Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #68

As most of you know, I enjoy prompts from Keith Channing. 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 web site, next Monday.”

Here is the photo.

Kreative Kue #68

My interpretation. by John W. Howell © 2016

What’s That? By John W. Howell © 2016

“Oh, my gosh Helen.”

“What Seal?”

“did you see those things that those performers threw up in the air?”

“No what are they?”

“I’m not sure, but one is crawling around in my hair.”

“EW. Get it out.”

“I can’t. The bugger runs to the other side of my head.”

“Hey you performers.”

“Yes, Ma’am. What is it?”

“What did you just throw into the air?”

“You mean the confetti?”

“No not confetti. There are some things moving in my girlfriend’s hair.’

“Let me see. Oh, those. Don’t worry. Besides, we didn’t throw them.”

“What do you mean ‘don’t worry?’ They are moving for heaven’s sake. What are they?”

“We call them Nee Nahs.”

“Nee Nahs? Do they have another name.”

“Hmm. Let me see. I think they are called crab lice in your country.”





  1. A place to flea from!:)

  2. Eeeewww! Now I need an extra shampoo before i leave for work. o_O
    John, your mind must be nearly as twisted as mine for you to come up with that. Hopefully it’s not a case of truth being stranger than fiction! LOL. Hugs

    1. You and I have the same twists in the mind I’m afraid. I like that fact. Thanks and no truth in the story. Hugs

      1. LOL, well that’s a huge relief! 😉

  3. Sounds like something you need fire to get rid of.

    1. A couple of brimstones wouldn’t hurt either.

      1. Why does that still sound painful?

      2. Um. I does doesn’t it?

      3. I’m always thinking of suffering with brimstone. Though I never knew it was an actual thing.

      4. Modern-day word for it is sulphur

      5. For some reason, I thought they were different things.

      6. I thing big chunks of sulfur and fire would be fairly hot.

      7. They do seem to have that reputation.

  4. That’s worse than the vomit on my head. 😦 That picture is hilarious, John! Nice job.

    1. Ha ha ha. Jill. Good one. Thanks for the belly laugh today.

  5. I thought it looked like those dancers were bugging her.

    1. Did look that way.

  6. That would put a damper on your evening.

    1. And the next day as well.

  7. That’s a cause for war right there! Lice? Goodness. *laughs* I’d kill them all!

    1. Including poor Seal?

      1. Haha. Yeah. He might scare me away tho.

  8. Yuck!! Now I’m going to be itching for the rest of the day. Thanks, John.

    1. Sorry about that. 😉

  9. Eek. EWE! I imagine she won’t be frequenting that night club anymore.
    Run for your life. Scratch that. Flee like a bird. Don’t forget to leave the wig behind. 😀 😀 😀

    1. As Charles says burn the hair.

  10. LOL – any place with scantily-clad women makes me throw up a bit in my mouth! I itch and feel slimy no matter the nationality of the female!

    1. You need to stay away from those places.

      1. Trust me…I have, and I do!
        I didn’t live this long knowing what places to avoid, LOL

  11. Yikes….remind me to get my hat before we head over there.

    1. Ha ha ha. Don’t drink the water either.

  12. They must be a Joe’s Crab Shack

    1. Ha ha ha. Excellent.

  13. What can I say but… Yikes!

    1. Borrowing her comb is out of the question.

  14. I’ll never think of confetti in quite the same way (nor Weddings when it’s being thrown for that matter). And now I feel an itch coming on 😱

    1. Yes. I actually got an itch after I write the line. Brrrrr.

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