Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #174 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 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 #174

Friday Night by John W. Howell © 2018

“We need to make this a good fight, Sasha.”

“Why is that, Pradeep?”

“There’s a guy up in the stands with an iPhone?”

“Should I turn around?”

“No, take my word for it.”

“What about him?”

“He is a Bollywood producer.”

“You’re kidding. How exciting.”

“I think he is videotaping our performance.”

“How cool.”

“So quit dancing around and come at me.”

“Wait a minute. I’m dancing around because I don’t have a sword like you.”

“You are supposed to use your staff like a Ninja and take me out.”

“And what are you going to do?”

“Use my sword like a warrior.”

“Like we practiced?”

“More or less.”

“How much more and how much less?”

“That guy up there will want action. It is hard to fake a fight.”

“Are you telling me this is for real?”

“No not for real. Just almost real.”

“Good grief. I’m getting out of here.”

“Stand where you are unbeliever. Defend yourself.”

“Unbeliever? Hey, Pradeep. It’s me Sasha, your brother.”

“Lies all lies.”

“For heaven’s sake. Put that sword down.”

“Okay, Sasha you can relax.”


“The guy is gone.”

“You were going to come at me with that sword, weren’t you?”

“Well, yeah. How would we stage a convincing fight if I didn’t?”

“I would think we would have time to practice.”

“Well, it doesn’t matter anymore—”

“What are you looking at?”

“The guy is back.”

“Does this mean?—”

“Defend yourself, unbeliever.”



  1. Oh, no! Poor Sasha.
    I knew nothing good would come of these iPhones.

    1. So true. Thanks, Keith

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Dreams of the big screen have motivated many to do crazy things. Brother against brother, that can’t end well. Maybe he’ll drop the iPhone, and it will fall between the wooden slats, and then … Well, I’m looking for a happy ending. 🙂

    1. Sounds like you will write to any end for a happy ending. Excellent, Gwen. Thank you

  3. I knew you were going to mention Bollywood! Great job, John! 😉

    1. Of course, I was going to. Thanks, Jill.

  4. Poor Sasha! And throwing in Bollywood was really funny!

    1. Thanks, Jennie.

      1. You’re welcome, John.

  5. Definitely wouldn’t have seen that scenario coming. Really curious what this is a picture of though. I did a Google Image Search, but it came up as ‘bullfighting’. No idea why.

    1. Ha ha ha. I just write em. I have no idea what they are. 🙂

      1. One of them is apparently Batman, so I guess a movie outtake. 😛

      2. There you go. I like that one.

  6. Put on a good show, Wilbur – it looks like we’re on camera tonight!!

    1. I like it. Thanks, GP. 😀

      1. Not my best, but I’m not a writer. At least I try, eh?

      2. You do. I give you credit for trying.

  7. You have to be ready to answer the door when opportunity knocks. R.I.P. Sasha…

    1. I wouod say so. Let’s see. A stick vs a sword. My money is on Pradeep.

  8. I won’t tell my story about the guy with the sword who seemed to think he was John Belushi’s samurai… Terrific Tuesday post, John. Hugs!

    1. Thak you Teagan. Sounds like a good story though.

  9. Very nicely done, John. The power of the iPhone, eh!

  10. I hate it when Mom & Dad make us take our arguments to the arena.

    1. LOL. (“After all it was your turn to load the dishwasher.”)

  11. Yikes! I didn’t see this one coming, John. Well done (something tells me Friday nights in this place aren’t exactly big on high school football games!)

    1. Notice that nasty stain on the wall?

      1. Eww, nice of you to point that out!!

  12. Another John Howell classic. I love it. Those iPhones can certainly cause a little trouble now and then.

    1. Thank you, Jan 😀

  13. “Defend yourself, unbeliever.”
    That had me laughing out loud, especially at the end.
    One of my favorites today, John.

    1. Thank you, Mae. 😀

  14. You find the most entertaining of angles, you know. Good stuff.

    1. Thank you, Audrey.

  15. Hahaha!
    That picture, man it’s the oddest thing. Maybe that’s what happens when you can’t pay the restaurant bill.

    1. That would have been a good one. “You see sir, when a patron can’t pay the bill then you have to be part of the entertainment. You take this stick and go in that ring. Yes, the guy has a sword. I know, I know you could get hurt. Just try to stay out of his way. Good luck sir.”

      1. All things considered, it’s still a safer business practice than most companies are giving us these days . . .

  16. Lol made me smile 🙂

    1. Always a good thing.

  17. ROFL!!! Poor Sasha. Sadly he didn’t understand the depth of his brother’s obsession with being a “Star”!

    1. He will learn. I hope there are enough band-aids. 😀

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