like a nice guy.”

Samantha let out a long suffering sigh and plastered the least sincere smile Mitch had ever seen on her face. “How’s this Pa-pa. Is that what you expect from your granddaughter? I’ll makes you all proud and stuff.”

Mitch frowned at her. “Meet Levi before you decide he’s a jerk. I thought your parents taught you not to judge people.”

“I’m not judging anyone. But we know either he or his father are homophobic. It won’t matter if—”

Mitch looked back and smirked at his granddaughter who was frozen in mid-step. He followed her line of sight and was not surprised to find Levi walking toward them.

“Is that— “Samantha stammered.

Mitch’s laughter grew in volume until Samantha glared at him. Once he got himself back under control, he couldn’t help but push a few more of her buttons. “Yup, that’s the pimple faced redneck boy that your grandfather thought you might want to meet. But obviously I was wrong.”

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