Tuesday – Anything’s possible – Kreative Kue #102

As you know, I like prompts, and Keith Channing has one I enjoy. Here’s the deal 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 picture

Kreative Kue 102

Work by John W. Howell © 2016

“I know you’re in there Pradeep.”


“I can’t understand you.”


“What are you saying. It is time to go to work.”

“Why can’t I catch a break?”

“I heard that. It’s almost nine o’clock. You need to get going. I’m paying for this cab, and it is not for sleeping but for earning money.”

“All right, all right. You don’t have to yell. I’m getting up.”

“Why do you sleep in this cab anyway? Isn’t it uncomfortable?”

“Better than on the park bench. Did you bring coffee?”

“Coffee? Do I look like I’m running room service? I’m your boss for heaven’s sake.”

“Doesn’t hurt to ask.”

“It does show a lack of respect.”

“Oh I’m sorry. I’ll bet that means no donut either.”

“That’s it. You’re fired.”

“Oh dear me. Whatever will I do? Here take the keys. You going to drive the cab now?”

“I’m the boss. Bosses don’t drive the cabs. Bosses own the cabs.”

“Okay boss. Good luck.”

“Where’er you going?”

“I don’t know.”

“Need a job?”

“Why yes. Yes, I do.”

“Want to drive a cab?”

“Sounds fun.”

“You’re hired.”

“Do I get coffee?”



  1. Well that all worked out for everyone. Guess the boss doesn’t have a break room.

    1. No. He also doesn’t have an office. Thanks, Charles. 😀

  2. Hahaha! I couldn’t imagine why he’d be looking at that little taxi in such a disgusted way — but that would do it! You’re great with these Abbott & Costello-esque vignettes. Have a terrific Tuesday. Mega hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Oh the circle of life! Coffee does play an important role doesn’t it? Thanks for the morning laugh! 🙂

    1. Coffee is king. Thanks, Gwen.:-)

  4. He should definitely hold out for more money!

    1. I think he’ll settle for the coffee.

  5. LOL! Always entertaining! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jan.:-)

  6. I hate coffee but this was a great cup ‘o blog, John.

  7. I generally examine the picture before I read your take on it, and as usual, I had no clue where you’d go with this one — well done! Somehow I can’t imagine a taxi with a single front wheel. The thing just doesn’t look safe to me, and it doesn’t look as if it would hold many passengers, either.

    1. May be very small streets so not a lot of room to move around. Thanks, Debbie.

  8. Perfect. You start at the beginning, go round and round and back to the beginning again. Love it. Always funny and always entertaining, John. 🙂 😛

    1. Sort of the way life is sometimes. Thanks, Tess

  9. Another great piece of work, good, sir! Honestly, I didn’t see that one coming!

    1. I love fooling old guys. 😀

      1. Yup… y’all saw me coming!

  10. I was thinking more like… “Crud. My tire is too small.”

    1. Ha ha ha. That would be a good one. 😀

  11. I love it! And I love the name Pradeep as well. Always have, not sure why.

    1. Me either. I knew a real Pradeep and he was the sweetest man. Thanks, Cayman. 🙂

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