Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #190 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 #190

The Driver by John W. Howell © 2108

“Okay, everyone. I need to have your attention.”

“What’s he want Mama?”

“I don’t know my child. Perhaps we should be quiet and find out.”

“But Mama I have this hand puppet that won’t stop talking.”

“Perhaps if you thought to yourself about how still the night can be the puppet will take a hint.”

“Everyone. This is your driver, and I need you to pay attention.”

“I’m not going to look at the driver, Pradeep.”

“Why not.?”

“He made a comment about my pink shirt so he is dead to me.”

“Maybe he has something important to say.”

“Then you’ll tell me.”

“Please, I need your attention. We have a little emergency.”

“Better put that camera down, dear. Looks like the driver needs to make an announcement.”

“So let ’em. I have a picture of whatever he announces.”

“More like the back of his head.”

“This will be my last appeal for your attention. This bus will not move until I have everyone’s attention.”

“I think if you sit down Gladys the driver will make his silly announcement.”

“These seats are so small. I can hardly fit in mine.”

“That is no reason to be carrying on in the aisle.”

“Thank you for your kind attention. For your information, this bus had a destination that would take us four hours to complete. I have some good news and bad news about that. Which would you like first?”

“Bad News.”

“The trip has been canceled, and there is no other bus going that way today.”

“Good news?”

“All of you have been booked on the first bus tomorrow. There is one more piece of bad news though.”

“What’s that?”

“You have to remain on board the bus to keep your reservation. I have secured the doors and wish you all a pleasant evening. For those of you who wish to cancel your reservation, there are no refunds. There is also a little good news.”

“Good news.”

“The company is going to cater a curry dinner with all the fixings.”

47 comments

  1. Oh, goody. An all-nighter on the bus. Verily, my cup runneth over…

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    1. You should hope to have a cup when the curry comes a callin’

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  2. “Oh Great – not a single person back there to help push this dang bus!”

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  3. This is why I don’t ride the bus.

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    1. Right behind you on that.

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  4. Abd then they re-enacted the movie ‘Alive’ in fast forward.

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    1. Or “Snakes on the Plane.”

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      1. I’m always surprised by how popular that movie was.

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      2. I know for being so bad.

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  5. And is there a bathroom on board such a bus? Because frankly, that curry is gonna need an exit plan…

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    1. LOL. No bathroom. That was the funny side of a curry dinner.

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      1. Funny…. to whom? 😉

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      2. Me. Bruuuhahahahahahah

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  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    No refund? Given the circumstances, it’s a loss I’d be willing to take. 😀

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    1. Me too. But you never know.

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  7. I’m thinking I didn’t really want to go there, anyway. A night on the bus? I’ve done overnights on buses, but at least they were moving.

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    1. Yeah, this would be a particular place in hell.

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  8. Hope they at least get a fresh plastic bag for their seats.

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    1. Ha haha. I would not want to be there at midnight.

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  9. Oh, golly, what punishment! What did these poor people do to deserve an all-nighter on a bus?!?

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    1. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. (on my post) That’s all. 🙂

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      1. I’d agree with that!

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  10. There’s a guy back there who won’t wake up for the announcement! Someone should awaken him! Did I do good? ♥

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  11. There is no good news here John! Curry on a bus with no bathrooms . . that is just unfair!

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    1. Cruel is more the word. 😀

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      1. And not unusual enough . . .

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  12. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I think I’ve been on this vacation…lol

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  13. OMG… get me off that bus right now. No air conditioner. No bathroom. No Alka Seltzer for the curry! And again No Bathroom! Help!
    😀
    Good one, John. Hugs.

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    1. Did I mention no bathroom? 😀

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  14. Ouch! And I thought getting stuck on an airplane was bad, LOL!

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  15. A modern-day lock-in. 🙂 Hilarious!!

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    1. Yup. Here have some curry

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  16. I’m thinking claustrophobia might make an entrance or good inspiration for a horror flick, and any chance there’s a bathroom on the bus? My first thought. lol

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    1. The fun part is there is no bathroom. Curry anyone?

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      1. Oh, sure! I’m first in line! 😆

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  17. I’d take the loss!

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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