Thursday – A little Personal – Kreative Kue #94 By Keith Channing

Another photo prompt from Keith Channing. Here is his explanation.

“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.”

Here is the photo.

Kreative Kue #94

Help Him by John W. Howell © 2016

“Now what makes you think that person is reading your mind?”

“Look at her. She seems to know what I’m thinking.”

“Come on you haven’t even talked to her. How do you know?”

“I don’t want to tell you. You’ll laugh.”

“I might laugh anyway since you are being foolish. Let’s go talk to her.’

“No that’s the last thing she wants.”

“What are you talking about? You know this is not funny anymore.”

“I know. It is about that guy we passed on the road. Remember him?”

“You mean the one with the sign that said, ‘Help Me?”‘

“That’s the one.”

“What about him?”

“We should have stopped.”

“This has gone far enough. What do you mean,’we should have stopped”‘

“I think that guy is an angel.”

“Now you are scaring me. let’s go.”

“We can’t now.”

“Why not?”

“We need to wait for the guy.”

“Who says so.”

“She just told me.”

“Um. She is way over there.”

“She is talking to me now.”

“How? Her lips aren’t moving.”

“I don’t know. In my head.”

“What is she saying?”

“Help him.”

 

 

23 comments

  1. Very nice, John.

    1. Thanks, Jill. 🙂 Have a beautiful day.

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    You’ve captured the unspoken message beautifully, John.

    1. Thanks, Gwen. You are the best. 🙂

  3. I was intrigued by this woman when I saw her.

    I was driving through a village in SW Tanzania, in 1984, when I saw her, seated outside her house, under the shade of a rickety lean-to. She was working a treadle sewing machine that looked as ancient as she was. She looked at me as I pointed to my camera, at myself and finally at her, my brow raised in an unspoken question. Her mouth curled into the beginnings of a smile and she fixed her eyes on me.

    It felt as though she were trying to communicate with me, but until now, I had no inkling of what she wanted to say.

    1. Thanks Keith. It was a wonderful prompt.

  4. Sounds like this ends on a happy ending, but that might be open to interpretation. Really depends on what they do. Be cool if there were angels like that around the world.

    1. I think they went back to help. Thanks, Charles. Super good wishes for your launch.:-)

      1. Thanks. So far, so good. I think.

  5. Mr. John, this is such a cool and imaginative interpretation! The whole concept of angels is fascinating. I know I have been very fortunate throughout my life and because of that, I’ve always believed that either I’m incredibly lucky or I was assigned a remarkable guardian angel – as the nuns taught us in school. I’ve never seen an angel unless they have appeared in my life in human form. Thanks for the thought-provoking interpretation, John!

    1. Thanks, John. I’ll bet you have seen an angel but most likely didn’t know it. A kindness extended to you or one you have extended is the tip-off. 🙂

      1. I’m open to that possibility, John.

  6. You got all that just from one photo? Amazing, John! I’m not sure that’s the angle I’d have followed, but perhaps that’s the idea behind the concept. Nicely done, my friend!

    1. Thank you , Debbie. I’m not sure anyone would take my angle. Ha ha ha. 😀

  7. Your take on things is as unique as your fingerprint! 🙂 Great one!

  8. Yours is a rare talent, my friend…

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