Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #214 with Keith Channing

In Keith’s words. (Welcome back Keith)

“Using this photo 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 #214

Clear by John W. Howell © 2019

“Where are we?”

“Somewhere south of Tulsa.”

“Damn. When is this fog going to clear?”

“Yeah, I wish I knew. My eyes are killing me from the strain of trying to look through it.”

“Is that car stopped up there?”

“No, he is moving. Just slowly.”

“I guess we should do the same.”

“You backseat driving?”

“I’m right here in the passenger’s seat. Front seat driving.”

“Okay, so I’ll slow down. No use running up his bumper.”

“Lucky we have those lines.”

“At least I can keep it in the center.”

“What is that guy doing now?”

“Pulling over it seems.”

“Just go on by.”

“What if he needs help? We are in the middle of nowhere.”

“Always the good Samaritan are we?”

“What if it was you there all alone. Wouldn’t you want someone to stop to help?”

“Okay then, pull over. I just hope it’s not a mistake.”

“Here we go. I’ll just stop behind him.”

“You get out. I’ll stay in the car.”

“Okay. Be right back.”

“I sure hope he knows what he is doing. Oh, here he comes.”

“Well, they are okay.”

“So, what are they doing stopping?”

“Just changing drivers.”

“Oh, well, that seems logical.”

“I’m putting on my signal and pulling out.”

“You sure they are okay. I didn’t see anyone in the car as we passed.”

“They are not very big.”

“What do you mean not very big?”

“When they are changing spots you can’t see them.”

“Okay, now I’m confused.”

“Let’s forget it okay?”

“What is the matter with you. Who was driving that car?”

“A dog. Well not driving just steering.”


“The cat was operating the pedals.”

“Quit joking.”

“I’m not.”

“We should call the police.”


“A dog and cat driving a car is dangerous.”

“I thought they did a good job.”

“You going to call or should I?”

“No need I’m telling you.”

“Okay convince me. Why is there no need?”

“The guy in the backseat said he had everything under control.”

“Not from the backseat would he have everything under control.”

“Well, he can’t do the driving.”

“Why not?”

“He’s had too much to drink.”

“That’s it. I’m calling.”




  1. I wonder whether the advent of self-driving cars using radar etc will make driving in dense fog easier to deal with than with people at the wheel (or dogs and cats for that matter).

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    1. In theory it should be safer. Of course, they have to develop self driving cars that don’t run into each other. Thanks, Keith.

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  2. I never would have come up with anything to compete with your story, John. All I thought was….
    “And you still won’t pull over for directions, Ichabod?”

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    1. Ha ha ha. That would be a good story. The name Ichabod conjours up a bumch of ideas. Thanks, GP.

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      1. I thought it might! Run with it, John. lol

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  3. I bet Lucy would be a safe driver…not too sure about Twiggy. Good job, John!

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    1. I think Twiggy would be pretty distracted. “Oh, look a burger sign.” Thanks, Jill.

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  4. Makes perfect sense to me.

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    1. Right you are, Billy Ray. Thanks. 😊

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  5. I can imagine everything but the cat taking orders from the dog. With the cat behind the wheel, totally believable.

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    1. I think the next shif was the cat’s idea. Thanks, Dan.

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  6. LOL! The dog and cat were unexpected and fun, but the drunk in the backseat was icing on the cake. Very clever!

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    1. Thank you Mae. Could not resist throwing the drunk in.

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  7. Those are some loyal pets.

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    1. They are. Would be good to have for sure. Thanks, Craig.

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  8. Hah! If only we could train our pets to drive for us, eh?
    Funny stuff, John.

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    1. Would be cool. Take a nap in the back seat.

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      1. I’m thinking so! 🙂


  9. I’m sure I’ve seen a dog drive a car. Well, while sitting on the lap of the driver. And what about those dogs that have their heads hanging out of the window letting the wind blow their fur and looking as if they don’t have a care in the world? Great fun, I’d say.
    Thanks for the laughs, John.

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    1. Thank you so much, Hugh. Your comment made me laugh. 😄

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  10. I fear when Google gets lit.

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    1. I can imagine. I fear when anybody gets lit. 😄


      1. Recalculating….


  11. Made me think of Toonses the driving cat on SNL, lol.

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    1. Never saw the driving cat. Glad it reminded you though. Thanks, Teri.

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  12. Gwen Plano · ·

    Oh my goodness. Another fun one, John. I think you must keep the producer in stitches! 😀

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    1. As you can imagine she is used to me. Thanks, Gwen. 😁


  13. Laughing out loud! Literally! A dog and cat driving and a drunk in the backseat. Hilarious!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. 😀

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  14. Pretty obvious that everyone in this scenario had WAAY too much to drink. 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha, Thanks, Greg


  15. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    If we could teach our animals to drive I’m sure there would be a lot less road rage:) Not a fan of driving in that thick fog…

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    1. Me either, on the fog. If animals had road rage they probibly bite and not shoot each other.

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  16. I might choose this over Uber. Just saying . .

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    1. Certainly more fun. 😀

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      1. You ain’t wrong. 🙂

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  17. Too funny!! I’ll bet many a dog and cat long to drive, even in foggy weather, right?!!

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    1. They seem to have an interest in it for sure. Thanks, Debbie.

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  18. I loved this tale of inter-species cooperation, John.

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    1. Thank you, Hook.


  19. That was so funny, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  20. I was giggling when I read this. A fun piece!

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    1. I’m glad. Thanks for letting me know. 😀

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  21. Going to ask Alexa…what she think about this story 😂😉😉

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    1. Let me know. 😂

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