Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Photo Mysteries: A Writers' Game #17

And on Tuesdays we play a writers' game!  (Or at least I do.  Some of you join in.)
Here's how it works: Carmi at Written Inc posts his photo theme for the week.  Then I choose a photo that goes with his theme, post it here, and write the tiniest little flash fiction ever: a title and a single line of a story that goes with the photo.
Here's an example so you can get an idea or two.
This week, Carmi's theme is "Branded."

Here's my photo for the theme:

Story title: Extreme Body Art
Single line: "What do you mean that last tattoo was 'too tame'?!!" Mother screamed as Martin pushed his way out the back door toward the shed.

*evil chuckle*  (Yeah, I actually took this photo JUST so I could use that storyline today.)
Your turn.  Create the story behind the photo.  Then give us your title and one line from the story.
The comment box is open.  Play on, dear bloggers, play on.  :)


  1. Title: The collector
    First Line: Where other men put notches on their bedposts, John branded each woman he slept with.

    1. Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater

      Not that we really care, but once Jessie discovered what Kat recently bought to brand her (cheating) man, he fled the country.

    2. Sorry. It was all I could come up with. I've known men who would've done this too.

    3. Yet another reason to remain single.......

  2. "J" is for...
    "This will make you jump."

  3. But my name's Geoff, with a G!
    Oops, too late.

    (Loved this one, Lisa. I may have even laughed somewhat maniacally as I read it.)

    1. Yes, it is a bit sinister, isn't it?

      The brands, by the way, were my grandfather's. The smaller one is still covered with the red paint used on sheep, which weren't branded but simply marked. The large of the two is indeed a cattle brand: J-Bar-7.

  4. Sorry Lisa, I’ve been hoping for inspiration all week, but my normal wit has eluded me :) I enjoyed the picture and reading the other comments though.

  5. As if we need more reasons to remain single!!!