The Board Of Directors
Chapter Description: Sammy is a genuine celebrity who knows her worth and it’s time for her to negotiate a new contract.
preened on her mirror. She checked to see that her blush complimented her face and its base evenly blended with no blotches.
Satisfied with her reflection, she stood up and posed with her hands
on her hips, which she lifted sexily in front of a full-length mirror next to
don’t deserve you, darling, but we must make hay while the sun still
shines. That second Lamborghini isn’t going to purchase itself,
blew a kiss to the other Sammy in the mirror. She truly loved herself
and wasn’t afraid to let anyone else know just how much. She
slipped on a pair of 6-inch stiletto-heeled shoes and checked the fit
of her La Femme strapped-back satin ballgown.
posed again in front of the mirror by placing her silk-covered knee
in a forward position while practicing her power of persuasion. She counted
her blessings while adjusting her sheer bra that gave the impression
that she “wasn’t wearing nothin’” underneath.
hurts to hedge one’s bets,” she said with her trademark saintly
smile; the one that caused that trouble with the boy scout troop a
few years back. She wondered if any of them were old enough to date
yet before picking up a Chanel handbag and walking out to her
on time at the “Big Productions” Studio, she walked into the
board of directors' chambers and announced herself to their principal secretary.
a seat, Ms. Sommers. I’m certain they’ll call for you shortly,”
said the secretary.
almost felt sorry for her. While entirely competent, the secretary didn’t
have the most shapely figure or flattering features.
can’t all be me! A pity!” she reassured herself as she sat on a
large overstuffed couch.
After a brief wait, the head secretary signaled her over. Sammy couldn’t
help but notice once again her mousy brown hair and coke bottle
horn-rimmed glasses as she came up to her.
board will see you now! Right this way, please,” she said as she
opened the large oak door and held it for her to enter. Sammy noticed
liver spots on the secretary’s hand as she walked by.
She’s older than I thought!” she muttered before putting all
external distractions out of her mind. All her thoughts now were on
the board and what they needed from her to renegotiate her contract.
spare wooden step stool stood in front of the directors. The light
that hit it seemed bright enough to light up the darkest corners.
She knew that with every nuance of movement, the board of directors could observe every thought that flitted across her face and body.
mentally squared her shoulders and sat down on the stool with grace
and elegance. She smiled and greeted each board member by their first
name and suddenly stopped upon reaching the last one.
me, miss, I don’t believe we’ve met. I’m Sammy Sommers and you
woman’s face, handsome and not without a few age lines, started for
just a moment before regaining composure. She put on a charitable
smile and addressed Sammy.
Sammy! Good to meet you finally! Merle, would you formally introduce
us, please?” she ordered an overweight sweaty man who wiped his
face with a damp handkerchief.
I don’t know what happened to my manners. Excuse me! Sammy Sommers,
I want you to meet Clarice Winters. Clarice Winters, this is Sammy
Sommers. Clarice comes from a long line of investors and bought out
Big Production Studios just yesterday.”
lost her composure for a few scant seconds. By the time she’d
recovered, the board members had filed away several mental notes.
bought out the studio? Well, congratulations, Ms. Winters! I’m
certain that with the current crop of talent and management, you’ll
cleared her throat, took a long, noisy sip of Naïve™ Mineral water
from a glass bottle, and replied with cold, fingers on a blackboard-sounding voice that had very little
life in it, “Yes, that’s my intention, thank you, Ms. Sommers.”
please, call me Sammy! Ms. Sommers is my fictional mother.” teased
hint of warmth crept into Clarice’s face and voice. “Certainly
Sammy, and you can call me Ms. Winters.”
that point, a deep chill went down Sammy’s spine. She looked at the
board members to find them not returning her gaze. The easy contract
negotiation she looked forward to now turned into something that she dreaded.
several hours of negotiation. Sammy walked out of the boardroom,
visibly shaken. The board held her without a break of any kind, while
Clarice Winters slowly and methodically tortured her mentally. Sammy
regretted not bringing in her agent for the negotiation, but what they did was done. She made a beeline for the powder room while reeling
from mental exhaustion.
head secretary noticed the troubled actress as she approached her
desk. She got up to help Sammy steady herself before she fell over.
Sammy shrugged off the attempt and pulled off her deadly stiletto
heels before running into the bathroom with the secretary following her.
sat down on the toilet and would have cried had she
not had such a strong need to empty her bladder. She sighed in pure
satisfaction as her urine escaped and hit the toilet.
several moments of relieving herself, the secretary piped up, “Are
you okay in there, Ms. Sommers?”
she had thought herself alone and now caught in an unguarded moment,
Sammy angrily snapped back, “I’m fine! Why are you in here?”
I’m here to see if you signed the contract. After that, we’ll
just wait and take it from there, okay?”
What business is it of yours whether I signed a contract? I
don’t think my private bus—UGGGHH!” Sammy felt another powerful urge hit her. Her bowls contracted violently, causing her to defecate
with total abandon.
then realized that the evening gown she wore wasn’t safe from the
rapidly filling contents of the toilet. She pulled it over her head
and called out to the secretary.
If you’re still out there, I need some help with my dress. Would
you be so kind?”
