Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 317 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.

Photo of two dogs in a ravine

Floria by John W. Howell © 2021

“Yeah, I get the whiff of colliander, but I think it is more like wintergreen.”

“You have got to be kidding. I don’t get wintergreen at all. Maybe parsley but certainly not wintergreen.”

“I think you may be right. I must have been having an olfactory hallucination.”

“You have to keep your head in the game Trevor. This is important.”

“See, that’s just the point. Why is sniffing a bunch of flora so damned important?”

“Okay, let me review the situation for you. We are dogs. Got it?”

“Yes, so far.”

“We have great senses of smell, right?”

“Right.”

“Our boss told us to go out and  track the flora, yes?”

“Yes, that’s correct. But —”

“So that’s what we are doing. Tracking the flora. What’s the ‘but.'”

“I think the boss was talking about tracking a person.”

“A person. What do you mean?”

“I heard him say, ‘Go track Floria.'”

“Floria? Who’s Floria?”

“He’s the guy who delivered the overripe peaches.”

“So what are we supposed to do when we catch him.”

“Have you just had a brain fart? You were there. He said to track Floria, corner him and start baring like a beagle.”

“I thought the boss was kidding.”

“He never kids about overripe peaches.”

“We better get going then.”

“I think I can detect the subtle essence of peach juice on the trail.”

“Yeah, right.”

“I’m serious. Floria is as good as captured right now. I can’t wait to bay like a hound of Baskerville.”

“Where do you get this stuff anyway?”

“I read books.”

“Maybe you out to watch a little more TV.”

“Tally-ho the peach.”

“Hopeless.”

 

57 comments

    1. Thank you, Chris. 😊

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  1. You do dog dialogue so well, John. Great job!😉

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I appreciate your comment. 😊

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  2. Ha ha ha! Tally-ho the peach!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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  3. These two are a great team. Good job, John, this was fun, and there’s nothing fun about overripe peaches. Go get him.

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Dan.

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  4. At first I thought they might be truffle hunting… but ripe peach? Well, that’s a whole ‘nother thing! Love your dialogue!

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    1. As you know by now even something as simple as a sniffing dog is not what it seems in Howelland. Thank you, Dale. 🌹

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      1. This is absolutely true! And we (well, I know that I) look foward to whatever you come up with! 🌻

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      2. Thank you, Dale. 🤗

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  5. Go get him, boys.

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    1. Can almost hear the bugles. Thanks, Craig.

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  6. Great take on the prompt, John. These two do like to bicker!

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    1. Glad you liked it, Keith. 😁

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  7. You need to come by me, we only have rock-hard peaches in our stores!! Great story line, John.
    Mine: “With the new updates, they say this is the new message center, but I intend on still using the fire hydrant on 6th Street.”

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    1. Hahahaha. Good one, GP. 😁

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  8. Avast thar be literal dogs !

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    1. Thanks, matey.

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  9. Too funny, John. You do “dog dialogue” better than anyone I know.

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    1. I might have been one in a previous life. Thank you, Staci.

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  10. Overripe peaches does seem like a crime.

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    1. Yes, a big one for sure. Thanks, Charles.

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  11. You can’t be a well read dog who also watches TV, LOL.
    Loved it, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😁

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  12. Thanks for the laugh-out-loud chuckle this morning, John. Tally-ho the peaches indeed! 🙂

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    1. I’m gals you liked it, Jan.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  13. Cute story, John. And it doesn’t take a big stretch of the imagination to hear these two doggies having just this conversation!

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    1. The magic of fiction. I agree with you. Thanks, Debbie.

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  14. When Goodfellas meets Sherlock Holmes, you KNOW it’s going to be good.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Marc.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This started my day with a smile!

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    1. I love to hear that, Denise. Thank you.

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  16. That was hilarious! And yes, peaches are serious business. I’m headed over to the orchard to get some after work today.

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    1. Oh, lucky you. I can almost smell them, Jen.

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      1. I’d share, but they don’t mail well. 🤷‍♀️

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      2. That’s okay. I can enjoy them virtually.

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  17. Really funny! I’d be happy to take those overripe peaches. No peach season in Massachusetts.

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  18. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    All of your practice with your own dogs has turned you into a dog savant.

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    1. Or whisperer. Thaks, Pete. 😁

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  19. They’re a peachy keen duo. Cute tale, John!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. They are in real life too.

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  20. Just what I needed to begin my day, John. Very cute! And who likes overripe peaches anyway? 🙂

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    1. No body. 😁

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  21. […] Floria by John W. Howell © 2021 […]

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  22. These were all great stories, but I agree with you John, overripe peaches ARE serious business. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Mark.

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