Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #51

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

Oh! This could be fun! Who is the artist?  A sorceress? A prophet? Who was the canvas? A regular Joe? A tortured war vet? A wayward teen? A banker going through a mid-life crisis? Why did she choose him to give powers to? What tattoo did he get? A vintage pinup? A scene from Game of Thrones? A raven, shark, or cartoon devil? What powers were given to him? Superpowers like strength, speed, flight? To be able to hear what people think? Can he see the future? What changed? How he viewed his surroundings? His relationship status? His purpose in life? The fate of the world?

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

3 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #51

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    Ralph returned home from the tattoo parlor and explained — to his fiance, Lucy — everything the tattoo artist had told him about the ancient magical inks she’d used on his tat.
    “That’s nonsense,” said Lucy. “No such thing as magic ink. Ink is ink. Now show me your tat.”
    “Well, I’m not sure you’re gonna like it.”
    “What’s not to like? Did you get the Italian Stallion? That cool guy in the kilt from Outlander? What about Tom Cruise in that Top Gun movie?” She paused to consider other alpha-male designs which might just give her a little extra “boost” in bed. “So show me.”
    “Uh, maybe not, Lucy. The tat artist kinda went her own direction.”
    “You mean you let HER select your design?”
    “Well, when she said it was magic ancient ink, I figured she was better qualified to figure out the one for me.”
    “So what did you get? Show me.”
    “Naw. Maybe later.”
    “Ralph, if you don’t show me your tat, right this instant, I’m gonna rip off your clothes until I find it.”
    As potentially appealing as that sounded to Ralph, he demurred. “Lucy, I need to warn you it’s not quite as alpha-hot as you seem to expect.”
    “So, what did you get? Robert Redford in his seventies? Or Mickey Roarke after his face surgery?”
    “Not even close.”
    “Just show me already,” she said, with a heavy sign. “After all these let-downs, I’m braced for anything.”
    “Maybe not this particular tat.”
    “Dadgummit, just SHOW ME the tat!”
    He did.
    She nearly fainted. “What on earth possessed you to get a full frontal of the Disney character, Goofy?”
    “Garsh, Lucy, I don’t know.”

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    • jbrayweber says:

      Bwahahahaha! That was creative, Jeff. But I have to wonder why Lucy would think Ralph would get a tat of another man on him. Somethin’ not right with that woman. Haha!

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      • Jeff Salter says:

        good point. I was thinking of it in terms of Lucy wishing Ralph would take on the persona of the hunk tattooed across the front of his body. Poor Ralph, either way…

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