Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue 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 #230

My Ride by John W. Howell © 2019

“So where are you?”

“I’m standing under the stop sign.”

“Which stop sign?”

“Um let me see.

“The one at the Citroën dealer.”

“The Citroën dealer? Why there?”

“When you ordered your Uber you said you were at the car dealer.”

“That is true. I guess I forgot to mention which dealer.”

“Excuse me? You said, car dealer. That’s all you needed to say.”

“Okay but I still don’t see you.”

“Where are you?”

“At the Ford dealer.”

“Mon Dieu.”

“Mon Dieu? Why Mon Dieu?”

“You must be an American.”

“How do you know.”

“A car is a Citroën. You should have said you were at the Ford dealer.”

“You are French right?”

“Zut Alors. Of course, I’m French. You are in France in case you have misplaced your mind.”

“I guess I should call for another ride.”

“You can do that, but there is a small problem.”

“Which is?”

“I’m the only Uber driver this side of Auzances.”

“But I’m in Auzances.”

“Well, then good luck to you.”

“You don’t serve Auzances?”

“Non.” You will be pleased to know an American drives in Auzances.”

“Well, goodbye then.”

“Bon chance. You will need it.”

“Why’s that?”

“He drives a Citroën.”





  1. I wondered where you’d go with this since there wasn’t a person in the picture. Great job, John! Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I was going to do something with the two bags of trash but couldn’t get there.


  2. I’m guessing that’s not a good car brand.

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    1. No,​ it is excellent and I was putting the tease on Keith Channing. He owns one.

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  3. uh – why is the only sign in English STOP?

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    1. Um….. Don’t know.

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  4. Thanks, John. By the way, I like my Citroën DS3.

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    1. I’m sure you do. A leg pull here.

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Ubers are a little sketchy, especially in unfamiliar areas. Great story, John. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen.


  6. He he he… isn’t that just like the French? And Americans?
    Trop drôle, mon ami!!

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      1. Mon plaisir!

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  7. Another wonderful take on the prompt.

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  8. Ha, ha! Oh my goodness. Now I want to know if he was ever picked up. :/ Good one, John! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Vashti

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Lol! I hope it gets his ride:)

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    1. Thanks, Denise.


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  10. Lol! I think this guy better start walking! 🙂 Good use of the prompt, John!

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  11. I’m sitting in that car…just saying 😂😂

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    1. Hahaha. Looks good on you.

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  12. That was very well written, John. I didn’t know where you were heading, but I enjoyed the ride.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the ride, Dan

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  13. The comments ensuing from your story are just as entertaining as the story!

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Liz.

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  14. He sacre-blew it!

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  15. Well it is fine to own a Citroen in France, but they are not very good in dust so not the best choice for Africa. I’ll tell you more when you find your way back from outside the car dealership [smile]

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    1. At least they have coffee here. Thank you, Robbie. Maybe I’ll go to the Land Rover dealer for an African trip.

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  16. Excellent banter, John. This could have been a great Abbott and Costello scene.

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    1. I was put in mind of “Who’s on first?” as well!

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    2. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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