Secretary, name of Lilith, opened the stall door and took
the dress away from Sammy roughly. Anyone can rub a saint the wrong way, no matter how selfless they might be.
it easy with that! It’s a La Femme limited edition designed
especially for my body measurements!” griped Sammy as another wave
of cramping hit her body. The only thing she could do for the next
few moments was to endure the pain that her insides were dishing
board meeting took it out of me!” she gasped between painful
bowel and bladder movements. “I might need to go to a doctor after
looked at her hands, then stepped over to a mirror above the sink. She
took a glance at her features as if to verify herself of
something and turned back to Sammy.
hung the dress on a hook on the inside of the stall door that they
were in. Despite the horrid smell coming from Sammy, she moved in
closer to stand beside her and soothe her by lightly massaging her
okay. It’ll be over soon enough. Just bear with it a little longer,
Sammy,” she whispered and reached over to unhook Sammy’s bra
are you doing? UNNNGH!” said Sammy as she felt the bra lifted over
her head and shoulders.
just trying to make you more comfortable, dear,” said Lilith, as she
gave the toilet a courtesy flush. “There, now, that’s better, isn’t it? After the ceiling fans pull away the rest of the stench,
it’ll be like it never happened!”
knock sounded on the bathroom door. Lilith murmured she would get it and moved to answer it.
coming down with another painful cramp, wondered aloud, “Is the door
dear, I thought you might like some privacy,” said Lilith, as she
accepted a gym bag from a delivery person on the other side of the
it to a nearby baby changing station, she pulled out several objects
from the bag to place on the counter next to it. Sammy couldn’t see
her, but she heard the contents of the bag touch down on the counter
as Lilith handled them.
was it at the door, um? What’s your name again?”
frowned at that momentarily and replied, “My name is Lilith, Sammy. Thank you for asking. The person at the door gave me some new clothes
for you to wear per your contract. I’ll help you into them after
you’re done on the toilet.”
final round of cramping hit Sammy then. She felt as if extreme gravity pressed on her whole body as she rode it out by breathing slowly. Lilith came back to rub her
a few moments, Sammy felt the pain lifting and remarked on it.
course, it is, silly!” said Lilith, with the same tone a mother gives
to her daughter upon her finding out some minor fact of life or
another. Sammy hated that tone immediately.
stand up, and let’s get your bottom wiped, young lady!” Instructed
Lilith. Her tone brooked no argument and caused Sammy to stand up immediately with no thought of resistance.
Sammy felt her bottom wiped with copious amounts of toilet paper. The
crap she’d taken had gone everywhere! After Lilith cleaned up a
large portion of it, she grabbed Sammy’s hand and guided her to the
didn’t object as Lilith lifted her to lay her down on the
changing station. A small voice in the back of her head noted that
Lilith must be very strong to lift her so effortlessly.
A large, wet towelette broke into her shocked reverie as Lilith wiped
her bottom and then used another to wipe her other privates.
Satisfied with her work, she dug into the gym bag and pulled out a
large, bulky pull-up. The only difference between the pull-up and a
baby's diaper was the pull-up not having plastic tabs and a landing
zone. Otherwise, for bulk, heft, and size, it might as well have been a
did a double-take at the pull-up before it registered in her mind.
She asked, “What are you going to do with that, Lilith?”
it on you, you silly goose!” said Lilith, as she playfully grabbed
one of Sammy’s ankles with a grip that felt like an iron vise.
attempted to pull her leg away and said, “Are you serious? What the
<HONK!> do I need with a diaper?”
you haven’t realized it yet? Look at my face and body, Sammy. Don’t
they look more like a woman in her twenties instead of the woman in
her forties that greeted you this morning?”
verified and acknowledged that. She remembered feeling her ego trip
earlier that day as she measured up Lilith’s dowdiness and compared
it to her superior beauty.
so you look a little better than this morning. What has that to do
laughed at Sammy with genuine affection in her voice. She picked her
up by the waist with very little effort to toss her in the air and
catch her so that Sammy was face forward. She held up Sammy to the
mirror to see for herself.
first glance was of Lilith’s sober yet amused reflection. “That’s
not me!” she thought to herself and then saw what could only be
small naked girl, no older than 4 or 5, stared back from the mirror. She had a plump little belly and a round, almost featureless face
with a little pug nose. Tight blond curls that ringed her head
complimented her chubby cheeks. She gasped as she realized that somehow someone or something transformed her formerly dynamite body into this sexless, childlike one.
smile of amusement became one of contented authority as she put the
little girl back down on the changing table.
are we ready to get dressed? We meet for a casting call in one hour.
That’s enough time to grab a bite to eat if you’re dressed
quickly and stop fussing, little miss!”
the cafeteria, Sammy, dressed in a short, cream-colored dress with sailor lapels and
blue piping that barely covered her Sesame Street™ pull-up, sat on a
booster seat. On her feet were frilly ankle socks and a black pair of
Mary Janes. She looked at the ham and cheese sandwich on
wholewheat bread in front of her while grousing at the lousy fair.
could’ve at least given me a chocolate milk, you know!”
not healthy, dear. Eat your sandwich and apple slices, drink your
milk, and someday you’ll grow up to be a beautiful actress again!”
Lilith couldn’t help but smile as she teased the little girl. While
not a petty person normally, she felt that picking on Sammy
gave her a sense of satisfaction.
glanced at her iPad and hurried Sammy along for the casting call.
I’m not finished with my sandwich!” said a saddened Sammy. “People are starving somewhere, you know!”
get something more filling after the casting call, Sammy. It won’t
take long, I promise!”
Sammy wowed the director and director’s assistant at the casting call with her gymnastic abilities. They insisted she do her flawless
handstand several times before she grew tired of it and a suspicious
Lilith called the audition done.
secured the part, the pair walked off to further acquaint Sammy with
her new life as a child star. The director nudged the assistant, as they both ogled the pair leaving the stage.
muttered Lilith under her breath. Sammy caught it and thought about
it for a while before answering with conviction, “So, kids have
their version of the ‘acting couch’ too, huh?”