Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 261 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 #261

Cowabunga by John W. Howell © 2020

“Hold on.”

“What.”

“You going out in that?”

“Why not?”

“See those rocks.”

“Yeah, so?”

“You could get hurt.”

“Oh, come on. We will paddle beyond them easy peasy.”

“I don’t know. Looks pretty dangerous.”

“Just think of the waves beyond.”

“Right now, I’m thinking of the wipeout and pain.”

“You have to take your mind off that stuff and think of the beauty and greater objective.”

“Sounds like you have been here before.”

“No. Same as you, this is my first time.”

“Why do you suppose we were dropped on this beach of all places?”

“Folklore has it that our Mama came here since this was her birthplace.”

“I suppose getting into the surf is the bigger goal. Okay, I think I’m ready.”

“Good cause, I see a couple of gulls circling.”

“OMG. We need to move. Why is it turtles have to start their life like this?”

“Just be glad you aren’t a human.”

“Why’s that?”

“I hear tell they poop their pants for almost two years.”

“Okay, with that here I go. See you out there.”

“The las one to the kelp bed is turtle soup.”

57 comments

  1. Some people go beyond the two years too. Better to be a turtle.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Charles.

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  2. Hey, Charles, I’m staying with the ‘pants’ – unless we’re all alone in the world we have someone to change our dirty ‘Ds’…just saying. 🙂 PLUS, what kind of fun can turtles have when they grow up? John, really!

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    1. There are always other turtles to play with. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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      1. You are right, John…when we had ‘The Lazy Rabbit Ranch’ years ago, julie had her turtle pals visiting us just about every day – big turtles…big old ‘Coach-Whip’, Rattle, Gopher snakes came avisiting as well… Hi, Ladies! 🙂

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      2. Hahahaha. There has to be a story behind “Lazy Rabbit Ranch.”

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  3. Have to love Niagara Falls. Excellent take on the image, John.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. 😁

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  4. LOL! Nice job, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  5. Turtles?! And here I thought they were surfers. You got me good with this one.

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    1. Heh, heh, heh. I am an evil one for sure. 😊

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  6. You sure had a twist here, John. I was thinking on the same line as Liz. The first thing I thought of when I saw the prompt picture was “Hey Biff, telling the others – Surf’s Up!!”

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    1. Obviously I thought in the same context but had to switch it up a little, Thanks, GP.

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      1. Great idea!!

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  7. haha. I did not see that coming!!

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    1. Thanks, Pam. 😁

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  8. So good, John! And to think this year they are more free than ever to make it to the water. Plus, if they make it, they can live way longer than the humans with their poopy pants!

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    1. So true, Dale. Thank you. 😊

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  9. You got me, John. I was thinking you might be heading toward an end-of-life scenario! Somehow, I always thought turtles didn’t have to force their way through such huge rocks. Poor little ones!

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  10. Good one, John. The last thing I expected was turtles. 🙂 You got me!

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    1. Good to get you. Thanks, Jan

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  11. Sea gulls, turtles, and two years Oh my ! Will we see the wizard when we get out beyond the surf ? And who is that little dog barking behind the curtain ? Barking so loud we can hear him over the surf ?

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    1. Hahahaha. Give that dog a bone.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Hope the turtles make it!

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    1. Me too. This is the time of the year.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Two years? LOL. You prompted me to give it a try: http://www.gwenplano.com/blog-reflections/still-your-heart

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    1. Well done, Gwen. 😀

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  14. There are some advantages to not wearing pants.

    Well done.

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    1. Yes there are. Thanks, Dan.

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  15. Laugh out loud funny, John. I love starting my day with a smile. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. I love gving you a smile.

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  16. Gallop and goes . . . is what I used to think the name was when I was a kid.

    I dig your slow roll into the waves, Boss. Very much so. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Marc.

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  17. Go little turtles!!!

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    1. Hahaha Thanks, Craig.

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  18. Apparently turtles breathe through their arses , so are they really better off. Nicely told. Had me fooled. I was going with merpersons…

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    1. I like the correctness of merpersons. Allows the mind to expand to a wider vision. 😁 Tell that merman to put on his shirt.

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      1. Quite, too much gratuitous Male buffness!

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      2. He’s scaring the dolphin.

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      3. is that some sort of euphemism?

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      4. No, but his buffness is concerning. and he has no shells over the upper parts. He Totally looks out of place.

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  19. Nicely done! I like the texture on the image too.

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    1. Oh thank you, Deborah. iPhone 6

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  20. Well done, John. You always pull a surprise at the end. Turtle soup- ha!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  21. What a beast to take on! Funny, John. Image turtle soup – when I was 9 my dad and his buddies… (this doesn’t end well 😉 )

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    1. Poor turtles.

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  22. A splendid ending, John. Well done.

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    1. Thank you , Robbie.

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