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Friday, November 4, 2011

Flash Fiction Friday 11-4-11: "On Sale Now"

(Image source unknown but was titled "Entertainment Center")


“Thirty thousand? You gotta be fucking kidding me,” Howard laughed.

“I assure you, sir, it's worth every penny,” the salesman rejoined. “It has everything you need for a solitary evening of Monday Night Football.”

“Well...it is very well constructed,” Howard mused. “So lifelike...hey!” He jumped back as if his fingers had been burned. “It's warm to the touch!”

“Of course, sir!” the salesman said eagerly. “We strive for realism in our models.”

He shot Howard a knowing glance. “Would you care to try it out?”

Howard licked his lips, feeling his cock start to throb. “I, um...do you have a private room?”

The salesman smirked. “No need, sir. We've seen it all before.”



Your challenge for today was to use the picture above and write a flash fiction of 75-125 words. Additionally, I provided a key phrase I wanted to see used somewhere in the submission:

"...so lifelike..."

Nobody's checking word counts, or for the key phrase, but you're only cheating yourself if you break the rules. Unless you're doing it to earn a spanking (in which case, see me after class).

Special Bonus Director's Commentary Track:

I really really didn't like this picture, so I compromised by turning it into a display at a big-box store and making the guy who was buying it into a loser who can't get a girl of his own and has to pay thirty thousand for his "entertainment center". And then took it even more over the top by suggesting that there are so many of these sold that the customers "trying them out" in public was so common that the salesmen had become inured to it. The ridiculous approach was the only one I could come up with to make it palatable for me. I hate nude photos or porn that objectifies women.

Sadly, I think the fact is that something like this would be a big success. What a world we live in....

If you are playing along this week, please leave your link below using the widget. It will appear in the text of the post itself, not in the comments, so everyone that's playing will be listed here. This frees me from having to chase people down to find out if they're playing or update the Friday post several times for late entries. Your cooperation is appreciated.

In any case, the participants list is below. Go check them out, and thanks to all who played along.



Check back here on Monday for the next challenge! And if you have any photos or artwork you'd like to see in a future challenge, please send them my way. 

-- PB

8 comments:

TemptingSweets99 said...

Good take on this photo. He really did seem like a loser. LOL! I like the part where he asks for a private room and the response.

Advizor54 said...

TS is right, the question and response is the most telling. When objectification happens behind closed doors, it's shameful, but when it's done in front of others, it's horrific. But then, if it's not a human, only a replica, is there a moral component to it at all past inhibitions about, or against, masturbating in the middle of a big box store?

Soren Ambrose said...

*facepalm* Wow... really guy?

Haha nice as always. Pretty good for "... a picture that (you) find personally objectionable."

Happy FFF!

~Soren

David said...

Very well done PB. I was thinking about writing a newspaper (For Sale - Cheap) but I really like your broker/customer interplay, happy FFF.

Word said...

Oh Gods! That was a riot and so telling. Why ow why can I see this in the back of some Best Buy? For the rich and crass? Love the way the salesman played him.

Tame said...

This a great take on the story. I'm glad the way the guy was made to look such a loser by himself and the salesman. Happy FFF.

Mystique said...

For something you hated, you sure took a great take on it which still amused your audience, pretty impressive of you. :)

Der Erzahler said...

I'm a little behind the past week, but I have played along (even though it is a little late)