Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 236 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.

The Treasure by John W. Howell © 2019

“Are you sure no one’s home?”

“At ease, matey. I watched them leave. This time of day, they won’t be back for hours. Now just look at the treasure, will ya?”

“This stuff makes the copper monkey look cheap.”

“That’s right. All we have to do is load this stuff up, and we have made hundreds.”

“Let me drop this drape over here.”

“Good idea.”

“OMG, look at all the nautical stuff on it.”

“This guy must have been a sea captain. Look that these fishing nets too.”

“How do you use em?”

“Well, this one is for hauling in a big fish that you have on the line. It pretty much makes sure the hook doesn’t come out with the weight of the fish.”

“What about this one.”

“I think it is a landing net as well but can be used to scoop fish out of the water.”

“Okay, enough net lessons, let’s get to the copper.”

“Whoa, this desk is heavy.”

“This globe and sailboat are light. I’ll take them out.”

“Wait a minute. Help me with the desk.”

“Take out the drawers, and it will be easier.”

“Well, what are we going to do then?”
“I guess the two of us need to lift it.”
“Not going to happen. I have a bad back.”
“Bad back. Since when?”
“Two minutes ago. Let’s leave it. I say these nets the globe, clock, and sailboat are more than enough.”
“Enough for what?”
“Start our own fishing company.”
“I can’t believe you, and I are partners.”
“I know, right? I’m so brilliant, and you? Well, you are you.”
“Maybe we should think about a boat.”
“There’s a nice one down the street. Let’s go.”
“After you, Einstein.”
“Get that shade will ya.”

 

36 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    What an amazing cabinet! Beautiful! As for the story, you always surprise me, John. I never would have thought of thieves. Great job! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen.

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  2. Hahaha – wait ’til they find it’s all fake!

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    1. That was my thought as well.

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  3. That was almost a masterful heist.

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  4. LOL! I’ve got my eye on that globe. Nice job, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  5. Love the way you think, John!!
    I thought, “Keith finally cleaned his room, and he even signed the wall to prove it!!”

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  6. From robbery to business idea – just one step away 👀👀

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    1. Very close to each other. Thanks, VR

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  7. The best laid plans of thieves and scoundrels. That is one beautiful chest of drawers. Great job on the prompt, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan

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  8. That is quite the pair of thieves. 🙂 Somehow I don’t think they’ll ever get their fishing business off the ground, no pun intended. 🙂 Good one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  9. ‘A pair to draw to’! Fun, John! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  10. That is a lovely chest — but it does look heavy. These two are going to start a business with ill-gotten gains?? Now why do I think that’s a bad idea?!!

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    1. I Think it will never fly.

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  11. You always seem to take things in an unexpected direction, John.

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  12. The necessary first step to starting a business is planning..
    And, er, this plan is not what one would call well thought out!
    Always fun, your stories, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That’s one way to start a business:)

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  14. They might be better off to stick with copper recycling. Boats can be dangerous.

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  15. Buahahaha! His back got religion at the most inopportune of times, but I guess it makes sense seeing as how they don’t have worker’s comp for this line of work.

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    1. True enough. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Great stuff, as per John.

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  16. That chest/desk is lovely.

    I don’t see these two making off with a boat though.😄

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    1. They are a determined lot.

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  17. Well done, John!

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