Monday Finish the story

Mondays are becoming my writing days.  Lars has a thing at 10pm most mondays so thats when I can do ‘whatever’ for an hour.  For the past few weeks I’ve written blog posts for other sites and tonight I have a post brewing for the non-toy gift site.  It is fitting that one of the challenges I’m trying out is a super short story prompt.  I am given the first line (in italics) and a picture and 150 words.  ps.  150 is NOT A LOT.

 

ok, here goes, my first Finish the Story;

photo credit Barbara W. Beacham.

Diamond Jack had his hideout next to the Rattle Snake River.  He rarely saw a snake, much less a rattler, but today one was sitting on his front step basking in the sun, soaking in the heat of the concrete.

 

The point of a hideout is that it is not close to anyone else.  This writer’s getaway was his treat after his first big book.  He would often retreat there when he was in the swing of the story.  Being a bit of a nerd, snakes were not in his wheel house but was it worth going back to town for help?

 

Town was 30 minutes away and the story was bubbling out of his brain.  Jack yielded the front door to the snake and quietly broke into his own house.  “you win this time snake” thought Jack and made a note to google ‘kill a snake’ for later

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22 responses to “Monday Finish the story”

  1. babso2you says :

    I love your story! Nicely done! Thank you for participating in MFtS! I hope that you will return next week for another amazing challenge! Be well… ^..^

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  2. Priceless Joy says :

    I like your twist to the prompt. Cute! But, no need to kill a basking snake.

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  3. Susan Langer says :

    Liked your story. Yours was in present day and mine was in the old west. 🙂

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  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    Oh I hope he learn snake charming instead.. otherwise his shack will be crowded with rats.. 🙂

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  5. draliman says :

    Oh no, don’t kill the poor little sunbathing snake! Maybe he’ll get a good story idea out of the whole affair.

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  6. tedstrutz says :

    I liked your story, Kate… probably a good idea to google that. This was my first time too at Mondays.

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  7. Non Toy Gifts says :

    Thank you Kate…we can’t wait to read your post for us 🙂

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  8. John Yeo says :

    A lovely tale ~ The snake was probably a casual visitor ~ I love the way Jack broke in to his house as an avoidance ploy ~ Well written!

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