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Parents VS Kids

By

Eleanor O’Hara

 

 

December, Virginia, 2017

Snow flurries blew through the air, landing here and there, never stuck anywhere, because it’s too damn warm outside to have a white Christmas. Which was just as well because the Hamill family could do with or without the snow, either way, it gave Greg and Judy something to talk about, if the kids decided not to visit.

If.

There was a call about a handheld snow-blower that Judy ordered online. There wasn’t anything strange about her buying things from television, it was her thing. The product would be most practical in the northern regions of the country, but Judy, thinking she was being practical, bought the device to blow frozen sheets of snow. When she couldn’t return the device, she called one of her two adult children to solve the problem and that’s when the boy, Jared and the girl, Kim met in secret, to discuss the future of their parents.

They concurred that Greg and Judy lost some of their intelligence due to the fast-paced world around them. Like trying to blow frozen snow, Greg and Judy Hamill refuse to evolve and remain stuck, in time. No matter how the children tried to bring them into the future and make them understand that what they believed practical, for the last fifty-some-odd-years, was obsolete today, Greg and Judy ignored them. Trying to make them understand, was like speaking to blocks of ice in the middle of a cold, cold room. No response, no interest, just parents being parents.

The children were dumfounded and wondered how could they make Greg and Judy learn the world of today, without offending them. God forbid, they should make their parents feel, dumb, they would never hear the end of it. They loved their parents and didn’t want to bruise their ego, but in this case, it wasn’t possible. With guts and rebuttals intact, the children promised to visit this Christmas, vowing to bring Greg and Judy into the twenty-first century, by any means necessary.

 

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Christmas Day.

The Hamill family gathered for dinner. Greg and Judy held hands at the end of the table and smiled at their accomplishment and Jared could feel their happiness. Their big, beautiful home, now paid in-full, would fall part at any moment. The cars were paid-in full, but has an expensive, SR-22 insurance because the Hamill’s sometimes forget to put the cars in park or they leave the keys inside, making things easier for criminals.

And the children, may God bless them, then strike them dead for being smart-asses, Jared, for sure. He believed that his parents figured there was only one reason why both their hellions, er, offspring would show up for Christmas and that is to put them away.

Jared absorbed Greg and Judy’s contentious smiles at he, Kim, and their grandchild. The last thing Jared and Kim wanted to do was to take over parent’s their home and lives. They had their own lives to live and controlling Greg and Judy had no benefits, nor would it be fun and enjoyable. Jared considered it a calamitous, gruesome task that he wouldn’t wish on the worst person alive. May God have mercy on him for trying to make their lives better, when he was miserable in his own.

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Convivial Suites: Corporate Takedown Series, Episode 2: Answered Prayers

Series Premise

After the board of directors denies her a long, sought after promotion, a cunning hotel manager, along with her disgruntled co-workers, execute a master plan to destroy the entire hotel chain.

Episode 2: Answered Prayers

After she agrees to stay in New York, Mattie packs and plans to leave for London, but Rich changes her plans. Jo teaches Pete about human resources. Roxy gives Tristan some attitude. Rich’s brother, Nick takes interest in Convivial.

Episode 2: Summary

Mattie is leaving for London and makes a last attempt to convince Rich to go with her. After he tells her that Katy’s pregnant, Mattie chooses to leave New York forever.

Rich does the unthinkable and deepens his troubles with little white lies. The white lies influence Mattie to think about changing her plans.

Meanwhile, a rock-throwing, glass-breaking, hoodlum harasses Babs until Blanca catches him and realizes they have something in common.

Jo learns about Mattie’s unfortunate accident and has fun taunting CEO, Pete under the new management and protection regime. During the meeting, Pete learns that he created a monster within Mattie.

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After a failed health inspection, Roxy demands that Tristan start acting like a caring manager so the staff will cooperate with him.

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Convivial Suites: Corporate Takedown Series

A short story, episodic series.

After the board of directors denies her a long, sought after promotion, a cunning hotel manager, along with her disgruntled co-workers, execute a master plan to destroy the entire hotel chain.

Episode 1

Rejection – The Conclusion

Mattie Ramsey has a feeling she’s been demoted instead of promoted. Rich, the CFO and love of her life, is acting strange and she wants answers. When her arch enemy and chairperson, Babs, confirms Mattie’s suspicions, the news sends Mattie on a downward spiral of self-loathing and rage.

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A short story, episodic series.

After the board of directors denies her a long, sought after promotion, a cunning hotel manager, along with her disgruntled co-workers, execute a master plan to destroy the entire hotel chain.

Episode 1

Rejection

Mattie Ramsey has a feeling she’s been demoted instead promoted. Rich, the CFO and love of her life, is acting strange and she wants answers. When her arch enemy and chairperson, Babs, confirms Mattie’s suspicions, the news sends Mattie on a downward spiral of self-loathing and rage.

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Secrets, secrets are no fun.

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Avery and Olivia know all about each other or at least that’s what they believed.

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As a lawyer, he has the critical mind to uncover any lie, but as a husband, he can’t keep his murderous throughs in check.

The more he uncovers, the more the promise he made to his wife remains true:

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Master of Manipulation

Crafty lawyer, Avery Hammer,  is always ten steps ahead in every situation until his malevolent wife, Olivia, dupes his shady business partner, Ryan, to openly pursue her.

Before Avery can try to make sense the encounter, Olivia confronts him about his infidelity, a moment Avery’s patiently waited seven years for, because it’s her fault.

Though anxious to revel in extreme satisfaction, Avery puts the savored victory on hold to investigate Olivia’s interest in Ryan, subsequently bringing a world of dark secrets to light, causing Avery to risk his sanity, freedom and hopes to be a better man.

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Screenplay

A survivor of child abuse teaches her teenager to be strong and forgiving, while harboring hate for her bitter, live-in mother. When sobriety is threatened, she must choose between her loving husband and child or her mother after she’s forced to reflect on why can’t she forgive and why her mother can’t survive on her own.

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A movie short visual of the term to recognize narcissistic relationships. View movie in Multimedia tab here.

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