Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #216 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 #216

“Excuse me.”
“What?”
“Where are you taking those sprouts?”
“What do you mean?”
“You just took a bucket full of my sprouts, and I want to know where you are taking them.”
“What makes you think these are your sprouts?”
“Everything here is mine.”
“I’m here, and I’m not yours.”
“How do you know?”
“The farmer tells me so.”
“Jeez, a poet. Tell me Mr. Farmer’s pet. Where are you going with those sprouts?”
“Not that it’s any of your business but I have a trough full of slop, and I thought these sprouts would add an element of crunch to a fairly bland offering.”
“You can’t eat those.”
“Why not. They look delicious.”
“They are to be planted for this year’s crop harvest.”
“Oh, come on. There is a lot left. Duh.”
“I suppose once you have totally fattened the price for you will offset any loss on the number of crops.”
“Huh. What do you mean fattened?”
“You know what happens to pigs on a farm, don’t you?”
“I still don’t know what you are talking about.”
“Ever hear of spiral sliced ham?”
“No.”
“Bacon?”
“Doesn’t ring a bell.”
“Pork shoulder? Pork belly?”
“Wait the term pork rings a bell. When we came here the farmer remarked about a fine-looking group of porkers.”
“Did he mention you will end up in packages.”
“No, tell me.”
“You are food. Once you are big enough, you go to a place and come out in pieces.”
“Say it isn’t true.”
“Can’t do that.”
“Well, there is only one thing to do.”
“What’s that?”
“Here take these sprouts back. I’m going to spread the word that we all go on a hunger strike.”
“Thanks for the sprouts. Good luck on the protest.”
“Want to join us?”
“Not really. I’m pretty partial to sausage.”
“What’s that?”
“Oh, never mind. Not important. Good luck.”

45 comments

  1. Good one. Wonder how long they can last on a hunger strike.

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    1. At least an hour.

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  2. At least there won’t be too much fat on the pork 😉

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    1. So it would seem. 😀

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  3. Another good one, John. (Yup, I’m still jealous of your imagination!)

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    1. May be a mental illness so don’t be. Thank you, GP. 😄

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      1. Hey – if it is, you must wake up to a new world every day!! Neat!

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      2. Pretty much, GP. Thanks,

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  4. Good one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😀

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  5. A fun launch to my Tuesday, John. Your stories are always entertaining!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. Always good to hear. 😁

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  6. BLT, Julie Anne!!! ♥

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  7. Too funny! Thanks for the Tuesday morning chuckle, John!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Jan

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  8. That was too funny, John. Poor porkers are done for..

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    1. Yup. They are. Thanks, Dale.

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  9. Farmer: “Before we enter the hog barn, there is something you have to be aware of.”
    Me: “What?”
    Farmer: “There are 4,000 hogs in there.
    Me: “So?”
    Farmer: “Don’t say anything about bacon.”
    Me: “Makes sense.”
    Farmer: “We don’t want a riot.”

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    1. Or to be eaten.

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This reminded me of Charlotte’s Web:) Hope the hunger strike works out…

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    1. Ha haha. I give it two minutes.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        Lol

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  11. Holy pigs in a blanket . . you got me! Again.

    When it comes to pork barrel spending, you know how to fill up a challenge with the tasty stuff alright. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marc. 😁

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      1. That was quite clever, as per.

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  12. I think a pork strike is what the world needs right now.

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      1. Thanks John…

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  13. Well done, John. I hope Porky can fast until his price drops below the butcher’s fee.

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    1. I see him heading back to the trough now. I wouldn’t bet on it. Thanks, Dan

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      1. Oh well, I do like bacon.

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      2. Don’t we all?

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  14. You’re dog’s best friend, John.
    Truly.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Hook.

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  15. HaHa, good one!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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    1. Thankyou for the link, Traci.

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  16. This was a good one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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