Hump Day Kick Start – Burning Down the House Edition

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

Burn, baby burn!

What’s going on here? Is this an act of revenge? Is someone trying to cover up a murder? If so, who is the victim and why? Was it justified or had someone taken the cowardly way out? Maybe this is payback for the forced government buyout. Or an accident with an unlikely hero saving those trapped inside. Could this be the owner’s way of getting rid of unwanted guests from hell? Is this Sheryl’s She Shed?

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.

4 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start – Burning Down the House Edition

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    “What on earth happened here?” screeched Ronald, as he leapt from his truck, practically still rolling, after his frantic high-speed drive to get home from his office.
    Linda, with a somewhat grimy fireman’s jacket over her shoulders, shivered slightly in the chilled air. “It’s like I told you on the phone.”
    “You didn’t say the house was burning down!” he screamed, his eyes as wide as saucers.
    “Yes I did,” she replied. “I told you to get rid of that pet ball python of yours.”
    “What’s that got to do with the entire Browne County Fire Department and out house in flames?”
    “I told you the next time that snake got out, that you better be here to recapture it immediately!”
    “Huh? You’re talking about a stupid snake. I’m talking about the house in cinders.”
    “You swore you’d be here instantly.”
    “I was,” he screeched. “You called, and I rushed right over.”
    “Not exactly,” she said leveling her gaze. “I called you at 4:15 and you said you were having a late coffee with your secretary.”
    “Huh? We were talking about a client. The coffee had nothing to do with it.”
    She shrugged. “Nevertheless, at 5:30 I gave up on you getting here IMMEDIATELY… and took things in my own hands.”
    “What on earth are you talking about, Linda? I was a few minutes late and now the house burned down.”
    She sighed heavily. “When I saw your giant snake coiled on my kitchen island, I knew that I’d never feel save in that house again.”
    “And?”
    “I just did what I always said I’d do if you weren’t here to take care of that snake.”

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