Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #76 by Keith Channing

Here is what Keith Channing has to say about this photo prompt. “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 #76

The Bird by John W. Howell © 2016

“Yeah go on you dopes. I don’t care if you  leave me.”

“What is he saying?”

“I don’t know. Something about leaving him.”

“Just relax Blackie We’ll be right back.”

“Yeah, sure. You always say that and then I find myself sitting here and waiting.”

“Oh, for heaven’s sake. You guys go ahead I’ll sit here with Blackie till you get back.”

“Aw gee, thanks, Robin.”

“You are such a baby sometimes.”

“Well, I hate to bring it up, but you guys left me at the park. Remember?”

“That was because it was raining cats and dogs and we needed to take shelter.”

“And what about me. I sat on the bench until I was wet to the skin. I waited and waited.”

“A whole five minutes.”

“I’m a bird remember. Five minutes are like five hours in bird time.”

“Please spare me the dramatics. You’ll be okay. I’m here with you. By the way, why did you pick this table to stand on?”

“You don’t like red. I’m surprised given the red breast and all.”

“I’ll thank you to keep your eyes up North.”

“Jeez. I didn’t mean anything. I was talking about color.”

“You know, it’s amazing.”


“You’re blushing.”

“How do you know?”

“You have this glow. Kind of a crow blush if that’s a thing.”

“You did shock me with that eyes comment.”

“I was teasing. You can look at my red breast anytime you want. It is quite cute.”

“When do you think the others will be back?”

“I would say after they case the fry situation at McDonald’s and the bread crumb outlook at Panera.”

“Did you order?”

“No, I’m on a diet.”

“A diet? Which one.”

“The Atkins Protean Diet.”

“What can you have on that?”

“Worms. Nothing but worms.”

“Yuk. How do you stand it.”

“I hold my beak. It’s still disgusting.”

“Maybe you should exercise more.”

“You calling me fat?”

“Aw gee.”




  1. John, you can definitely squawk the squawk, as well as talk the talk and walk the walk!

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    1. Ha ha ha. 😀

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  2. By the way – I loved the ‘eyes up’ from the robin. Inspired!

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    1. Thanks Keith. 😀

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  3. “I hold my beak.” LOL! I’ll be thinking of “The Birds” for the remainder of the day. 🙂

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    1. Oooh! Now I will have that movie in my brain. Liked Tipi Hedren though.

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      1. It’s a great movie.

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  4. I like this John – nicely done. I knew those guys were smarter than we think.

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    1. Yes they are. Thanks , Dan

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  5. Good job. I like the idea of five minutes in bird time.

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    1. Thanks. 🙂

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  6. So, it is true. Even birds do it–argue and whine. 😀 😀 A fabulous read, John. Love the ‘characters.’ I hear their little voices.

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    1. Yes they do. (I think)


  7. hahaha You never disappoint!

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  8. That was fun! I especially liked the part about scoping our MacDonald’s and the ending. Thanks for the entertainment!

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    1. you are welcome. Thanks for the compliment.

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  9. Now you’re just raven.

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    1. Cause I rent my rant.

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  10. You make me believe anything really is possible, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you.


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