Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 287 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 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.

The Trip by John W. Howell Β© 2020

“So then I said to Harry. How about we play another eighteen?”

“I can imagine what he said.”

“Yeah, the old duffer said his legs couldn’t handle it. I even suggested a cart.”

“Well, getting older is not the best thing.”

“Listen to these two, Gladis.”

“I know. You would think they were in their teens.”

“I can tell you Frank comes home after a round of golf, and you would think he just completed a marathon.”

“Perry does the same. Moan and groan for hours.”

“I’m glad we decided to take this river trip. I don’t think I could bear the fallout from some golf resort stay.”

“Oh. I’m with you. These two need to learn their limits.”

“So, Perry. When we reach the town, you want to go out for a round?”

“Sounds good, Frank, but I didn’t bring my clubs.”

“We can rent some.”

“Okay, then. Count me in.”

“Well, Gladis. Looks like we will be on nursing duty again.”

“Not me. I’m going to the spa for a nice message.”

“Oh my, that sounds good.”

“Come with me.”

“Um, I’m not sure I can stand having a pair of wings touch me.”

“I hear the gander is a real looker.”

“Gander?”

“Yup.”

“I love geese, don’t you?”

“They are cute alright, and their small little wings drive me crazy.”

“Count me in.”

“Perry and I are going to do a round of golf in town. Will you girls be okay?”

“Sure, Frank. We’ll be just fine. In good wings, as they say.”

 

56 comments

  1. LOL! Where did this one come from, John? You must be excited for the Masters coming up next week. πŸ™‚

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    1. So that explains it! πŸ˜€

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      1. Nope. One would hope there was logic behind my writing. Sorry ladies. Pure insanity. 😁

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      2. Ha ha ha! You have reputation to maintain, eh? πŸ˜‰

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    2. I didn’t even know the masters was on. No this just came to me.Thanks, Jill.

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  2. All I can think is how evil and terrifying the geese were around my college. They’re truly demons with feathers and webbed feet.

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    1. When I worked in California we had Canadian Geese on the grounds. They were a terror and a big mess.😁

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      1. Those are the worst. They’d attack buses.

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  3. Lends a whole new shade of meaning to ‘swanning around’ the golf course!

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    1. I think it does. Thanks, Keith.

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  4. There is an abandoned industrial pond near my house that’s always covered with wild swans. Don’t know what it’s appeal is compared to more natural features for them, but that’s their spa.

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    1. Sounds like a good booking agent to me.

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  5. This was just the lighthearted banter I needed to read today, John. Good job.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. Designed that way. 😊

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Loved it! πŸ˜‚ And you didn’t even mention the election — BRAVO!

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    1. I’m so over all the angst I hear, there is no reason to mention it. Everyone else has the floor. Thanks, Gwen.

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  7. Thank you for the laugh-out-loud moment today, John! Well-done!

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    1. Great. We all need one of those. Thanks, Jan

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  8. What do I love about you, John? Well, one of the things is your ability to turn anything into a fabulous dialogue that has me smiling and laughing. This was great!

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    1. Aw. You are such a big heart, Dale. Thank you so much. 😊

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      1. Takes one to know one! πŸ’ž

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      2. Blush away. The colour looks great on you! 😊

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  9. Those two in the middle look like they spent far too much time fishing golf balls out of creeks (that, or maybe they’re molting??) Interesting take, John — and it’s going to be so warm here this week that golf sounds like a great idea!

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    1. They are young ones but I took a livery of making them spouses. (Poetic License)

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      1. Made for good story, too!

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      2. Damn authocorrect. That was supposed to be liberty instead of livery. SCHEESH

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  10. In a ‘mythical way’, count me in! (Spa – 3-hour massage – AND, any extras!)

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    1. Bourbon is the only extra at this place.

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      1. Sounds like the ‘best kind’ of ‘extra’ to me! Sub for me…

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Very funny John πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m glad you liked it.

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  12. Loved this! You clearly had fun with this one, John. Still grinning. 😁

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    1. Good to know, Sooooz.

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  13. I’m glad you came up with a good tale. My head was going in another direction, and I really would have gotten myself into trouble!!

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    1. Or me if you expressed your “other direction” in this comment section. We both won out

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  14. And now we know why they say “take a gander” . . .

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  15. Just swanning around again…

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    1. Lots of swanning around. Thanks, Geoff.

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  16. That was fun, John.

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    1. So glad you liked it. 😁

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  17. Loved this, John! Just take a gander at how clever you are and the smiles are good for this week, especially! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes we all need to smile more for sure. Thanks, Lauren.

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  18. You are a master at storytelling, John!

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    1. Aw you are too kind, Jennie. 😁

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      1. It’s all true! πŸ™‚

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