Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #75 By Keith Channing

Although the title of this post is Anything Possible, it seems that the possible becomes Keith Channing’s prompts. In his words, he explains. “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.

The photo.

Kreative Kue #

Over There by John W. Howell ©2016

“I see what you’re saying, Helen. That man looks strange.”

“I know right. What do you suppose he is doing?”

“I can’t really tell, but it looks like he has his arms outstretched like he is waiting for a hug.”

“You don’t imagine he is one of those huggers I’ve read about.”

“Huggers? What are you talking about?”

“Oh. These dirty old men go around hugging people for no reason.”

“Dirty old men? This one looks pretty clean.”

“I’m not talking about their clothes. I’m talking about their moral character.”

“You don’t suppose there is anything dirty about a hug?”

“Are you kidding me, Ruth? Some old guy grabbing you and giving you a squeeze. You would find that uplifting?”

“Well, I think there may be extenuating circumstances where it would be okay. I’m curious about that guy, though.”

“Curious how?”

“He is looking to heaven like he is a preacher asking for supplication. Look how his hair glows.”

“Supplication? Glowing hair? OMG, I just figured it out.”

“Figured out what?”

“That man is not just a man.”

“You mean?”

“Yes, that is Donald Trump.”

“Okay, I’ve reconsidered. A hug is out of the question. I need more wine.”





  1. I think he’s more likely to give you a smug.

  2. And people think ants and rain ruin picnics.

  3. Good scene, John. I shan’t comment on the conclusion, as I’ve promised myself I’d steer well away from US politics.

  4. Hold onto your wallet!

    1. I would say so. Thanks Dan

  5. LOL! More wine indeed!

    1. Always helps. Thanks Jill.

  6. Hahahahahahahahahaha. Dive in for a takedown!

  7. Oh. Oh. 😀 😀 Hiccup. More wine please.

  8. The Donald showing up at a casual wine-tasting event?? Something tells me he’s got bigger irons in the fire right now, ha!

    1. It’s a vision.

  9. Very timely, John, but I did not expect it to be Donald Trump! I was focusing on the wine angle. You come up with something good every time. Cheers!

    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoyed it.

  10. Bee Halton · ·

    Me too….. and there she runs to the wine shelf 😉 ~ great take on the prompt!

    1. Thank you Bee.

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