Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #123 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s 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.”

Kreative Kue #123

The Sale By John W. Howell ©2107

“Look. Here he comes.”

“That horse doesn’t look fit enough for the wagon.”

“I know right?”

“He said the price included a horse, but I’m going to tell him the deal’s off.”

“Wait a minute. Maybe that nag is good enough.”

“What do you mean?”

“You pretty much stole this deal. You’ll never get a wagon at this price anywhere else.”

“Maybe he’ll throw in some kind of warranty.”

“Now you’re talking. Just bid your time. This deal may turn out okay.”

“I just thought of something.”


“How we going to get this rig home?”

“Need to hitch up Dobbin and take it slow is how.”

“Is this wagon street legal.”

“Who cares. It’s an antique.”

“I know, but I don’t need a ticket.”

“We’ll ask him when he finally gets here.”

“Good deal here he comes. Say, buddy.”

“Yes, sir.”

“Can this be driven on the street?”

“Huh? What do you mean?”

“Is it okay to drive on the street with this wagon.”

“Why wouldn’t it be?”

“Well, there are some funny laws about vehicles.”

“I don’t know of any that would prevent you from using this wagon.”

“How about the freeways?”

“The what?”

“Freeways. You know. Seventy miles an hour speed limit.”

“I don’t know what you are talking about. Te best we do is Fifty miles in a day.”

“What are you talking about? You have a car don’t you?”

“Car? Now, what are you talking about? You’re not trying to back out of the deal are you?”

“Come on man. I’m not trying anything.”

“Good cause they just passed the city ordinance of 1843.”

“What the hell is that?”

“You can’t renege on a purchase unless you can prove fraud.”

” City ordinance of 1843. What year is this?”

“I think you are faking insanity to get out of the deal. Its 1843 and I’m going to go get the sheriff. You stay here.”

“Did we fall asleep or what? Am I dreaming?”

“I told you not to take that Twilight Zone sign post lightly.”






  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Clever writing, John. I was imagining an Amish community close by, but you surprised me with a Twilight Zone twist. Have a great day! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Gwen. Have a good one as well. 🙂


  2. I knew this would be great when I saw the photograph, John. Great job! Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Happy Tuesday to you as well. 😀

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  3. Guessing things are going to go south the instant you see that sign. At least there weren’t any gremlins.

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    1. That is true. Of course, a closer look at that horse might be in order. 🙂


      1. It’s a very skinny Rhino. 🦏

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  4. Another fine interpretation, John! Twilight Zone… I think my life is in the Twilight Zone!

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    1. I know what you mean for sure. Thanks, John

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  5. Twilight Zone – you never fail to surprise, John!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. As a fiction writer that is a beautiful compliment.


  6. Perfect dialogue for that picture. And yes, The Twilight Zone mention was a cool twist! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Jan. 😀


  7. I think the wagon in the rear looks sturdier, providing Dobbin can pull it. I’d hate going 70 mph on that cobblestone road though. Nice twist, John.

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    1. You would need a liver transplant and a new set of molars.

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  8. Ha ha ha. Alternative reality always trumps everything, John. Nice twist.

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    1. Thank you, Keith

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  9. Ha! Fun, John.
    I have been in the twilight zone since about January 20th…
    Have a terrific Tuesday. Hugs!

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    1. I’ve been there since 1999. Thanks, Teagan


  10. That one was a total surprise! Twilight Zone sign post, indeed! 🙂

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    1. Yes. It was there.

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  11. Next Stop Whiloughby 😉

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    1. Ha ha ha. Indeed. Watch that first step.

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  12. Very, very clever! I can hear the Twilight Zone music now. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Jo. I heard it when I was writing it.


    1. I had hoped. Thanks, Audrey

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