Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #74 by Keith Channing

I have been participating in Keith Channing’s Kreative Kue prompts. In his words, “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.”

This week’s photo.

Kreative Kue #74

The Enemy by John W. Howell Β©2016

“Do you see ’em?”

“No, you twit. Put that camera down and get over here.”

“I just can’t help recording this moment.”

“Moment? Which one? Our last you mean?”

“Oh, please. Those guys were just fooling around.”

“Fooling around? Did you see that dust and brush kicked up when they passed overhead?”

“What are you saying?”

“Those were fifty caliber machine gun bullets tearing up the ground that’s what I’m saying.”

“You’re kidding right?”

“I wish I were. I think they are trying to kill us for some reason.”

“Who are they?”

“Might be rebels I don’t know. I do know that they will probably come back.”

“Do you think they know they missed us?”

“I’m sure of it.”

“Shouldn’t we get off the road?”

“I think that will be a good idea. I need you to come back and get this car going.”

“I think you are right. Do you have the keys?”

“I thought you had them.”

“Maybe I left them in the ignition.”

“Come look.”

“Shouldn’t we try to find them before they see us again?”

“Well, yeah stupid. I’m looking.”

“Might be easier to see them if you removed those lens covers.”

“Just find the keys okay.”





  1. Good yarn, John, thank you. The reality was much less exciting, I’m afraid.

    1. I can believe it.

  2. LOL! Yes, removing the lens might help.Nice job, John.

    1. Thanks Jill. πŸ™‚

  3. Another classic. When I looked at it I thought “Maybe today is the day I actually go down to the nude beach instead of standing here with no clothes on.”

    1. Ha ha ha. Good one.

  4. They were speeding through one of those ‘enforced by airplanes’ areas, right?

    1. I think so. Not too sure.

  5. What a very Cavalier attitude.

  6. You just can’t fix stupid, can you, John?!

    1. Ha ha ha. Arrogance is also non-fixable. Thanks, Debbie.

  7. Bee Halton · ·

    And I thought about bird watchers πŸ˜‰

    1. Yes. Well……:-) (Thriller fiction writer here)

      1. Bee Halton · ·


  8. You’ve been killin’ this, John!

    1. You are the best Hook. -)

      1. How can I be when you are, John?

      2. Um. You can (and are) that’s how.

  9. This was great, John. I thought you were starting book #4 of your trilogy.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks Dan. These prompts do bring to mind stories that I would like to tell someday. Book four is done (No John Cannon) and I’m ready for book five. Maybe I’ll take your cue. πŸ™‚

      1. You are a busy man!

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