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House of Pleasure

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Below is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Björn Rudberg.

I’m back in the writing grove now, so to speak, with hopefully an end in sight for the house move. Fingers crossed for the end of the month. I’ve also finally got my short story piece out and about (Order of Magic – 4.7k words) after a few edits and to great relief. Anyone who enjoys Fantasy Fiction and Magic, feel free to have a read.

Anyway, on with the main show. As always, comments are appreciated. I will try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s sometimes difficult to get round to each one. Therefore, I will tend to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. And finally, I also try for a random selection from the list.

Finally, just a quick word on the weekly challenge. The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there’s something for everyone to be found within its midst.

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House of Pleasure

“This is it”

Billie’s tone was suggestive as she exited the car, gravel crushing delicately underfoot before she sauntered down the path.

Eager for the night to unfold, Tom walked past, expectation forcing pulse to race as he approached the house. Pleasure of the mind was what he yearned, not crudeness of flesh, and the house might offer what he sought.

Door opening, he heard nothing, the silence was unexpected. Peering through, he recoiled in horror; bodies littered the floor. Nestled among them was metallic terror, tiny robots harvesting victims; tearing, biting and injecting those that lived, indulging some grand experiment of nefarious purpose.

Turning to flee, Tom felt a shove, pushing him to the floor.

“No turning back now”, laughed Billie as she slammed the door shut.

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Author: Weltchysnotebook

Part Time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, both long and short!

26 thoughts on “House of Pleasure

  1. Ouch.. I wonder if there’s some ghastly cybernetics going on. We are the Borg, resistance is futile.

  2. Oh my. This is some scary s****! Great story.

    • Thanks for reading. I fancied writing a bit of sci fi horror and came up with this. Along the same vein as another story I wrote, Slave to the Machine. Touching toward cyberpunk which is an area I feel very comfortable writing

  3. Billie’s into some aggressive, weird, robotic gourmet experimental sh*t.
    That’s hot.
    Pass me a cyber roasted piece of……

  4. Quite graphically gruesome, I got a perfect picture of this in my mind. (Repetition of ‘as’ in the first sentence arrested my eye on first reading).

    • Hi Sandra. Thank you for reading. Pleased that you could picture this perfectly in your mind. Something every writer wants to hear, I think. Regarding the repetition of ‘as’, I’ve changed the second ‘as’ to ‘before’. I think the paragraph still holds after the change. Hopefully your eye won’t be detained any further 😉

  5. Ha, I really liked the words ‘metallic terror’. That was great.

  6. Dear Weltchy,

    House of pleasure? Hmmm. Certainly not for the “clientele.” Chilling and descriptive.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  7. The sentence that started “Nestled among them was metallic terror…” sent shivers up (and down) my spine. The language choice was superb! Fantastic story!

  8. Well, shock, horror. And he wasn’t even after sex.

  9. well-written piece. the ending floored me. i couldn’t get billie’s last words out of my mind.

  10. Creepy. What really got me was that there were little mechanical robots running all over, but making no noise. Creepy again.

  11. Weltchy, Well that was both gory and creepy. O_o I just wish I hadn’t read it just before dinner. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

    • Sorry about that. Hope it wasn’t the family Sunday roast. On a similar vein, I’m looking forward to roast beef tonight, a trawl through this week’s stories and then a bit of writing on my book – aiming for a thousand words to get the next chapter going. And finally, thank you for taking the time to read.

  12. One man’s pleasure…. I would like to know more about what the robots get out of their nefarious activity, and Billie come to that.

    • You never can tell with robots. I imagine it would be a toss up between a food source, slavery of human kind, fun, curiosity, all of the above or any other unspeakable many. As for Billie, We will just have to wait and see!

  13. Graphic and disturbing, now etched in my mind. Well written, not for the feint hearted. 🙂

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