Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue by Keith Channing

I do this prompt once a week but if you need to be briefed on what is going on here are Keith Channing’s 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 – pingbacks don’t work.

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

Two dogs

Their Baaaack by John W. Howell © 2016

“I hate to tell you darling, but those things are back.’

“Things? What things?”

“Those two wolf-like things that you told me you got rid of last year.”

“You have to be kidding. I took them for a hundred mile drive.”

“Well, they’re sitting in the corner in the dining room. They still have that stupid wolfsbane around their necks too.’

“OMG. That stuff was guaranteed to keep them away forever.”

“I said at the time that I didn’t think you were supposed to put it on them. You were to put it around the house.”

“Yeah, yeah. Small miscalculation is all.”

“I’ll give you miscalculation if you don’t get rid of them.”

“They still have those eyeballs that look like glass?”

“Yup. All four of them.”

“Four of them. You said two.”

“I mean eyeballs you, idiot. The thin one is still snarling as well.”

“Okay. Give me a minute and I’ll go get my net.”

“That net isn’t going to help. You need some bait.”

“Bait? What would you suggest?”

“I think you could use a rabbit or something.”

“Rabbit? Where in the hell am I going to get a rabbit?”

“Pet shop has plenty.”

“It’s after six. Those guys are closed. How did we do this last time?”

“You got in the car, and they jumped in.”

“Why won’t that work this time?”

“I think they are wise to you. They want to live here.”

“Why don’t we let them?”

“You have to be kidding. Those two are a danger to society.”

“Can’t we call animal control? By the way, how did they get in the house.”

“They rang the bell. Before I knew what was happening, they pushed by me and went to the dining room.”

“Okay, that’s it. I’m going to tell them they have to leave.”

“I’ll wait right here.”

“You do that. I’ll be right back.”

“That didn’t take long. Did You tell them they had to leave.”

“I did.”

“So they’re gone?”

“Not exactly.”

“What do you mean not exactly?”

“They said they would leave after dinner.”

“You believe them?”

“They gave me their word. Oh, and they would like meatloaf.”


  1. Well doggone it… You have to use that wolfsbane just so, huh? Thanks for the chuckle, John. Have a terrific Tuesday. Onward to the office. Mega hugs!

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    1. I see I misspelled wolfsbane. Need to correct. Thanks, Teagan. Hugs


      1. ??? I didn’t notice. I was too busy enjoying the tail… I mean tale. More hugs.

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      2. Ha ha ah. Hugs back.


  2. Poor Flash wasn’t snarling. His upper canines often showed – that’s why we dubbed him Dracu-Flash!
    Great take on the picture, John. I thought this was quite a tough one; I can see I’ll have to try harder.

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    1. Oh I don’t know. This was a challenge. (It was an older kid metaphor)

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      1. Speaking of which, our youngest is bringing her dogs to us tomorrow, in preparation for her trip to CA with her fiancé. She will go back to Paris on Thursday morning, after having her request for Mum’s chicken and mushroom pie met.


    2. We have our daughters dog on a permanent basis. (She works too far to come home to let her dog out) We love her (Daughter and dog) to death so I can understand the grand-dog sitting. Of course there is a food request.

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  3. Guess the meatloaf isn’t too bad. They look like they’d want it raw.

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    1. I think so. 😀


  4. I’d stay for meatloaf, too. Those guys don’t look so bad, I’d keep them. Nice job, John.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I would stay for meatloaf as well.

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  5. You can always move. We may have to do that with our children.

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    1. Ha ha ha. You got the metaphor. Thanks.

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  6. Yum! I love meatloaf. Extra onions please. Great job, John! The dog on the left cracks me up. 🙂

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    1. I know right? Reminds me of big lovable hound.

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  7. Any dog worth its salt knows better than to leave *before* dinner! Before this couple knows it, those beasts will be part of the family, tinsel necklaces and all!

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    1. Ha ha ha. You are so right. Thanks, Debbie.


  8. I always know where to go to get a good chuckle, Mr. John! Very smart dogs – I’d be inclined to keep them… I’m sure they’d guard the premises doggedly!

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    1. Glad you came by. Thanks, John


  9. They seem nice enough…
    Make vegetarian meatloaf. 😉

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    1. I’m sure they would like veggie meatlessloaf. (not)

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  10. I know a dog who does impressions.
    He can do all sorts of things, from members of the Simpsons to the sound of a motorcycle.
    I have to tell you though, his Bart is worse than his bike.

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      1. Tough audience.

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