Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #154

Using 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 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 #154

The Jury by John W. Howell © 2017

“I guess we have to go through with this, huh?”

“This is a trial. Of course, we have to go through this. Our client deserves the best defense possible.”

“Look at that rabble. You think we are going to seat a fair jury?”

“We have to try. I agree they don’t look like much.”

“How are we going to proceed?”

“Let me think. I think we can get a number of folks who can appreciate our client’s hardscrabble childhood.”

“This may be the only way to go”

“Why would you say that?”

“Half of those people look like they haven’t had a meal lately.”

“I’m going to pardon those kids though. I don’t think we will get them to go along.”

“I agree.”

“The other thing we need to pay attention to is how our client is dressed.”

“Dressed? Why?”

“Makes a difference. We don’t want them to make any assumptions based on what the client looks like.”

“So what are you going to dress our client to look like.”

“Not sure. I’ll have to think on that one.”

“Are you sure we can’t broker a deal?”

“Our client insists he is innocent.”

“But weren’t there tons of witnesses?”

“I know. The truth is I think the guy is guilty.”

“But you have to defend him right?”

“Of course.”

“Why did he do it do you think.”

“Take candy from a baby? I have no idea.”


  1. Obviously a bad person. He’ll have to go down!

  2. I was going to enter until I saw your entry. I can’t top that. Now, I think I’ll just sit back with a beer and watch the world go by.

    1. I would do that very thing. *clink of the Guinness bottle.

  3. That was good, John.

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      1. You’re welcome. 🙂

  4. Better question: Who gives their baby candy? They don’t have any teeth. Someone should investigate the parents.

    1. I think you hit on the defense. “I was only trying to save the baby.”

      1. Save the child from a lifetime of sweets!

  5. Gwen Plano · ·

    LOL…I look forward to your Anything Possible stories because they are wildly different from anything I could have imagined. Jury selection was crazy enough, but then stealing candy from a baby? Oh my gosh! Thank you for the morning laughter, John. Hope your post-Christmas celebrations are delightful.

    1. And yours, Gwen. 😀

  6. I look at the picture and see boredom on everyone’s faces as they wait for what I am sure is some amazing event. You look at the picture and immediately see a trial and jury. Just amazing, John!

    1. Thank you, Jan. I couldn’t help myself.

  7. Good job, John. Stealing candy from a baby? Don’t be too zealous in your defense.

    1. I is real important to those jurors.

  8. This bunch has already convicted the guy!

    1. I would say so. 🙂

  9. Certainly a ‘peer’ jury! Their faces announce the verdict! Another dialogue-rich piece, ‘Howell Waver’! Great job!

    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. 😀

  10. I think the lady with the pink cell is already in contact with the press.

    1. Yeah, she needs to be stricken.

  11. As usual, you’ve left me gobsmacked and envious of your skills, John.
    Good on ya, brother.

    1. Thank you, Hook. You are nice to say so.

  12. Good one, John! My apologies for being a day behind.😃

    1. Please, Jill. You never have to apologize. I appreciate you even if you can’t make it.

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