Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trifecta: Heart of Gold


                   Smith studied the call girl.  She was perfect for the job. Her wavy bronze hair flirted with her bare shoulders. Her emerald eyes glowed in contrast to her perfect olive skin.
                   “Why did you bring me here?” she asked.
                   “Why do men usually bring you to hotel rooms Angelica,” he answered holding back a sneer.
                   “Most men just want someone who doesn't ask for anything more complicated than money. Tell me why I'm here tonight.  It's still early. I can find a John that who won't play games. A girl has to make a living.”
                   He tossed her heavy bundle of twenty dollar bills.
                   “Something tells me you aren't here for a straight lay.”
                   “Smart and sexy.” He handed her a photograph. “Do you know who this is?”
                   She shook her head.
                   “That's Judge Lawrence Steele. A rising star in the judicial sky. My associates want to make sure he doesn't rise any higher. We want you to seduce His Honor.”
                   She raised her eyebrows and handed him back the picture.
                   “I think you have the wrong girl Mr. Smith.”
                   “You're perfect for this Angelica. Judge Larry was head over heels for a girl who looked like you back in college. It didn't work out and he ended up marrying a blond homecoming queen from Oklahoma.”
                   “If you think he'd be that easily seduced, he's probably cheated already. Why fake it?”
                   “We've looked. He's as faithful as a dog, loves his kids, pays his taxes. The bastard doesn't even cheat at golf. So I'm offering you fifty thousand up front and fifty thousand after.”
                   She was silent for a moment as she let the idea of one hundred thousand dollars roll around her brain.
                   “No.”
                   “No? What kind of a whore turns down a hundred grand?”
                   “Mr. Smith, you're the only whore in this room. I'm an honest hooker.”

I'm linking up this week with Trifecta. Here's this week's challenge:
WHORE
1: a woman who engages in sexual acts for money: prostitute; also: a promiscuous or immoral woman
2: a male who engages in sexual acts for money
3: a venal or unscrupulous person

Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer.