Wanted Man – Mondays Finish The Story

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

Wanted Man

Diamond Jack had his hideout next to the Rattle Snake River. A small-time crook, his biggest score came when he stole $100 from a truck stop outside Provo, Utah. A week later, thousands of government men and helicopters descended on the area. Jack figured the government was VERY angry with him. He needed a hideout. Days later he found a deep hole made by this strange conical thing. Printing on it read, “Nuclear Warhead: 13 Megaton.” Being illiterate, Jack just ignored the strange words.

He hid there for five years before missing human contact too much. He ventured to town… and folks ran away screaming. It happened every time he visited anywhere. He must still be a big-time wanted man, he figured.

Seven years later, he decided to try again. He donned a suit & tie he’d stolen. He looked in the mirror.

His 23-inch tongue flicked and wiped his dragonfly’s eyes clean.

“Nope,” he grinned. “No criminal here. They’ll never recognize me!”
Each week beginning on Monday, it’s time to finish the story. This week’s story must begin with, “Diamond Jack had his hideout next to the Rattle Snake River.” Another of Barbara Beacham’s terrific photos is the media prompt. This story is based upon the prompts. Look here for other stories based upon them: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/mondays-finish-the-story-february-2nd-2015/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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32 Responses to Wanted Man – Mondays Finish The Story

  1. babso2you says:

    Love it! There is something odd about this fellow. Maybe it’s the dragonfly eyes… 🙂 Thanks Eric for participating! See you next week? Be well… ^..^


  2. nice twist, fun story.

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  3. Caerlynn Nash says:

    All that for $100.00. 🙂 Well done!

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  4. Haha–that’s one way to hide out!

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  5. tedstrutz says:

    Only you… find a way to go Sci Fi!

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  6. LOL! Sci Fi! Cute story.


  7. Susan Langer says:

    Funny story. I liked how you made it a sci-fi story from the nuclear waste. 🙂


  8. Lyn says:

    It’s amazing what hiding in a little ol’ hole in the ground will do to a guy. You’re imagination is in fine fettle 😀


    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. Especially when there’s a radioactive nuclear warhead in there too. It changes a man. 😉 “Fine fettle.” I’ll have to remember that one. I like it. Thank you, Lyn! 🙂


  9. Lisa says:

    Damn! Wish I’d thought of that. I love scifi but just couldn’t think of a scifi twist for this one. Great story!

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  10. John Yeo says:

    Excellent response to the prompt~ Your Diamond Jack is unique ~ A brilliant way to prove you are innocent ~ Change your appearance eyond recognition ~ Superb! 🙂

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  11. afairymind says:

    This made me laugh. I love the 23 inch tongue licking his dragonfly eyes! Great story. 🙂


  12. draliman says:

    Leaky warheads have a way of changing a man. I love how he ignored the obvious and still reckoned people ran away because he’s (in his own mind) public enemy number one 🙂


  13. I always love to read how you see these prompts. I am impressed once again. Fabulous story.


  14. milliethom says:

    Well, I think I’ll avoid all holes made by strange conical things in future! Mind you, i can appreciate how useful a 23 inch tongue and dragonfly’s eyes could be when answering the door to unwanted callers and suchlike. A really entertaining read. Well written!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, me too, especially when the print says anything about “warhead.” The long tongue and dragonfly eyes could be really handy around Halloween, but must other times might be a hindrance in the usual social setting. 😉 I’m very happy to hear you were entertained. That’s what I like to hear. Thanks so much! 🙂

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  15. Odd what a dose of radiation will do to you. It seems to be keeping him from being arrested. Well done, Eric. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • EagleAye says:

      True. Most people lose their hair, sicken and die. He’s not getting sick at all. With that tongue, I wonder if he’s eating flies a lot. 😉 Thanks so much, Suzanne!


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