Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #364 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

Mine by John W. Howell © 2022

“It won’t be long now.”

“Long for what.”

“Till it’s mine.”

“What?”

“You don’t see that big ole thing beyond the trees?”

“The moon?”

“Yeah, the moon.”

“Why do you say it’s going to be yours?”

“Well, the deal has to go through yet, but it’s a sure thing.”

“Deal?”

“Yeah, I bought the moon.”

“You what?”

“I bought the moon and got a great deal.”

“I’ll bet. What kind of a deal?”

“I traded a guy my deed for the  Brooklyn Bridge and some cash for the moon. The joke’s on him, though.”

“Oh?”

“That deed was a phony.”

“You get a deed for the moon?”

“He promised to mail it.”

“I hope it wasn’t a lot of cash.”

“Doesn’t matter.”

“Why?”

“I printed it in my basement.”

“Figures.”

 

 

 

55 comments

  1. He bought the whole moon? Does that include all the US, Russian and Chinese hardware on it? Hey! Here’s a thought. There’s talk of restarting manned moon landings. I wonder if NASA et al know that this guy can charge them rent. That is so much a better deal than the square metre of Mars my pal bought in the 90s!

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I wonder what the secondary market for used moon equipment is these days?

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      1. I should think someone with more money than sense would pay rather a lot for the part of the original LEM and the actual flag that was planted on Lunar soil. Probably not as much as he’s paying for Twitter, though.

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      2. I think he might just go there himself and pick that stuff up.

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  2. Delightfully absurd!

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    1. Love it. Liz.

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  3. Is everyone a winner or a loser in that deal? Can’t tell.

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    1. I guss the walk away is net Zero

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  4. John, again, you made me laugh and that’s a great way to start the day. Thanks and have a great day.

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    1. You as well, Steve. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. Is this the 2022 version of It’s A Wonderful Life?

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  6. Too bad he only bought that sliver of moon, eh? Hey, John, I’ll take some of that printed money, if you have any spares. Just as long as the ink is dry!
    Love the story.

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    1. You have to call the boys at Treasury. They came by and picked it up yesterday. They said Biden needed it for a new handout program.

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      1. hahahahaha – I should have known!

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    HaHaHa! Delightful craziness, John. I just read an article about people who claim to own a piece of the moon. A guy named Dennis Hope actually sells the pieces. Your post is timely! 😁

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    1. Gotta wonder the basis for their claim. Thanks, Gwen

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  8. Buahahahaha! Too funny!

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  9. Do these guys work for the government? Sounds like their kind of deal.

    Funny stuff, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I just took a lesson from the Biden money printing example.

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  10. They really do flock together.

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  11. Oh my! Printed in the basement. Ha! Ha! I am laughing out loud. Who would you pay for the moon? Oh, wait! I know! The Man in the Moon!! 🙂

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    1. Yes he might with pieces of cheese.

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  12. An opportunist, I’d say. Well played, John — thanks for my morning chuckle!

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    1. Glad you got one, Thanks for letting me know

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  13. I thought of W.C. Fields straight-away. “You can fool some of the people some of the time, and that’s enough to make a living.” W.C. Fields. 😂

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    1. “Lost my corkskrew and had to survive on food and water,”

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      1. LOL!! He was so funny,

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      2. “Who put grapefruit juice in my grapefruit juice.”

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      3. 😂 Did you ever watch the Bank Dick? That’s my favorite WC Fields movie.

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      4. It wasa long time ago.

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  14. So you out-conned the con-man- nice!

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    1. I think they out conned each other. 😁

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  15. You come up with the craziest scenarios, John—and I LOVE them! You can hang the moon on that! 😉

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  16. Good for some chuckles, John. 🙂 Fits right into this crazy world.

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    1. Thank you, Tim

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  17. Sounds like a deal Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk would dream up 😉 Good one, John!

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    1. I agree. Marie. Thanks

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  18. It’s hard to know whom to feel sorry for. Nicely done, John.

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    1. I think both are equally dispicable

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  19. How are you reading Jeff Bezos’ mind?

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    1. He whispered in my ear

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  20. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Sounds like a fair trade. “Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’.” —Billy Preston

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  21. Haha! This is good, John. The upper hand was well-played!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.This was a little riff on politicians doing deals with each other.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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  22. Very delightful, John! Fraud is only good, if it works on both sides. Lol Keep the money printer save. Maybe you will need it later. xx Michael

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    1. I think I will.

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  23. […] Mine by John W. Howell © 2022 […]

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