Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #92 by Keith Channing

So here is another photo prompt from Keith Channing. He explains what we are doing here. “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.

Kreative Kue #92

Audition by John W. Howellย ยฉ 2016

“Okay now try to relax and give us your name.”

“Um. My name is Silly.”

“Silly what?”

“Silly Goose.”

“Alright, Ms. Goose. What we need you to do is act natural and say the word AFLAC. Can you do that?”

“I-I think so.”

“Listen toots. This is no place for geese to ‘think’ anything. You are trying out for a major part in a commercial. It could mean a lot of money if you pass this audition.”

“I understand. Yes, I can say APLAC.”

“No,ย no, no. It’s ‘AFLAC,’ Say it.”


“Ms. Goose. Are you trying to be funny? If so, we have other geese just waiting to try out. Look at that guy next in line. Hey, buster. No eating the lawn. It’s a prop. Man! I told my agent I didn’t want to cast this dog and look what I got.”

“I’m sorry I thought you said to say,’it'”

“Okay let’s take this a little slower. See that camera? When I say ‘action’ you are going to say ‘AFLAC.’ Got it?”

“I see the camera. When I hear ‘action,’ I say ‘AFLAC.’ I got it. I do have a question, though.”

“I could have guessed. What’s the question?”

“What’s my motivation?”

“Motivation?” What do you mean ‘motivation?”‘

“Why am I saying ‘APLAC?'”

“IT’S AFLAC. Where in the heck did this person come from anyway? Who brought her in here?”

“I did.”

“Oh, Mr. Big. I didn’t see you there.”

“Is there a problem with my pet goose?”

“No, sir. Everything is fine. We can dub the sound. Ready Ms. Goose? ‘ACTION.'”


“Thank you that’s a wrap. Very good Ms. Goose.”


  1. Ha!!!!! Love it, John. What a terrific way to start a Tuesday. Mega hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan.:-)

  2. Casting for a reshoot of that famous movie “White Goose Down“?

    1. Ha ha ha. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Thanks for the humerous does of reality, John. Nicely done.

      1. Of course, that’s dose of reality ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. Wonder if this is how the Geico Gecko got the job too.

    1. I can see the casting call now. Every kind of lizard would be there including Gila Monsters. ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Most will be eaten by the komodo dragon.

      2. So true and you wonder why it is not the Geico komodo dragon

      3. It bit a producer. As much as people dream of it, that’s an easy way for a fledgling star to get black listed.

      4. Ha ha ha. On the toe I’m thinking.

  5. I must say, I enjoyed your story far more than the commercial. Nice job, John!

    1. Thanks, Jill. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Now for this next scene, I want you to get in this roaster and wait in the oven.

    1. Ha ha ha. Love it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Oh. My. Dog.
    This was freaking HILARIOUS, John!

    1. Thanks, Hook. I had to do a riff on Hollywood.

  8. Good one, John! Thanks for giving me a laugh to start my Tuesday!

    1. Alway good to see you laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Lmao. ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Good thing to do. I think I see it over there.Thanks, Kev.

  10. Okaaay….what is AFLAC?

    1. An insurance company in the colonies

      1. Sorry but I have 8000 followers and only three in the UK.

      2. Hahaha, no problem.

  11. Perfect! It would have made a good commercial!

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