Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #121 by Keith Channing

Keith explains, “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 #121

The Wizard by John W. Howell © 2017

“Who knocks at the portal of the Great Grand Inquisitor?”

“We have a candidate who is unworthy.”

“Any worst than the last one.”

“Well thins one is certainly not as pretty.”

“Speaking of that check on her and see if she is still breathing.”

“Yes, sir. She’s asleep in her chair.”

“So what brings this candidate to my lair … er … portal?”

“This person wants wisdom sire.”

“Wisdom? Is he out of his mind?”

“Why would that be your highness?”

“With wisdom comes responsibility. look at him.”

“The blindfold you mean.?”

“Not him. The other guy.”

“The other guy is me, sire.”

“Now you have me confused. Who is the candidate?”

“This one in the blue shirt with the blindfold.”

“Why the blindfold?”

“To keep our secrets sacred.”

“What secrets?”

“Gosh, boss I don’t know. I just thought there were things people shouldn’t see.”

“I’m beginning to wonder about you.”

“A-about me? Why about me?”

“Well, for one thing, there’s the blindfold. For another you have all these weird lights running around the room. They are making me dizzy. Also, who is the guy holding up the wall? Finally, where did you get that tie?”

“Okay, I get it. You have some doubts about me. I can assure you all these things can be fixed.”

“Okay. Fix them, and we will talk.”

“What about the candidate?”

“Can he hear us?”



“Y-yes sir.”

“Go in peace.”

“Thank you, sir. Uh, one question.”


“I’m broke and wonder if you can you help me out?”

“Sure. Which way did you come in?”



  1. I do like a bit of confusion 🙂

    1. Come here anytime for that. 😀

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    LOL…perfect final line….:)

    1. Thanks Gwen. I had to work that in to get off stage so to speak. 😀

  3. Somebody brought the special brownies and punch to this party.

    1. Ha ha ha. How did you know. Here have a bite of my mushroom.

      1. Never been a fan of fungi. If it’s related to athlete’s foot then it shouldn’t be eaten. 😛

      2. You are so right. Good advice.

  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    John Howell is flashing again… in the literal sense of course… head over and see for yourself….

    1. Thank you, Sally. Such a nice surprise today XX

  5. LOL! Nice, John!

    1. Thanks, Jill. 🙂

  6. Whew, I thought the blindfold might be for a darker purpose.

    1. I almost went that way but since this is a family friendly blog I resisted. 😀

    2. I kind of wondered that myself.

      1. Couldn’t do it.

  7. When you can’t offer constructive criticism, you can always make fun of someones tie. I am curious, how did Keith get photos from my first marriage?

    1. Ha ha ha. Great comment, Dan. 😀

  8. A lovely interpretation, good sir. I wasn’t expecting a ‘wizard’ story… well done!

    1. Thanks, John. Something a little different.

      1. As I’ve said before, I love your imaginative powers.

    1. Than you, Audrey.

  9. Lol, fun post John. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Debbie.

  10. This is funny, John. I was not expecting that take from the picture.

    1. Thank you, Ipuna. 🙂

  11. Was this a behind the scenes look at a Senate confirmation?


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