#FF — Belos Smiled


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Belos smiled. It had started with tinker-toys. His workshop held a machine that would take humankind to Mars. For a small man, his conception manifested into large moving parts and metal-tubed hexagons, then plugged its drive into the bright rectangle modeled on black hole energy.

Belos whistled as he walked to his front door. Kinzie greeted him with a martini, wearing a smile and a negligee. He’d tinkered with her mind until she was his ideal: luscious, obedient, and eager to please. Pharma lent polish to her perfection.

Kinzie served Belos lobster in a lace apron. Dessert was divorce papers.

[100 words]

Disclaimer:  this story is 100% fiction and is not meant to suggest it is about any real person or persons or actual device that can plug into black hole energy to power vehicles.

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Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the tale-weaving host of Friday Fictioneers.

37 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Nice final line. By the way, you have a martini wearing a smile and a negligee

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, and thanks for noticing and letting me know 🙂

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  2. granonine says:

    You also have a lobster wearing a lace apron. Sorry, it’s the English teacher in me, and frankly the picture in my mind made me laugh :). I’m glad Belos got his come-uppance. Smug sort of so-and-so.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Linda, I think I’ll leave it that way then so others can also imagine it 🙂 Thanks for reading and your comment.

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  3. I feel he may be compensating for something with his immense machines… nice story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Haha! Great comment. Thank you.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Love your disclaimer. That would be an interesting martini. (K)

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  5. Not the final few words I expected! If I hadn’t read the footnote I’d be sure it was true!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad I “gotcha” on the end. 🙂

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  6. Anita says:

    Just when the reader thought he had a great obedient wife & super scientific technological breakthrough work, you served the last line!!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol! Thanks for reading and your comment, Anita.

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  7. Dear Lisa,

    It looks like Belos enhanced her out the door. 😉 Love the last line.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, yes indeed 🙂 Thank you.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  8. pennygadd51 says:

    Nice to know his mind-tinkering wasn’t as effective as he thought! Nicely written, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Exactly, Penny! Thank you very much 🙂

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  9. Ha! Loved that, you’re a brilliant writer, I’m hoping Belos is in someway related to Bezos, with ideas of grandeur and money buying him anything he damn well wants. Good stuff

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Shrawl thank you so much. My lips are zipped on the name resemblance lol

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  10. GHLearner says:

    Standing ovations for Kitzie. Way to beat pharma and mind control. Maybe Belos finds a life lobster in his bed (with a lace apron).

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  11. plaridel says:

    divorce papers for dessert? some folks kill for that (pun intended) 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I’m sure it at least crossed Belos’ mind!

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  12. James McEwan says:

    I guess, all work and no play or appreciation for the support (wife and family) has consequences.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You know, it’s probably the lack of appreciation that pushed her over the edge…

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  13. draliman says:

    Sounds like he enjoys tinkering with everything in his life, sometimes with less than optimal results!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s an admirable trait for building space ships, but he needs to curb that impulse with his loved ones (not easy to do!)

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  14. Bill says:

    Oh, now there is a story with a future. Two, actually. As for desert, how sweet it is. Well done (again), Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bill thank you!

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  15. What a wonderful future tale. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mason 🙂

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  16. michael1148humphris says:

    I love all the comments.

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  17. Dora says:

    He got his just desserts, didn’t he? Good one, Lisa.
    pax,
    dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL good way of putting it. Thanks, Dora.

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      1. Dora says:

        My pleasure.

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  18. Dora is right. Just desserts, indeed. Great story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Patrick (was on blogging break for month of Nov, hence late response!)

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