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“So what were they doing again?” asked the Sergeant.

“They were running around.”

“Running around. Naked, you say?”

“Yes, running around naked!”

“So, they didn’t have any clothes on then?”

“No, they didn’t have any fucking clothes on, they were naked!”

“Sergeant, we’ve finished checking the area and judging by the footprints in the garden there may be as many as six trespassers.”

“Based on the different shoe patterns?”

“No sir, no shoe prints, just bare feet prints.”

“So no shoes then?”

“Oh for fucking Christ! I told you they were naked!!!”

“Oh right, you did. We’ll look into it.”

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This is one I wrote based on the artwork above for another writing group I was in and have not been able to find who made the image.  I would love to know who did it so I could give proper credit, but as soon as I saw it the story seemed to write itself.

It is a take off on Salvador Dali’s famous work.


“In Voluptas Mors”

10 responses

  1. This is hilarious! Good one Ted. 🙂

  2. That sorta looks like David Niven.

    1. He does in that photo. I think the tux and top hat helps. David was a dapper guy.

  3. This was great Ted! I think we’ve all ran into that Seargent at one point in our lives.

  4. Hi Ted. Great belly laugh in this story. Re other comments, I just loved David Niven when I was growing up. He was handsome and funny like you. X Kate

  5. Ha! I like how you saw something funny in the photo. If I were to write a story from this photo prompt, it would be horror or at least brooding.

    1. Hi James… Thanks. I forgot all about the prompt. I’ve been wanting to start yeah write again and had this story I liked, so thought I’d submit it. I used to enjoy doing the Speakeasy. I’ll do better next time.

      1. Please call me Nate. Or Mr. James works, I guess, but I can’t remember the last time someone’s called me that.

  6. I just love that dialogue. That Sergeant, there are people just like him in this world and you do end up feeling like swearing at them!

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