Hump Day Kick Start

Song of the Day:  Would? by Alice in Chains

Randall Mesdon Photography


Oh no! What happened to our boy? Who is he? Where is he? Why does he have a bed roll? And what happened to his shirt?

Use your wild imaginations. Is he Coast Guard hunting drug runners? A man on the run from the law. Or a vigilante hiding out? Environmentalist shooting film of the migrating whales? Lost boy scout?

I’d love to hear your take on today’s photo prompt.



14 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start

  1. “And they say the Vampire Genre is dead…. pfffffft!”


  2. jeff7salter says:

    Norman trudged down the beach forlornly. His sleeping bag weighed 35 pounds when it was soaked through and through with sea water. Never mind that the park ranger told him to move his campsite higher up the beach. Norman knows everything. He don’t need no stinking instructions from anybody in a Smokey hat.
    Norman’s shirt was probably half-way across the Pacific by now. Too bad that shirt’s pocket held the scrap of paper with Phoebe’s phone number.
    Phoebe could get him out of this jam. Or at least Phoebe could loan him a belt so his britches wouldn’t fall off.
    That park ranger warned him about pants on the ground.
    Norman sure could go for some Cheez-Tos right now.
    “Wait” thought Norman, “Who’s that with the camera?”
    He looked more closely through the glare of the sun against the water and sand.
    “Phoebe?” Couldn’t be. Why would she be holding both a camera AND a revolver?
    “Phoebe … I really WAS going to call you. I swear!”


    • jbrayweber says:

      Norman? Really, Jeff? He looks more like a Brock or Shane. *shrug* It’s your story, which, by the way, doesn’t disappoint. Love the Smokey reference. And just how did Norman end up on the beach?


  3. Ruth Kenjura says:

    “You’re kidding. This sleeping bag will inflate and float? No way, you just want me to drown so you can inherit everything. So to prove I’m wrong, get in the sleeping bag with me. Then we’ll test it. “


  4. Abigail-Madison Chase says:

    He’s HOTT!!!!


  5. Tess says:

    “Pull up those drawers, boy. You look like a naked Ken, and in case you haven’t noticed, there is no naked Barbie on this godforsaken deserted island!” Jake’s dad shouted, no doubt still pissed I packed this sleeping bag instead of the inflatable raft. How was I supposed to know? They were both in camo bags. I blame the camo!


  6. Sheila R Polansky says:

    Oh… my… goodness. I’m… I’m… He’s yummy.


  7. jeff7salter says:

    LOL, Jenn. SHANE is the name of my male protagonist in the 7th novel ms. recently completed. Now in the middle of revisions for 3rd draft. Through most of the first draft he was STAN, but later I needed ‘Stan’ as a name for his cousin, so I changed the hero to SHANE.


    • jbrayweber says:

      *shakes head* You and your names….Well, at least you grabbed SHANE. I think that’s a real masculine name for a protag. Stan, not so much. HAHA!


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