Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #212 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 #212

The Walk by John W. Howell © 2019

“So how long have you been coming this way?”

“What do you mean?”

“Along this rocky beach.”

“Oh, this is a favorite of mine. I love the sound of the water.”

“But it is hard to walk on.”

“Yes but the views and fresh air make it all worthwhile.”

“I don’t know, but I think I prefer the higher ground.”

“What? And miss the opportunity to commune with nature?”

“The only nature I see are those buzzards circling overhead.”

“Come on. Look at those gulls over there.”

“Yeah, you see one gull you see them all.”

“Looks like someone got up on the wrong side of the bed.”

“Well, I wasn’t very keen on taking this walk.”

“I know if it were up to you, it would be all about lying around the house all day and never seeing anything.”

“Well, I’m not a big fan of the outdoors.”

“I don’t get that. Your kind has roamed the Earth for centuries.”

“Maybe some of my kind has. It is not for me. Can we go back now?”

“I can’t believe this. Your ancestors invented fire for heaven’s sake. You would think you could stand a little walk?”

“Easy for you to say. You have four legs so it is not as hard on each leg.”

“Okay, we’ll go back, but not a peep until kibble time.”

“I promise.”

 

43 comments

  1. Superbly done, John. I had the characters the wrong way around until line 18!

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    1. 😁 I’m glad you liked it.

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  2. I’m with the human. Walking along uneven, stoney ground is rough. Especially depending on the shoes.

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  3. That beach is awfully rough. I’m glad you came up with something, I coming up empty this morning.

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    1. More coffee needed. Thanks, GP

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  4. That poor little dog needs some shoes!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Maybe we can find a pair.

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  5. Very well done, John. It’s always fun to think about what they might be thinking..

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    1. Thank you, Dan. 😁

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  6. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great job, John. Like Keith, I had the characters reversed and belatedly got it straight. You know how to surprise us! Well done my friend. 🙂

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    1. Always working to surprise.

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  7. Very clever. I liked the switched perspectives 🙂

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  8. Care and maintenance of humans. Nice work.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  9. Poor little guy! At your mercy – you big brute! ♥

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  10. HaHa, splendid take! Walking on the beach is the BEST, though I could do without all those rocks. Kind of reminds me of trying to wade through Domer’s Lego-strewn room when he was little!

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    1. Yes. Very simular. Thanks, Debbie.

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  11. Nicely twisted role play there Boss. You got me on this one!

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    1. I am so glad that I got ya. 😁

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      1. Right back atcha babay!

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  12. Call me fooled, too. Mind you, in all honesty, I kept wondering which was which until you gave us the reveal. You done good, Mr. Writer-Man!

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    1. Thank you very much, Dale.

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  13. Hmmmmmm, one suspects that the girls had a hand in writing this. 🙂

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    1. Caught me. They begged to give it a try.

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  14. Lol, the dog acting as the adult- love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie. 😀

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  15. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I thought it was the dog complaining. Good twist.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  16. Ha, ha! Nice twist there near the end. I thought it was the dog that was whining. To the woman’s defense it does look like a rough walk. 😉 xo

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    1. I had hoped to mislead everyone. I’m glad I somewhat succeeded.

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  17. What a clever little story! I love the idea of the human and dog being able to communicate a la Dr. Doolittle.

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    1. Thanks, Barb. I always like believeing animals and humans can converse.

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  18. Well done, John. It took a while to know who was who in the dialogue. You’re a master of words.

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    1. Aw, you are too kind but thank you.

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      1. You’re very welcome!

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  19. The minute I saw this photo, I knew we were in for some witty dialogue. Love it!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.😀

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  20. Humans, man…

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    1. I know right?

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