Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #272 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 # 272

Below by John W. Howell © 2020

“I think it is rising.”

“You got to be kidding me. I think it is falling.”

“In either case, what is it?”

“Darned if I know. Maybe we should ask mum.”

“She looks as confused as us. I don’t think she will be much help. Besides other than throwing down a bowl of food, when has she ever answered a question from you?”

“Well, there was that time I whined at the door, and she let me out.”

“That is called rug preservation. She wasn’t really giving you an answer.”

“I suppose you are right. That thing looks bigger.”

“You were right. It is a sign that it is falling.”

“How did you get so smart?”

“Pop used to throw a ball in the air. As it came down, it looked bigger. I’m not smart, just observant.”

“Do you think we should get out of the way if that thing is falling?”

“Now you are showing some smarts. By my calculation, given the length of time, that thing has been up there, and given its relative size right now, it is bigger than a breadbox.”

“Maybe we should take off now.”

“What about mum.”

“Let me give her a couple of barks.”

“Oh good, she notices us. Let’s run.”

“Is she following?”

“Man, I’ve never seen her move that fast. I think she’s going to overtake us.”

“You hear that?”

“I felt it even.”

“That thing hit the ground.”

“Let’s go back. I’ll give mum a heads up.”

“What is it?”

“I’m not sure. M-O-S-L-E-R,  S-A-F-E, C-O-M-P-A-N-Y”

“What does it mean?”

“Don’t know, but mum is running back to the house.”

“You mean skipping back to the house.”

“Maybe it’s her Amazon Prime delivery. She always gets excited about that.”

 

65 comments

  1. I didn’t know you could get Mosler safes on Amazon Prime – now you have me sidetracked and I’m looking for something to replace my old (20+ years) fireproof document box!

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    1. Of course, with literary license I don’t know if you can get them on Amazon Prime either. Good luck on the quest. 😊

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  2. I think this could be a true story at the Howell home…sounds like Lucy and Twiggy!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jill. We are Prime members after all.

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      1. Of course! 🙂

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  3. Yes, it does!

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  4. As soon as I saw the photo, I knew the story would be good–and it was!

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    1. I’m certanly glad you liked it, Liz. 😁

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  5. John that was perfect! Amazon Prime delivery, of course!! I see that truck go down our little street most every day, but delivery by air drop would be faster!

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    1. I could see the guys shoving it off the back of a Hercules C130. Pretty funny. 😂

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      1. Yup, that got a chuckle out of me too!

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  6. “Honey, go get your torch!”

    Great one, John.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. 😁

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  7. That’s one way to deliver it. Acme and Amazon partnership?

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    1. Acme is a division of Amazon. It is the cartoon supply arm. Thanks, Charles.

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  8. I always love when you sneak Amazon Prime into a story. Another winner, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I’m always amazed what you can get on Amazon prime and for free delievery.

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  9. Yep! I’m sure it’s another Amazon Prime delivery. Hey, let me know where I can order one of those full of money! 🙂

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    1. Hahahaha. I’ll do a search. Thanks, Jan

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  10. Still giggling, here. Love it, John! I was waiting for the payoff, but never imagined a safe falling from the sky. Does that happen often? Because I could use one to land in MY yard, assuming I wasn’t standing at ground zero when it struck. Just wondering. 😀

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    1. Hahaha. A boss of mine used to use the analogy when describing a client. “He has all the subtlity of a falling Mosler Safe.” I used to laugh out loud and then wonder how he described me.

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      1. Yeah, that’s the thing about snarky descriptions of others. You never know when YOU’VE been the target of the same thing. But it was a good one, and you’ve used it well in this tale. 😀

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      2. Thank you, Marcia.

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  11. I thought it was me falling from Wiley Post’s airplane.

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    1. Better check. I think that rope tied around your ankle and quickly unrolling out the door is tied to the safe. Thanks, Craig.

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      1. This might be where Porky says, “That’s all folks!”

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      2. The theme song of my life, John. Thanks for that.

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  12. “Rug preservation”?? Laughing out loud over that one! Nicely done, John. Leave it to the pooches to sound the alarm!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I’m glad you got a chuckle.😁

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  13. I was thinking as I looked at the photo that they best get outta the way and you done proved me right! So much fun…

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    1. Hot foot it is the expression I would use. I wanted to put something in about the shadow on the ground getting bigger, but it took too many words. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I know what you mean… Is there a limit on the KK?

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      2. Nolimit on KK. I just have a limit in my head. I don’t like reading long posts so I try to keep mine to below 500 words. The Top Ten post is a few over usually.

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      3. Gotcha! Oh! Good to know… coz when I don’t write prompt posts, mine tend to be a tad longer…

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      4. Of course I make an exception with yours. 😁

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      5. Aww shucks… And Marc’s, no doubt 😉

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  14. Great story, John! At one time, Amazon was thinking of doing deliveries by drone, just dropping things from the sky onto people’s sidewalk or porch, and I envisioned all manners of catastrophe from children having books fall on their heads to poor, unsuspecting critters fleeing for their lives as things were falling out of the sky. Not to mention people who live in apartments getting cool things they didn’t order and that somebody else paid for but didn’t receive.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Good clean fun, I’m sure.

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  15. Talk about a special delivery . . .

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    1. I know right? “No need to ring the bell. You’ll find your shipment at the bottom of a ten foot hold in the ground.”

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      1. Hahaha! That’s perfect.

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  16. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    What a delightful story, John. You have a gift with puppy speak. As I’ve dared to mention once or twice, I think you could charm the young at heart with a few books having a pup POV. 😀

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    1. It woud be fun. I have to think of a lesson. Maybe getting rid of hatred would be a good one.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        I can see it now….your pups being movie stars and you being a best seller. 🙂

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      2. Don’t forget the Bentley Turbo convertable.

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  17. Hahaha! This one cracked me up (pun intended… y’know, cracking safes?) 🙂

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    1. I got it. Thanks, Jessica.

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  18. It had to be Amazon, love it, John!

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    1. Thank you. 😁

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  19. I love your surprise endings. Amazon delivery!

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  20. I think Mum is about to get a house uprgrade.

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    1. And a turbo Bentley. 😁

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