Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #181 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.

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 #181

Pop Quiz by John W. Howell © 2018

“Now class. Since we all have been off for a few days, I think it is time for a pop quiz.”

“Aw teacher.”

“You have something to say, Johnnie?”

“Well, you know how hard it is to remember stuff over vacation. I think everything I learned fell out of me at the beach.”

“This is precisely why a pop quiz is in order. It would show what we need to learn again if we forgot.”

“But, teacher. What good does all this stuff do?”

“I’m surprised to hear you say that, Johnny. Just before vacation, you put your knowledge to excellent use.”

“I don’t remember that.”

“Oh come on. You don’t recall standing at the top of the stairs encouraging the rest of the class to follow you.”

“I recall that, but don’t see how learning fit it.”

“Didn’t you learn to navigate the stairway?”

“Yes but—”

“And didn’t you learn to measure your pace so you could last?”

“I did but—”

“When you reached the top what did you do?”

“Thanked you for helping me get there.”

“Exactly. So about that pop quiz?”

“Okay teacher. I guess it won’t hurt.”

“Thank you, Johnny. Alright, class. For today’s pop quiz we are going to run to the top of the stairway. The last one up gets a failing grade.”


  1. its a long way up :)) well done, Johnny 👍😂

    1. Thank you, Ray. 😀

  2. That’s harsh. In my day it would have been “last one up’s a sissy”

    1. At least it wasn’t the last one up gets shot.
      :-D. Thanks, Keith

    1. Ha ha ha. I agree, Jill. Thanks.

  3. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Oh my gosh, these steps make Rocky Balboa’s climb at the Philadelphia Museum of Art look like nothing. I know what grade I’d get in this class — if I even survived the climb. 🙂

    1. Problem is with a bad grade is a mandate to repeat the course. Thanks, Gwen. 😀

      1. Gwen Plano · ·

        Ha Ha Ha. I’m glad you’re not the teacher.

  4. And the lesson is, I don’t have to be the fastest, I just have to be faster than you.

    Great lesson, John.

    1. LOL. Super lesson, Dan

  5. That’s a cruel test. Unless waiting for an escalator to be put in is an option.

    1. Thank you, Charles. i’ll check with the headmaster and see if it is possible.

  6. Herr cruel Meister! ♥

  7. Very good, John. And, what a stairway, er… scareway.

    1. So right on the scareway.

  8. Just fail me. I’ll take one for the team.

    1. Ha ha ha. Of course along with a failing grade is ban on Porter. Still willing?

      1. Would a nice stout still be available? Perhaps my classmates would pitch in.

      2. Empty bottles is about all that class would pitch.

  9. Yikes! I know where I’d be finishing, LOL.

    1. Thank you, Mae. 😀

  10. How cute is that!!! Thanks, John!

  11. Oh, Lord! I would SO fail that test. 🙂

    1. Me too, Jan. Thanks

    1. Can’t be the worst. Maybe top tem if you could find that stairway

  12. Hahaha!

    I would fail. Either that or my fit bit would explode if I was able to make it to the top.

    1. Ha ha ha. Good one

  13. Oh, that’s a tough one! That’s a mountainous stairway! I’m make it, but I’d be last I’m sure. 🙂

    1. Me too. Thanks, Deborah.

    1. Thank you, Traci.

      1. You’re welcome, John!

  14. […] Pop Quiz by John W. Howell © 2018 […]

    1. Thank you, Keith.

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