Hump Day Kick Start – Steamy Stairway Edition

Song of the Day: Sanctify by Nine Inch Nails

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.


I couldn’t pass up this delectable photo. There are so many questions, so many different stories that can come from such an interesting image.

Who are our twosome? Hollywood dysfunctional couple? Dominatrix and her client?  Vampire and 1950’s lingerie model?

Where are they? Posh hotel? Beverley Hills bungalow? Playboy mansion patio?

Is he giving her a piggyback ride? Did she just kick his double-agent ass? Perhaps he drank too much, and in his zeal to take her to his room, tripped. Is he proving to her that he can do 100  push-ups with her straddling him? Maybe she just give him the Vulcan nerve pinch.

What do YOU think? I’d love to hear from you.

20 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start – Steamy Stairway Edition

  1. jeff7salter says:

    NOW you’re talking!
    I’m rushing out the door now, but will return later to transmit my specific take on this one.
    Thanks, Jenn


  2. Sarah Andre says:

    You had me at Steamy Stairway Edition.
    Be back soon.


    • jeff7salter says:

      Okay, here’s their story:
      When Vernon challenged Erika to a “Twister” contest, he had visions of getting her into a clinch which would bring him into contact with all her most valuable assets.
      But Erika turned the tables on him when she spun the dial and the arrow landed on “stairs”. [It was a new edition of the classic game.]
      Immediately she ran for the ornate marble staircase … certain that Vernon would follow. A quick flick of her shapely ankle at just the right moment and she had Vernon right where she wanted him: face down and dazed.
      Hiking up her tight ball gown, she straddled Vernon and …


    • jbrayweber says:

      And to think, I was going to title it Piggyback Edition. Ha!


  3. Sarah Andre says:

    Nice! 🙂


  4. Sarah Andre says:

    This is Sophia Loren’s granddaughter, Anatalia and the setting is a the back lawn of her palatial estate in Roma. The hour is very late, the summer air sultry with promise and seduction.

    The man prostrate in his $6,000 custom Armani is Paolo Santorini, the only lover who broke her heart when she was much younger and vulnerable to his flirty charms and ridiculously good looks. She has never forgotten the humiliation and never forgiven him for the flash-bang ending to their affair when a prettier woman caught his eye. But he is an Italian man, a lover of women (shrug and hand gesture to God.) He cannot help the way was made.

    Anatalia has grown up to be a spectacularly beautiful woman, an accomplished actress and is kind and generous to the poor and sick. But inside, her heart has never mended and her affairs have been brief. Her reputation is a callous ice queen, but (shrug and hand gesture to God) she will never allow herself to be hurt again. There will be no more passionate Paolo’s in her life.

    So you can imagine her shock when she arrives home from a long day on the movie set, still in costume (a high-class stripper) and her maid says a man insisted on seeing her. The maid would not allow him entrance, so he scaled the back wall and has been waiting all evening in the garden. A quick look out the 2-story window confirms Anatalia worst fears. Paolo is back after all these years. He has no right to look that handsome. Anger burns through the ache in her heart and without changing clothes she clip-clops on her stilettos down the garden stairs to give him a piece of her mind.

    Paolo takes one look at the alluring woman he has only glimpsed on the silver screen and realizes he wants no other. She barely resembles the gauche, chubby girl he seduced so long ago. But by the look in her eye she has not forgotten his callous departure.

    He stands tall and takes the shrieking obscenities, blistering insults and a sharp slap across the face, like a man. He doesn’t care what torture is in his future. Anatalia will be his again. Forever this time. When she is finally out of words and breathless from the exertion he pays no attention to her heaving bosom in the barely-there outfit. He takes her gloved hand and stares into her eyes. “I will do anything to show you I love you,” he says. “Name an impossible task, I will do it gladly.”

    And this is the snapshot of what he is required to do…climb every staircase, both outside and in the grand palace, on his arms (no feet, buff torso only.) It is a twist on an age-old Italian custom of groveling, except Anatalia has required it on sharp, unforgiving stairs.

    Paolo is more than happy to comply and eagerly begins his journey up the garden staircase. Taunting him, Anatalia takes a seat on his back, making it that much harder. But he is a man’s man. He can haul his own body weight and hers up the stairs, no sweat. And how enjoyable to feel the ultra-warm part of her through his suit.

    Little does he know, though, the palace has 14 staircases and another 6 backstairs for the servants. (And don’t forget the grand front entrance…that’s 64 steps right there.) Sigh. Payback’s a bitch and so is Anatalia. (Shrug and hand gesture to God.)

    So the question is, readers: will he succeed in his task and win the woman of his dreams?


    • jbrayweber says:

      Well, you did it, Sarah. I have a new favorite story. This is great! Love Anatalia and yes, because I believe a man’s man will not allow failure, Paolo will complete the task and win her over. Seriously, woman. (shrug and hand gesture to God) You are a genius.


  5. Sarah Andre says:

    Sorry for the delay. Hubby got home from a week in Japan. All that pesky smooching and chatting before jet-lag hell came over him and I could finally tiptoe back to the kitchen and write this!


  6. I just have a question: WHERE do you GET these photos? LOL!


  7. odie8654 says:

    “This is F.B.I. Special Agent Domingos, I said keep your butt on the ground buddy!” Finally after five years of hunting him, she’s finally got the notorious “love them and strangle them” serial killer.

    All Agent Domingos hard work has paid off, the boys in the office will be jealous of this accomplishment for sure. Add it to the list of ‘bad guys’ she’s caught since getting her badge, she loves her job.


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