Tuesday Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #185 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 #185

Today’s Special by John W. Howell © 2018

“Okay pops. Time for a toast.”

“Hold on son. I don’t believe the barman gave me a whole pint.”

“It looks full to me.”

“See this head on here. That is nothing but air. I think there is some missing.”


“What Ducky.”

“There is a guy with a camera recording you right now.”

“It doesn’t matter. I’ll be paying for a pint, and I want a pint. Oh, Barman?”

“Yes, sir what is it.”

“Look at this stout.”

“Yes, sir it is that alright.”

“I mean this is supposed to be a full pint. Look at the head on top.”

“Yes, sir.  The head is what gives the stout its creamy flavor.”

“It also takes up the room.”

“That it does sir.”

“What do you say about that fact.”

“It is definitely a fact sir. Now if you will excuse me.”

“Not so fast my good man. I’m paying for a pint and I expect a full pint.”

“Yes, sir. Take a draught of your pint then.”

“Why Do that?”

“If you do that and hand it over to me, I will refill it, and you will have your full measure.”

“Capital my man. Here it is.”

“Yes sir and here you are. Now I need to attend to the other customers. Will there be anything else.”

“No, you’ve taken care of everything. Wait. What about the next pint?”

“On the house sir. On the house.”

“This is a great place.”

“Thank you, sir.”

“Now son the toast.”

“Thank you. Ahem. Here’s to you, pops and your enjoyment of your stout.”

“Thank you, son. It does taste especially good.”

“I reckon its cause it is ninety-eight percent spit-free.”

“You are kidding me?”

“Sure pops I’m kidding.”


“Yes, mom.”

“You are kidding right?”

“Sure mom. You know me. A laugh a minute.”

“That’s why I’m worried. Horace, put that stout down.”



  1. Very good John… never upset a barman, waiter or chef…. uggggggghxx


  2. The joys of liquid lunch!:D


  3. From the woman, “Ha macho-men, these 2 don’t know I can drink them both under the table!”


  4. Never annoy the people who handle your food. Could never figure out why some people find this so hard to accept?

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    1. Or understand. Also, never yell at the guy who checks baggage at the airport.


      1. Good rule there.


  5. I was going to go with the fellas talking, but that woman’s facial expression caught my eye. (and you had already done a great job with the guys.)

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    1. Thanks, GP. She did have a good expression for sure. I reached my personal word count limit before I could bring her into it.

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  6. “Ducky” LOL! Good one, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jill.

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  7. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    I was a little suspicious when I read the next drink was “on the house.” 🙂 Well done, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Gwen 😀


  8. Excellent job, John. Some folks aren’t too swift when it comes to treating waiters, etc.

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    1. Iused to be one, so I know.

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      1. I think that serving food to the public is very difficult, so I appreciate a server who tries hard. I’ve always made a habit to thank them and smile every time they bring something to the table. It’s not a job that is like.

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      2. You are a good man. With all this activity you leave a trip too Right?

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      3. Always leave a tip. The servers depend on them because they are paid poor wages.


  9. Heehee. A lesson learned.
    If I were him I think I’d skip the freebie on the house.

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    1. You never know what else is in there. Thanks, Mae

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  10. Man knows his beer.

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    1. Yes he does,

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  11. There is always a guarantee with these Kreative Kues – They are guaranteed to be entertainment with a twist. Another good one, John!

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    1. Thank you s much, Jan


  12. That foamy explanation didn’t work for me either! A pint means a pint man!

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  13. Hey, but on the house.

    Nice touch, John. Let’s hear it for the 2%

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan.

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  14. Lol, never mess with the staff 🙂

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    1. So true. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  15. Ugh, sounds pretty disgusting! Guess he should’ve shut up while he was ahead, right?

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    1. Oh Yeah. Thanks, Debbie.


  16. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Never make your sober mad! Maybe the recorder has it on recorded?

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    1. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

      That should have been server but it oddly fits lol

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      1. It does fit. I never make a sober mad. They are very touchy. LOL


    2. Good advice. Thanks, Denise.


  17. I knew the bartender had to be up to something. Well done, John.

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    1. Thaks, Jenne. 😀

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 😀

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  18. That was too good to be true. EWWW! Never mess with the food server.

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    1. Rule one of eating out.

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  19. Hic! Nish wun! hic! hic! ♥ *Redd durin Ct hour!”

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    1. Thanksch. Billy Ray.


  20. Good one, John! Have a good day! 🙂


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