Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #160 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 keithchanning@gmail.com 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 website, next Monday.

The photo.

Kreative Kue #160

The Works by John W. Howell © 2018

“Okay, mister. Where do you want the concrete?”

“Concrete? What concrete?”

“I have a mixer full of concrete ordered for delivery.”

“Delivery? I never ordered concrete for delivery.”

“Here’s the invoice. Look for yourself. ”

“Hmm, six yards of concrete. Yes, that’s my address, but I’m telling you I didn’t order it.”

“Give it to me. Your name Smith?”

“No. My name is Bronkowski.”

“You have any idea who Smith is? Whoever it is, owes me $540.00.”

“Well, it sounds phony and it’s not me, that’s for sure.”

“Sorry, buddy but your address is on the order, so I need to unload here.”

“Wait. I just had a thought.”

“Yeah, what’s that?”

“Old lady Schmidt has been complaining about my chicken wire sculptures for a month. I’ll bet she called you guys.”

“Why would she do that?”

“I think she believes these are support structures for concrete statues.”

“So she is giving you a hint?”

“More like a shove.”

“So what about it?”

“Not a bad idea. I was going to make topiary sculptures, but I can see concrete might be more permanent.”

“You’ll have to work fast. This stuff sets up pretty quick.”

“How quick?”

“You’ll have a couple of hours. Besides that delicate chicken wire is not going to take a heavy load all at once.”

“So you are telling me?”

“To stick with topiary. Where does Old Lady Schmidt live?”

“Next door.”

“What if I dump it there?”

“Yeah, it is only one number off. Could you?”

“You cover the cost?”

“I’ll get my checkbook.”



  1. anything possible of coz, but i’d have a problem with this photo…haha

    1. I’m sure you could work with it. Thanks for the visit and comment. 😀

      1. I don’t know. I’m not sure what he’s doing on the picture: killing the bird or creating the bird?

      2. The bird is actually an anvil. He is pounding something into shape, Maybe a horse shoe. 🙂

  2. That would be an interesting surprise.

    1. The beauty of fiction. 😀

  3. That plan sure backfired on her. Though, I wonder what they’ll put the concrete on.

    1. Her driveway I’m thinking.

      1. Hope she doesn’t have to go anywhere.

      2. Craigs idea was to dump it in the window of her Escalade. LOL

      3. I was going to say through her mail slot, but that doesn’t sound as mean now.

      4. I don’t know the mail slot sounds pretty mean too. (especially when the main hallway caves in and the stuff all ends up in the basement.

      5. I’m sure she’s insured.

      6. And the insurance company will have a small disclaimer in the policy that excludes concrete through the mail slot. 😀

      7. That’s insurance. Covering everything that never seems to happen.

      8. You do have the ACME falling anvil policy, right?

      9. Only if it takes place in a desert within five feet of a roadrunner.

      10. Good thing. You never know.

  4. Perhaps her life’s not going according to plan and she needs to take some concrete steps…
    Just sayin’

    1. There you go. More evidence of genius.

  5. What an interesting use of chicken wire!! I’ve never seen it made into a statue before. As for that load of concrete, well, the neighbor is sure going to be surprised!

    1. Ha ha ha. Don’t you just love the transition from something unusual like a wire figure to something as ludicrous as concrete on the old lady’s driveway. I think I need to lie down.

  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    My goodness, an eye for an eye… 🙂

    1. Or several tons for a tongue

  7. Yeah, dump it on the poor old lady. 👵

    1. Sure. She’s been a pain lately. Thanks, Jill.

  8. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    An expensive revenge…lol

    1. In two ways. Think of the old lady trying to get rid of the stuff. LOL

  9. Keep ’em coming, Johnny Boy!

    1. Like a Pez dispenser

  10. Had a chance to jump on the internet today and look what a laugh I got!! 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. Good. Thanks, Jan

  11. It might fit in the window of her Escalade.

    1. Ha ha ha. Fill the back seat. 😀

  12. Ooo, Old Lady Schmidt is going to be so miffed, LOL.

    1. She will won’t she?

  13. Fun reading, but the photo caught me totally.

    1. Glad you liked it, Cecilia.

  14. Such a sweet neighbor! Loved it, John!

  15. Oh, this is good. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      1. You’re welcome, John.

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