Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #246 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 6 pm 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 #246

Ball by John W. Howell © 2020

“What are you doing up there?”

“I can’t seem to find anything.”

“What is the problem.”

“I have mislaid my bouncy ball.”

“Well, I don’t think you’re going to find it u there.”

“It could have bounced onto this shelf.”

“With the ladder in the way, I hardly think so.”

“It is possible.”

“Okay, I’ll admit the possibility is there I just doubt the feasibility.”

“You have a lot of bility. How about you giving me an idea of where the ball went.”

“Let me ask. Who was the last one playing with the ball?”

“Er. That would be me.”

“Okay, where were you playing with the ball?”

“In the yard, I think.”

“So, what makes you think it is on that shelf?”

“A hunch.”

“And you decided to follow your hunch?”

“Yes, that’s it. I followed my hunch.”

“The fact that a bag of treats is on that shelf has no relevance, huh?”

“T-treats. I don’t see no stinking treats.”

“Come down from there. Let me smell your breath.”

“Smsnbrrtlrthe brth.”

“Open your mouth.”


“For heaven’s sake. You have a mouthful of treats.”


“Drop them.”


“What do you have to say for yourself?”

“I’m a victim.”

“A victim? What are you talking about.”

“Dog abuse.”

“Come again?”

“The placement of the ladder was without regard to my natural instincts to hunt down the treats. Hello ASPCA.”

“I’ll ASPCA you. Bad dog.”

“Abusive language. I think I have PTSD.”

“Have a treat.”

“Bribery. Class D misdemeanor.”

“You’ve been watching too many cop shows. Go to your bed.”

“Solitary confinement. Against the Geneva convention.”

“So, sue me.”

“First how about a game of catch?”

“Where’s the ball?”

“In the yard where it’s been all along.”




  1. LOL! What a prompt! Great job, John. Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Have a great one today. 😁

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  2. Lawyer Dog. Coming to CBS in the Fall.

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    1. Hahahahaha. Thanks, Charles.


    2. That is really funny!

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      1. Isn’t it? Hahaahaha

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  3. At least a lawyerly dog makes a change from a dogged lawyer!

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    1. And maybe more sense too.

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  4. That is a great photo and brother is that right up your alley, John! Great job!

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  5. That was a challenging prompt photo, but I think you nailed it, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I had hoped the character would hold sway.

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  6. I knew it would be a good one when I saw that hilarious picture.

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    1. Thanks, Teri. 😊

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    1. Yes he is. Thanks, Craig.

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    1. Thank you for the reblog, Jennifer.


  8. As Bill Tailwagger once said ‘I never met a floor that a ladder to treats and bouncy balls did not improve. We will work on leading horses to water later after these treats are gone.’ Nice one John

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    1. I like ole Bil’s sayings.

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  9. This dog has an answer for everything, bahahahaha!

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    1. He does for sure. Well schooled.

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  10. Everybody loves a smart-alec. Nicely done, John. I had no clue where you were going with this one when I looked at the photo. I should’ve known — dogs don’t do ladders unless there’s something in it for them!

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  11. Such a very clever, dog. He might have a career in law coming up, LOL!

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    1. I think he already has a couple of clients

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  12. You’ve outdone yourself with this one, hilarious from the first word to the last!!

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  13. The minute I saw this prompt, I knew we were in for a treat (no pun intended). I love this!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I’m glad you like it.


  14. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Call ASPCA…lol. My dog refuses to chase anything other than bears.

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    1. Hahahaha. I hope catching a bear is not a usual thing.


      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        No it isn’t:)


  15. First a monkey in space, now we have deceptive, talking dogs that can read and study law? Is this what we call progress? I want no part of it! 🙂

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    1. Hahahahaha. Thanks, Mark.

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  16. Had a feeling there was no stinking ball up there…
    Fun one!

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Dale.

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  17. LOL! That was fun! What a picture! It had to be snacks, not a ball.

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    1. Yeah, I think so.

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  18. This was hilarious!! You should collect first prize for this one. PTSD…You’re cracking me up again.

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      1. Definitely! 😀

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