Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #369 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.combefore 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.

Sale Today by John W. Howell © 2022

The morning paper has an ad that is hard to ignore. The headline reads;  Estate Sale Camelot Castle – Everything Must go.

Further down is a description of the items being offered. Reading the list makes attendance mandatory.

For sale: Large round table reportedly used for meetings and late-night dinners. A sword still in its original stone. Antique chairs, tapestries, beds, tables, and sideboards too numerous to mention and detail. Two crowns (One king-sized and one queen-sized) 12 suits of armor size 38 regular, (Some polishing needed), chainmail, Longbows, crossbows, broad swords, spears, lances, maces, daggers, and knives. Wagons, tumbrels, horse halters, saddles, and feed bags. Cauldrons, catapults, rocks. Antique goblets, tableware, pewter forks. Original candelabras, sconces, and torches. Complete magician’s kit including, hex instructions, hat, and powders. 

Refreshments available for purchase, major credit cards honored, all sales final.

Want to go with me?

 

 

 

 

70 comments

  1. Jane Sturgeon · · Reply

    Ohhh, please let King Arthur and his stories be real. We could certainly do with that kind of hero and leadership in these times. I’ll come with you, John. ❤

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    1. Ha ha ha. It would be grand to have King Arthur back. I’ll pick you up on the way there. 😊

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    2. King Arthur always comes in the hour of greatest need and when his people call him. He has returned only he is incognito, in disguise.

      You will see him in ‘de skies’ if you look up.

      In the meantime he says ‘Just wait arthur mo’ or ‘half a mo’ for those in the know.

      Let him (or her) who has ears to hear, let him (or her) hear.

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      1. Good to know, Baldmichael. 😁

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  2. Hmmm. No mention of the Dark Arts. Never mind, there’s some good stuff there (although many years have passed since I was last able to fit into a 38″ Regular suit of armour). Okay – I’m in. 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’ll drive.

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    1. Thank you for sharing my post today, Michael.😁

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  3. Oh yes!!! What an exciting way to spend spare time and money for a piece of great heritage. By the way, i hope it would be possible getting the sword out of the stone, for some occasions. 😉 Best wishes, John!

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    1. The sword will come out depending on who you are. At least it still sings while in there. 😁

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  4. I’d go as a looky loo.

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    1. We need to leave early for sure.

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  5. Let’s take a tour, John!

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    1. We may have to sneak but I’m game. 😁

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    1. We can take the bus. 😁

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      1. Even better! 🙂

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      2. Yes, we have drinks on the bus.

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      3. You might have to kick me off the bus! 🙂

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  6. I’ll come with you. There are a few items on that list I could use. HaHaHaHa

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    1. Me too. Like a spare sword.

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  7. If you go to this sale? I’ll be waiting for you there. I’m the one wearing the Rob Zombie for President t-shirt. . . .

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    1. Gotcha. Beers after?

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      1. Goes without saying, my man. 🙂

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  8. A trip back in time, one that highlights the world of true heroes and how far the world has progressed. The heroes are make-believe, of course. There’s no possibility that people so pure-hearted could have been real. Or so we’re told.

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    1. Yeah,but it is relaxing to think they were nice. Thanks, Tim.

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  9. Times are certainly tough. 😁

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    1. I know right? Next week it’ll be the crown jewels . 😁

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  10. I’d love to join you, John, just to pick your brain to find out the roots of your bountiful imagination. This story is a great example. By the way, you might find a good suit of armor for your weekly jousting matches…

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    1. I’m hoping. My current suit is a little tight around the middle.

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      1. It happens. As my urologist said on the way out the door, “Stay young!” Probably easier to do at his rates. Plus, he’s never had to joust…

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      2. That’s right. He never took a lance to the neither parts I’ll bet.

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      3. Well, not unless you consider his scalpel a mini lance. Then, I’d have to take your bet🥴

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      4. I think that as your urologist looks after urine issues he was probably just taking the proverbial you know what.

        Drink lots of clean water and vitamin C from fresh fruit etc. to counter the nitrogen in urea. It’s a lot cheaper.

        It may however, ‘urine’ off the urologist as he makes less money.

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  11. Excellent take on this image, John, and YES, I’ll go!! 😂

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    1. Okay ten. Keep an eye out for the bus. We decided to make a party out of it.

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  12. Now that you mention it, John…I have been looking to replace my catapult. 🙂

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    1. I have it on authority these have a two mile range with a 20 pound stone..

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      1. Yeah, I gotta get me one of those.

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      2. Fun time for sure.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Honestly, you are hilarious, John. Count me in! This is one estate sale I wouldn’t miss. 🤣

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    1. We have drinks on the bus too. We’ll swing by and pick you up.

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  14. I’m in! There is surely something for everyone…

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    1. Yes indeed. Drinks on the bus at least.

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      1. Absolutely!

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  15. sounds absolutely wonderful. I’m in.

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    1. Good. We’ll pick you up.

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  16. Now that would be a super sale! I’d go!

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  17. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    That was great, John! My favorite part was, “Refreshments available for purchase, major credit cards honored, all sales final.” 🤣

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    1. Thanks, Pete.

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  18. Heck yeah, I’m in. We’ll be drinking Guinness from the Holy Grail by lunchtime.

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    1. Now you’re talking. 😁

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  19. Has the Grail already gone? Or is it reserved?

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  20. Now that is an unexpected take on the prompt, John — and very cool. That really sets the story-brain spinning. This could be your next serial, if you get in the mood for one.
    Hugs on the wing.

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  21. Oh, this is so clever. I think I’ll stay safely at home, though, and live your adventure vicariously!

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    1. Okay. We would have picked you up.

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  22. Maybe we’ll see Merlin and can ask him to cast a spell or three 🙂

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    1. That would be fun. 😁

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  23. I’ll meet you there, John, great job!

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