Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #65 by Keith Channing

Keith Channing puts out writing prompts in the form of photos. Here is what he says, “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 own blog or site, a link to this page would be appreciated, but please do also mention it in a comment here – pingbacks don’t seem to be working, and I haven’t yet figured out why.

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

Here is the photo


My interpretation

Have One by John W. Howell ©2016

“How about you sir? Would you like one?”

“Um. I don’t know really. What d’ya say they were made of?”

“I didn’t say. These are the best there is on the planet.”

“Okay, I’ll bite. The best what on the planet?”

“Here little boy. You want one?”

“I have to wait for my dad. He said not to take anything from strangers.”

“I think that’s candy kid. This situation  is different. It’s lunch.”

“I still better wait.”

“How about you over there. You want one?”

“Like the other guy, I would like to know what they are.”

“These are hamburgers. You never saw a hamburger before?”

“No. Can’t say I have. Say where did you people come from after all?”

“We are from the government and we are here to help you.”

“We don’t need any help. We are doing fine.”

“How about a hamburger then.”

“What’s it made of?”

“Beef. Good ole government beef.”

“What’s beef?”

“You’re kidding right?”

“No ma’am. I never heard of it.”

“You know what a cow is?”

“Sure I do. They are our pets.”

“Beef is cow.”

“COW? dead cow? You want us to eat cow?”

“What is the matter with you? Everyone eats cow.”

“Not here we don’t. We play fetch with them, and they provide companionship.”

“Does everyone feel that way?”


“Well, Blanch it looks like another government feeding program has been planned to the finite detail of perfection. We sure have a lot of hamburgers to eat.”

“I like our uniforms, though. Don’t you?”




  1. The good burghers of wherever-it-is-they-came-from don’t seem to appreciate the good burgers on offer. As Bart Simpson himself may have put it: “Don’t have a cow, Man!”

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  2. Fetch with a cow must be exciting. Right up there with taking a pet rock for a walk. 🙂

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    1. Go bossy. Get the stick. Moooooo *gallop* 🙂


      1. As graceful as a tap-dancing rhino. 🙂

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      2. You got the picture.


  3. They do look a little skeptical 🙂

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  4. Where’s the beef? 🙂

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    1. The cows wonder the same thing. 😀

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  5. *laughing lots and lots* Cows as friends? I do see this in the distant future…

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    1. Very loyal they are.


  6. I think it’s all bull.


  7. Well John, have a burger or two and a tall glass of iced tea made from water in Flint, MI.

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    1. There you go. Flint Water Tea. 99 % e-coli free.

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  8. I want to see a cow gallop after the ball when I play fetch. The picture in my mind is hilarious.
    What an imagination you have, John. 😀 😀 😀
    Of course, the government serving up pets as burgers wouldn’t sit well with me either. o_O I feel indigestion coming on…

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    1. Here Bossy! Time for your num nums.


      1. Ha ha ha. Stop those pictures from flashing in my head. Please. o_O

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  9. Beware the words, “We are from the government and we are here to help you.”…

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  10. “What wine do you recommend to go with these cow burgers then?”

    “Ah, I’m glad you asked sir. We have a delicate little number, made from the Beautiful Grape; It’s called Beau Vine.”

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      1. Hahaha, that’s what it’s like in my head, I can’t help it. ;~}

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      2. A natural talent.


      3. Some would call it a curse (the ones who have to listen to it all the time).

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      4. Yeah, I can imagine. ( I have similar issues)

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  11. As a vegetarian, of course I love this. They must be government people from the future. A couple hundred years at least. Playing fetch with cows sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks. “Go get the ball, Bossy.”


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