Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #47 by Keith Channing

As you may know, I have become enamored by the talent of Keith Channing. He has a weekly prompt named Kreative Kue, which runs on Mondays. Here are the instructions from Keith for the prompt. “Using this photo as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; and either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithkreates@channing.fr before 6pm on Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is where I live, this link will tell you). If you post it on your blog or site, a link to this page would be appreciated.”

His advice. “Go on. You know you want to. Let your creativity and imagination soar. I shall display the entries, with links to your blog or website, next Monday.” Here is the photo.

Kreative Kue #47

Mine by John W. Howell © 2015

“Who is that there?”

“Where sir?”

“There on your back. Who is that little person?”

“Excuse me sir, but why do you want to know?”

“We are gathering up all the orphans so we can give them shelter. I’m from the government and here to help you.”

“Oh, I see. Well, we’ll be on our way then.”

“No. I demand you tell me your name and the name of this person.”

“My name is Abioye and this is my sister Mirembe she is mine.”

“And your parents? Where are they?”

“At home sir. They are waiting for us at home.”

“Why would they let you go out alone?”

“We go on our own all the time.”

“Not very responsible.”

“May we go, sir?”

“I still think you should come with me.”

“Our house is right over there.”

“Which one?”

“The one with the largest pole.”

“That’s prince Masego’s tent.”

“My dad.”

“I’ll wait while you go home.”

“Yes, sir. Goodbye.”

“I’m sure we’ll meet again.”

21 comments

  1. Wonderful. But I was scared for Abioye and his sister. I don’t think he’s the prince’s son. I think he’s a very very smart boy. Great use of dialogue.

    1. He has a royal name, but I have to agree with you. A little too dirty for royal status. (The police know that as well)

  2. Didn’t I see him in Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang?

    1. Hmmm. So long ago.

      1. But the memory is as fresh as though it were last year.
        Wait a minute! It was last year; that’s one of the films that, like It’s a wonderful world is aired at some time during the Christmas period every year.

      2. I should turn on the tube sometime.

      3. You’re probably better without it, in all honesty.

      4. I have always thought that way. I really don’t have the time for a lot. We do one hour in the evenings. (shows recorded no commercials and fifteen minutes of news)

  3. Even the ending had me worried. The whole thing screams ‘constant danger’.

    1. Thanks, Charles. Wanted sinister tension.

      1. And you got it, Master of the Prompt.

  4. I could feel the fear in this John. Very nice.

    1. Thanks Dan. I don’t think the child fooled anyone.

  5. Yup. I think he was telling a bit of a lie. But I would’ve too.

  6. Nothing good can come from the government rounding up folks and promising them help — sounds very apropos for today, John!

    1. That’s what I thought. The kid’s pretty savvy​ though.

  7. I don’t trust this guy who enjoys nabbing homeless children. I’m pleased he let the two go. This time. No way are those kids from a royal family.
    Heart-wrenching but makes for a good read, John. ❤ 😀

  8. Charles had it right with “constant danger”… This one is “goosebumpley” real, John. Well done.
    Great big hug.

    1. Thank you, Teagan.Bogger Hug back .

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