Photo prompt courtesy Roger Bultot
“This is our special Banker’s Package, ” said our guide,” I hope it’s to your satisfaction.”
I looked at the plush hall and the collection of art by Picasso, Da Vinci, Rembrandt et al, and said, “It better be, I’m paying through my nose for it, but what about the more… erm… earthly pleasures?”
He discreetly pressed a button and the huge glass skylight slid open, and a host of nubile nymphets floated down gently.
“I’ll take it,” I blurted out in excitement, “what are you calling it, by the way?”
He smiled as he said, “The Tenth Circle.”
Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. To read more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
Is possibility of accessing this banker’s package? How much are you paying? Nice story.
I’m thinking the “Tenth Circle” is referring to yet another circle of Hell under the Ninth? If so, it doesn’t sound so bad 🙂
It is. They can buy anything 🙂
Some bankers will definitely end up here, but it sounds like they managed to land on their feet again! They always seem to get away with it!
Absolutely. It’s a given that all of them will end up in hell, so why not ‘buy’ a new comfortable circle for themselves?
Eek! Dante’s Inferno? Great take on the photo prompt. 🙂
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Thank you so much Susan. The bankers have managed to get a new circle created for themselves, they can buy off anyone, including the devil 🙂
Dante’s Inferno came to my mind too. A well-narrated story, Anurag.
Thank you so much Piyali. It is the inferno, but like everything else, bankers have managed to get special treatment here too, by buying their way into a new circle, made only for them.
Sounds like hell, all those nubile nymphets floating about, the noise.
If the banks got ahold of hell do you think they’d still hold me to my student loans? Haha
Oh my … a haunting bit of a story just in time for Halloween; although,
you probably didn’t intend it to be read like that. I enjoyed the mystery
of what was coming next.
You’re right Isadora, it was meant to be scary 🙂
sounds interesting. does buyer’s remorse apply here just in case? :).
Ha, I don’t think they’ll need to go back to that clause with all that they’re getting here.
Methinks he is looking at the 10th circle with rose colored glasses.
Thank you so much
Thank you so much Lisa Rey
If it looks too good to be true…
They always land on their feet! Hopefully the devil won’t let them have it that easy for long 😉
I sure hope so too, that there was a fine print in the contract that they missed reading. Now THAT would be ironical!
tenth circle—no, I don’t think it’s worth it!
Thank you so much Granonine, but this is a circle tailor-made for Bankers, which they’ve bribed their way into.
I hope he gets his come-up-ins. MEN!
More to the point would be- BANKERS!
After reading this, your title had me laughing out loud. Every man’s fantasy. (Of course I say that as woman. 😉 )
Thanks Rochelle, but it was a satirical comment (in my head) on how the people with money can buy anything, even a plush residence in the afterlife.
Beware the nubile nymphet – she may not be all she seems. I am determined those bankers will not get away with it ever.
I hope you’re right, though as the 2008 crisis showed, they come out of even an ocean of poop smelling of roses.
All we can do is grab whatever crumbs fall from their tables – that is why I am totally non-political and always will be. Anyway, thoroughly enjoyed your posts!
Isn’t the tenth circle a whirlwind tossing you around with other nude bodies… never trust a bank like that.
The bankers have bought a special circle in hell, where they’ll be pampered just like they were on earth 😦