Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #274 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 #274

Elected Representative by John W. Howell © 2020

“Okay, guys. Settle down. Let me do the talking.”

“Sure. Whatever you say. You are the biggest after all.”

“Darned right and the smartest.”

“Cut the chin music and tell the man our demands.”

“Boy, you sure cut to the chase, don’t you.”

“Look, we elected you to the position of steward now tell that oaf how things are going to be.”

“Okay, okay. Hey, you, man. Listen up.”

“Doesn’t look like he understands you. I thought you said you could speak human.”

“I didn’t say I could speak human. I said I can get humans to understand what I want.”

“Well, I would concentrate on that then. I can tell you we have had enough of the miserable treatment around here.”

“You never told me about miserable treatment.”

“You’re kidding.  You live with humans. Wait, don’t tell me you are one of those fawning pups who flops on its back for a tummy scratch.”

“Well, I —”

“Say no more. You are an imposter. Never peed behind the couch, I’ll wager.”

“That is so wrong on many levels.”

“Chewed a new pair of shoes?”

“Of course not. What do you think I am an animal?”.

“Dug up a newly sodded lawn?”

“I think you have the wrong representative. You need a cur like yourselves.”

“No matter. We elected you, and you need to bring some organization to this life.”

“What is it you want?”

“Steak bones with meat on em for one. I’m sick of kibble.”

“That sounds a little unreasonable. What else.”

“A damn dog door. I’m sick and tired of having to repeat my request to go outside umpty ump times.”

“Don’t you just whine like everyone else.”

“Yeah, but then I have to scratch on the door maybe a hundred times.”

“Okay, well, this one seems reasonable. Anything else?”

“I think that will do it.”

“Okay. Hey man, listen up. Dog door, steak bones with meat. You got that?”

“What did he say.”

“He’ll get back to you on that.”

“Sounded like ‘good dog,’ to me.”

“Same thing. Now excuse me. The man and I need to go have lunch.”

“What? You are breaking bread with the enemy. Why can’t we go too.”

“I’ll have my person call your person. We’ll make a meeting.”

“You sound like a politician.”

“Of the doggies, by the doggies, for the doggies. See ya.”

 

 

 

58 comments

    1. Thank you , Chris. Fun to see an ape laugh.

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  1. I always had a suspicion that poor old Ulysse was something of a trouble-maker. Now, at last, the truth is out.

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    1. Exposed. Thanks, Keith.

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  2. You speak dog so well, John! I’m waiting for your children’s book. Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    OMG! 😀 This dialogue is one of your best. The last line is a classic and deserves more attention than that of a blog. Humm, it’s time to step away from thrillers for a bit. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. A case of political over promise and under deliver. Does art reflect life? I’m thinking so. 😁

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  4. A true politician. Never really coming through on their promises.

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    1. Yup. Has become the standard model for sure. Thanks, Charles.

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  5. This is great, John!

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    1. Thank you, Joan. I’m glad you liked it.

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  6. Maddie gives this five wags and a muffled bark. I think that’s her way of saying “well done, John.” Or, maybe she has to pee. Hard to tell.

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    1. Hahahah. it could also be both. Thank you, Dan

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  7. hahaha. Loved it!

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    1. Thank you, Pamula. So glad you did.

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  8. Maybe they can find lunch inside a pork barrel.

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    1. With a side of filibuster. Thanks, Craig.

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  9. You get a rating of 3 barks for this one, John!

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    1. I’ll take any barks, GP. Thanks.

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  10. That is one smart doggie! 😀

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    1. So true, Mae. He’s in politics. An easy way to make a living. Say everything do nothing.

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  11. The minute I saw this prompt, I knew we were in for a real treat! You have quite a way with speaking doggie, John! Could be from years of practice. 🙂 Great post!!

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    1. I think I used to be a dog, Jan. Thanks.

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  12. That was deliciously fun, John. I didn’t see the picture that way and now, it’s all I see!

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    1. Hahahaha. Thak you, Jacqui.

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  13. HaHa, good one, John! Really appropriate in an election year, too — to remember ALL the promises and wade through the lies!

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    1. Might be easire to keep track of the truths. You won’t have to pay as much attention. Truth comes up very seldom

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  14. Definitely one of my favorites! 🙂

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    1. Oh Good. Thanks, Billy Ray

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Good one, John 🙂 I think the elected leader will gets his demands met, for himself:) Great ending line.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  16. 🤣This one has to be one of my favorites as well, John. That last line is a gem! I’ll be giggling about that one all morning. Gotta love politicians!

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  17. Haha! Zeke is in total accordance with the elected one. He’s no cur and would never abase himself to such despicable deeds as the constituants have mentioned. He’s the right one for the job – plus he knows how to keep em quiet by promising things he has no power to deliver on!
    Always fun the things you come up with.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 🤗

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  18. Great dialogue, John! Absolutely love this!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren.

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  19. Natural born leader!

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      1. Or maybe we should say “pup” 😉

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  20. LOL! I have a feeling that person to person call isn’t happening. 😂

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  21. Great last line!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  22. […] Elected Representative by John W. Howell © 2020 […]

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  23. Give a dog an inch and they’ll take a rawhide bone is what I say . . .

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    1. You have to watch them for sure.

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