Posted by: Author | October 14, 2019

Tuesday Tales- October 15, 2019-Picture Prompt

This week, the authors of Tuesday Tales are writing to a picture prompt. None of them really worked for my story, but I had an idea about the one I chose. One time, I was in Battery Park in NYC and oddly, a wild turkey walked past me- In the middle of Battery Park!  So, I thought about having that happen to my protagonist in Boston and then I thought about her calling someone a turkey. When I went to actually write my post, my brain did something else entirely.  🙂 I  must have been thinking about that cute turkey on the Chantix commercial. 🙂

Be sure to check out the other tales here. Remember, we are limited to 300 words this week. new TT Feb 2018


I kept walking but soon realized he was striding beside me, pacing me. “Will you leave me alone?”

“No can do. I really need your help.”

“It’s clear to me now that you’re some kind of lunatic and I’m going to call the police if you don’t back off.”

“That would be fine. Go ahead and call them.”

I stopped dead in my tracks. “Are you kidding me? What sane person would invite the police to be called?” A reason dawned on me as soon as the words were out of my mouth. “Wait. Are you homeless? Do you need a place to stay and jail guarantees a warm place and food? I’d be glad to buy you a meal. I can’t give you money as I can’t enable you to buy liquor with it, but I’d be glad to buy you something to eat.”

The man laughed. “I’m not homeless. And I’m not a drunk. You could say I quit cold turkey a long time ago.”

“So you have had a drinking issue in the past?” This was making more sense now. Perhaps he was having a psychotic break and was fixated on me for some reason. Maybe I should call the police and have him picked up. After all, the first day I saw him, he was hauled off the train by law enforcement. It must be a way of life for him. Sadly. He did seem kind but clearly needed help.

“No, Jane. I’ve never had an alcohol problem. I’m not allowed to drink.”

“Not allowed? What kind of nonsensical sentence is that?” I looked at my watch. “Much as I’d like to stand her listening to your crap, I can’t be late to work. They’re pretty strict about that kind of thing.”


  1. Wonderful snippet!

    • Thanks

  2. Interesting. Not allowed to drink poses a mystery. Well done.

    • Thanks. He getting ready to reveal what’s up. It’s dragged on long enough. They are driving me crazy with this cat and mouse game. Lol.


  3. Love it! Hmmmm– not allowed to drink. The mystery deepens…

    • Thanks Flossie. All will be revealed soon.


  4. Great story! I hope you’re going to write more, continue this. I need to know where it’s going. And who is this guy anyway? Now I’m intrigued.

    • Thanks Jean. I’m going to keep plugging away at it. Have a different story to work on for NaNoWriMo but will try to return to this one after that. It’s been slow going on this one.


  5. Leaving us right here with that? You naughty, naughty girl!
    I love how you used the cold turkey to work one of the picture prompts in. Great job!

    • Yep. I am naughty! LOL! And I was stumped on how to get that turkey in there. 🙂

  6. I dying to know who or what he is but something tells me that she can trust him more than she thinks. Great job!

    • thanks

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