Tuesday – Anything Possible Kreative Kue #103 by Keith Channing

This is a photo prompt by Keith Channing. He will explain what is going on. “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 often 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 #103

The Dog Statue by John W. Howell © 2016

“You say that thing is a statue?”

“Yup. That’s what my grandpappy told me.”

“It looks so real. In fact, I don’t trust it.”

“I don’t either.”

“Oh come on. It’s been standing like that since we got here. You two are just being chicken.”

“You think? Have you looked in a mirror lately?”

“What do you mean?”

“We are chickens you, idiot.”

“Never mind that. There is no reason to be afraid of a statue.”

“How are you so sure it is a statue anyway. You said something about your grandpappy?”

“Yeah, my grandpappy told me about the statue when I was just a chick.”

“Where’s your grandpappy now?”

“Oh, he passed away.”

“Passed away? How? Old age?”

“No one in the family knows for sure. It’s a mystery.”

“Tell us about it.”

“The only thing the family knows is grandpappy said he was going out for a stroll and that’s the last anyone heard of him.”

“A stroll? Where?”

“He said he was going for a stroll in the dog statue garden.”

“And that doesn’t tell you something?”

“Like what?”

“Like the last thing to see your grandpappy alive was a dog statue.”

“I never thought of that. Too bad that statue can’t tell us what happened.”

“Excuse me but I gotta go.”

“Me too.”

“Aw don’t go. Come back you guys.”

 

 

28 comments

  1. I’ll bet grandpappy tasted good. As I recall, Flash (the greyhound) was so shocked to see these chickens that had made their way into his territory, that he was, for a while, frozen to the spot;

    1. That was the first thing that hit me when I saw the photo. (obviously). Thanks, Keith.

  2. And somewhere off camera is a cat laughing his tail off. 😉

    1. What a picture.Thanks, Charles.:-D

  3. And grandpappy tasted like, well, chicken, of course. Great job John

    1. Ha ha ha. Love this. Thanks, Dan. 😀

  4. “We are chickens you, idiot.” LOL! Great job, John!

    1. Thanks, Jill. That one gave me a laugh as well. 😀

  5. Run! I kinda like the naivety of that adorable chicken.

    1. I used to have chickens and I really came to appreciate them.

      1. I was raised about chickens and they are beasts. Giggle..
        My dad was a cowboy chicken farmer. Loved those things more than any horse or cow.

      2. Of course I liked ducks as well.

  6. Once again, you made me chuckle, John!

    1. Hey, Jan you made my day with those words.:-D

  7. This post answers the age old question as to why the chicken crossed the road….to get to this post, of course!

    Solid, boss. And thanks for the love, as per. You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.

    1. Thanks for the visit his pilgrimness. 😀

  8. Hey folks! Don’t be blaming grandpappy’s demise on people because people don’t eat tough old grandpappy’s… If anything, blame it on the coyote statues that keep shifting around the yard.

  9. Grandpappy was too old for roasting but he did make a great chicken soup. Mm-mm good.
    Guess that dawg never saw chickens before. 😀 😀 😀

    1. looks that way. See Keith’s comment above. 🙂

      1. Yes, I did see it. 😀 😀 😀
        Had similar thoughts.

      2. Yup. Great minds think alike. 😀

  10. Another great interpretation, Mr. John! Thanks for the chuckle!

    1. Thank you, John. 😀

  11. Loved this one, John! Made me laugh. You’re the story twist master! 💛 Christine

    1. Thank you, Christine. 😀

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