Here is a caption where the picture totally drove the story. I'm pretty sure that I found the picture online while looking for pregnant pictures to use for a caption for Jilly. To me, it just struck me that her belly was growing due to it being next to the fire .. and when I put that together with her name, it became obvious to me that she had a jiffy pop pregnancy. (Yeah, I know it's not a normal progression of thought, but often my brain actually works like that.) The fun thing is that this is not anywhere near my weirdest caption ideas .. though it might make the top 10-15.
Anyway, I think it's more verbose than I would like it to be, but considering this was made in October 2008, I am pretty happy with it overall. My other thought is how to really boil it down anymore and still tell the story I wanted to tell. I am not sure I would be able to make this caption now, since I tend to "show, not tell" on the narrative more so and really let the pictures and situation take care of themselves.
Discussion question: When you have odd ideas, do you tend to let them come out full force, or do you temper them? Do you let them blare sometimes but keep it more conservative other times?