Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #249 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 #249

After Work by John W. Howell © 2020

“Geez, Frank. I didn’t realize this watering hole was so popular.”

“I didn’t either. When I asked you to stop after work for a couple of drinks, it was beyond me that it would be so crowded.”

“Well, we might as well make the best of it.”

“Yeah, let’s crowd in and see if we can snag a drink.”

“By the way, I still am pleased you asked me to join you.”

“Aw think nothing of it. It has been too long. We’ve been working together for how long?”

“I guess it is over a year.”

“Yeah, see. That’s what I mean. A drink together has been long overdue.”

“How is your work going? Since you left the department, I have kinda lost track.”

“Oh, it is pretty much like when I was in the department. You know, find new ways to make things work.”

“I never did understand why you transferred out.”

“Well, that is a little hard to believe, George.”

“What do you mean?”

“Weren’t you the one who came in and took my job?”

“Well, that was not up to me, Frank. I just did what the boss told me to do.”

“I know how that is. I think Benedict Arnold said the same thing before he dropped through the trap door.”

“Trap door? What are you saying? Hey, where is everyone going?”

“Looks like the tiger is upon us, Kid. I wish you well. I hope you have been doing your wind sprints while not kissing up to the boss.”

“Well, here is a newsflash for you, Frank. You’re not going to outrun that tiger.”

“Well, you see, Frank. I’m not worried about outrunning the tiger.”

“So, what are you worried about?”

“Outrunning you. See ya. Best of luck.”

55 comments

  1. Eek! I hope there’s a sequel to this one, John. Nice job!

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    1. No. It is a riff on the old joke about two guys hearing a bear in the woods crashing towards them. One guy starts putting on his Nike running shoes. The other says, “That’s not going to help you outrun that bear.” The other responds,”I’m not tring to out run the bear.”

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  2. Great ending, John. I always liked that one.

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    1. Me too. I finally got to repeat it here.

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  3. Things are really cutthroat on the savannah.

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    1. I would say. I’ve seen this kind of play before when I was working.

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      1. It’s standard procedure in offices these days.

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Another great one, John, with a perfect ending! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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  5. Whoa!
    I got – “Who are you to hold up this migration? Your not sick you’re just hungover from all that kiwi juice you had last night at the monkey bash.”

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    1. Terrific, GP. You are back in the groove (or hooves)

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  6. Ha! You’re in rare form John. “I just did what the boss told me…” Have a terrific Tuesday! Hugs.

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    1. How often have we heard that, Teagan. Have a treatfull Tuesday, Teagan. (I like how that rolled off)

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  8. Hi, John. What’s gnu with you?

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    1. Hahahaha. I willed de beast to perform. 😁

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      1. You and Craig are in rare form today, lol.

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      2. A couple of idiots for sure. (Well, I’ll speak for myself) Thanks, Teri.

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  9. Wow – the entertainment continues right through the comments today, John. What were you drinking for breakfast 😉

    Great job with the prompt and bringing an old joke to life in a new form. I love it!

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    1. I actually missed breakfast. I had to drive 25 miles to take daughter’s car to the state inspection cause she is so busy at work. I am now a concierge service.

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      1. Good dad 🙂

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      2. Yes it’s true. Child is a manager at a big time financial firm and really needs a personal assistant.

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  10. ‘D-Y-N-OOH-M-I-T-EEOW’!
    Do you ever sleep??? ♥♥♥

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    1. No. Huh. You say something? I guess I dropped off.

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  11. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there… Or tiger eat gnu/wildebeest 😉
    So, no hard feelings eh, George?
    So much fun.

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    1. Yeah George. Take a big bite out of that tiger.

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      1. Good luck with that!

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  12. I rooting for the tiger on this one.

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    1. Sounds like you are deep into the native characer. Good one.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Now there’s a little bit of a grudge, but a tiger has to eat, too…lol.

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    1. Lucky for the tiger there will be at least one.

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  14. You are so imaginative and creative, and clever with these prompts.
    I loved this one!!

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Mae.

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  15. Nicely done, John. By the way, what are those things??

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    1. They are Wildebeasts.

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      1. Yikes, they look wild!

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  16. The old buddy system, lol. Good one, John 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. Sort of. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  17. Very clever, John!

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  18. Bahahaha! That is the truth right there. Never worry about being the fastest in the group. Simply worry if you are the slowest.

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      1. Words to live by. Literally.

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  19. Great one, John! Classic ending.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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