Random Image Wednesday!-#2

Living in Florida, one thing to always be on the look out for is hurricanes. Case in point, this week was a real eye opener and a perfect lead-in to this week’s random image. As we Floridians work to rebuild, repair, and return to a semblance of life after the chaos and damage caused by nature’s wrath, I am humbled and inspired by all that I’ve seen in its wake. I am also reminded that you can not take anything in life for granted and that movies and books throughout our lives have in

I am also reminded that you can not take anything in life for granted and that movies and books throughout our lives have included various weather situations as a force to be reckoned with throughout its tale. I think back to the movie Twister, to Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” to name a few, and after actually living through quite a few scenarios myself, I decided to add it to our image inspiring fun.

These posts will be about creating a quick 1-3 sentence scenario, a blurb, a scene, or a full novel concept based on a random picture I have chosen. It is my hope that others will find these images and possibly be inspired to jump into the wild world of writing fiction.

Without further ado, our second entry!


My attempt:

Steven Hicks was well on his way to losing everything. No job, no money, and a scorned wife leaving for Kentucky, he had little hope, and little desire to remain positive. It was then, during the coming of a Category 5 hurricane to the very streets he was destined to live on, that a nagging glimmer of hope presented itself.

A plan, a chance at a future above the ranks of homelessness. A night of thievery when those smarter than him had evacuated from the incoming threat of nature’s devastation leaving the city of Tampa ripe for the picking. One shot, one chance.

As the evening presses in from all sides, the energy of the hurricane’s approach will not be the only problem Steven will face in his desperate attempt at salvation. Others within the city have the same idea, others not entirely willing to share the glory of a stolen haul. Others, much like Steven that will face the surge of the storm. One chance, one shot.

**This way my attempt and I say it wasn’t bad for someone who just got power to their home last night. Thankfully!

Leave a comment, or post your idea below.

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