Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Due #124 by Keith Channing

Keith tells us what to do. “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 $124

The High Road by John W. Howell © 2017

“For heaven’s sake why doesn’t that idiot pass us?”

“I don’t know. He’s just laying back there blowing his horn.”

“he must know we can’t go any faster. Our animals are needing a rest.”

“Maybe we should pull over and let him pass.”

“Look where we are. If we pull over these camels will sleep for a week.”

“I know but that horn is driving me crazy. The noise is giving me a headache.”

“You sure it wasn’t the three goat skins of wine last night?”

“That horn does nothing to help I can tell you.”

“Well, maybe we can pull over. I’ll signal for a lane change.”

“Oh, my goodness. The infidel is pulling over too.”

“Get my scimitar, Kumar. I think we need to teach this one a lesson.”

“He has stopped behind us. Be careful. That awful horn.”

“I’ll be careful. Let me yell at that guy from here. Hey you numbskull. Don’t you hear that horn?”

“He’s not stopping the horn.”

“Oh dear. I must go there. Give me my scimitar.”

“Here you are. Dont cut yourself.”

“Thanks. I’ll be right back.”

“Sir. Sir I’m talking to you. Can’t you hear that horn?”

“Why yes I can. It that a sword you’re holding?”

“It’s a scimitar. What about the horn?”

“I started about ten miles ago.”

“I know. Why have you been following us?”

“We don’t know the way to the village and thought you could lead us there.”

“About the horn?”

“Oh, yes. There is that better?”

“OMG you don’t know how much better. Why have you been blowing that horn all this way.”

“The man at the gas station said you would help us and all we had to do was blow the horn continuously.”

“I think he was joking with you knowing I had this scimitar.”

“Not very funny.”

“I would say not.”









  1. Nice one, John.
    I have known a few people would play that particular trick!

    1. 🙂 Thanks, Keith.

  2. John, you’re a crafty one… snaring me. In a hurry I was going to breeze through with just a “like.” Then I saw the camels and had to know what you did with it. 😀 Too funny!
    So did they all pull over with the swords and do that swaying dance with the swords? 😉 😈 Have a terrific Tuesday. Hugs.

    1. Yes they did. And then Lawrence came over the hill and talked them out of any violence. 😀 Hugs.

  3. Why do I get the feeling that the real story behind this pic is even stranger?

    1. I’m sure it is. We’ll never know.

  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    I’ve never sat atop a camel, but I did today….

    1. Gwen Plano · ·

      …and enjoyed the vista and irritating horn. Great writing, John, 🙂

      1. Thanks, Gwen. 🙂

    2. Watch that hump for sure. 😀

  5. Or it was the “Honk if you love camels” bumper sticker on the butt of the last guy. Good one John!

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan. I wish I had thought of that one. 😀

  6. Awesome story, John.

    1. Thanks, Craig.

  7. LOL! This was great, John!

  8. And the moral of the story, John? “Never blow your own horn!” Love your imaginative powers on this one!

    1. Thank you, John. 😀

  9. It isn’t just anyone who could craft an entertaining story from that picture, but I knew it would be a gem at the start. I get such a kick out of your characters and dialogue.

    1. Thank you so much, Mae. High compliment from such a talented writer.

  10. This gave me such a laugh, John!

    1. I’m so glad.

  11. On the contrary, this was hilarious, John.
    Well done.

    1. Thank you, Hook

  12. Entertaining!!

  13. Three goat skins worth of wine is over the legal limit, I’m guessing. 🙂

    1. Way over. Ha ha ha. :-D. Thanks, Pilgrim.

    1. Thanks, Audrey.

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