Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #96 by Keith Channing

Here are the words from Keith Channing to describe what is going on 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.” Β Now the tragic part. Keith goes on to say, “Important note: I shall be on holiday for the next three weeks. Kreative Kue 97 will not appear until 24 October.” Oh dear. Well, let’s worry about that next week.

Here this week’s photo.

Happy Faces

“Keep smiling and maybe they won’t know.”

“Shush. They’ll hear you.”

“Don’t be silly. They are so far away they would never hear us.”

“Don’t be too sure. I think the old guy is getting wise. He’s smiling back.”

“Naw. He just has gas is all.”

“How long do we have to hold these grins?Β My face is beginning to cramp.”

“Till they walk away. I’ll let you know.”

“Tell me again why we are smiling?”

“For Pete’s sake. The guy gave us a nickel. We are showing gratitude.”

“For a nickel? You gotta be kidding me.”

“Shush. They are coming back. Keep smiling and let me do the talking.”

“Hi there.”

“Hi, sir.”

“You youngsters have been smiling for quite a while. Is everything okay?”

“Oh yes, sir it is.”

“You sure you don’t have a stomach ache of anything?”

“No, sir. We are just fine.”

“Well, have a good afternoon.”

“We will sir and the same to you.”

“Oh, by the way. I seem to have dropped my coin purse. Did you happen to see it?”

“Why no sir. Are you sure it’s not in another pocket?”

“I’m quite sure.”

“That is a shame since you were so generous with that nickel. Would you like it back, sir?”

“No that’s okay. You have fun with that coin.”

“We will sir. Is there a name we can call you since you’ve been so nice?”

“Sure. Just call me Mr. Scrooge.”

“Yes, sir, Mr. Scrooge and God bless you.”


  1. Good take, John. It’s not easy to see whether those smiles are genuine. My recollection is that they were, but my memory is about as reliable as a 1950s car on a frosty morning (and I’ve forgotten what that was like).

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ha ha ha. Scrape that windshield and pray for an electrical connection. πŸ™‚


  2. Scrooge is always an easy target. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. And deserves all that can be handed out.Thanks, Charles.


  3. Once again, I’m grateful for #MyMorningMoment! Thanks, John!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks, John. Nice to see you up and at ’em. πŸ™‚


  4. Hahaha and we all know where that coin purse is! That’s why they were smiling. Loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. They sure do. Thanks, Pam. πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks you, Jan. πŸ™‚


  5. Zing!!! It’s good to be got like that, John. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. LOL! I loved this, John. It reminded me of some little boys I encountered while visiting St. Lucia. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I ran into them in Italy. It’s the same kids you know. πŸ˜€

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Scrooge. Hahahahahahahahahaha. Excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Tess. Glad you had a laugh


%d bloggers like this: