Tuesday Anything possible – Kreative Kue #354 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 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.

The Question by John W. Howell © 2022

“What would you like for dinner, my love?”

“Hmm. Haven’t given it much thought.”

“Well, I’m going shopping so I thought I would give you a choice.”

“Aw, that’s so sweet. What are the possibilities?”

“I was thinking of a nice Ibis or two.”

“Oh goodness. I’m so tired of Ibis. Look at ’em all hanging around. I feel full just looking at them.”

“I know but they are very plentiful.”

“That may be the problem.”

“So give me an idea.”

“Let me think. I have had gazelle on my mind for a while.”

“Those things are hardly ever in stock. Besides at my age running them down can be a problem.”

“I get that. Okay, something slower but as delicious. I know water buffalo.”

“You know they are dangerous right?”

“But you are such an accomplished hunter you are always on top of your game.”

“Those things take some help and everyone is off to the plains for the summer.”

“Okay then just make it simple. Anything you run across will be good.”

“What about dessert?”

“Maybe a rabbit.”

“Oh, good choice. Okay, then I’m off.”

“Good hunting.”

“You are so funny. You know we should consider vegetarian.”

“What? Eat what our food eats? I don’t think so.”

“Just a thought my love.”

“I could just see me at the pride meeting telling everyone that I was eating grass. I’d be laughed out of the county.”

“Okay, settle. I’ll find some meat.”

“You are the best.”

 

 

73 comments

  1. If nothing else, John, I shall never look at a Pride event in the same way again!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Keith. 😁

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  2. Only you would comeuppance with two lions discussing dinner selections, John. This had me laughing from the moment I hit the Ibis. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😁

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  3. LOL! Good one, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  4. Ibis look a little gamy too. Maybe a zebra.

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    1. Yeah, good choice. Zebra is usually a holiday item but an exception might be in order.

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  5. “Look who moved it to our beach residence!”
    “Yeah, there goes the neighborhood!!”

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    1. Good one, GP. 🤣

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      1. Thanks, John, but no matter how hard i try, you are still the master.

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      2. Aw shucks. So nice of you t say. 😊

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  6. Decisions, decisions . . .

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    1. I know right. If I were a billionaire I would hire a chef and let them figure out what’s for dinner each day.

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  7. Very funny John and having just done the weekly shop it did mirror in some respects the conversation I had with my husband before I left… lol..hugsx

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    1. A simple record of our house too. Thanks, Sally. 😁

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  8. This is why you never go shopping when your hungry.

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  9. I feel like they’re definitely having Ibis for dinner.

    So funny, John. I smiled the whole way through. Nicely done.

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    1. I think you are right. it might even be carry out ibis. Thanks, Staci. 😁

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      1. Carry out. Ha! 🤣

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Last-minute shopping can be a problem, right? There are always those tough choices and reckless possibilities. Brilliant, John. 😁

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    1. The reckless was eliminated from our house when I was banned from grocery shopping. Always tough choices for sure. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Banned? That sounds like a reasonable solution. Hmmm, an option I hadn’t considered. 😁

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      2. Yes. Happened years ago when I forgot to hand in the coupons. Well, and I bought a couple of things that weren’t on the list. (Pork rinds and jerky) 🤣

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  11. Hahahaha made me hungry!

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    1. Don’t go shopping then. Thanks, Chris.

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  12. Thanks for the smiles, John. Got me thinking about fried chicken, maybe a grilled T-bone. 🙂

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    1. We gave up beef in 1991. I used to love big thick grilled porterhouse steak. Start with a martini. Red wine with the steak and a nice amaretto to finish. I hope they have porterhouse in heaven.

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  13. I guess I never realized a species other than humans might get tired of planning, catching, and eating their foods! Nicely done, my friend.

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    1. You heard it here first.

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  14. The Ibis do seem to be plentiful but I could see that it would get tiresome. No one wants the same thing every meal. 🙂 Great story, John!

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    1. I think you are right, Jan. Of course Twiggy and Lucy seem to enjoy their kibble. 😊

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  15. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Haha—Ibis again? Everyone needs a little variety in their diet.

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    1. Yes they do. Greens as well.

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  16. Tough choice!! Great image and story to go with it, John!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I think their choices might be more limited than they realize 🙂

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Denise.

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  18. It really is all about perspective. And really, I can’t imagine this guy sidling up to a McDonald’s Drive-Thru.

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    1. I can’t see that either unless he was driving a Jag. 😊

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      1. Ba doom boom!!!

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  19. Lol, that’s how I feel mentioning I’d like a juicy steak these days!

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  20. Nothing better to retire at day’s end with one of your funniest. How do you do it? Great job, John.

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    1. Thank you, Steve. Blame the muse.

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  21. Well done, John! Their dinner plans sound delicious.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I guess, if you were a lion. 😁

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  22. So, we are not the only species who has to decide what to have for dinner again? and again? and again? That is rather comforting… 🙂

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    1. I think I was trying to comfort myself too. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Hahaha! 🙂

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  23. Love this, John! Oh, the choices! 🙂

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    1. Yes, there seem to be a lot. Thanks, Lauren.

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring my post, Sally. 😊

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  24. Ibis can get a little tiring after a month or two, John. And those feathers are a nuisance.
    Thanks for the fun!

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    1. I’ve had my fill of ibis, Diana. 🤣

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    1. Thank you for sharing. 😊

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      1. Thank you as well, John! What great entertainment. xx Michael

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  25. Wonderful, John! This discussion really made me giggling. Fast food, but only at the first view. Lol xx Michael

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    1. 😁 So glad you liked it, Michael.

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  26. Clever and entertaining dinner conversation John. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Debby. 😊

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