Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #279 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 #279

It’s a Job by John W.Howell Β© 2020

“Hold that ladder steady.”

“I got it.”

“What the hell. I can’t see a thing with this faceguard on.”

“You know the rules.”

“Yeah, I do. Still seems stupid.”

“You have to make sure you don’t become infected.”

“I know, I know it’s just hard to see is all.”

“Can you see the point of contamination?”

“Not really. Everything up here looks the same. Oh, wait. I think I see it. I’m going to deploy the antibacterial now.”

“Make sure you cover the area totally.”

“I’ve been doing this since you were in diapers. I got this.”

“Just trying to help.”

“I know. I’m sorry. This suit is so damn hot too.”

“You ready to come down?”

“I think so.”

“How did that spot get contaminated anyway?”

“From the report, the guy was coming in for a landing and then hit this pole.”

“That had to hurt.”

“Yeah, he is still in the hospital.”

“Tested positive I suppose.”

“Yup.”

“Which virus?”

“Human being.”

“OMG the worst.”

“I know right? Okay, hold on. I’m ready to come down.”

 

50 comments

  1. LOL! This was great, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Have a super day. 😁

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  2. Nice one. Such a horrible disease.

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    1. Maybe there will be a vaccine someday.

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  3. It could have been worse, John. It might have been a raving raven with the corvid virus!

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    1. Pun alert! Pun alert!

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      1. Who, me?
        Yeah, you.
        Couldn’t be.
        Then, who?

        As we used to say when I was a kid!

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      2. Nah. Not you…ever.

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    2. I don’t know. Human is pretty dangerous.

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      1. Very true – ant far too numerous.

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  4. OMG, the worst, indeed. A very telling commentary on our times.

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  5. That is a serious problem.

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    1. Very serious. Thank you, Linda.

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    We humans are a peculiar and dangerous bunch. πŸ˜€ Good one, John!

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    1. We certainly are, Gwen. Thank you. 😁 Have a terrific Tuesday

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  7. Yup, tested positive for human – the worst!!

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    1. Hahaha. Not sure if there is a cure either. Thanks, GP.

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      1. Nope – we’re incurable fer sure.

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  8. Good job, John. That can be a nasty infection.

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    1. Yes fatal to some. Thanks, Dan

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  9. Humanity is the worst.

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    1. I agree with you. Thanks, Craig.

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  10. Love it, John. And it hits the target, too. (Sadly.) To give us credit, though, we do keep striving for better. Okay. SOME of us strive for that. Others wouldn’t know “better” if it bit them in the backside. *sigh* Forget I mentioned it. Going away now, just me and my cuppa. (Earl Grey’s the only one who really understands.) πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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    1. Yeah, Earl is a sympathic soul.

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  11. Human, the worst virus imaginable! Great one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  12. Heehee. Why am I not surprised you came up with another humorous and unexpected ending?
    Good one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. It is my calling. πŸ˜‚

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  13. Human is a most virulent virus, John. Thank goodness there are peeps like your gent willing to suffer melting and blindness to take care of the infections..
    Too funny.

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    1. What a hero, Dale. Thank you. 😁

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  14. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for “human being”

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    1. They have one with the scientific designation of AK47.

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      1. Hahaha, that’s perfect

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  15. Hahaha, the deadliest virus indeed πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jessica.

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    1. Made you laugh. 😁

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  16. This is great, John! And such a horrible disease, too!

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