Warning – adult content.
He was the perfect example of everything she’d been looking for. With the body of Adonis and the smile of Casanova, Mary Daniels knew she was in for a good time.
He had sat her down on the bed and allowed her to undo the buttons on the white dress shirt he wore. Something down below had stirred within her as she undid the fifth button and got a glimpse at what lay beneath the white shirt. Not yet, she had told herself, let the excitement build and take in every single second of the anticipation of what was to come.
When she had looked up into his dark eyes, as she undid the last visible button of his shirt, she had imaged that he was communicating with her telepathically. ‘Go on’, said his voice in her head, ‘pull up the remainder of my shirt so you can undo the final few buttons.’
As Mary Daniels pulled up his shirt and undid the last few buttons, the passion inside her had almost exploded. After watching him slowly removing the expensive, gold cufflinks that had held the shirt cuffs in place, she had stood up and gently pushed the shirt off his shoulders. Before her had stood absolute perfection.
Having pushed her back onto the bed, Mary had watched as the hunk undid the belt of his trousers. She had slowly licked her lips as his trousers dropped to the floor revealing a weapon of mass destruction behind a pair of black, Lonsdale boxer shorts. He really must have found her as attractive as she did him if he was going to use it on her.
Several minutes later as he picked up the $500 left on the bedside table of the hotel room, Mary Daniels was dead.
As he dressed, no emotions passed through his mechanical brain. His job was to now get the money back to his creator, change his appearance by shift-shaping, and await the next call to the ‘Hot Dates’ Escort Agency.
Who would he be next, and who would be his next victim?
Written in response to the May Speculative Fiction prompt hosted by D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror. Click here to join hundreds of other writers who have taken up the challenge.
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72 thoughts on “Hot Dates”
Hugh, that was a hunk of a twist you presented over there! Such an explosive imagination! Loved the storytelling – – – the build-up was over the roof!
Thank you so much for the excellent feedback on my piece of flash fiction. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much. Sometimes, my mind can run riot with me.
That’s a pretty awesome mind you’ve got there! Keep the juices flowing! 🙂
Oooo Hugh this is SO good! Great twist!
Glad you enjoyed it, Sam.
Nice twist, Hugh. A homicidal shape shifting hunk of a bot.
Yes, perhaps a vision of the future, Rob?
I hope not — but it sure feels that way.
Nice twist, Hugh!
Thank you, Teri.
Blind sided me with this unexpected ending. Bravo.
Thank you. I’m glad to hear you never saw the ending coming I had planned for this piece of flash fiction.
You did it perfectly. A pleasure to read.
Wow, Hugh, this is clever. A robotic serial killer.
Yes, and one that is a shift-shaper, too, Robbie.
Thanks so much.
Me as I read:
“Oooh, technosexual characters. I can get behind this.”
“Whoa, there was a lot more murder in that than I expected.”
Thank you. I would not be surprised if, in the future, technosexual partners become available. Let’s hope they don’t have any other intentions than ensuring it’s all about fun, though.
Haha, true. Gotta keep it safe!
This is a creative and kind of creepy story Hugh.:) Kudos for your unique twist on Diana’s prompt!
Thank you very much. I couldn’t resist going with the theme that first popped into my head when I saw the prompt that Diana had published. Plus, I enjoy writing stories that take the reader up the wrong path.
Hugh, always the master of twists. This one is a doozy! My mind was not thinking shape-shifters or murder. Yikes! 📚 Christine
I’m glad to hear your mind was taken entirely off the trail of the twist, Christine. Thanks so much for reading.
Hahaha! Wow! Nice twist!
One really must be careful meeting up with people from dating agencies and websites.
I agree, Norah, not that use any of those sites of course. 😀
I wouldn’t have thought so, Hugh. 🙂
Great twist and I love that he was a shape-shifter! Now I’ll have to watch some StarTrek this weekend. Well after The Avengers tomorrow. 😊
Happy Sci-fi weekend, Debbie. 👽
Not a future I’m looking forward to! Sometimes it comes in handy to be married already. 🙂
Maybe my glimpse of the future may never happen? I think I’ll be long gone before shape-shifting becomes the norm.
