Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 365 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.

Help Me. By John W. Howell Β© 2022

“Sir?”

“Huh? You talking to me.”

“Please hold your voice down, sir.”

“What seems to be the trouble?”

“I’m afraid to move.”

“Why?”

“Why you ask? See those pigeons?”

“Yeah, so?”

“Shush, sir. I’m afraid they are going to eat me.”

“That’s nonsense. Just shoo them away.”

“I tried that.”

“And?”

“They started growling.”

“Growling? Birds don’t growl.”

“I know. That’s when I got concerned.”

“So, how can I help you?”

“You see, I have some grain here that I thought I could give them.”

“Yes, I see. So why not do that?”

“I tried. Their leader told me the grain wouldn’t do.”

“That doesn’t sound good.”

“I know. He then asked if I was packing a cheeseburger.”

“Cheeseburger? How did he know about cheeseburgers?”

“I have a theory.”

“Tell me.”

“These aren’t pigeons.”

“What are they?”

“Wolves in pigeon clothing.”

“Still doesn’t explain the cheeseburgers.”

“Maybe they watch a lot of TV.”

“Scary thought.”

“You going to help me?”

“Not sure how.”

“Call Über Eats and get some cheeseburgers here fast.”

“Actually sounds good right now.”

“Keep your voice lowΒ  when you order I don’t want to start a stampede.”

“I think only cows do that.”

“But who’s to know about wolves in pigeon clothing?”

“Yes especially if they have cheeseburger knowledge. I’m calling.

“Bless you, sir.”

 

57 comments

  1. Get them each an extra-mega-whopper burger with extra fries and a side of onion rings. That should slow them down!

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    1. That would slow anyone down. 🀣 Thanks, Keith.

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  2. Wolves are getting better at costume design.

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    1. I was surprised they were so small. Must be a new breed. 😊

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  3. Do they want fries with that? Practicing for my next gig. Great one John.

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    1. Good idea. The way the market is going I’ll be out there with you. 😁

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  4. Deliciously absurd! I love it!!

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    1. Music to my ears (er eyes) Liz. Thank you.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  5. At least she’s getting some help.

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    1. That’s true. Thanks, Craig. 😁

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  6. Oh my word! Only you! πŸ™‚

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    1. * sung by the Platters. 😁 Thanks, Jill.

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  7. Surrounded by squab and ordering in cheeseburgers, such is life, eh? lol
    I thought, “Jeez, how am I going to bread and fry all these birds by dinner time?”

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    1. Not to mention the plucking part. 😁

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      1. Yikes! 😲

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  8. Good lawd, John. You went way outta da box on dis one!!

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    1. Stay with me, Dale. Got my jet pack on. Never know what can happen

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      1. You know I will, John. I’ll hold on tight!

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  9. I keep both hands on the steering wheel when I read these, and stay alert. The twists and turns can catch me unaware. Good one, John. She does look concerned about something. πŸ™‚

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    1. I thought so too.

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  10. I will bring two large cats. Problem solved. And no cheeseburgers.
    They love pigeons with extra sauce.

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    1. 🀣 Good idea.

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  11. Don’t know about the cheeseburger thing but, I’m sure the is a car wash in someone’s future.

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    1. Ha ha ha. The old pigeon drop.

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  12. Oooh. A burger does sound good. But now I’m wondering how the wolves fit in those tiny bird costumes. Think of all the burgers they could buy if they sold their shrinking technology as a diet supplement!

    Fun story, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I can imagine the shrinking results. Thanks, Staci

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  13. I see a movie here. One that is even better than Sharknado. Just add zombie the the wolves in pigeon’s clothing and have them swarm a fast food outlet.

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    1. You can direct.

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  14. Not sure about the cheeseburger thing but, I am sure there is a car wash in someone’s future.

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    1. Yes indeed. Looks like a repeat.

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  15. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I’m with Jill — “only you” could have thought this up, John. πŸ˜‚ The empath in me immediately focused on her bruised face and sorrowful eyes. I didn’t even notice the pigeons — until you pointed them out. Thanks for turning the story around for me. πŸ’›

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    1. Yes it had to be turned into something of a farce. Too much reality these days.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        Very clever of you, John. Bravo! βœ¨πŸŽ‰βœ¨

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      2. ❀️

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  16. “Wolves in pigeon clothing” just cracked me up, John — thanks for a much-needed laugh for the day!

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    1. I’m glad you got a laugh, Debbie.

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  17. OMG, Mr. Howell. I literally have tears streaming down my face at this. I can’t even begin to imagine how you came up with wolves in pigeon clothing. Genius and oh, so funny!!

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    1. I can’t tell you either. It was a riff on wolves in sheep’s clothing but all I had to work with was pigeons

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I hope I never run into that flock or pack or birds πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah not a good thing for sure.

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  19. Wolves with Cheeseburger Knowledge Rule the World!

    I think it’s a quirky enough title. No?

    And pigeons do growl, but only the ones in Central Park.

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    1. I like the title.

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      1. It’s as good as written then! πŸ˜‰

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  20. When I saw that photo, I knew you’d be in rare form, John. πŸ˜€ Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Rare is good. 😁

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  21. Haha! I think cheeseburgers will work.

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      1. 😎

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  23. Ha! Very imaginative, John.

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl.

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