Tuesday – Anything Possible Kreative Kue #229 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 #229

The Cab by John W. Howell Β© 2019

“I’m telling you Leroy, they’ll never make it.”

“Who’ll never make it?”

“That group in the wagon up there.”

“Why do you say that?”

“For all the years I have been a door man here at this hotel, I’ve never seen such a pack of greenhorns.”

“Greenhorns you say? How so?”

“Look at ’em. Top hats, black clothes. They just don’t look the part. Look more like undertakers.”

“What are you talking about. Every hansom cab driver I’ve see looks just like that group.”

“Yeah but the hansom drivers have a cab not some buckboard.”

“You have a point there. Where’d they get that rig anyway?”

“I hooked them up with the livery guy.”

“You hooked them up? You let the livery guy sell them that piece of junk?”

“They told him they didn’t have much to spend. That is the best they could do.”

“Did you tell them that that outfit would not do?”

“No.”

“No. Why not?”

“Two reasons.”

“Okay let’s hear them.”

“First I didn’t want to discourage them for trying to make a living as cab drivers.”

“Yeah I can see that. What’s the second reason?”

“I would lose my ten percent comission.”

“Do you go to church?”

“No. Should I?”

“You might consider it.”

 

35 comments

  1. LOL! Nice one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Great job, John. They look like they’re having fun!

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    1. I would say they are. Thanks, Gwen.

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  3. Laughing as usual, John!

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    1. Always good to hear, GP. Thanks.

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  4. He’s got a nice little racket going on there, LOL.
    Clever take as always, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😊

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  5. At least it has a fresh coat of paint.

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    1. That’s true. πŸ˜€

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  6. He might be told to say ten hail marys, five our fathers and oh . . I don’t know, chip in ten percent of that commission to the coffers.

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    1. A perfect redemption path. Thanks, Marc.

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  7. Good one, John. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Keith.

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    1. Thankee, thankee.

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  8. Anything for 10% commission :)πŸ˜‚πŸ•Ί cool story πŸ’ͺ

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    1. Reminds me of an agent.

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘

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  9. Nicely handled, John. They don’t have a lot of room for passengers, do they? Might take some time before they can “make a living” as people-transporters!

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    1. Well if they toss grampa off they would have more room

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      1. Right. And the kid doesn’t take up much space!

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Lol…love the end.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        πŸ™‚

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  11. Never in a million years would I have gotten that from the photo! John, your imagination knows no bounds!!! Great job!

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  12. That commission does sound tempting. I’m sure they’ll figure it out.

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  13. Nicely done, John. See your buddy at the confessional.

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