Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #223 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 #223

Our Day by John W. Howell © 2019

“So when do you think she’ll be here?”

“I thought she would have been here by now.”

“Could it be we missed her?”

“How is that possible? All these people have been waiting, and they would have seen her.”

“Did you ask anyone.”

“Heavens no. I’m embarrassed enough as it is without making a scene. Besides. Look at them. They are all looking down the driveway.”

“Maybe there is another arrival they are looking to see.”

“Please. This is the only thing going on here today.”

“Well, I think it couldn’t hurt to ask.”

“Enough. Do I need any more humiliation?”

“Suit yourself. One last question.”

“Please get whatever it is off your chest. Ask away.”

“Do you recognize any of these folks?”

“Now that I look I can say I don’t.”

“Don’t you think that a bit odd?”

“Put that way, I guess I do.”

“Do you have the invitation?”

“Yes, it is right here.”

“What is the name and address of the church?”

“This is silly. I know where the church is. We had a rehearsal here last week.”

“Humor me.”

“All Saints Church. 39 Pastoral Way.”

“Do you see the name on that sign?”

“Yes. All Saints Chape—Yikes. This is the wrong church. What. . . I put the address in the GPS system.”

“Does the invitation give a time of the service.”

“Y-yes. Two o’clock.”

“Three minutes to go ten miles. Better reprogram the GPS and start moving. You may not live this one down.”

“There’s no one I can call.”

“And admit you went to the wrong church? You might want to hit a tree on the way over there. Maybe it’s your only out.”

“You joking?”

“Maybe a little. Let’s go.”

 

 

50 comments

  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    “Hit a tree?” LOL It’s a wild guess, but I suspect that solution just came naturally. This was a fun read, John. 😀

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    1. Might be what I would do. 😁

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  2. Kick the bumper a few times? Put a joke in a tire? Seems like a bad idea to put similarly named places so close to each other.

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    1. And a groom who has no idea where he is. Thanks, Charles.

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  3. LOL! This was great, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  4. Oops! Bit of a nightmare, that, John.

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    1. Hard to recover. Thanks, Keith

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  5. I’d just head for the pancake house at that point.

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    1. Maybe the best more. Thanks, Craig.

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  6. “So, what do you think, Nigel? Should we upgrade to the Cadillac Escallade next time? Those basketball players are pushing that car without getting out!!
    Nah – I like your better.

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    1. I think yours is terrific. Thanks, GP. 😀

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  7. Where was this guy’s GPS when I needed it back in 1993?

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    1. Ha ha ha. I had the same thought about 1964 and 1979. 😀

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  8. Well done – as always! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. 😊

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  9. Two things make a crowd stare like that: a celebrity and a fool. If you are not a celebrity…

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    1. I think the crowd caught on. Thanks, Greg.

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  10. Buahahaha!
    For very different reasons, I cannot help but think of “Sideways”, where the future groom had his little bachelor getaway in which he had an affair that resulted in a black eye. To cover up his infidelity, it was suggested he have a car accident… Sorry if I’ve blathered on about a movie you might have seen… if you haven’t, I do suggest you do watch it. It is hilarious!

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  11. Well, somebody’s in it deep, huh?? Nicely done, John. I couldn’t figure out what was going on from this photo. Sort of looked like a funeral, though the people weren’t really dressed for one and they didn’t look too sad. Then there’s the photographer. And the cop. Guess a confused bridegroom makes as much sense as anything I’d come up with!

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Wrong Church? I bet that has happened:)

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    1. I’m sure it does.

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  13. Not many options at this point. “hit a tree on the way over there” – that’s a pretty good plan.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan

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  14. I’m with Craig on this one – I’d just go for pancakes.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I think it is the best option. Thanks, Teri

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  15. Poor guy. Hooboy, does he have his work explaining cut out for him. What a dilemma!

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    1. Yes, he does. Thanks, Mae.

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  16. I’m presenting this poem:-
    In a crowd, I wait alone without a clue
    Life tinged with sadness, no hope, no hue
    Dreaming in the shades of mystique blue
    Eyes can’t believe but hearts says it’s true
    It’s destined our special moment is due
    In that moment, even time stops with you
    I’m counting on that rendezvous; are you too??

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  17. It’s such a treat to read you, John! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Dina. I enjoy yours as well. 😊

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  18. I think hitting a tree might not be a bad idea. This was so much fun to read!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie. 😀

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 🙂

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  19. I have to echo the first comment, John.
    Your work bleeds fun!
    Yes, that was one peculiar sentence…

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    1. Much thanks, Hook. 😁

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  20. The best question: do you recognize all these folks? Hilarious 😂
    Well done 👍

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    1. Thank you. 😀

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  21. LOL! That was funny. Hit a tree. I’m with the guy who suggested pancakes. 😀

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  22. Always good for a chuckle! 🙂

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    1. Thank you , Jan

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  23. […] Our Day by John W. Howell © 2019 […]

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  24. This is the dullest flash mob I have ever attended.

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