Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #132 by Keith Channing

Kith explains “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 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 #132

Working by John W. Howell © 2017

“Be quiet someone is in there.”

“Who is it?”

“I have no idea. It is somebody who’s working.”

“How do you know she’s working?”

“Light over the computer. Back to the windows. Certainly not someone having a holiday.”

“What do we do now?”

“I’m not sure. We can’t bust in there now.”

“What about all that loot that was rumored to be in there.”

“I guess we will have to hit another place.”

“Aw come on. One look at us and she’ll faint.”

“We can’t take that chance. What if she screams and some guy comes out with a gun.”

“What’s the chance he’ll be able to hit us both?”

“So you are volunteering to be shot.”

“Well, no. I see what you mean.”

“I think we are going to have to settle for some other place.”

“You told me you saw the loot.”

“Yes, I did.”

“Tell me.”

“It will just torture you.”

“Yeah, but better to dream than not.”

“Okay. There was cheese, peanut butter, and walnuts.”

“Go on. You don’t mean it?”

“That’s what I saw.”

“You know the last time I had cheese I had to slide it out of that stupid four way snap trap.”

“When’s the last time you had walnuts?”

“I can’t even remember, but I had to drop one once when the cat showed up.”

“Me I never eat peanut butter. They always use peanut butter on those snap traps.”

“Man I’m starving.”

“Let’s go to the barn and get some grain.”

“I guess that will have to do. Be careful that damn owl has been around lately.”

“If I didn’t know better, I would think people don’t like mice very much.”

“Don’t say that. I have some pretty tender feelings.”


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Oh, my goodness…what an unexpected, hilarious story! I love beginning the day with chuckles. Thank you for the smile, John…I hope your day is full of hearty laughter. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Gwen. I like hearty laughter myself.

  2. LOL! This was good, John!
    I couldn’t help but wonder why she’d have her back against such a lovely view…lucky for the mice. 🙂

    1. She’s a writer. There is no view but the screen. 😀

  3. I’ve always wondered why one would use a gun on mice. They’re so small and a bullet feels like overkill. Not to mention you’d probably miss unless you use a shotgun. Poor little guys get no respect.

    1. So true. I guess the last great mouse was Micky

      1. Maybe. He’s the reason public domain is dead, so he isn’t much of a saint. There’s Mighty Mouse too.

      2. And that mouse who rode in the Dumbo’s hat.

      3. Forgot about him. Danger Mouse too.

      4. Not to forget Stewart Little.

      5. For some reason, I couldn’t think of any character who didn’t have Mouse in the name.

    1. Thank you, Michael.

  4. Wonderful story to wake up to. Nice work.

    1. Thank you, Craig. Glad to be with you to start the day.

  5. “What’s the chance he’ll be able to hit us both?” – You have to admire his optimism.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan. 😀

  6. Priceless, Mr. John! Didn’t see that coming – a break-in by two ‘miserable meeces”. Thanks for the big smile on my face!

    1. Thank you for letting me know you liked it. ;-D

  7. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    John W. Howell gifts us with another delightful photo-prompt story that will give you something to smile about all day long! Please, read on…

    1. Thank you, John. So nice of you.

      1. You’re welcome, good sir, my pleasure!

  8. Oh, that was wonderful! Adn this almost makes me feel bad for mice….well, as long as they don’t come into where I’M working 🙂

    Thanks for the fun story, John!

    1. Right. Nothing like an EEK and a leap to a chair to get the day started. Thanks, Mae.

  9. “Aw…c’mon, do it”, says the cat.

    1. Ha ha ha. Loved that.

  10. Loved this one, John. Even though I hate mouse-invaders.

    1. Yes. Me too. Especially ones who can talk.

  11. Ah, those meeces! I’m afraid my current lodgers are on borrowed time with the kitchen scheduled for major work early next month – no place to hide then, meeces! 🙂

    1. Ready, aim, fire.

  12. I thought squirrels at first – enjoyed this one, John.

    1. Thank you, Teri. Um what is that behind you?

  13. There’s a moose loose aboot that hoose (just trying to draw on your holiday memories).
    Good one, John. Thanks

    1. Thank you, Keith. Welcome back.

  14. I enjoyed this one immensely!!

    1. Thank you, Jan 😀

  15. Loved this, John.
    Well done.

  16. LOL! Really well done! Hope they find something good in the barn!

    1. Me too. Thanks, Deborah

  17. I just relived that moment when the trap hits my finger! Ouch. Lol Great one, John.

    1. Gotta be careful with those things. 😀

  18. Nice take on the prompt. Very imaginative. 🙂

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