Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 335 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words.

“Using this photo 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

You and Me by John W. Howell © 2021

“I don’t know Jacques. I would say the air is more like blue.”

“Well, either way, I don’t like it.”

“You and me both, brother. What do you suppose happened?”

“Hard to tell. You know how those idiots keep threatening each other with annihilation.”

“You don’t suppose they finally did it.”

“You have to admit, it is pretty quiet.”

“Yeah. It’s like there is only you and me here.”

“You think?”

“I almost don’t want to believe that could be true.”

“If it is, what are we going to do?”

“Um, I would say have a great time.”

“Why do you think what got them didn’t get us?”

“I think it might be we already had the bird flu.”

“So you think that’s what did them in?”

“That or maybe one too many cheeseburgers.”

“Really?”

“No. I’m just messing with you. Let’s fly to the city and see if anyone else is around.”

“If it is bird flu, those Peragine hawks are going to be all over that place.”

“Yeah, maybe you are right. Let’s fly to Starbucks. If no humans are there, then you know we are alone.”

“Better idea. Could also check Chick-Fil-A too.”

“Great point. Let’s go.”

63 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    We humans certainly know how to destroy a “good thing.” Maybe we need to spend more time listening to wildlife and less time with the news. 😊 Well done, John.

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    1. A good moral of the story, Gwen. Thank you. 😁

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  2. Good take on the prompt, John. Looks like they’ll go anywhere to pirate a meal. These are the guys that put the Aarrgh in Corvid! I hope it isn’t bird flu – nasty blighter, that one.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Keith.

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  3. We are what we eat! We are what we think!
    Great story, John.

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    1. Thank you, Karen. 😁

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  4. A chilling story. I hope it’s not a harbinger of things to come.

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    1. Good thing I’m a fiction writer and not a seer, Liz. 😁

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      1. That’s for sure.

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  5. Well done, John. I have to think that you nailed it. If we were suddenly gone, it would be obvious and we wouldn’t really be missed. Hawk food.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. It would be obvious and you have to wonder if anyone would miss us. Watch out for hawks.

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    1. Thanks for the share, Michael.

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      1. With a great pleasure, John! Enjoy your day! xx Michael

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  6. I think the wildlife would have a party if we all disappeared. Checking Starbucks is a good idea. Someone is always there.

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    1. I’m always shocked by the number of people who will wait for an overpriced coffee. Thanks, Craig.

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  7. Good take, John! Very funny too! Bird flue or too much of the cheeseburgers. Lol Sometimes one really has to decide which reason better is named. 😉 Have a nice day! xx Michael

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    1. I believe it will be the cheeseburger. 😁. Thanks, Michael.

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  8. Animals are going to party when we’re gone. You just know they have confetti stored somewhere.

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    1. Hahaha. I wish I had that idea when I did this. A very funny thought. Thanks, Charles.

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  9. Whoa! It’s those type stories we used read when we were kids growing up in the Cold War. Boy, that took me back!

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    1. Duck and cover, GP. 😁

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  10. Yikes! This reminded me of the old Planet of the Apes movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvuM3DjvYf0

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    1. I remember how chilling that scene was, Jill. Thanks for bringing back the raised hair. 😳

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      1. It was quite a scene!

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Smart birds! They know where to look 🙂

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    1. Yes they do. They could go to an In and Out burger too. Thanks, Denise.

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  12. I’d blame it on the cheeseburgers. 🙂 Great one, John!

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    1. That may be it. Thanks, Jan. 😁

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  13. The age we live in (the Asshole Era) leads to thoughts like these. “You know how those idiots keep threatening each other with annihilation.”

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    1. I loved that descriptor, Tim. I think we can apply it to all areas of the government and private sectors. I think we need a t-shirt with something like Welcome to the Asshole Era on it. Thaks for the laugh. 😂

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  14. Whoa, I hope these two don’t have a crystal ball! Sounds more like a horror story, at least for the humans. Maybe they’ll find a few folks at the Starbucks — of course, if it’s holiday-time, they’ll find them at WalMart, ha! Well done, John.

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    1. I think the humans are past tense, Debbie.

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  15. Starbucks, Chik-Fil-A, and don’t forget Home Depot, John! 🙂
    Nicely done!

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  16. This is very funny.

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    1. I’m glad you like it Molly Shea.

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  17. Good take, John! It’s a little bit of funny and a little bit of “uh oh.”
    By the way, how long does it take you to write one of these dialogues?
    Just wondering, unless you care not to share. 🙂

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    1. I would say it takes no longer then ten minutes for a dialogue of this size. When writing it I have the two characters in my head. Have to think it through though. Always happy to share anything.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  18. Those humans… They will be left to fend for themselves if there is no one as Starbucks or Chick-Fil-A…
    Another imaginative one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 🤗

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  19. Wonderfully imaginative!

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    1. Thank you, Becky. 😊

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  20. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    So many opportunities without those annoying humans around. Nice one, John!

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    1. Indeed. Thanks, Pete.

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  21. They know us well. I’d check Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, too. Loved this one, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. I think Lowes might be worth a flyby s well. 😁

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      1. In Arkansas, Hellmart. I mean, Walmart.

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  22. I would like to think it was too many cheeseburgers. Of course this would require a re-write of Planet of the Apes. In the famous final scene, instead of the State of Liberty . . the Golden Arches.

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    1. I love that ending. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Most definitely.

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  23. This is so funny! Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks. Haha!!

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    1. Taht is where the people would be. Thanks, Jennie.

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