Double Trouble: Chapter 98


Wednesday Briefs

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

Chapter 98

It didn’t take long before the four of them headed down the midway. After having camped at the fairground for the better part of a week, they knew everythings location, from food to thrill rides. Danny, who was always hungry, had forced everyone to stop at his favorite food vender. The three boys ate their fill while Samantha stood and rolled her eyes.

When they walked past the Tilt-a-Whirl Levi’s lips formed a hard line and turned a little pale. Rob pulled Danny close and whispered. “He’s not going to get lucky if he doesn’t stop doing that shit.”

Danny chuckled. “I know. Right? What’s in his head?”

“He’s thinking he’d rather be right than get some.”

Danny grinned even larger and swatted Rob on his Wrangler wrapped ass. Rob yelped a little and then winked at Danny. The two of them were horsing around when they heard Samantha call to them.

“Hey, get your ass over here and let’s win Mama some bling.”

Danny rolled his eyes but moved beside Samantha, along with Levi. Rob had followed too, but seemed less interested in keeping Samantha happy. Danny grinned. Rob had more interested in keeping Danny happy. He could tell Rob wanted a little horizontal mambo, which Danny was fine with.

A happy squeal erupted from Samantha, and Danny brought his focus back to the arcade. Levi tossed huge plastic hoops at teddy bears too large for the hoop to fit around. Levi was already out several bucks and hadn’t got close to winning. They stood watching for a few moments before Levi scowled and turned to the others.

“This one’s rigged. It’s not even possible.”

The operator of the arcade took a hoop, stepped outside, and tossed the hoop. With no problem the hoop settled over the bear and landed on its wooden base. He smirked at the group and moved back into his booth.

Levi clenched his teeth and stomped off down the midway. They spent the next hour working a variety of games and got nothing more than a cheap plastic whistle that Levi could have bought for less than he spent trying to win it.

While they’d been at this, Rob had been curling around Danny. Now they enjoyed the opportunity to cuddle with each other in the less well-lit areas of the midway. They left yet another game and wandered into a dark part of the fairgrounds. In a lapse in judgment, Danny gave Rob a quick kiss on the cheek.

“Faggots! Get out of here. Your kind should rot in hell!”

Danny glanced up and saw four of five huge rednecks coming at them. None of them looked happy, and he thought most of them were drunk… or something. They turned to confront the thugs, but Danny wasn’t sure what they could do. Each man easily weighed twice as much as any two of them.

“Knock it off and get out of here.”

Danny jumped and looked behind them. Two of the carnival workers closed the distance between them, and each of them carried a shortened baseball bat. Danny’s stomach knotted as he wondered who the two were threatening. But as they got closer, it was obvious they were talking to the others.

“Get home. You’re drunk and ain’t got no business messing with these kids.” The expression on the carnie’s face would sour milk. He lunged at the others and yelled. “Get outta here!”

The gang of five stumbled over each other as they ran to escape. The slight action of their rescuers seemed enough to send them packing. Danny stepped forward with his hand extended.

“Thanks. We appreciate the help.”

The man stared at Danny’s hand for a second and then frowned.

“Get back where there’s light. Don’t be stupid.”

Danny let his hand drop and watched the two men turn and walk back into the midway.

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Double Trouble: Chapter 97


Wednesday Briefs

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

Chapter 97

Danny glanced at his sister, who seemed entranced by a bracelet he’d never seen before, and Levi looked more miserable than someone in an emergency room. Definitely something he wanted to stay away from. He was busy enough trying to find something to do, so they weren’t bored to death. He turned back to cooking their dinner. Once he had everything ready, he motion to the other three.

“You know, Dad’s meeting a friend of his in town. It’s our last night. We should blow our wad and hit the midway.”

Levi paled further and waved his hands. “Not me. I can’t handle any more rides today.”

Samantha chuckled, but didn’t add to the conversation.

Danny studied them for a few minutes and shook his head again, certain his sister had got the best of Levi in some scheme she had going. He considered them for a few seconds and then his lips quirked.

“No rides then. We clean them out at the game. How does that sound to everyone?”

Levi’s head popped up first. The transformation became nothing short of miraculous. “The midway? We’re going to win at the games?”

Without looking up Samantha said, “I could use the matching bracelet if you’re still feeling frisky.”

Ah! He made the mistake of betting with my sister. Betting against Samantha is a poor idea.

But if Levi let Samantha clean him out his cash, or she’d stand and laugh at him while he lost at every rigged game across the huge midway. Levi seemed to be unintimidated by the whole process. Danny played a few of the games every season, but he’d never won in the years he’d been going. But Levi seemed convinced that he would wipe out the fairgrounds. The games went on forever, but Danny felt he and Rob would enjoy the crazy pair in the search to regain Levi’s masculinity.

They were halfway through the meal when Danny grinned at the others, shooting a wink at Ron. “It’s the perfect night for hustling the hustlers. We should be able to win junk to bring home.” He paused for a moment and met Levi’s gaze. He started to share a warning for the innocent when Levi winked at him. Danny’s eyebrows shot up, and he decided Levi could sink or swim on his own. Danny wasn’t going to form up the rescue posse. He’d leave the issues up to Samantha and Levi. But when he glanced at Rob and saw a slimmer of mischievousness in his eyes.

“Sounds like fun. After today we’ll be back at redneck high. We should have a blast tonight,” Rob said.

Danny leaned to his boyfriend and gave him a quick kiss. “Let’s clean up and head out.”

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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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