Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #28

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

I’m kinda loving today’s writing prompt.

What do you think his tattoo grew into, where, and what does it mean? Had an image of a fighting eagle and serpent appeared across his chest? Could he be locked in an epic battle within himself or with a greater power? What if a colorful 1940’s pin-up girl materialized on his shoulder? Would he be nostalgic and realizing he might be a reincarnation of a WWII pilot who went missing after crash-landing in enemy territory? How about a bloody heart with a dagger through it emblazoned upon his bicep? Does he have violent tendencies? Maybe he’s already planning a murder or two. Or maybe a cute pink bunny holding a bunch of yellow daisies popped up on his butt cheek and he really doesn’t know what it means. Can you help?

Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.

7 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #28

  1. jeff7salter says:

    Irina: So, you turned yesterday. Show me your tat.
    Rex: Later.
    Irina: C’mon. Let’s see it. I’ve already seen my cousin’s… and she got a doozy.
    Rex: Naw.
    Irina: [tickling under his rib cage] Aw, c’mon. I’ve been waiting.
    Rex: You’ll have to keep waiting, then.
    Irina: Hey, what’s the deal. This is your big moment. You’ve been waiting years for this and you finally got it. It’s gonna tell the world not only about you and deep inside… but will set you up for your entire future. Now, let’s see the dadgum tat.
    Rex: Forget it.
    Irina: [Sitting back, placing some distance between them so she can see his eyes.] Look, sport. I’ve been with you for nearly two years now and I’ve seen everything you’ve got. We’ve both been waiting for this tat, and it affects me almost as much as it affects you. If we’re gonna have any relationship moving forward from this point, I’ve gotta see your tat.
    Rex: Sorry.
    Irina: [Rising from the bed] Are you serious? I’ve invested all this time and, um, effort in you… figuring you to be one of the up-and-comings. Now show me the real you… let’s see your tat.
    Rex: Nope.
    Irina: [Putting on the rest of her clothing and stomping toward the door.] I hope you realize what this means.
    Rex: [Nods somberly]
    Irina: It’s over, sport. We’re history. If I don’t see this tat, I’m outta here.
    Rex: [After a pause.] Bye.
    Irina leaves.
    Rex lays back in the bed and groans. His fingertips touch the fresh tattoo, which appeared directly over his heart at some point during the night of his 21st birthdate. “Of all the images in the whole wide world, why’d it have to be a little bunny with a tear falling from its eye?”

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  2. jbrayweber says:

    Haha! A big softie, huh? Nice one, Jeff. I always love when you post.

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  3. jeff7salter says:

    and he’d rather let Irina walk than let her see his bunny

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  4. jbrayweber says:

    He’d have to let a woman see it eventually. 😀

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  5. jeff7salter says:

    But Irina is too shallow to comprehend…

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  6. jbrayweber says:

    I didn’t like her anyway. She sounded mean. 😉

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  7. jeff7salter says:

    too demanding. had she shown a little patience and compassion, perhaps it could’ve worked out

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