Hump Day Kick Start – Rocketeer Edition

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

Honoring the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a silly prompt.

Tell me what’s going on. The astronaut looks a little sad. Did he not win the costume contest? Is this in the future after we colonized another planet—one where cats clearly have evolved to not need oxygen? Could the astronaut actually be sitting on a moon rock hallucinating that he is back home? Maybe the astronaut is bummed because he missed his ride and will have to wait for the next lunar launch. Or that this what not what his friends meant about appropriate dress for storming Area 51?

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 – Rocketeer Edition

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    “This is not my first snipe hunt,” grumbled Eldridge, mostly to himself, as he kicked damp leaves toward the passing cat.
    He’d been on this bench, at the abandoned park, for some 90 minutes when it finally dawned on him that there was NOT a costume party and guests were NOT asked to dress up as astronauts.
    “I should have caught on when the office manager was sniggling,” said Eldridge to the cat, who’d paused to study the earth-bound astronaut. “I think Susie tried to warn me that this was a setup,” he continued to the puzzled feline, “but that creep from accounting cut her off.”
    The cat waited a moment, sniffed a few times, and then moved along.
    “That’s what I’m going to do, too,” said Eldridge, as he waved disgustedly at the departing feline. “I’m gonna wear this outfit to work Monday morning, toss the helmet at the office manager, and go find that creep in accounting. Since he’s good with numbers, he can count how many knuckles are in a Moon-Fist Sandwich.”

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  2. I should have taken them at their word when they said, “No sign of intelligent life here, Scotty. Beam me up.” I thought it was a joke about finding another Earth. But they did. Exactly the same. Hence the lines.


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