Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #233 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

What was that? by John W. Howell © 2019

“What was that?”

“What?”

“That noise.”

I didn’t hear anything.”

“You’ve got to be kidding me. Sounded like a bomb went off.”

“There are no bombs around here.”

“Okay, maybe not a bomb but an explosion at the very least.”

“Okay, I’ll get up and investigate. Turn on the light will ya?”

“There. Watch those stairs.”

“I’m going to look out the bathroom window. I’m not going downstairs.”

“What do you see?”

“Looks like the neighbors behind us are having a barbeque.”

“What do you mean? Its five o’clock in the morning. Come back in here.”

“I’m just saying they have the whole sky lit up with their fire.”

“Let me have a look. I’ll be right back.”

“You’ll see.”

“Goodness. I think they have the whole neighborhood on fire.”

“Must be expecting a pretty big turnout.”

“We have to do something.”

“Like what?”

“Call the police or fire department.”

“I think you are right. Serves em right for not inviting us to the party. I wonder what they were going to serve. Brisket I’m guessing.”

“The fire department is on its way.”

“I’ll bet they would have had sweet corn too.”

“Will you please stop.”

“And ice-cold beer.”

“I don’t think it was a party.”

“You are just saying that since we weren’t invited.”

 

 

 

 

51 comments

  1. Sounds like someone went to bed hungry.

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    1. I think that was it.😁

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    2. Good one, Charles!

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  2. I like it. Great use of dialogue.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia

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  3. Good job, John! I’m wondering why Keith has his name on the side of his house. 🙂

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    1. He watermarks all his photos. Sometimes it is more obvious than others. This is one of those. Thanks, Jill.

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      1. I’d say so! 🙂

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  4. Good one, John. I came up empty. (and so we see the reason I’m not an author! haha)

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    1. Thyanks, GP. 😊

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  5. This is funny, John. Maybe the firemen will bring you a sandwich and a cold beer. A little early, but what the heck, you did your good deed.

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    1. I was hoping the same. Thanks, Dan

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Great job, John. I was thinking of sunrise, not nearly as exciting as what you’ve described. 😀

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    1. Had to turn it around. Thanks, Gwen.

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  7. Good one, John. It’s amazing what even a small amount of digital filtering can do to a sunrise. It was a spectacular one, though. The original image (as seen from my bedroom window at 7.06am) is at https://www.amazon.co.uk/photos/share/OOcH7x2k6MvQKKhj6Fq1PNKHGewAHwuBH69nzI9gf7m

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    1. Beautiful shot, Kieth. I noticed your surroundings are more urban than your previous place. It looks​ like a lovely neighborhood.

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      1. It is a nice neighbourhood, John – still under development. I like to think of it as less rural, rather than more urban. Having said that, the town is on the edge of countryside and we can be walking in open fields in less than a quarter of a mile (and do, daily with the dogs).

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    2. Isn’t that interesting! I like the original shot better than the filtered version, but I can see the latter as a good writing prompt.

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      1. I fully agree, Liz. As you say, the filtered version does offer more scope for a story.

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  8. Talk about making mountains out of molehills! Love your take, John.

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    1. Thanks, Dale. 😁

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  9. Note to self: Always invite the Howells.

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    1. Good idea. 😂

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  10. You are so creative!
    And now I’m hungry, LOL!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Mae.

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  11. I’ll wait for Part 2 before commenting, thank you!

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  12. What a great picture — so many possibilities for interpretation. You hit on one I didn’t think of, so bravo! Looks like somebody’s already looking forward to the weekend, ha!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Debbie.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Time to pack a few things…lol.

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    1. Just a couple of things though. The trees are beginning to glow.

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  14. Great use of dialogue sans the unwieldy speech tags. That’s some sky! 🙂

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    1. It is. Thank you, Selina. BTW i tell whole stories with only dialog and no tages. One is running tomorrow. Thams you for the visit and comment.

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  15. John, your story was terrific. Tied in beautifully with the picture. Nice job.

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    1. Thanks, Steve. 😁

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  16. The idea of not being invited to a party where beer is on the menu . . that hurts. LOL

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    1. It does. Thanks, Marc.

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  17. A Texas-sized barbeque! 🙂 Great use of the photo prompt, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan 😊

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  18. Well, hopefully they did call the fire brigade, John. It might be to their best advantage.

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    1. Yeah, I think so too, Robbie. Thank you.

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  19. Fun story and fun comments! Good bedtime reading to send me off to the Land of Nod with a smile on my face.

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  20. This was a good one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci

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