Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #128 by Keith Channing

Keith’s own words. “On to this week’s challenge: Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithkreates@channing.ino before 6 pm 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 #128

Left by John W. Howell © 2017

“Sir but it looks like you missed the boat.”

“Excuse me. I was deep in thought. What about the boat?”

“It appears you’ve missed the boat.”

“Yes, sadly. I was preoccupied and did miss it.”

“Preoccupied? What were you doing?”

“Well, the ducks were having a disagreement and needed some advice.”

“And you gave them the advice.”

“I tried, but they were so headstrong in their beliefs that I found I was wasting my time.”

“So what did you do?”

“What every red-blooded Russel Terrier would do.”

“Which was?”

“I chased them into the lake.”

“Ah, and we find them there still.”

“I have been waiting for them to come back and finish the discussion but they are still out there.”

“No offense but do you blame them?”

“They owe me a trip across the lake. Because of them, I missed my boat.”

“Do you hear yourself?”


“What self-respecting duck is going to come on shore to face an irate Russel Terrier?”

“I would think those two.”

“How can you think that way?”

“Why not. They are my brother and sister.”

“From a different mother, I would say.”

“Why would you say that?”

“I must be going. I wish you the best.”

“Know anyone with a net?”

“Bye now.”


I am currently out of the country so responses to your comments may be delayed.


  1. I often feel I’ve missed the boat. Great job, John!

  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    LOL…I think you’re a dog whisperer. The pup might sit there for hours – hoping, and the ducks just don’t care. You captured it well! 🙂

  3. Poor Trevor. He so wanted to talk to those ducks, too. 😀

  4. I’ve seen stranger families.

  5. Can you imagine the family reunions with this group, LOL?
    Highly original, John!

    1. Like that idea – sure would be an interesting party.

      1. Wouldn’t it though?

    2. Thank you, Mae. It would be a hoot.

  6. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Author, John W. Howell, treats us with a sweet and humorous interpretation of a lovely photograph. Please, read on…

  7. Absolutely delightful, John! I didn’t see that family issue coming though – great twist!

    1. Thank you, John

  8. Always a treat, John! 🙂

  9. Entertaining, as always!

  10. This might be the calmest Jack Russell I’ve ever seen — well done, John!

  11. Gotta lurve those ‘lovable terror’ terriers! 😀

  12. He’ll stay there like a sphinx all day too.

  13. Made me smile 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jo.

  14. In a dog’s mind, it all makes sense. Nicely done, John.

    1. Thank you, Dan

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