Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #320 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.

photo of cows

Gossip by John W. Howell Β© 2021

“Would you look at that?”

“What?”

“That Heffer Louise.”

“Yeah, she looks like she has put on a few pounds.”

“She has a lot of nerve showing up here.”

“Oh, do tell.”

“You mean you don’t know?”

“I’m the last to know everything. Come on, spill the beans.”

“Okay, but you didn’t hear this from me. Promise?”

“Hoofie swear.”

“Ernestine started going out with that gorgeous Brahma Bull.”

“I think I heard that part.”

“Then all of a sudden ole Louise starts strutting her stuff.”

“Men are such fools. What happened next.”

“I think you guessed it. The Brahma makes a play for Louise and drops Ernestine.”

“That hussy.”

“I hear tell Ernestine had a calf.”

“No, really?”

“Well, we think it was put up for adoption cause no one’s seen it. That’s not the best part, though.”

“It’s pretty good, though.”

“Get this. The Brahma wants to get hitched to Louise, and she drops him like a hot potato.”

“Whaaaatttttt?”

“I know, right? Now both Brahma and Ernestine and miserable all because of Louise. Shush, here she comes.”

“Morning, ladies.”

“Oh, good morning Louise. My, you look radiant today.”

“Why, thank you. You two were in such a focused discussion I thought you might have some gossip to share.”

“Oh, no. We were just talking about the weather. How about you?”

“The same. Well, I think I’ll go over to the hay buffet and see if anything is interesting. Have a nice day.”

“You too, Louise. Bye.”

“She has lots of nerve.”

“I’ll say. In addition to nerve, she should also take a pass on the buffet.”

65 comments

  1. You were in rare form when you wrote this one, John! Hilarious! Thanks for sharing.πŸ˜‰

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    1. He sure was!

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    2. Thank you, Jill. Had some fun with it. 😁

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  2. I’m going to be thinking about the possibility of other species having gossip all day.

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    1. Crows always get me thinking.

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  3. I bovine snarkfest! I love it!!

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    1. I love the term, Liz. 😁

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  4. I’m never going to drive by cows again without imagining them gossiping about Louise. I laughed at β€œHoofie swear.” I hope you have a good day, John. Got milk?

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    1. Thank you, Dan. You make me want an Oreo and milk.

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  5. Female gossip – I believe it, John!

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  6. Even cows can be catty, John πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you, Chris. 😁

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  7. And I thought hens were rumored to be gossips. Too funny, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. 😁

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  8. John, I want to say something profound but all I’m doing is πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Thamk you, Larry. You’ve said it all.

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  9. I can’t beat all these previous clever comments! I also agree with Jill about you being in rare form. Very amusing, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.

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  10. They must host outrageous parties, these heifers.

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    1. Can you imagine? Lucky you don’t get your throat cut at one of them.

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  11. This one has your brilliant fingerprints all over it, John. Priceless from start to finish, especially that zinger ending. That’s for the laughs today!

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Mae. 😁

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  12. Who knew cows could be so catty?
    So much fun!

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    1. Yes these gals take the cke. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Remind me to stay on their good side!

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      2. Especially with those big hooves.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Hilarious, John. Only you could have thought up this priceless story. Enjoy the day! 😁

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    1. Thank you, Gwen 😁

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  14. I can’t say I’m surprised there’s tension in the group, John, with all those cows and only one bull between them. Mind you, I’ve seen what the bull’s bringing to the party: one like that is more than enough!

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    1. So funnyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This had me laughing, and at the same time there’s some truth mixed in.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  16. Lol, sounds like you’ve heard a few gossip sessions, John πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes I have. Thanks, Jacquie. 😁

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  17. John, you’ve got the female gossip corner down pat! (Sounds as if you must’ve worked in an office, ha!) Well done.

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    1. I did. But also, I was raised by women. 😁

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  18. Anonymous · · Reply

    Catchy!

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray

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    2. I couldn’t comment there. But thank you

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  19. Great answer to the prompt, John! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  20. Too funny, John. How do you come up with these ideas? 😁

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    1. The photo talks to me I think. Thanks, Lauren

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  21. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I love your response to this photo. It’s quite amusing to picture cows gossiping. Your post reminded me of an occasion when we had a cow come to school and the resulting comic relief. I blogged about this before, but I think it was before the time that we had met. https://petespringerauthor.wordpress.com/2020/05/26/a-funny-memory/

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    1. Great story, Pete. That speaker knew what he was doing for sure. Thanks for sending.

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  22. So believabull…

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    1. You know at one time or another one cow said to the other, “Let’s avoid the bullshite.”

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  23. OMG, John! I am laughing out loud. Good thing no one is around. They’d think I’d lost my marbles. Oh, that big Louise! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Jan. A good laugh is like a tonic. 😁

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  24. Who knew cows could be so catty?! πŸ˜€

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    1. I know right?

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