#FF — Pink Peace

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PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

Ladies Of The Universal Sacrament’s (LOTUS) operations convene in their new headquarters on Tuesday. The mobile complex includes She-House, habi-condos, and a silver jade fountain that flows with artesian spring water.

LOTUS assesses, monitors, and enforces The Sacrament – peace in the galaxy.

Like its predecessor, the Bat Light, the Telepathic Neon Lotus (aka Pink Peace) links with the minds of the Ladies when trouble is afoot. Transporter Platforms blink them and their complex to the affliction.

Local Tribunal ensures all sides are heard. Rulings and sentences are immediate. Prisons are no more. The guilty are vaporized.

Long Live LOTUS!

[100 words]

David’s photo and Rochelle’s story inspired me to write this one.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the encouraging host of Friday Fictioneers.

73 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Cool heroes.

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      1. Sadje says:

        A pleasure Li.

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    This sounds terrifying to me. Should I be terrified?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I don’t know, Iain. Should you?

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      1. Iain Kelly says:

        I don’t think so, but then they seem quite strict…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Vaporization for waging war doesn’t seem too harsh to me. Opinions may vary 🙂

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  3. Nice portrayal (will I now not be vaporized, lol).

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL I don’t take you as a warmongering sort, so you should be safe 😉

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    Loved the acronym

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neil 🙂

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  5. Wow, that was so inventive! Loved it.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Susan.

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  6. That was very, very funny and a little scary.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      We’ve tried things the “man’s way” for long enough. Something’s got to give.

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  7. Fun with Acronyms! 🙂 This was delightful. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 So glad you liked it, Na’ama, thank you.

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  8. Nobbinmaug says:

    I dig the acronym. I like to make up backronyms like that, too.

    Your story’s a little scary though. It was a cool sci-fi, superhero story. Then… Boom! Capital punishment for all. I don’t know if that’s how you intended it, but I’m imagining a kid stealing a piece of gum. Dead! Dead. Jaywalking. Dead! No appeals. No retrial. Death penalty all around. Dead!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like acronym. Maybe I wasn’t clear in the story that making war is the capital crime. Stealing gum, jaywalking, etc. aren’t warmongering. Non-warmongering offenses will be handled in a community-based, non-incarceration way.

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        I didn’t get that. I’m not one for capital punishment, unless it’s for jaywalking, but I agree that warmongering is worthy.

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  9. I’m not sure if they’re heroes or tyrants or a bit of both, but I’d like to read more of them. Great story!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. I do like the idea and may end up expanding it.

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  10. memadtwo says:

    That punishment is rather final. I agree, not sure whether good or bad fits. I would need to know more about them. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know that statistics have shown that punishment has little effect as a deterrent to crime, but in this specific situation, I think it would. I am thinking of developing the idea.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Humans are hard to predict.

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  11. The guilty are vaporised! Such a cool idea! Saves so much time and effort keeping them in prisons. Loved the acronym too 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Only the warmongers! The rest are treated in the community. Glad you liked the acronym 🙂

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  12. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Vaporized…done and done.
    This sounds like a Logan’s Run type of place.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I would like to write up a full story on this. The whole idea intrigues me. Most of the time this type of draconian justice is a dystopia people want to get away from. I think this galaxy could be something special.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I think people would like it.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I took a drive this afternoon out along the lake. The beach was full of people, all disregarding any distance between others. Very discouraging. It did feel good to get out and drive with the windows down and the music cranked.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I go into stores here and it’s about 50 percent with masks…but they do mostly stay away from each other.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Nobody had masks on. It was just like any other warm day at the beach 😦 I haven’t been in a store in a good while (when I went to that farm store out in the middle of nowhere.) My older son seems to be going to the store a lot and he says the same thing you do. My younger son ran to Tractor Supply for me on Monday to get bird seed and cat food.

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              1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                I stay away from people and it is ok so far. I thought TN opened too soon but they did it smart. They let the counties decide. Davidison who holds Nashville waited for a while as did Memphis…
                Our county has 110 positive but no deaths so far…and around half I believe recovered.

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  13. pennygadd51 says:

    I fear that even nice ladies would turn into tyrants if they had that sort of power. You might start with war-mongering, and then think sports hooligans are the breeding ground for war, so… and so on.
    Neat idea though!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you. Shades of “Animal Farm” arise. When humans are involved, there’s bound to be problems. Since this is an universal, intergalactic group of ladies, the assembled group is a little outside of the normal trajectory. Thank you very much for reading and your insightful comment, Penny.

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  14. Those utopian societies aren’t for everyone

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Tru dat. You mean like the one we’re living now? Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  15. draliman says:

    Sounded marvellous right up to “vaporised” 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s painless, I promise 😉

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  16. Dear Lisa,

    Love the acronyms. A bit of an ominous tale. Big Sister’s watching. 😉 Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you, yes, Big Sister 🙂 Big Brother has done enough, it’s time for a change.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  17. Dale says:

    I was gonna say, could you make this happen? Problem is, power begets the desire for more power and then…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I can make anything happen in fiction 🙂 Thank you for reading and your thoughtful comment.

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      1. Dale says:

        Ain’t it grand to be a writer?

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  18. plaridel says:

    ladies rule, i guess. what happened to the men? 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Instead of dying in wars or being locked in prisons, the men are doing very well. Thank you for reading and your question 🙂

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  19. A very creative story. I love the acronym and the intent of the ladies who keep peace in the galaxy. Not sure about the vaporization! 🙂 Cool idea for a bigger story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Brenda, thank you for the comment and the encouragement.

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  20. I must remember to behave myself whenever I visit here in the future!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Keith, you will notice that “here” in the context of the story is anywhere in the galaxy. Just sayin 😉

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  21. That was cool, theres so much more to explore with this one I reckon

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Shrawl 🙂

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  22. Fantastic flash picture of a futuristic world. Ours? I hope not!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Eugenia 🙂

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  23. subroto says:

    Nice acronym! I think vapourisation is the way to go.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Subroto. It’s worth a try!

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  24. I loved this from the very first acronym!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks Dawn!

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  25. Mike says:

    Vaporised that is bad, but I enjoyed your story

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Mike 🙂

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  26. Sounded very good until that vaporization… after that I’m less sure.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bjorn. Such a final solution is shocking to the senses.

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  27. magarisa says:

    What a creative take, Li! LOTUS seems rather extreme.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and your comment, Magarisa.

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      1. magarisa says:

        You’re welcome.

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  28. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooooo brutal ending. A clever tale

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laurie. I was hoping you’d like it, as you write sci fi.

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  29. What a creative story. This is my kind of story, although I can’t say I’d want to live in that world. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much for your comments, David.

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  30. Anagha Yatin says:

    Oh, thank God, I will never be vaporized!
    This was a real out of box tale, almost felt that there is such an organization named LOTUS…hehehe.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Glad you enjoyed my flight of fancy 🙂

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