Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #240 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.

The photo

Old St. Nick by John W. Howell

“Why is that guy hanging on the wall there.”

“That’s not a guy. It’s St. Nicholas.”

“I still would like to know what he’s doing on the wall there.”

“I imagine he’s trying to gain access to that apartment through the window.”

“Seems like a hard way to go. Why not just go up the stairs and knock on the door?”

“You do know that St. Nick is supposed to come down the chimney, don’t you?”

“Yeah. That’s what makes this guy’s moves all the more particular.”

“Well. there is no chimney big enough for the old guy, so he is using the window.”

“Still seems odd.”

“Why? He is supposed to surprise everyone when we all find gifts under the tree in the morning.”

“You just said it.”

“What?”

“In the morning. It’s barely past three in the afternoon. I thought St. Nick came at night.”

“Now, I get it. You think it is odd that St Nick is trying to enter that apartment in broad daylight?”

“You are pretty quick. Yes, that is what I’m saying.”

“So you think that guy is up to no good?”

“Yup. Way up.”

“I’ll dial the police. I must say, I never thought there was anything out of place with a St. Nick hanging on a wall.”

“Well, this is coming from someone who has the world’s biggest wooden nickel collection.”

“You wait. They will be valuable someday.”

“Like your salted gold mine stock.”

“That was cold.”

 

42 comments

  1. It is all rather suspicious, isn’t it?

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  2. Maybe he never checked his clocks.

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    1. Hahaha. Good reason. He missed a few fall backs and spring forwards. πŸ˜€

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  3. Hum…I think he needs a wider ladder or wider arms.

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    1. I would say so as well.

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  4. Funny, John. You must be a riot to live with!!

    “I do believe Harvey’s wife is cheating on him again. Only this time the guy has some imagination!!

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    1. Good one, GP. I’m not sure my wife would describe me as a riot. Train wreck maybe. 😁

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  5. Hilarious! You’ve outdone yourself with this prompted story.

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  6. Ha ha – good job John. Sounds like a gullible soul.

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    1. Very gullible, Dan

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      1. That might be me

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  7. Call the ladder truck. I think he’s stuck there.

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    1. Hw might be playing possum

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  8. Well done, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  9. Ha! You slayed me with “the world’s biggest wooden nickel collection” John. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. I get a kick knowing you get a laugh out of my stuff. πŸ˜€

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  10. Aahhh, you’re good! Good John! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  11. Poor St Nick is having a bad millennial! First Black Friday moves to Thanksgiving, then Cyber Monday and Amazon deliver much more promptly!

    Love your Tuesday climb, Boss

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    1. I think Santa should become a Prime member and do all his work through Amazon.

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      1. That’s golden, Boss!

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Never trust a Santa entering during the day:)

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    1. Good rule. Thanks, Denise. 😁

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  13. Too funny, John. Poor bugger was afraid of being caught more than kissing Mommy!

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    1. I would say so. Thanks, Dale.

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  14. Maybe he’s visiting Santa Nicholette, while her husband at work 😜… would be fun if her husband could be a policeman. Here we go – the plot to the murder πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. 🎢Deck the halls with lots of blood now. Falalalalalala 🎢

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      1. πŸ’•πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  15. Lol! Another entertaining John Howell classic! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  16. If he lived in South Africa, he would have been suspicious straight away, John [giggle]. We always expect the worst when it comes to criminal activity.

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    1. I think most of us do, Robbie. 😁

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