Tuesday – Any Thing Possible – Kreative Kue #97 by Keith Channing

I am so glad Keith Channing is back from India. 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 – 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 #97

Rescue by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2016

“I can’t get this damn thing to work.”

“Give it to me. You were never good with mechanical stuff.”

“Just give me a chance will you?”

“I’m telling you if it’s like everything else you’ll break it before we can send a message.”

“I don’t think we need to go after self-esteem right now do you?”

“I’m just saying there are all kinds of boats out there and if we don’t signal them we will be on this God forsaken island the rest of our lives.”

“Now that’s a bit harsh.”

“Give me the damn thing.”

“No. One more try is all I need. By the way, this bench you built is really comfortable.”

“Why, thank you. I didn’t know you cared enough to give a compliment.”

“I care. What gave you the idea I didn’t?”

“How long have we been here?”

“Let me see. Our boat went down. . .Oh, I see you don’t want to know how long we’ve been here. You are saying I haven’t let you know I care for all that time.”

“Yes. Sorry if I was a little subtle.”

“Okay. I think I have it now. Well, I’m sorry since I do care and should have told you more often. I hope this flare gun still works. It has been a long time since I fired it last.”

“Wait. Let’s just pause a minute here. If you shoot that flair, we get rescued. Right?”


“After being here for over twenty years?”


“After everything we’ve accomplished here?”


“You say you care?”

“Yes, I do. Very much.”

“Let’s go have lunch and forget the flair.”





  1. Mind you, if you have to be stranded somewhere, I can think of worse places.

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    1. Yes. I happen to know they also figured out how to make a bitchen Merlot.

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      1. Mmmm. Merlot. My favourite quaffable.


  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    I’m with Keith…if you have to be stranded somewhere, this is a wonderful place to be. With that view and with someone you care about? Can’t beat that. Perfect…

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    1. Thanks, Gwen. We could all hope. πŸ™‚


  3. Funny. Though I have this odd feeling they’ve spent twenty years on the wilderness side of a resort island.

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    1. Yes, with not TV either. Thanks, Charles.


    1. I would say. Thanks, Jill.

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  4. Great story, John! Tugs on the old heart strings!

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    1. Thanks, John. πŸ™‚


  5. Gee, in twenty years, they’d have missed all this election stuff, along with cell phones, blogs, and a whole host of other stuff! Hmm, perhaps they’re wise to stay put, huh??

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    1. Ignorance can be a blessing. Thanks, Debbie.

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  6. Sometimes it might be good to be stranded: no annoying technology.
    Twenty years and they’re just discussing the flare now? A couple winners, then. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. Yeah seems funny.

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      1. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  7. Not a bad place to think things over.

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    1. Yes. looks lovely.

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