Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 353

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 on 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 time.”

The photo.

Vacation home by John W. Howell Β© 2022

“Hey, honey, look at this.”

Peaceful Vacation Home For Sale

2 bed, 1 bath, Lakefront property in a well-established community.

Close to schools and shopping. Too many amenities to fully list.

Features private lake access, a park-like setting. Massive sun porch,

metal roof, mature landscaping, and trees. Imagine you and your family

living in paradise. There is plenty of room to redecorate

and make it your own at this price. Hurry, this one won’t last.

$599,000

“Looks great. Let’s go see it.”

“That means getting a flight. We always lose out when we spend too much time. So I say we make an offer. How bad could it be?”

“I suppose you are right. Give the agent a call. I wish there was a picture, though.”

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  1. Ha ha ha. Love it, John! πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Harmony. 😁

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  2. It certainly has a lot going for it!

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    1. Yes, it does.😊

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      1. It’s actually in a lovely spot near Deltona, FL.

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  3. I would buy it, tree and all!

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  4. LOL! Yeah, it doesn’t look like this place will last. Good one, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. 😁

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  5. LOL! Love that one, John. You know the saying. If it’s too good to be true . . . πŸ˜†

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    1. That is a good saying for sure. Thanks, Mae.

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  6. How bad could it be? LOL

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    1. Washer and dryer in the frontyard bad. Thanks, Lauren.

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      1. Good point. Maybe an outhouse out back because the plumbing didn’t work.

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      2. Need to replace the septic too. 😳

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  7. I’ll lay odds more than one person got rooked into buying a house just like that. πŸ˜πŸ™„
    But I thought about MY luck. ‘I wanted to rebuild the Florida room, but that dang tree landed on the new kitchen!’

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    1. Good one, GP. 😁

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  8. This stuff really happens. It’s still funny.

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    1. In today’s market I’m sure it happens everyday. Thanks, Craig.

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  9. At least the lake looks nice.

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    1. It does. (Except for the resident alligator.)

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      1. Just throw him some chicken and he’ll be fine.

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      2. Hahaha. How true.

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  10. Now, what did I say about buying a pig in a poke??

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    1. Yes. Not a good idea.

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  11. If they buy it sight unseen, they deserve what they get!! And there are crazy people who do… sheesh!

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    1. Houses around here are on the market for five days and get multiple offers. Usually five figures over asking price is where they end up.

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      1. Here, too… I wouldn’t say five figures over but so many are being over paid. Makes me wanna kick myself for not hanging on to my former house and buying this one that I do not like…

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      2. Yeah. We moved from Sonoma California in 2000. We just saw our house sold for four times the price we got. 😳

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      3. Holy moly! I really wonder how much more I could have gotten… Oh well, no point in thinking about it now.

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      4. Nope. Shoulda, woulda, coulda never leads to anything but regret.

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      5. Darn tootin’! And why I don’t spend any time with those!

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  12. Oh, dear. I would never be brave enough to buy something sight unseen. Of course, even a picture can be misleading, especially if it’s an old one before the tree fell on it! We looked at places here in Spain that didn’t look anything like the picture. Glad we waited until we got here.

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    1. The last two houses that we bought we found on the internet. Of course, we visited but could have easily bought them sight unseen. In fact our current house I never saw until we moved in. (The Producer was tasked with finding and buying. I had full faith she would do a great job and she did.)

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  13. Good one John, and maybe not too far into the realm of fiction.

    There are some houses on the market around here that are selling and aren’t in much better condition than that one. Being on the train line to New York City, caused more than a few New Yorkers to snatch up houses quickly during the great escape portion of the pandemic, without a lot of thought, I fear

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    1. We have bidding wars around here. The house inventory is so low that stuff sells in a few hours. Usually over asking.

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      1. The house next to us was offered “as is” in an estate sale. It sold for more than 25% over asking.

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      2. Kills ya.So gad we got daughter into a place before the boom.

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    What’s the expression…a picture is worth a thousand words? Great story, John. 😊

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  15. Gotta love those real estate listings! Great take on this prompt, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. 😊

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  16. Hook, line and sinker. And they didn’t even mention the available firewood.

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    1. Ha ha ha . A bonus.

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  17. Can you say Buyer’s Remorse?? I suppose this one has possibilities, but sight unseen? No way!

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    1. Especially at half a mil.

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  18. When the tree hugs back…

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    1. Always a warm gesture indeed.

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  19. Oh, dear! Yes, a picture would be helpful. It’s a fixer-upper for sure! πŸ™‚ Good one, John!

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    1. Handy man’s special. 😁

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  20. petespringerauthor · ·

    Open floor plan with plenty of natural air.😊

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    1. Floor to ceiling windows too.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Lol…good one!

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    1. Thanks, Denise.

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  22. Oh there’s a sales pitch. I bet there’s a bridge they could sell that guy too. 🀣
    Good take on this image, John!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah

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  23. Yeah, how bad could it be? πŸ˜‚ Love it, John!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren.

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  24. Ha ha ha … massive sun porch, indeed! Love it πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  25. Buahaha!

    I’ve come across a house or several where the description left out a few rather particular details. But this here is the wrong kind of ‘treehouse’.

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    1. Ha ha ha . Thanks, Marc.

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  26. at least it doesn’t have a shark coming out of the roof…

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    1. That is a positive way to look at it. 😁

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      1. Thank you for the information. I could see our city council going into fits of hysteria over something like this. They would have nixed it on a violation of the height restrictions. I thought it interesting that the original owners son was against being declaired a heritage site.

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      2. I know. Isn’t that just dandy ?

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  27. Ahh . . . looks like a “handy man’s dream,” to me. LOL!

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    1. For sure, Mark.

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  28. Hahaha!!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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