Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #73 By Keith Channing

Another Tuesday and another Kreative Kue. Keith Channing can explain

“Using this photo (below) 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 next 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 – for reasons I have yet to fathom, pingbacks don’t seem to be working.

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.

Kreative Kue #73

“I don’t see anything funny about wet tobacco.”

“Well, take a look at the dog. I don’t think he finds anything funny either.”

“What would make a dog lick a pipe until it’s wet.”

“I think he would ask what makes a human try to smoke a dog slobbered pipe of tobacco.”

“I would answer the mutt, ‘Because it is all I have left you dumb dog. It would be dry if you kept your tongue to yourself.”‘

“I think he is trying to save you from cancer.”

“What about licking tobacco. He should save himself.”

“Just shows how much he loves you.”

“Let’s be clear. That dog does not love me. He finds every excuse under the sun to make me miserable.”

“Oh, come on now. How does he make you miserable?”

“Ask Joey over there. Oh, sorry Joey I didn’t mean to wake you.”

“Huh? What’s going on?”

“Ralph says the dog hates him and will do anything to make him miserable.”

“Yeah I think that could be true.”

“See Joey knows.”

“So tell me how does he make you miserable?”

“For one thing, he sits on my pillow when I’m not in the bedroom.”

“How do you know?”

“Joey saw him do it. Right Joey?”

“Yeah, I sure did. He also dragged his butt across the pillow.”

“OMG, you never told me that?”

“I think he only did it once.”

“What were you doing in Ralph’s bedroom Joey?”

“Ralph asked me to keep an eye on the dog.”

“So you two have been in cahoots in collecting evidence of the dog making Ralph miserable.”

“Sure Ray. What’s wrong with that?”

“No wonder the dog hates you. You don’t trust him.”

“Ha. So you admit he hates me.”

“I’m just saying.”

“So now that we have determined the dog hates me. What are we going to do?”

“Joey do you have a suggestion?”

“I think Ralph should get another place to live.”

“Why doesn’t the dog find a new place to live.”

“Gee Ralph Joey and I like the dog.”

“What about me?”

“Not so much.”



  1. Great reading, John! 🙂

    1. Thank you Dina. 🙂

  2. As a friend of mine says, “There’s no love like dog love”.

    Not sure about dragging its backside across the pillow, though!

    1. Yeah that one would get me.

  3. And the dog continues plotting Ralph’s demise.

    1. The dog has some common sense.

  4. Wet tobacco and dragging butts…this one is a classic, John!

    1. Thanks Jill. 😀

  5. Great story John. It’s not entirely fiction though, at least not as far as I can tell.

    I have a friend who, just last weekend, told the story about “putting his foot down” about the dog he “never wanted.” He told his wife “it’s me or the dog?” He added that after a few moments of awkward silence, he suggested that maybe he had been to harsh.

    1. Ha ha ha. Backtracking is the better part of valor. Thanks for the laugh, Dan

  6. Another great story.

  7. IF the dog does that sort of thing…goodness, it’s war.

  8. LOL. Well done, John. Maybe it’s just my workday, but I freely admit I couldn’t come up with anything for that picture. However, it did make my want to check and see if my legs needed shaving…
    Thanks for the giggle break. Hugs.

    1. Ha ha ha. i had the same feeling and wondered who in the hell sits around overstuffed furniture in shorts.

      1. LOL. Short-shorts too… When were those in? And those shirts too… 80s? Wonder what happened to those 3 guys. Okay — there’s a part-2 for you. 🙂

  9. I’ve heard of chewing tobacco, but LICKING tobacco? Not even Jackie Gleason in Smokey and the Bandit would attempt that.

    1. It’s a dog. Can do almost anything.

  10. You can’t go wrong with a doggie tale.
    Well done, John.

  11. My kids and I have been trying to find the perfect adopted family for our sweet pug. Hate the idea of losing him to someone who only sorta likes dogs. Enjoyed the post, John.

  12. This is beyond hilarious when I patch the photograph to what your evil genius captions up.

    You’re a sick man, Sheriff. And that’s a very good thing. Bad thing? Both! Keep up your bad self, Jefe. Please.

    And thank you.

    1. You nailed the right descriptor. Sick.

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