Footprints Challenge by aFrank Angle

This prompt is the brainchild of aFrank Angle and follows all the rules laid out. Primarily this picture must be used.

Footprints in the sand

a story needs to be written that is 150 words or less and titled like so

Footprints in the Sand by John W. Howell © 2017

“Why do you do it?”

“Do what?”

“Manage to have every young woman on the beach watch you walk by?”

“Why darling, I have no idea what you are talking about.”

“You do, you old goat.”

“It must be the cane. I got it special in India.”

“I don’t think that is it.”

“What is it then?”

“That ridiculous Speedo.”

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Now I need to link back to Frank’s post. Here it is.

https://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/on-footprints-in-the-sand/

 

Finally, I have to display the following badge

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I think I have done it all. I hope you like the story

54 comments

  1. LMAO … Brilliant … and a great laugh for my morning! I definitely didn’t see that coming. 🙂

    Thanks for participating … and I invite your readers to stop by for my story and the links to others!

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    1. Thank you. I try to blindside whenever I can get away with it. 😀

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      1. It worked …. sneaky but not subtle (which is what I tried to do).

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      2. You devil you.

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      3. Even my initial pattern was in a Sherlock Holmes mode. … but have done a slammer ending as the murderer awaits.

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      4. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

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      5. … and if you don’t, it’s Obama’s fault.

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      6. For sure. Even the thought of not doing what you have to do is Obama’s fault.

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      7. We have it covered

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    LOL!!!! Yep, Speedos grab the attention but unless worn by someone like Michael Phelps, that attention is anything but positive. Great story!

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    1. Ha ha ha. I remember taking the kids swimming and forgot my suit. All they had in the pool shop were Speedo’s. The kids doubled over in laughter. I didn’t leave the water until we were finished. 😀

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  3. Yeah. That speedo would do it.

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  4. Hilarious! Short, concise, but packed full of information 🙂 Also – I must have missed the part where the challenge was supposed to be 150 words or less! 😮

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    1. Oh well. Good stuff anyway.

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  5. I like the way you assessed the picture to come up with the cane. Great powers of observation.

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    1. Thanks, Craig. I do a deep dive on pictures for prompts. Always looking for the hook that can be twisted.

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      1. And you do it so well.

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      2. Thank you, sir.

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  6. Ooof, one does not even want to think about this one….

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    1. Hide your eyes.

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  7. Yep – the Speedos would definitely do it.

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    1. I think so for sure.

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  8. That was great, John! Got a snort and a guffaw from me, to be sure!

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    1. Thank you Dale. Snort is good.

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      1. Snort is very good! 😉

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      2. 🤣

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  9. You never fail to amaze me, John! That was wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, John 😀

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  10. How have all of the world’s Speedos not been systematically burned at this point? Not one of humanity’s shining examples of ingenuity…

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    1. So true. Where is the gasoline?

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  11. Ha Ha! Speedo and a cane. 🙂 Funny stuff!

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    1. The word Speedo makes me laugh.

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  12. Super funny 😂 Although, he must look very good if everyone is looking. Then again, he might look
    very bad also causing everyone to look. I hope it’s the first. There are way too many people on the beach wearing way-too-small things. Fun read … thank you for bringing humor into the writing challenge.
    Isadora 😎
    Here’s my story:
    https://insidethemindofisadora.com/2017/07/10/footprints-in-the-sand/

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  13. LOVED that!! Omg, the picture in my head is just….not for public consumption.
    You are so creative!

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    1. Think of my head. I wrote this stuff. Thanks, Mae.

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  14. Gotta love it…burst out loud laughing…scared the pets….:) What a visual..now that’s the real scary part!!

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    1. It is one that takes a while to forget. Thanks, Kirt.

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  15. Perfect! I thought you would participate in the challenge.

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    1. You did well too.

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  16. Great job, John, but it brought back a frightening scene I witnessed on a beach off the coast of Venezuela many years ago. It was a 70+ year old man wearing a Speedo THONG! OMG! I’ve never been more traumatized in my life.

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    1. I’ll bet. Not a pretty sight.

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  17. That was funny. 🙂 Great job with just a simple conversation.

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    1. Thank you, Jacki. I’m glad you liked it

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  18. ROFL!!! Brilliant John.

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  19. Love this! Your sense of humor exceeds! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Resa. Your photos are marvelous.

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  20. I’m thinking we’re lucky he has the speedo on…in general. This is a tricky prompt. Liked it.

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    1. Glad you liked it. 🙂

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