Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #134 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words. “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 keith@channing.info 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 #134

The Science by John W. Howell © 2017

“I’m so glad we have this break. I have been working my fingers to the bone.”

“To the bone. Sounds pretty dramatic.”

“Well maybe I have overstated the situation, but I’m exhausted.”

“What have you been doing?”

“We have been trying to solve a problem with Quantum Physics.”

“What kind of problem?”

“It is pretty complicated.”

“Try me.”

“We need to put a forty ton spacecraft into orbit with only twenty ton of energy.”

“Ah. Sounds like a Theory of Relativity problem to me.”

“Solved with a Quantum equation, right?”

“I don’t know I would try E=MC squared.”

“Hmm. Let me put that into my calculator.”

“Okay, how’s it going?”

“A little slow.”

“You need me to explain the Theory of Relativity?”

“I understand the Theory of relativity. What I don’t get  is how to clear this thing.”

“Give me that.”


  1. Here’s a thought.
    If A²=B²+C², then C²=A²-B², from which E=M(A²-B²).
    Does that make it clear?
    π anyone?

    1. Make mine banana cream.

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    LOL!! So funny, John. Your wild imagination keeps us all entertained. LOL!! Happy day to you! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Gwen. Love to hear it brought some laughs.

  3. This is hilarious, John! Happy Tuesday!

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

  4. Just turn it off and then back on. 😀 Has anyone ever really worked their fingers to the bone? I assume somebody had to for the term to exist.

    1. I wonder. I think it would be fun to imagine the source of all the idioms. This one I think would be someone sanding a big project and running out of sandpaper.

      1. Ouch. I did woodshop in high school and I remember slipping with sandpaper. It hurts a lot.

  5. Good one, John.
    To me the older guy is saying, “Can you believe the hair-dos back then?!”

    1. Ha ha ha. Good one GP. 😀

  6. Olivia Stocum · ·

    Haha. Sounds right. Theory of Relativity, no problem. Calculator, no way! I’m reading a book on Quantum Therory right now. Well, not literally now. Now I’m commenting on your blog. But in anouther dimension I might be zipping through a worm hole to the other side of the galaxy. Hey, that sounds fun. I want to go be my other self for a day.

    1. You go. Enjoy your other self. 🙂

      1. Olivia Stocum · ·

        I am. 😜

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  7. Another entertaining interpretation.

    1. Thank you, Teri. 😀

  8. This is why we haven’t been back to the moon since they stopped using slide rules.

    1. I know right? Thanks, Dan

  9. Lol! And I thought he was showing him pictures of his pets and grandchildren. 🙂

    1. You would think, right? Remember who is writing this stuff. 😀 Thanks, Jan

  10. Oh wait, a cute cat video. Let’s watch it first.

  11. Very good one, John! Make mine butter pecan!

  12. Probably needs a reboot. Unplug everything, wait a couple of minutes, then plug it back in. At least, that’s what they always tell me to do for the TV and the computer! Nicely done, John.

    1. Thanks, Debbie. Might be easier to hit the clear all button.

  13. And then Satan said, let’s put the alphabet in math. 🙂

    Fun, as always, John!

  14. John, working in the IT field, this hits too close to home… 😉 Well done.

    1. I remember graduate statistics. Had an HP calculator which was reverse programming. I was doing a Chi Square on an exam and finally went to the professor and borrowed his Casio.

  15. This is WAAAAAAYYYY over my head. 🙂

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