Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #82 by Keith Channing

Another photographic prompt by Keith Channing. Let me tell you what is going on in his own 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.”

Here’s the photo.

Kreative Kue # 82

My Zoo by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2016

“Hey look at that Pradeep.”

“We must go over there. I think that guy has some animals tied to that motorcycle.”

“You are right. if there is anything I can’t stand is seeing an animal chained up.”

“Yeah, I want to chain up anyone who does that to an animal.”

“Do you see any water dish over there?”

“No. I think you’re right. I don’t see water, and the sun is so hot. What’s the matter with that guy?”

“He’s not even there. Let’s get a bowl of water.”

“Good idea and maybe some food.”

“By the looks of those two, we could be the food. I think the water will be enough.”

“We will need a stick to push the bowl close to them.”

“Excellent idea, Pradeep. I see a tree limb over there. We’ll use that to push the dish.”

“There’s water spout and a bowl. We are now in business.”

“Be careful with that water. We need to keep it in the bowl.”

“Hey! What are you two doing?”

“We could ask you the same Mr. Animal abuser.”

“Animal abuser? What are you talking about?”

“You’ve got this lion and tiger chained to that bike.”

“Yeah so?”

“Don’t you think it is cruel to treat them this way? No water as well.”

“Are you dopes for real? These are stuffed animals. I chained them so no one would take off with them.”

“Stuffed? Oh my goodness.Pradeep it looks like we made a mistake.”

“Speak for yourself. I still think it’s cruel. I’m going to set them free.”

“Fifty bucks each and they are all yours. Otherwise don’t make me call the police.”

“Might be a good idea. Call ’em.”

“Uh, Pradeep. We need to go.”


  1. Good one, John. I’ve had some PC issues and haven’t even thought about it yet.
    You’re right about it being hot – that was Dubai creek in mid-July, more years ago than I like to think about.

    1. Thanks, Keith. Hope the computer gets better.

      1. Looks like reinstall Windows 10. Not the happiest of campers today. The Machine is slow, but at least it’s working.

  2. I’ve got a feline they might be in trouble, unless that guy is lion about calling the cops…

    1. Ha ha ha. πŸ˜€

  3. Love how the guy is still trying to free them. Stick to his guns even in the face of reality. πŸ™‚

    1. Reminds me of writers. πŸ™‚

      1. Persistent and insane?

  4. This was good, John…nice job!

    1. Thanks, Jill.:-) Happy Tuesday to you sung to the tune of Blue Bayou by Roy Orbison

  5. I thought Pradeep was priceless! John, there’s a book in these! “Anything Possible” by John W. Howell. I’d buy it!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, John.:-D

  6. Now he’s taking things a bit too far

  7. Stuffed animals? Sure, I’ll even help with the water. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    These are more entertaining each week, John. Good thing I wasn’t drinking coffee.

    1. Thanks, Tess. πŸ™‚

  8. Ha Ha! Made me laugh!!

    1. Thanks, Jan. Always a good thing. πŸ˜€

  9. I needed a laugh today, and your story solved my problem. Thank you, John — well done (though gee, $100 for two stuffed animals sounds like highway robbery!)

    1. Well, they are on a highway.

  10. A tough one but you did great! The heat must have been getting to them.

    1. I think so too. Thanks, Jo πŸ™‚

  11. That’s hilarious!

    A feline felony…for real! Or not.

    I love where your mind goes, and what happens when it gets there. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Pilgrim. Living in my head can be a challenge. πŸ™‚

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