Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue by Keith Channing


I love prompts, and Keith Channing serves up a photo as a prompt. 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.”

The photo

Kreative Kue #81

The Bar by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2016

“So then I said to the guy, ‘What makes you an expert?'”

“OMG, that must have set him off.”

“Yes, it did. he then came back with some comment about Claire.”

“What kind of comment?”

“He asked if she was with me.”

“And ?”

“I said, “Yeah, of course, she is with me. Who do you think she’s with my good man?”‘

“Sounds like a rude one.”

“Tell me. He then goes on to say he felt Claire could do better than to hang with me.”

“What did you do?”

“Do? Nothing. I had to agree with him.”

“What did Claire say?”

“Say? Nothing. She had to agree with him as well.”

“Oh, Jerry my man. You are pathetic.”

“Why? Because I have someone who hangs with me and can do better?”

“No. Because your self-esteem is in a position where you think Claire’s not good enough for you.”

“Claire is staring at you. She just might get up and pop you one.”

“I don’t think so. I think she ought to pop you one.”

“Now that’s funny. Hey, Claire, Billy thinks you should come over and pop me one.”

“You both should be popped.”

“Did you hear that Billy. Claire just cracks me up.”

“Yeah, she’s funny alright. What do you think Seal?”

“Keep me out of it. Get me a drink. Please.”



  1. Wise words. Avoid trouble, somebody buy Seal a drink.

    1. She is a smart one for sure.

  2. That’s an oddly creepy picture.

    1. Yes it is. πŸ™‚

  3. Who are these people? Poor bloke, never knew he’d be a writing prompt. Good story, John!

    1. I know, right? Keith knows who they are so I have to be respectful. Thanks, Jill.

  4. Life goal for the 21st century: become a writing prompt, or internet meme. Maybe you can write a book about someone who stalks Keith and keeps doing things in hopes of making the big time.

    1. Ha ha ha. Only C.S Boyack could write that book.

      1. Career move for Ben.

      2. Not sure Ben could handle it.

  5. Getting a drink. That’s the thing.

  6. Ha ha. Good thing these people are friends–but a little, you know, weird. . Stay cool and buy Seal a drink. Yup. Keep the peace or things can get ugly. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. Very ugly indeed.

      1. I’m not fond of ugly. O_o Mwahaha

  7. Wish these people would let us in on the joke — looks like a good one! Nice interpretation, John.

    1. Yeah. A little histrionic if you ask me. Thanks Debbie. πŸ™‚

  8. Seal’s got the right idea.

    1. I would say so. πŸ™‚

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