Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 323 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.

The Streak by John W. Howell Β© 2021

“Did you see that?”

“I almost missed it. What was that anyway.”

“Looked like a raccoon without any clothes.”

“You sure there is such a thing.”

“No, but that’s what it looked like.”

“It is fast.”

“I’ll say. Might be fun to race it.”

“You can,, for sure. You’re built for running. I’m a little too close to the road.”

“Aw, come on. I’ve seen you put on a burst of speed.”

“Yeah, for maybe ten seconds. That sucker is still running.”

“Wonder where he’s headed.”

“Don’t know, but he looks like he might be late for dinner.”

“You don’t think he lives with someone who feeds him, do you?”

“All I can say is his posture right now is the way I would act at the sound of the falling kibble.”

“You hear that?”

“What?”

“I thought I heard the subtle sound of the kibble bag being opened.”

“I don’t hear it.”

“You are too near the Earth. Sounds go right over your head. Listen.”

“It the thundering paws of that thing. it’s coming back.”

“You’re right. Maybe we can stop it.”

“Not me. Participating in a stampede is not my idea of fun. So you go right ahead.”

“I’ll just yell at it.”

“That will work.”

“HEY, YOU.”

“WHO ME?”

“YEAH, YOU. WHAT”S THE HURRY?”

“GOT ERRANDS TO RUN.”

“WHAT ARE YOU ANYWAY?”

“OPOSSUM. SEE YA.”

“What the heck?”

“I know, right. I thought those things were out in the wild.”

“Looks like they are migrating to our neighborhood.”

“We better be careful. I hear they carry rabies.”

“I heard that too. That’s it. No racing it for me.”

“Did you say something about kibble before?”

“Wishing won’t make it happen.”

“Let’s go sit on the porch with sad eyes. Maybe that will make it happen.”

“Great idea. You know for a short one you are pretty sharp.”

“Since when is short stupid?”

“You know what I mean. Some of my best friends are short.”

“Yeah, okay.”

 

64 comments

  1. I say they make a great team, one with his nose to the ground and one who possesses a birds eye view . . .

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    1. They have the field covered. 😁

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  2. I wonder if sitting on the porch with sad eyes will work for me to get my own way.

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    1. You could give it a try, Liz. 😁 Make sure its not raining.

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  3. I thought maybe that was Twiggy running!

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    1. I wish I had thought of that. Thanks, Jill. 😊

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  4. I think you have a soft spot for low-to-the-ground dogs, John. Good job.

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    1. I think I do too. Thanks, Dan

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  5. Nothing wrong with being vertically challenged. At least, that’s what I tell my kids. πŸ™‚

    Fun one, John.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Staci.

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  6. Poor opossums. Rabies is actually extremely rare in them. Wonder why people think otherwise since they’re the β€˜go to’ rabies carrier for many.

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    1. I have no idea. Maybe it’s cause they look like huge rats.

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      1. You’re probably right.

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  7. So much to unpack here. I love it. “Some of my best friends are short.”

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    1. That was the kicker. Thanks, Craig. 😁

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  8. Sitting with sad eyes is a guaranteed way to get kibble!

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    1. I think so too. Thanks, Mae.

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  9. The girls are on form today John. That’s the strangest looking opossum I ever did see , though I’ve never seen one but obviously this one is beautiful. More like a greyhound or whippet than a large rat though.
    Hugs

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, David. 😊

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  10. Don’t diss the oppossums – they eat ticks!
    And this was fun. Like Marc said, one is the eyes in the sky and the other nose to the ground. Perfect duo!
    Wonder if the sad eyes worked?

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    1. Yes of course the sad eyes worked. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I knew it! πŸ˜‰

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      2. You smartie pants, you. 😊

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      3. That’s why you keep me around πŸ˜‰

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      4. And your wonderful spirit. 😁

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      5. Aww shucks!

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      6. 😘

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  11. Not a big fan of possum, but your story is excellent, John. I can almost hear these two carrying on such a conversation. And you’ve got to love the expression on their faces!

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    1. I know right? Thanks, Debbie.

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    You are hilarious, John. Opossum running? Now my imagination is running wild. Thanks for the morning laughter — always appreciated. 😁

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    1. Thank you so much, Gwen. 😊

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    1. Thank you for sharing the post, Michael.😊

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  13. Well done, John! I had already thought that it would be Lucy and Twiggy, after they were in the fashion center. Lol xx Michael

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Michael.

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    The sad eyes work every time!

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    1. They do for sure. Thanks, Denise.

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  15. That was one idea I’d never come up with! I was going for someone remarking on the skinny legs or stumpy ones, but couldn’t come up with a line for it.

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    1. I’ve been there too, GP. 😊

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  16. A perfect prompt for you, John! I love this!! And yes, my best friend is short too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Jan 😁

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  17. Great response to the prompt, John!

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  18. Thanks for the laughs, John. This is too funny! And good save at the end! πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad you liked it, Lauren. 😁

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  19. Give you dogs as a prompt and you’re in your element. Super, John.

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    1. I do speak dog. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. Yes, you do!

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  20. That kibble dilemma. I know what they mean…

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    1. Yes. Kibble rules.

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  21. Ah, workin, “the look”! Great dialogue with these two, John!

    They’re quite a pair tall and short neither dumb. πŸ˜€

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    1. True. Thanks, Deborah.

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    1. Thanks for the link.

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  23. Why did no-one ever tell me that wishing won’t make it happen?

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    1. Cause wishing is the first step in the action lan.

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