Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #311 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.combefore 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.

Photo of TV reporters interviewing a guy

Nightly News by John W. Howell ©2021

“That is a funny story, sir.”

“Well, in all honesty, there’s too much awful news on the air today.”

“Yes, well, we probably won’t be able to air that one. Now to the purpose of our interview.”

“Oh yes. You wanted to know what happened to my hawk.”

“More specifically, sir, we have had reports of your hawk attacking people.”

“I think the term ‘attacking’ is a bit harsh.”

“There is an older woman in the emergency room with head lacerations which she says were done by a hawk.”

“Oh, I don’t doubt that. Pricilla can be very forceful when she wants something.”

“Pricilla is your hawk?”

“Yes, I named her after my mother-in-law.”

“I see. What did Pricilla want from that older woman.”

“I suspect she thought the woman was wearing a wig.”

“A wig?”

“Priscilla is a bird of prey, and she has a hard time resisting the urge to take off to high places with some prey.”

“But a wig isn’t prey.”

“Pricilla thinks so. Think of this from Priscilla’s point of view. She swoops down, grasps the wig off a living being, and carries it to a potential nesting place. It’s like catching mice.”

“What happens when she finds out the wig is not alive?”

“She goes hunting for another. All this fuss is over a bird trying to fulfill its destiny.”

“Sounds pretty dangerous for those wearing wigs.”

“Not unless they are somehow glued in place.”

“You trained Pricilla?”

“Goodness no. I bought her from a previous owner.”

“Someone with an affinity for wigs, I presume.”

“Come to think of it, the guy was bald.”

“Yeah, well, that’s a wrap. I cannot believe I’m given these assignments. I should have known this was a clinker.”

“We finished?”

“Yes, sir. Thank you.”

“You wearing a wig?”

“How did you know?”

“A little birdie told me. I would duck in three. . . two . . . oops too late.”

 

 

 

68 comments

  1. Hair today, gone in 3 – 2 – 😂🤣😂

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    1. Thanks, Chris. 😁

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  2. All the news that’s fit to print. Good one John. Love the ending.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. 😁

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  3. Has been known to happen, John – even more with furry-looking hats.

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    1. I’m sure. Would be fun to witness. 😁

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  4. Lol! Great job!🤣

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    1. Thanks, Jill. 😁

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  5. That’s the type of news story I’d watch.

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    1. I know right. Would be hysterical.

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      1. Also funny timing. A peregrine Falcon skimmed my head with its wing while I was walking on Saturday.

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      2. Good thing you didn’t have a pigeon on your head. 😁

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  6. Once again, John, hilarious and creative. I lived the contrasting personalities of the reporter and the falconer. I side with the latter.

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    1. Thank you, Steve. 😁

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Hilarious, John. “oops too late” has me laughing even now. 🤣

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    1. I’m glad you got a laugh out of my silliness. Thanks for letting me know. 😁

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  8. Just think of the beautiful nest she could weave.

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    1. It would be a McMansion of the hawk world.

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  9. Intriguing. I can’t wait until you get a kreative kue for condors. Or even better pterosaurs.

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    1. Would be fun for sure.

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  10. I will never complain about hair loss again. At least my follicles behave like Nixon’s strategy in Vietnam . . .

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    1. Hahahaha. Good one, Marc.

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      1. Sad and true.

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  11. got it! new haircut trend summer 2021 – “bald, no wig” 😉☕️🔆

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    1. If you have a wig, make sure it is attached securely. Thanks, VR. 😁

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  12. You’re a master of the craft, John.
    Period.

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    1. Aw Hook. You are so nice to say so.

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  13. Lol! Yep, I think a quick duck would have been in order. This is hilarious, to say the least. Well done, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. So gald you liked it.

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one, John. That’s a hawk to avoid if wearing a wig…lol.

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    1. It sure is. Thanks, Denise.

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    1. I thought I had zipped up. Thanks, Bill Ray.

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  15. My goodness, John, how did you ever come up with that story? How original!
    And here I was trying to get the guy to tell us how he cheated getting a hole-in-one.

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    1. You have to be a little nuts to write fiction. It rubs off on the prompts. I like the idea of the guy having that pouch and hitting enough balls to get a hole in one (or one-thousand)

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  16. Lol. Great take on the image, John. You gave that one some imagination! I would never have thought of a wig-stealing hawk. Well done.

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    1. They aren’t common in your neighborhood?

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      1. Ha ha. No. We do have eagles that will swoop down on little dogs!

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      2. That would be scary.

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  17. LOL! Come to think of it! I didn’t think Priscilla was doing that all on her own!

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    1. Probably not.

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  18. Haha! Loved that ending, John! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😁

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  19. All the reporter needed was Hound Dog Taylor playing “Gimme Back My Wig” in the background, and his news story would have gone viral. Clinker assignment, indeed, pshaw!

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  20. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Hmm. A guy could get in a lot of trouble naming a hawk after his mother-in-law. 🤣🤣

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    1. I would say, Pete. Thanks. 😁

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  21. You must have so much fun coming up with these stories. I’m certainly having fun reading them. Good thing I don’t wear a wig.

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    1. If the hawk thinks you have a wig it is all the same for your hair. 😂

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      1. Yikes! 😀

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  22. Whenever I see these, I think: Where will John take us? And you always go in a direction unexpected! Fun stuff! Well, not for the lady…

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    1. No the lady was a little put out. Thank you, Dale. 😊

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      1. A little? LOL!! 😀

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  23. Nothing like drawing the weekend assignment card! Brings back some not-so-fond memories, John!

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    1. Yes. Always a dreaded move.

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  24. Lol Mothers-in-law are for sure great namegivers, also for carnivore. 😉 Michael

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    1. I had a mother-in-law who should have been named barracuda. Thanks, Michael.

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      1. Lol – Wicked! 😉 I am far away from a mother-in-law, and honestly happy all the days. 😉

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      2. Good for you.😁

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