Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #217 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 #217

You and Me Babe © 2017

“Mmm mafmum dros emufff.”

“Excuse me?”

“I said I think I’ve had enough.”

“Aw come on. You like my omelet.”

“Yes, but I have had an omelet every meal for the past five weeks.”

“Yes and look at you. A big bird.”

“I know, and I’m thankful for your care.”

“Yeah, you were a mess. You were naked and cold on the ground.”

“I don’t know how I got there. I can’t imagine my mama tossing me out.”

“Sometimes when there are a lot of hatchlings the nest gets crowded. A couple of toss and turns and there you are.”

“S’wonder I didn’t break my neck.”

“I couldn’t put you back in the nest. It was too high. Anyway, you are healthy now.”

“I would say so. You have done a nice job.”

“Aw. Thanks. So back to the omelet.”

“Well, I know you try to avoid meat. I, on the other hand, need meat.”

“Meat? What are you talking about?”

“Oh, I don’t know. A stray worm, cricket, or spider would go well.”

“OMG. The thought makes me gag.”

“Yeah and the thought makes me dream of sinking my beak into one of those wiggly ones.”

“I guess I could go into the garden and try to find a worm. Would that be okay?”

“It would be heaven. One more thing.”

“What’s that?”

“A nice Chianti and some fava beans would go well with that.”

“I named you Hannibal, but you don’t have to get carried away.”

“It was fun though, wasn’t it? Clarice”

 

53 comments

  1. We put a planter filled with soil and more than a few worms and other life-forms into the room where this bird was (my study!). It scared her silly…

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    1. I’m sure it did. Thanks, Keith.

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  2. The patient is always right. Unless they’re quoting WebMD.

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    1. Ha ha ha. 😀

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Yep, just as I thought. You are an animal whisperer. 😀 Great job, John. Loved it!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  4. For me, Silence of the Lambs was one of the scariest movies I’ve ever watched…of course I watched it at least 20 times. Love this, John!

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    1. That was a scary movie for sure. Thanks, Jill

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  5. He is quite the little pudge. Great work with the prompt, John. I love the opening line.

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    1. Thank you, Dan 😀

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  6. Hey mom, this ball is so starchy! Try cuttin’ down on the carbs, eh?

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    1. Ha ha ha. A little salad maybe? Thanks, GP.

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  7. I have to think now what to add to that yummy list 😂😂🥛🥜🍩

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    1. Ha ha ha. 😂🐛

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      1. 🐜 insects? Any day 😂

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      2. 🐞 I agree.

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  8. Maybe it’s time to set little Hannibal free.

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    1. Gotta start flying lessons for sure. Thanks, Craig.

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  9. You did it again! Great! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  10. Feeding a bird omelettes! Clever. Great opening line.

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    1. Thanmk you, Eilene. 😀

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  11. Hopefully, Clarice doesn’t have any cats in the house.
    Good story, John!

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    1. Ha haha. Clairice lives alone with the bird.

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  12. Now that is one cool bird!

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    1. He thinks you are as well.

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      1. Aww shucks!

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  13. I love where you went with this, John!
    A bird with a sense of humour even after being unceremoniously dumped from the family dwelling!

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    1. That was the only thing keeping him stong. The ability to laugh trough the tears. Thaks, Dale.

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      1. I so understand him…

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      2. I know you do.

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  14. So that bird watches movies while eating his omelettes? A TV dinner, obviously. Great fun, John.

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    1. I think you got it pegged, Hugh.

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  15. So awesome and fun! But I wouldn’t tun my back on that bird!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Not with that name for sure.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Sounds like this bird was perfectly named…lol.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Sounds like this bird was perfectly named…lol.

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    1. Yes, I think so too. Thanks, Denise.

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  18. Great segue into Silence of the Lambs, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  19. Thanks for the chuckle, John. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you liked it, Rob. 😄

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  20. Oooo…! Creepy good, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome John.

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  21. HaHa, good one!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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  22. Best adaptation of this universe EVER.

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Hook.

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