Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #301 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

The Luck by John W. Howell © 2021

“Breakenridge, Cessna 174.”

“Cessna 174, go ahead.”

“I have an emergency.”

“You have Breckenridge Control, Cessna 174. What is the nature of your emergency?”

“I’m losing altitude but cannot explain why. Currently going through ten-thousand heading for nine.”

“Your nearest airfield is Hanover. Would you like vectors to Hanover?”

“Affirmative Breckenridge. Cessna 174.”

“Turn to 220 degrees maintain nine thousand. Contact Hanover tower at 290.5.”

“290.5, nine thousand. The problem is I just went through nine, heading for eight. Cessna 174.”

“Maintain eight thousand, switch to 290.5. Breckenridge out.”

“Hanover, Cessna 174 with you at eight thousand heading for seven.”

“Affirmative Cessna 174. Breckenridge said, you have a problem?”

“Roger that, Hanover. I cannot maintain altitude.”

“Understood, Cessna 174. What is your DG?”

“220 degrees.”

“Maintain 220 degrees. You. are cleared to land on runway 22. You are about six miles from touchdown. Do you have the runway in sight?”

“I’m not sure, Hanover. There is a double rainbow right in front of me. I’m having trouble seeing beyond it.”

“We do not see the rainbow from here. Can you look beyond it, Cessna 174?”

“No, It’s . . .  uh . . . like a curtain.”

“Maintain your current rate of descent, Cessna 174. You should be at the end of the runway shorty.”

“I . . .uh. . . can’t”

“You’re breaking up Cessna 174. Did you say you can’t? . . . Cessna 174? . . . Do you copy Cessna 174? . . . Hanover to Cessna 174 do you read?. . . Cessna 174.”

63 comments

  1. I’m intrigued. That sounds to me to be very much like the beginning of a new project for you, John.

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    1. Hahaha. No, it just came to me. Thanks, Keith.

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      1. Pity. It sets a scene with limitless possibilities.

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      2. I do have a pilot in trouble in my next. No rainbow though.

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      3. I shall look forward to that.

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      4. Hopefully in the fall.

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  2. I agree with Keith. I can hear the wheels turning in that head of yours. Nice job, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I honesty don’t know where this story came from but decided to let it rip anyway.

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  3. Oh, no, I think there’s been a tear in the time-space continuum!

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    1. I think you are right, Liz. Maybe we shouldn’t fly through ranbows.

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  4. Please put your seat backs in the upright position and your head between your knees.

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    1. And kiss your butt goodbye. 😁

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  5. Well – that was different for you, but I liked it!
    I thought a double rainbow meant that some poor Leprechaun got a divorce and had to split the pot of gold.

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    1. Hahahaha. I love that, GP. 😂

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      1. And I’ll bet the male Leprechaun got the faded rainbow!! But I suppose you already presumed that, eh?

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      2. Yes. He didn’t follow the washing instructions.

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  6. Well, that took an ominous turn. I love it! You don’t see that much with rainbows. Those usually inspire happy thoughts. You should run with this idea, John. (And I always thought double rainbows were lucky.)

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    1. I always thought so too. The guy flying the plane was crosswise with fate I think Thank you, Staci. 😁

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  7. Uh-oh! It’s the Bermuda Rainbows! 🙂
    John, you could definitely spin a cool novel off of this prompt and story snippet. I think you should tuck it away to explore later!

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    1. A very good idea, Mae. Thank you.😁

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  8. Ruh-roh. I hope he found the pot of gold.

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    1. He might have even found Shangra-la. Thanks, Dan

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  9. Pretty sure the lollipop guild is behind this. They always looked a little shifty.

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    1. I agree, Charles. 😂

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    I love double rainbows, and I’m imagining the travelers on Cessna 174 are in for the surprise of their lives. Wish I was on that craft! 😁

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    1. It would be an interesting flight for sure. I’d like to be there too. Thanks, Gwen. 😁

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  11. I am thinking someone made the rainbow connection and cannot be disturbed. Cesnna 174 out.

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    1. Good one, John

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  12. Never, in a million and one years, would I have come up with that from the prompt. I literally have tears in my eyes from laughing. You are amazing, John Howell! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I can never be accused of marching to the tune of everyone’s drummer. 😁

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  13. Don’t go chasing waterfalls and don’t ever try to fly through a rainbow. . .

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    1. Even with your eyes closed. 😁

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  14. You keep doing it!

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    1. I try. Thanks, Billy Ray

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Now I want to know what’s beyond the rainbow.

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    1. You’ll have to book a flight on Cessna 174 when it returns. Thanks, Denise.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        lol. Will be booking.

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  16. Did you earn your pilot’s license, John? Sounds from this story like you know exactly what you’re talking about (and if you don’t, you’ve got me for one fooled!) Well done!

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    1. I have flown several planes in my day. I do not have a license. Thanks, Debbie

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  17. Something tells me the “curtain” of rainbow will gift him with a lift of some kind…
    You do these so well!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. He will get a lift for sure. 😁

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  18. Did the cessna kill a witch when it landed on her?

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    1. Hahaha. JUst might have. 😁

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  19. Wow, what a flight! Intriguing and magical, all in one, John. Great job, as always!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I’m glad you liked it. 😁

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  20. Oo creepy… I’m hearing X files music…

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    1. Yes indeed. Cessina 174 do you copy?

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  21. very cool, but a bit different 🙂

    mmm, I love the numbers. Hopefully, they talk money lol and what’s that THING on the photo? 🤔😯🙃😱

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    1. That is Keith Channing’s watermark – Keith Krates 2017 (year of photo). Not sure about money where Cessna 174 is going. 😁

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      1. Looook you r thinking about everything… should we expect more secrets in next story?? 😉🦄🙉

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      2. Always expect secrets but this one is done. Cessna 174 out.

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      3. 👍👍😅😂

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  22. Yes, into the rainbow! Super, John.

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    1. Yes indeed. Cessna 174 on a final to Eternity

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      1. Life is good!

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