Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #267 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 #267

Nest by John W. Howell © 2020

“My goodness. Come here m’love.”

“What is it, Reggie?”

“I’m just reviewing our doorbell video and didn’t realize it before.”

“Realize what?”

“The mountains.”

“What mountains?”

“That’s exactly what I’m saying.”

“I hope I haven’t had a stroke cause I’m not understanding anything right now.”

“Here, look at this video.”

“Okay, what. am I seeing?”

“It’s not what you are seeing it’s what’s not there.”

“Tell me what’s not there?”

“Darling for heaven’s sake. The mountains.”

“The mountains.”

“Quit sounding like a magpie. There are no mountains.”

“I can see that.”

“Where did they go?”


“Earth to Major Dan. Hello.”

“Okay, Reggie. You need to take a chill.”

“What do you mean ?”

“You keep talking about the mountains.”

“That is what I’m trying to say. The mountains are missing.”

“They are not missing, Reggie. We have no mountains.”

“But they were there this morning.”

“This morning?”

“I woke up and saw them.”

“Before you took that fall?”

“What fall?”

“You caught your heel on the stair. You said you were all right. I believed you. Now you are acting strange.”

“I don’t remember a fall, Blanch.”

“It was right after breakfast. Never mind that now. I think we have more to worry about than the fall Reggie.”

“What’s that?”

“What town is this?”

“Where we live?”


“For heaven’s sake. It’s Zurich, Blanch. What are you doing?”

“Calling 9-1-1.”


“We are in the UK.”

“So, a little mistake.”

“My name is Beatrice.”

“A big mistake.”


Also if you haven’t, go check out Story Empire. There is an announcement over there that makes me very happy. Here is the link.





  1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Funny exchange:) A huge congrats on the announcement!

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  2. Great story from a difficult prompt. Don’t worry, John, I’ll make next week’s even harder!
    Terrific news on Story Empire, by the way. Well deserved accolades.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. On the harder…Bring it on. 😁

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  3. LOL! Great job, John! Congratulations on the new gig!


    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  4. Great job on this one.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.


  5. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Bumps on the head are never good. Loved the dialogue, John. Congratulations on your latest achievement…now a co-writer with Story Empire. How wonderful! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I was very pleased to be invited to join them. 😊

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  6. How many fingers am I holding up, Reggie? Congratulations on becoming part of The Story Empire, John!

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    1. Thak you, Liz. A real pleasure for me.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  7. hahaha That was a good one, John. You never disappoint!!

    I was trying to come up with something about that streak in the sky – mother ship and all that.

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    1. How about,”Not sure but I think Superman is delivering FedEx now.”

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      1. haha, I KNEW you could come up with something!!

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      2. Thanks, GP. 😀

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  8. Haha – that’s clever, John. And I have to say, Reggie is facing a mountain of problems. Who’s at the top, Blanch or Beatrice? Also – congratulations on joining the Story Empire. Looking forward to reading your contributions!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Every man’s nightmare. Hahahaha

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  9. Congratulations John! Remind me tomorrow, I don’t want to miss it.

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    1. Will do, Pamela. 😀

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  10. I just hope the 911 call is for an ambulance and not to report a crime in the very near future.

    Good job, John.

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    1. Like a rolling pin accidently dropped from two feet above reggie’s head? Thanks, Dan

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    1. Thank you, Mark. 😊

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  11. Congrats, John…wise folks at SE!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. Nice of you to say that.


  12. Yikes, mountains moved?? I’d say the hospital is a good place for this guy. Congrats on your announcement, too!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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  13. How you went from that picture to this is testament to your way out there imagination! Love this.


    1. I love this comment since it describes me perfectly. Thank you, Dale.

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      1. I love reading you. Never know where you are going to take us!

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      2. I’m so glad and grateful too.

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  14. Disappearing mountains would be cause for alarm for sure! Great dialog exchange and YES, time to call 911!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I’m placing the call now.


  15. Uh yeah, swinging and missing on the name equals hospital visit. And quickaly . . . LOL.

    Hilarious take, Boss

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    1. So true, Marc.

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  16. Great take on the prompt, John. Huge congratulations on The Story Empire news. I know you’re a great addition to this multi-talented crew.👍

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  17. I think that could be me. Soon. Well, soon-ish. Well done, John. “Where have all the mountains gone? Long time passing…”

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