Better Luck Next Time

August 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm 52 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 September 2017

Roger Bulltot

Photo Credit: Roger Bulltot
 
According to our tour guide, it was the ruins of Samson‘s castle.

He was the world’s strongest man. The secret of his strength was his hair, so Delilah was commissioned by his enemies to cut it.

Delilah found him drinking in the bar and soon they were seen enjoying each other’s company.

He invited her to his pad. Delilah was insatiable and kept him going until he had nothing more to give. As he lay exhausted, Delilah went for his hair. It was then she discovered it was a wig.

Meanwhile, the real Samson was sleeping soundly in the castle.

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  • 1. James  |  August 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Interesting take on the Biblical tale.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  August 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      james:

      thank you. i had fun writing it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  August 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Oh yes… I always knew that he made it… have you ever listened to the song Samson by Regina Spektor?

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    • 4. plaridel  |  August 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      björn:

      i haven’t heard that song before. thank you for pointing it out to me.

      Reply
  • 5. Joy Pixley  |  August 30, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Seems like the real Samson is wise to the ways of his enemies. Delilah’s going to have an even harder time with the “surprise” tactic if she tries for round 2!

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    • 6. plaridel  |  August 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      joy:

      i’m afraid his fate is sealed. it’s just a matter of time.

      Reply
  • 7. Iain Kelly  |  August 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Ha, nice move Samson 🙂

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    • 8. plaridel  |  August 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      iain:

      he got lucky this time. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. Adam Ickes  |  August 30, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Well I certainly never expected that twist. Nicely done.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  August 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      adam:

      gotcha! 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Kelvin M. Knight's blog  |  August 30, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Haha great stuff. A syrup of fig, who would have Adam and Eve’d it!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  August 31, 2017 at 9:00 am

      kelvin:

      i guess it was worth the effort writing it. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
      • 13. Kelvin M. Knight's blog  |  August 31, 2017 at 11:26 pm

        Of course it was. Stories are transnational for writer and reader. 😉

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        • 14. Kelvin M. Knight's blog  |  August 31, 2017 at 11:27 pm

          Transnational 😳 transformative 🙂

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          • 15. plaridel  |  September 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

            kelvin:

            whatever. 🙂

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        • 16. plaridel  |  September 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

          kelvin:

          at your pleasure. 🙂

          Reply
  • 17. Keith's Ramblings  |  August 31, 2017 at 2:58 am

    My my my Delilah! Absolutely brilliant.

    Click to read my FriFic

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    • 18. plaridel  |  August 31, 2017 at 9:00 am

      keith:

      what a great compliment. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  August 31, 2017 at 5:14 am

    When you’re that famous, you need to have a few doubles around to take care of things 🙂

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    • 20. plaridel  |  August 31, 2017 at 8:59 am

      draliman:

      i totally agree. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Sandra  |  August 31, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Clever stuff!

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    • 22. plaridel  |  August 31, 2017 at 8:59 am

      sandra:

      thank you for reading and usual support. much appreciated. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. yarnspinnerr  |  August 31, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Well spun.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  August 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

      yarnspinnerr:

      it was nice of you to say that. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. Esha M Dutta  |  August 31, 2017 at 7:22 am

    This one was funny. Who could have thought it was a double! What a twist in the end!!

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    • 26. plaridel  |  August 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

      esha:

      i’m glad it was worth a smile or two. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 27. Kona  |  August 31, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Ha ha ha. This is AWESOME!!! That hidden Samson is a smart cat. 🙂

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    • 28. plaridel  |  August 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

      kona:

      i’m glad you enjoyed reading it. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 29. Dale  |  August 31, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I was thinking that maybe this time he was saved but it will be a question of time…

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    • 30. plaridel  |  September 1, 2017 at 10:45 am

      dale:

      sadly, his fate was sealed.

      Reply
  • 31. Jelli  |  September 1, 2017 at 5:19 am

    HAhahaa, I loved the twist at the end on this one. 🙂

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    • 32. plaridel  |  September 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

      jelli:

      i’m glad you found it funny. 🙂

      Reply
  • 33. rochellewisoff  |  September 1, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I think I like this version better, although I don’t think we’ll find it in the Bible. 😉 Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 34. plaridel  |  September 1, 2017 at 10:43 am

      rochelle:

      i think samson would have preferred it, too. 🙂

      Reply
  • 35. Zee  |  September 1, 2017 at 5:42 am

    You never fail to disappoint with these stories, Plaridel ☺️

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    • 36. plaridel  |  September 1, 2017 at 10:43 am

      merina:

      i’m glad you liked it. much appreciated. 🙂

      Reply
    • 37. plaridel  |  September 1, 2017 at 10:43 am

      zee:

      blame the way my brain was wired at birth. 🙂

      Reply
  • 38. gravadee  |  September 1, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Nice take on the picture.
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  • 39. Mrs. Completely  |  September 1, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Foiled! Better luck next time, Delilah! :o) Great story.

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    • 40. plaridel  |  September 2, 2017 at 9:13 am

      mrs. completely:

      she’s a persistent woman. she’d get another chance. 🙂

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      • 41. Mrs. Completely  |  September 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm

        Poor Samson!

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        • 42. plaridel  |  September 3, 2017 at 11:23 am

          mrs. completely:

          i know. the die was cast.

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  • 43. Alicia Jamtaas  |  September 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    This made me laugh out loud. Thank you!

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    • 44. plaridel  |  September 2, 2017 at 9:13 am

      alicia:

      it must be the wig. thank you.

      Reply
  • 45. Norma  |  September 1, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Nice twist, certainly didn’t see it that ways. 🙂

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    • 46. plaridel  |  September 2, 2017 at 9:12 am

      norma:

      thank you for reading and letting me know it worked. much appreciated. 🙂

      Reply
  • 47. granonine  |  September 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Nope, didn’t see that one coming 🙂

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    • 48. plaridel  |  September 3, 2017 at 11:22 am

      linda:

      🙂

      Reply
  • 49. rgayer55  |  September 2, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Now, where’s my wig . . .

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    • 50. plaridel  |  September 3, 2017 at 11:21 am

      russell:

      delilah took it as a souvenir. 🙂

      Reply
  • 51. gahlearner  |  September 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Hahaha, I like this version of the tale very much. Great fun!

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    • 52. plaridel  |  September 3, 2017 at 11:21 am

      gahlearner:

      thank you for the nice compliment. much appreciated.

      Reply

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