Loved this! Hugh, you’re really good at the ‘shmexy’ LOL 🙂 xx
Ooo! I’ve not been told that since…well, I can’t quite remember, Debby. 😂
Lol, well I’m telling you now. ❤
Now there was an unexpected twist!
Glad you never saw the twist coming, Linda.
Nope, you caught me off guard Hugh.
That date’s just a little too hot!
Yes, in lots of departments. 😀
Absolutely brilliant twist at the end. Excellently written had me gripped from the start 💜
That’s wonderful, Willow. I’m glad I managed to hook you in and keep you reading.
You certainly did 💜
Such an adorable adonis… there must be a rub!
A rub? That’s taken me down a few different routes.
Nice lead up and foreshadowing, Hugh. Enjoyed this!
Thanks, Jacquie. I went off my usual writing route with this one.
Aren’t you the smutty one…
When I put my mind to it…😁
Hi, Hugh – Your twists continue to get me every time. Well done!!
Thanks, so much, Donna. I’m glad they get you each time.
Love the subtle tie in to Sunday Stills, Hugh, with this flash fiction piece. “Weapon of mass destruction,” LOL…pretty clever there. How long did it take you to find that image? Amazing imagination!
I hope you didn’t mind me linking this post to this week’s Sunday Stills theme, Terri. I know there’s no photography in this post, but I couldn’t resist getting that ‘fifth’ link in. The image was found by Diana Wallace Peach who runs a monthly writing prompt challenge, so all credit to her. This piece of flash fiction would not have been created without her publishing the prompt.😀
I don’t mind at all. I have a couple of bloggers who write poetry and don’t always use their own photos. I’m glad you linked, Hugh!
Well done, Hugh. Like you, a half metal person would have sent me to the hills.
These ‘beings’ can sometimes have a great disguise, John. Who knows? Maybe I’m a robot? After all, my creative cogs sometimes need oiling. 😂
I know what you mean. I have to lube with wine every so often.
I tried that once and came away with a rather strange story that seemed to spook-out many of my readers.
Ha ha ha.Maybe you were on to something. 😀
Yikes. That was a weapon of mass destruction after all! The line made me laugh initially and then turned rather frightening in the end. What a twist. Great story, Hugh. You have an amazing imagination. Thanks for playing along with the prompt!
Thanks for the lovely compliment about my imagination, Diana. It can sometimes run riot when I see an excellent prompt. This story took a while to reach the surface, but I’m glad it finally made it. It was helped a little by a previous post of yours where you spoke about shape-shifters.
🙂 The reason I give it a month is so that there’s time to percolate. I love it when you play along.
I knew this wasn’t going to work out well, I’m on to you now, Hugh 🙂
Why is it that when women step out, they always get stomped on?
P.S. Can you send your shape-shifter my way? 🙂
Thanks, Aimer. Had the picture been of a woman, I would have had a man as the victim. I thought if I should give the story an LGBT theme, but my mind was already made up with the name of Mary Daniels. That name popped straight into my head when I started writing this piece.
P.S – do you really want this shape-shifter to come your way after what he did? 😱 I’d be running and screaming all the way to the mountains if I’d seen what was beneath. 😀
So, the picture inspired the story? For some reason, I thought you wrote the story first and then went looking for the perfect picture. Not that it matters which came first, the chicken or the egg, the story stands on its own.
Yeah, good point. Think I’ll wait until he retires from the murder business before I open the door 🙂
The story came to me after seeing the prompt Diana had published on her blog. She finds images on Pixabay and then publishes one each month as a writing prompt (link at the bottom of the post). They really get my creative juices flowing. Feel free to join in.
Thanks, Hugh. I’ll check it out 🙂
Now there’s an unexpected ending. Nicely done, Hugh.
Thank you, Dan.
Oh my! That is a fantastic twist!
Thank you. I’m glad you think so. I wasn’t so sure.
For a reader, anyway! 66