Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #44

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

What could be inside the bag? And what would it change? Is it a birth or death certificate? A pistol? A stack of D.B. Cooper’s cash? Undeveloped rolls of film? The code to a launch sequence? A really good bbq brisket sandwich?

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



2 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #44

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    “Here… take it,” said Rhonda.
    “Huh?” replied Willard. “I don’t want it.”
    “The note,” she said, pointing, “says it’ll change everything.”
    Willard shook his head. “Some things shouldn’t change.”
    “What if it’s a deposit box key and that box has all kinds of money?”
    “Money would be nice,” he agreed.
    “What if it’s a science-techno gizmo left by an advanced alien civilization?”
    He shook his head. “Nope. Those aliens always want to wipe out human civilization and start over. That’s a trick — pure and simple.”
    Exasperated, Rhonda finally asked, “Well, what do YOU think it is?”
    “Not sure. But the fact that it’s been sitting here for who knows how long, and who knows how many other people have walked right by it… I’m of the opinion that it’s basically bad news.”
    “What kind of bad news?”
    “You remember that old Trick or Treat trick where you leave a bag of dog poop on somebody’s porch and set it on fire?”
    “Uh… vaguely,” she answered, “thought I never pulled such a horrid prank.”
    “Well, that’s what I think we’re dealing with here. Somebody’s over in the bushes with a camera and just waiting for us to open that bag. Inside will be Skunk spray or exploding poop or that purple dye they use for bank holdups.”
    “So you aren’t even going to open it?”
    “No, Rhonda. But I’ll step over about 20 feet and watch you.”
    – – –
    The note was correct: it did change everything. Rhonda and Willard split up and never spoke to each other again.

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