Smells Like Success
Jason always wanted to be a success. Unfortunately he finds himself out of work, soon to be out of a marriage due to his corporate wife's anger and teenage daughter's disrespect. From having everything to feeling like he has nothing, Jason is frustrated by more than just a lack of job prospects. But when a man selling colognes door to door talks him into trying a scent called Success. More
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Out of work just a month, Jason knows that his marriage has been slipping for far longer. He's been steadily losing his wife Natalie and their headstrong destined for success daughter, Bella, for years now. There was a time when he'd had everything, Jason thought, but now it has come to this, lectured on the couch with his beautiful wife angry and folding her arms, their equally beautiful daughter, a young woman now... seething with disrespect at the loser her father has become.
Dwelling on thoughts of Natalie, the one he married, the one who was barely in the limo before she was all over him after the wedding, the passionate wild woman that made his oldest buddies jealous, Jason isn't at all ready for a fast talking door to door salesman.
Before Jason can even interrupt to get a word in, Simon has spoken more words to him about this supposed miracle product he offers than any of the phone calls he's been making about finding work. But just what is that miracle product that Simon claims will solve all his problems and make life what he always dreamed it could be... a cologne called Success.
Maybe Natalie had a point and attitude is everything, so Jason decides to clean himself up, shave, put on one of his nicest suits, and maybe... just maybe, if he looks like a success he'll be able to shape his future into one, find the job he wants, but not just a job, a career. And after shaving, getting dressed nice, why not try on a little cologne he thinks?
If it was bad enough to start out the day with a lecture of doing too little, Jason ends his day with a lecture about too much of a bad smell. And yet that night Jason sleeps better than he has in months, waking to an actual smile on his wife's face, something so rare he just has to stare. Having slept well he's definitely ready for the day, just not quite for Natalie saying he should spray on a little Success, that maybe it will help.
And so begins a most unexpected upward trend in Jason's life, each day spraying on a little Success, probably a bit more than a little but that was never Jason's skill set, and saying goodbye as Natalie went off to work, taking Bella with her for the summer internship she's enrolled in at her mother's workplace. But each day Jason finds his wife definitely changing her opinion of the smell of Success, going from hating it to liking it to actually thriving on it.
He's having the best sleep of his life, the best dreams in years, and Natalie is beginning to smile and be downright flirty with him. As the days pass, everything seems to be changing and Jason can't help but wonder if it really is the smell of Success that is setting his life on such a positive upswing.
Even though he's having no luck with any career leads, he soon can't say the same about his marriage, going from mornings where Natalie wouldn't even face him or be remotely near him on their bed to mornings where Natalie is waking him in the most erotic ways, and the nights are getting better than ever too after Natalie comes home from work.
But just how powerful is this new scent in his life, and has his liberal use of the cologne perhaps overdone the intended effects, particularly since his daughter has been smelling it as well? It definitely soon seems like his wife is giving most unusual if not downright inappropriate motherly advice to help Bella with her work internship, ways of appeasing if not just pleasing her pig of a boss.
Will Jason finally have the wife and daughter he always dreamed of, or will Success ironically lead to their failure as decent respectful women? Just who exactly does that door to door salesman work for? And beyond attitude does Success really breed quite a bit more than Success?
Find out in the all new Kustom tale guaranteed to have readers breathing in deep, because this one Smells like Success.
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