Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 219 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 #219

 

The Flight by John W. Howell © 2019

“Well sir, just sit back and relax. We’ll be airborne in a few minutes.”

“I’m not sure about this.”

“Now, sir. You are as safe with me as if you are in your favorite chair in your living room.”

“That’s what I’m worried about. This is like a chair. You sure this thing can fly?”

“It is called a lightweight, sir. It flys like a bird.”

“But can it lift the two if us?”

“I have made hundreds of flights. Trust me, it can lift the two of us. In addition, we will have some friends join us.”

“On this thing. Now you are kidding me, right?”

“Not on this vehicle. Behind us.”

“Behind us?”

“Yes, we will be leading a flock of geese.”

“Geese? Aren’t a bunch of them called a gaggle.”

“Gaggle, flock. No matter. They will follow us for some exercise.”

“Why don’t they go on their own?”

“They think our ship is their mother.”

“Come again?”

“When they hatched, they saw my lightweight first. You know the old imprinting birds do. Well, the eggs were in a nest next to my plane, and the rest is history.”

“Is that them walking around.”

“Yup. You ready now?”

“I guess so.”

“Remember to lift up as we gain speed.”

“You’re kidding?”

“A little lightweight humor.”

“I’m not laughing.”

“Here we go. oops.”

“Oops? What’s oops?”

“Forgot the goose call.”

“Isn’t is like a honk.”

“No, I mean the device.”

“A problem?”

“Not really. You can make a goose sound, can’t you?”

“No. I have no idea how.”

“It’s okay. More lightweight humor.”

“Still not laughing. I see they are following us.”

“Yup.”

 

 

47 comments

  1. Nice take, John. The pilot did have a good sense of humour (and, as a bonus, spoke to me in English).

    The real thing is here – https://youtu.be/b3LBbkglhvQ

    Hint – don’t blink

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    1. Wow. That was spectacular. I didn’t realize the geese where right there. What a thrill.

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      1. We were part of their formation for the better part of an hour. When our engine soud raised and our speed increased, they formed an angled line slightly below and behind us. When we slowed, we dropped to the middle or the back of the group. Were they close? Suffice to say that when we landed, Clare spotted evidence of goose-poop on my shoulder!

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  2. Really funny, John. I’m still laughing!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  3. “You sure I won’t drop like a rock with old lard-ass sitting behind me?”

    Oh well, I tried to be funny, but I prefer your story!!

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    1. Ha haha. I liked yours. 😀

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  4. Oops is one of those words NO ONE likes to hear, isn’t it?

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    1. Especially out of one who flys a plane.

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  5. I like the twist here. Think I remember a story about something like this too.

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  6. Hilarious, John. Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  7. At least he didn’t have to flap his wings.

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    1. That would have been a complication for sure.

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  8. Very good, John. Coming back to work after a long weekend, I needed a laugh with my second cup of coffee. Thanks for that!

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    1. Thank you for sharing the coffee, Dan.

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  9. John,

    I was laughing BEFORE I even read your take on this challenge, at the thought of what you were going to come up with today. And yep . . I kept right on laughing when you started dealing it up.

    Thanks for the flight of funny, Boss.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Glad you enjoyed it.😁

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      1. Very much so. As per.

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  10. I had to giggle over your gaggle. 😀

    Fun as always, John!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know, Mae.

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  11. Thanks for the laugh, John!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. 😁

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  12. Love this because it reminded me of that lovely movie, “Fly Away Home” with Anna Paquin and Jeff Daniels.

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    1. Yes. Good movie. Lotta tears.

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      1. But mostly happy ones

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  13. Haha! Too funny, John.
    Wordpress won’t let me “like” or comment on most blogs (it’s weirdly random), but maybe I can get around that via the Reader. Yet another WordPress pain in the rear…
    Have a good week. Hugs!

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    1. Sorry about that, Teagan.

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      1. It seems WordPress has no problem with Bing… I don’t like that browser, but it’s easier than trying to deal with the “happiness engineers.”

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      2. I hate bing too but you are right.

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  14. You have me ‘gaggling’ over this, John. It reminded me of the movie ‘Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. ‘

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    1. I loved Terry Thomas in that movie.

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  15. “Oops” and “flight” don’t pair very well. Thanks for a Tuesday morning chuckle!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know you had a chuckle, Debbie.

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  16. Gwen Plano · ·

    Oh my gosh, “oops” is such a scary word in such circumstances. I had to laugh though! Great job on the prompt, John. 😀

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    1. Thank you Gwen. I agree on oops. Never want to hear that in a doctor’s office.

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  17. I’m sure you would be fine with the gaggly flock of geese! Funny!
    I have a friend who built his plane. Will I go for a ride? Nope. I’m wild but here in the foothills, the wind drafts can be unpredictable.

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    1. Especially in an ultralight.

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  18. I am laughing out loud, John! That’s my only comment. Thanks for making my day lighter (no pun intended.) 🙂

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Jan

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  19. Pretty funny! I loved the video Keith gave a link for. Looks like it was a thrilling ride!

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    1. It does doesn’t it?

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  20. […] The Flight by John W. Howell © 2019 […]

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    1. Thank you for posting my story, Keith.

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