Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #211 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 next Monday.”

The Photo.

Kreative Kue #211


KISS by John W. Howell © 2019

“What’s that guy doing?”

“I hear tell humans have this thing that captures your soul.”

“Oh, come on. No one can capture a soul.”

“I’m just saying.”

“You didn’t answer my question. What’s he doing?”

“See that eye that he has brought up to his face?”

“The one with Minolta written on it?”

“That’s the one.”

“What is he doing?”

“Man. I got the question. I’m not sure I have the answer. Quit asking already.”

“Okay, then do you think he will hurt us?”

“Another unknown to me, but I don’t think we shouldn’t take any chances.”

“Think we out to spring out of here?”

“You’ve been hanging around those Springboks again, haven’t you?”

“No matter. What should we do?”

“I say we charge. There are three of us and only one of him.”

“When’s the last time you charged anything?”

“Yeah, big talk coming from a turn tail.”

“You two make me sick. Are we going to stand her looking like a 70’s rock group caught by the paparazzi?”

“I say we saunter off into the brush.”

“The brush gives me a rash. I’m not doing that.”

“Do you think a shot of our rear would be enough to scare him away?”

“Worth a try.”

“On three we’ll turn around.”

“What I like about you, Leroy is you use the KISS  method of problem-solving.”

“KISS? What’s that?”

“Keep It Simple Stupid.”

“Who you calling stupid.”

“Shut up Harry. No one was talking to you.”

“I can beat your butt you know.”

“Stop fellas. We need to turn. One, Two—”

“Hold it. He’s walking away.”

“Look at that. Just the mention of our rear and he turns tail.”

“Ha ha ha. The power of the rump. Who wants to get lunch?”

“I hear there are some wildflowers at the waterhole.”

“Let’s go. I’m famished.”

“You know we could have taken that guy.”

“Hush, Berry. It’s over.”


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    I think you might be an animal whisperer. This was a delightful exchange! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I had fun with this one. 😊

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  2. Really hit the humor bullseye on this one.

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    1. Thank you, Charles. 😀


  3. Genius and funny, John!
    Mine is only, “Oh jeez, it’s time for the Safari tour again. Go ahead boys, pose.”

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good one.

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  4. I love the KISS method! Great job, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  5. Another off the wall story. Loved it.

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    1. A Craig channelling. Thank you. 😊

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  6. Spawning a variety of “the one that got away” stories at the waterhole, I’m sure. Great post, John!

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    1. That is how the stories are born. Thanks, Dan

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  7. So cute! I really liked the reference to “the 70’s rock group caught by the paparazzi.”
    Thanks for the entertainment 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Mae.

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  8. They just haven’t been the same since their falling out with Gene Simmons, 🙂

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  9. John, you have done well. One always wonders what those critters are thinking when they stare at you like that.

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    1. Just a peek into theoir world. 😁


  10. I think they could’ve taken him, too!! Well done, John — love how you get into their heads.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. 😊


  11. What fun dialogue! Yep, I think they could’ve taken him too. 🙂 At least scared him a bit.

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    1. Ha haha. Could you see some guy trying to focus his camera with a herd of antelope charging him. 😂

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  12. Always great dialogue, perky and purrfect! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  13. This is so good, John. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Rob

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  14. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    The power of the rump….lol. i will be laughing at that for a while! Good one.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😀

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  15. This was so funny!!

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  16. If the camera captures your soul… What does a blog do, John?

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    1. Fries the brain. 😄


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  18. I loved the imagination and humour. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Kristian. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome. 🙂

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