Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 358 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.

Gotta wonder by John W. Howell © 2022

“So, where did you get this washed?”

“It was the boy scouts.”

“The boy scouts?”

“Yeah, there was a troop doing a car wash.”

“So you had them do it?”

“Uh-huh.”

“I have to wonder how you pulled that off?”

“Was easy. I looked, and there they were.”

“I mean how you got to them.”

“Oh, that.” Yeah, it was tricky.”

“I’m not sure they did a good job.”

The windshield does seem a bit streaky.”

“Where was this again?”

“In a church parking lot.”

“So you really had room.”

“Piece of cake. You see that tree line, right?”

“I nearly do, but yes.”

“You know we need to put more distance between us and the ground.”

“Yeah, I’m climbing now. It’s a wonder no one complained.”

“About what?”

“You landing a helicopter in a church parking lot.”

“Well, there was one complaint.”

“Do tell.”

“The minister. He lost his wig.”

“‘Flipped his wig,’ you mean?”

“No. He had a wig, and it blew into the trees. I gave him your number.”

“Great.”

“I’m sure it wasn’t costly.”

“Says you.”

“An expensive one would have stayed on his head.”

“Comforting for sure. Call ATC and get us cleared to 1000 feet. Those electric lines might be a problem.”

 

56 comments

  1. I don’t think I want to be next in line whilst waiting for a helicopter to pass through the car wash. Just saying.

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    1. Might get messy. 😁

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      1. You ain’t wrong

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  2. A smeary windscreen has to be worse in an aircraft than in a car. I don’t think they have screen washers either, do they?

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    1. No just wipers. They make it worse.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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  3. The minister lost his wig. Lol In parts wicked, but great penned! Thanks for sharing, John! Have a great week! xx Michael

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    1. The minister’s lost wig was my favorite bit as well, Michael!

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    2. Have a great week as well, Michael. Thnak you. 😁

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  4. LOL! Only you! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Here is a song that covers that item. https://youtu.be/V9Z439YYyD0

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      1. LOL! I should have know! 🙂

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  5. I hope it isn’t LifeStar.

    Good one, John. For a few bucks, those scouts would wash anything.

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    1. So true, Dan. Rinsing was another matter.

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  6. John, is it me or are you the only one that would come up with that! 😂

    My thought was, ‘Well, there’s that black cloud over my head again!’

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    1. I think I would be the only one. GP. 😁

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  7. Clever, John. I never would have thought of a windshield, let alone one in a helicopter. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. 😊

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  8. I wondered where you were headed with this one, John. Your ideas are always so creative and unexpected. Another clever example!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😁

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  9. Oh my! I never would have guessed where you were headed with this, John. A helicopter! Wow! Fantastic response to the prompt, as usual!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😊

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  10. By the way, I have $3.00 car washes here with free vacuums. Drives Dan nuts since he is a fanatic about his clean car. I do contribute to the church and school washes in the summer but have yet to see a helicopter. Patience Tom, patience.

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    1. We may have to fly over there.

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  11. Guess it cold have been worse. They could have landed a jumbo jet.

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    1. That would have been worse. etting the top clean might have been a problem.

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      1. Hope the pilots tip well.

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  12. Good one, John! Looks to me like they’re about to get a good rinse.

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    1. I think so to. Tim

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Craziness! 🤣 You surprised me with this one, John. Bravo!

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    1. So glad. I don’t like it when folks can guess. Thanks. Gwen 😊

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  14. This one completely surprised me. Nice work, John.

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    1. Thank you, Craig

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  15. Good one, John. I’d have never dreamed that was where you were taking us!

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    1. I try to take you there without you knowing 😁

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      1. And you succeeded 😉

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  16. LOL!! I didn’t see you going there…at. all! Too funny! 🤣

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    1. Thank you. Deborah

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  17. John, knowing the great job that the Boy Scouts do, I bet they would have cleaned for you if you had remembered to turn off the prop…

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    1. I’m sure they would.

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Thanks for the smile. I can sure pucture this.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks. Denise.

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  19. Lol, I bet those Boy Scouts were thrilled!

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    1. I certainly would have been. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  20. Your flash fiction is always SO fun and unique and surprising. I loved this one John.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela

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  21. Haha!!

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  22. Buahahaha! I did NOT see that one coming! You rock these, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😊

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