Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #110 by Keith Channing

Keith explains this prompt i n 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 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.”

Here is the photo.

Kreative Kue #110

A Trap by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2107

“Just look at that set of goodies.”

“Sush. That bozo will hear you.”

“Nonsense. He’s too far away.”

“I have to say that is an excellent lineup. Why do you think he has all those bowls of fish on the ground?”

“He thinks we are stupid that’s why.”

“What do you mean?”

“He thinks just because we are cats we’re going to run right over there to try and grab a snack.”

“Well, aren’t we?”

“We need to wait. I have to think this one out.”

“What’s to think. We break out of these bushes and run like hell. Grab a fish and head under that Β table and out the back.”

“How do you know he hasn’t laid a bunch of traps?”

“I don’t see any.”

“Doesn’t mean a thing. Look at that ramshackle tent. I think it is a front for a trap.”

“Maybe you are right.”

“I mean just look at that fake looking signage on the table. Screams camouflage to me.”

“What should we do?”

“I think I have it. The plan I mean.”

“I hope you hurry my stomach is growling louder, and I’m sure he’s going to hear it.”

“Well, I think he suspects we are here anyway. Look how he is staring.”

“So what’s the plan.”

“Let’s just forget the fish.”

“I’m starving. I don’t like that option.”

“I mean. I count to three, and we rush the guy roaring all the while.”

“Oh, I get it. We scare him off then take the fish.”

“Not at all. We take him and beat it back to the bush and enjoy our lunch. I’ll grab his leg and drag him off.”

“Haven’t had human for a while. might be a good change of pace.”

“So, you in?”

“My mouth is watering already. What about the others?”

“Just show them your fangs and shake that mane while roaring. They’ll back off.”

Okay. Let’s go.’

“One, two….”

26 comments

  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Very clever, John. The “trap” was a clue I noticed but didn’t understand until the end. Another fun read! πŸ™‚

  2. Clever – lion in wait, then lion about why you’re there! Excellent.

  3. Excellent, John! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. Nicely done. Gotta give those lions credit for getting so close in the first place. πŸ™‚

  5. Big kitties. Maybe he should toss them a fish and hope it’s enough.

  6. A special treat for Valentine’s Day for the lions – really cool cats, eh! Well done, Mr. John!

  7. Nicely done, John. Hey, if the guy isn’t willing to share…

  8. Watch…. they will make it half-way to the tent before they realize they have only been “identifying” as lions. A rude awakening awaits.

  9. BTW, very clever. πŸ™‚

  10. Delightful. Ha ha. Quite a surprise take on the photo. Loving it. πŸ™‚

  11. Not the ‘cats’ I expected.

  12. LOL… sounds like a couple of very large kitties. You’re doing the twist again.
    Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the missus. Hugs.

    1. Big Kitties and Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well.

  13. Excellent, John! Clever kitties — probably have to get that way to survive. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  14. You pull the most amazing stories from photos. Those were not the cats I was expecting, LOL!
    Loved it, and happy Valentine’s Day!

    Lions aside, in parting I’ll leave you with an old Native American…After dark, all cats are leopards. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Mae Clair. Happy Valentine’s day to you as well

  15. Always a surprise, John!! Love it!

    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks, Jan

  16. πŸ˜‚ You are witty. Great job! Happy V Day!

  17. LOL! Love the ending. It was unexpected and fun.

    1. Purrrrrrr. Nice kitty. Thanks, Deborah. πŸ™‚

  18. This is a signature piece for you. You have a wonderful mind. A true writers mind. Awesome job.

    1. I like the idea of having a writer’s mind. Thanks, Audrey

  19. Another one knocked out of the virtual park, John…

    1. Thanks, Hook. πŸ™‚

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