Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #215 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 #215

The Target by John W. Howell © 2019

“Be real quiet. We are almost there.”

“To the target?”

“Yup. It is just beyond the tree line.”

“How do you know?”

“My GPS has it pinpointed.”

“Man, this brush is so thick I can’t see a thing.”

“I know. We will need to cut through it. We risk making a lot of noise.”

“I don’t know why we didn’t just take the road.”

“And be spotted? That would have been the end of us and our mission.”

“You sure the boss said to take it right?”

“Yeah. The order was to take it not to just look at it.”

“Alright. Don’t get testy. I was just asking.”

“You know our group is counting on us right?”

“I do. Death before failure.”

“You got it. Now if my eyes don’t deceive me, there is a trail over here. Most likely made by deer.”

“Should we follow it?”

“That’s what I’m thinking. So much quieter. Follow me.”

“Oh, this is nice. Look there it is.”

“Man. Look at the size of that silo.”

“What if we take on fire.”

“You know the orders. Avoid engagement unless provoked.”

“Roger that. I’m ready.”

“Okay on my count we will rush the silo and take it.”

“Wait, a question.”


“There must be 100 metric tons of grain in there.”

“Yeah so?”

“Don’t you think that is a lot for us two mice to carry home?”


  1. It’s definitely a daunting task, but they can do it. They just have to believe. That and maybe make a tunnel.

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    1. Yes, a tunnel would have been a great idea. Thanks, Charles.

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  2. I almost heard Frances Albert singing at the end:
    They had high, apple-pie-in-the-sky hopes!

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    1. Sorry, Frank – Francis Albert. My bad.

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      1. Could be France’s Albert too.

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    2. Ha haha. It sure could be. Thanks, Keith

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  3. hahaha, perfect, John!!

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    1. Thank you, GP.😄

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  4. LOL! Good one, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jill.


  5. It all starts with one mouthful. You’d be amazed how much booty mice can move. Great job, John!

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    1. Maybe we should come back and see how they did. Let’s say twenty years? Thanks, Dan 😃

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  6. LOL! What a great little tale. I never saw that ending coming 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😊

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  7. Oh, what a twist that gave the story! Love it, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.


  8. Mice! I hate’em til I ate’em! ♥

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    1. Ha haha. They like you though.


  9. That turned out really cute. I’m sure they can recruit some friends after they take the place.

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    1. I’m sure they well. Thanks, Craig.

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  10. It might be a lot of grain, but orders are orders.

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  11. HaHa, good one, John — I was wondering what kind of critters you were envisioning. I hadn’t considered mice!

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    1. I thought of grasshoppers at first but changed. Thanks, Debbie.

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  12. Well, that got me laughing. Didn’t see that ending coming, John.

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    1. For that I’m grateful. Thanks, Hugh.

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  13. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one John:) These mice just visited us in our garage. I got to clean it up. What a mess!

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    1. They can be a little messy for sure,


  14. Great payoff here, John.
    Well done.

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    1. Thanks, Hook.


  15. Boss,

    I would title this classic “Of Mice and Oh Well Then”


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    1. Hahaha. Good one, Marc.

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  16. Where there’s one mouse there’s bound to be more- they’ll get the job done 🙂

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    1. Maybe a chain of mice will be set up. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  17. This was great, John. I love how you always end with a twist. Mice. Who knew?

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    1. 😁 Who knew indeed.

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