Tuesday Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #241 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 #241

Do You Hear What I Hear by John W. Howell © 2019

“A song, a song
High above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea.”

“Hey, Ma’ma.”

“Yes, Little One.”

“Could you hold down the carol for a second?”

“Sure. What’s the problem?”

“Do you see what I see?”

“Tell me more.”

“Don’t listen to her Mom. Go ahead and keep singing.”

“Let’s just wait, Trevor. What is it, you see?”

“On that cement post there. Is that a camera?”

“My goodness child. It does look like one. I wonder who put it there?”

“It wasn’t pop I can guarantee that. He’s like a bear in hibernation.”

“Now Trevor. Your dad is busy with his writing. So what should we think about the camera?”

“Beats me. Maybe the government wants to make sure we aren’t doing anything improper.”

“That’s a laugh. They should have cameras on themselves then.”

“Ma’ ma. Be careful what you say. These are the days of the conservatives you know.”

“I have an idea. Let’s all gather around the camera and sing a carol.”

“I can’t wait for the dispatched loonie wagon to reach us.”

“Oh hush, Trevor. I think it will be fun.”

“Okay, mom. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

“Ready? One Two Three.

Said the king to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say
The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light.”
“Not half bad, mom.”
“Thanks. Let’s go home and have some tea.”
“And a biscuit?”
“Several.”

37 comments

  1. Well done, John! One of my favorite carols. Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Mine too (obviously) Thanks, Jill.

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  2. Very sweet story this time. Nice one.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    “Pray for peace, people everywhere” . . . so needed now. Thank you, John, for the sweet reminder. ♥

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    1. Thank you for the nice words, Gwen. 😊

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  4. Nice one, John. Thank you for letting me get on with my writing, too. I’ll get the tea and biscuits on. Happy Christmas, by the way.

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    1. Happy Christmas to you and your crew, Keith. 🎁

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  5. I never would have thought about going that route, John – well done.
    All I kept circling back to was how far away the one dog was. “I told you I wouldn’t walk with either of you if you got into the perfume again!”

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    1. Oooh. Subtle and good, GP. 😁

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      1. Thanks, John. I appreciate you saying so.

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  6. This was so nice to read, John. Excellent!

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    1. Thank you, Dan. 😊

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  7. Nice story, John!

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  8. That warmed my heart, John. And that is one of my favorite carols. Loved this!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I’m so glad you liked it. 😁

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  9. I’m sure the people on camera duty appreciated it.

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    1. I’m sure they did. The dogs were a little off key though.

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  10. Oh, this was well done, John! Keep singing those songs.

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  11. Excellent story, John — and very appropriate at this time of year! I was focused on the dogs, not the camera, so that came as a bit of a surprise.

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    1. Always try to add some surprise. Thanks, Debbie.

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  12. Oh my! This is hilarious, John!! I agree that the cameras need to be on the government for sure! Great post!! Thanks for the grins.

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  13. I for one think that is worthy of tea and several biscuits. 🙂

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Sing to the cameras, I like this idea.

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    1. Yes, it would be a good idea.

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  15. As soon as I saw the dogs in the photo prompt, I knew I was in for a treat!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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  16. 🙂 This was delightful! Thank you, John!

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    1. Thank you, Na’ama

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