Tuesday Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #305 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

After all by John W. Howell © 2021

“Okay, Trevor. Explain yourself.”

“It has been a hard week.”

“Yes?”

“And most everything I have tried hasn’t worked.”

“Like what?”

“Chased that confounded rabbit, and he left me in the dust.”

“Yeah, So. There are more rabbits.”

“Went after a chipmunk.”

“And?”

“He bared his teeth, and I ran.”

“Nothing wrong with that. Those things could be rabid.”

“The possum just fell over dead when I approached him.”

“I think he was faking.”

“Even worse. He fooled me.”

“I guess he did. What else.”

“Lost my favorite ball.”

“I picked it up and washed it.”

“No wonder that thing didn’t smell right. I can’t find my tuggy toy.”

“It is in the living room. I just stepped on it.”

“I think I have fleas.”

“You don’t have fleas. You are protected. So where is all this going?”

“I’m going to end it all. Got my head in the oven.”

“Hate to tell you, dear boy, but that’s the dishwasher.”

“I’m telling you this has been one of those weeks.”

“You can get out of there now.”

“When’s dinner?”

“As soon as you get out of there.”

“Done.”

 

66 comments

    1. Thank you, Chris. 😁

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  1. LOL! I can relate to poor Trevor. Well done, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Glad you liked it. 😁

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    What a sweet photo and great story! My little bichon loved hopping up into the dishwasher to search for a lick or two. Thanks for the memories and morning delight. 😊

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    1. Lucy is a big DW fan. I have to chase her away most nights. Thanks, Gwen.

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  3. Ha ha ha ha ha! This is hilarious!! Such doggy angst.

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Liz. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  4. dinner is such a magical word haha
    well done on this dialogue 👍😂

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    1. Who doesn’t like dinner? Thank you, VR. 😁

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  5. Poor lad. Too depressed to live and too stupid to know the difference between a cooker and a dishwasher. What hope is there for him?

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    1. I thnk he was making a statement which in essence is a cry for help. Maybe a biscut and ear scratch will help. 😁

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  6. Oh poor Trevor – but I’m glad a nice little meal will chase his troubles away 🙂

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    1. I think so. Chicken croquettes perhaps. 😊

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  7. Poor Trevor. I’ve had those weeks. Good thing he has dinner to look forward to.

    Too funny, John. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. I’m glad it gave you a chuckle. 😊

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  8. Poor puppy. Though, I’m thinking he may have found a snack or two in there.

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    1. I’m sure he did. He’s no fool in reality. 😊

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  9. Poor Trevor. I thought he was just completing the prewash cycle. Keep an eye on him.

    Well done, John.

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    1. I think that is what is happening for sure. Thanks, Dan 😊

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      1. But I like your story better.

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      2. Fiction is always better than fact. Thnks for that, Dan

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  10. hahaha, so many troubles, eh?!!
    I only took a quick look at the photo and thought, “Roast beef! You told me there’d be roast beef!!”

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    1. Hahaha. I like that one too. 😁I would add, “All I see is oatmeal.”

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  11. LOL! Poor Trevor. He really had a rough week. He needs that dinner pronto!

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    1. I would say he does, Mae.

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  12. On the bright side, he got a bath for his troubles.

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    1. True enough. Thanks, Marc.

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  13. I had a feeling you were going to go there!
    Love this and got a good chuckle out of me!

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    1. Love to hear you got a chuckle. Thanks, Dale. 😁

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      1. You’re terribly good at that!

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      2. Aw, thank you 😊

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That is a bad week…lol

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  15. Oh, I love it when I see that a dog is in the photo prompt. That means I’m going to get some chuckles from what you write and this one is no exception. I laughed right out loud. Poor Trevor. I think I’ve had weeks like that. 🙂 Well-done, Mr. Howell!

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    1. Thank you Ms. Sikes. 😁 Glad you liked it.

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  16. If ever a dog needed encouragement and a pat on the head… who’s a good boy ?

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  17. Melika ‘ig-bay ime-tay’! [The notion is false that ‘pig latin’ will cause speech problems! OR, ‘eech-spa oblems-pray’… Om-fray illy-Bay a-Ray, uper-Say iter-Wray!]
    PS: ot-Gay eye-may asters-May in-lay ig-Pay atin-Lay!
    appy-Hay Easter-lay!

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    1. Easter-lay was many years ago. 😁 Thanks Billy. Happy Easter to you.

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  18. What is it about dishwashers that attracts dogs?? Sully seems to think ours was invented and installed just for him. Actually, it’s kind of cute right now while he’s small, but one day, he’s going to be an adult and liable to break the door! Nicely handled, John.

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  19. LOL! Poor Trevor! 🥺

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    1. Yes indeed. Thank you, Dishita. 😊

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  20. Never saw that one coming. Hilarious.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  21. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Haha! I loved the comment above from you stating that Lucy is a big DW fan. Our last dog Jake used to come over and lick the plates as I was loading them in the dishwasher. I used to joke with him and say, “Let’s not share this secret the next time we have company over for dinner.”

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    1. There is a joke about that somewhere. 😁

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  22. LOL … hilarious, John!

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    1. Thank you, Marie, 😁

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  23. Wonderful! 👏🏽

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    1. Thank you, Linda.

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  24. Haha! Well done, John!

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  25. Poor Trevor, can’t catch a break. Oh well, at least there’s chow time. 🙂

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    1. Yes, indeed.

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  26. When I first worked on animal mechanical cohesion through genetic and biological capability, It came easy, snails and slugs are easily compatible, combining large DNA loops, growing genetic material that combines connectivity with electrical impulses was also easy, after all our brain is a hardwired connection of electrically discharged synapses.
    But connect the biological, the electrical, with the mechanical is the work of Magic.
    Years and years and years of study until I achieved that genetic/biological growth, a lifetime of work.
    Cats were of no use to me, the brain small the natural impulse to hunt strong, but dogs, dogs were the thing. Dogs had become entwined with humanity, programmed to please, bred to suit our purpose. Companionship, guiding the blind, searching out the unruly, the evil the drug dealers.
    It took little thought but a great deal of science to remove the dogs head whilst maintaining it’s natural instincts. No longer do we have to measure the time the dishwasher takes, Rover does that for us.Rex checks out the washing machine and Fido the microwave. Welcome to the future my friends. Headless dogs will replace Alexa, Siri, and OK google in the very near future. Have you bought a headless dog? You will soon.

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    1. Great short story, Ray. I have not found a headless dog on Amazon. I’ll keep looking though. 😁

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      1. I know, it was a pretty crap story,

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      2. I wouln’t call it crap. Avant garde maybe.

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  27. Interesting story..

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    1. Thank you for the visit and comment, Joyce.

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