Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 371 by Keith Channingd

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 (If you are curious about what we were photographing, it was the sun beginning to set over one of the domes of the mosque adjacent to the Taj Mahal. Click here to see my effort). Either put your offering (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before Sunday evening UK time. 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.

That Thing by John W. Howell © 2022

“What is that thing?”

“I wish I knew. I want a photo of it, though.”

“Yeah, Me too.”

“What if it comes this way?”

“I would not wait for a second shot.”

“All those people are beginning to run.”

“I see that. Might be time to move too.”

“Come on. Just a few more.”

“One question.”

“Yeah, what?”

“What’s the use of taking photos if we don’t know what it is?”

“We may be able to figure it out later.”

“Wait. I think it is coming into view. The smoke has cleared, and I think I can make it out.”

“Quick, tell me.”

“Keep snapping. This is going to be great.”

“I’ve seen that thing before.”

“You sure have. We saw it in Ghost Busters.”

“It’s the Stay Puft marshmallow man.”

“And he’s coming this way. We are going to be famous.”

“Stay out from underfoot.”

“Time to move. Why am I thinking of Hersey chocolate and gram crackers right now?”

“Forget smores and run.”

“After you.”

 

68 comments

  1. I can almost see the film now, John. I like Bollywood’s music and dancing. The music and dancing in a Bollywood interpretation of Ghostbusters would be a thing of wonder!

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    1. Not to mention the drama.

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      1. I wasn’t going to… :D:D:D

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    1. Thank you for sharing the post, Michael

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  2. A scene common for all over the world. We will save the moment for the eternity. A quote from a friend of mine says: “I am old enough and now allowed to photograph my food!”. Lol Best wishes, John! xx Michael

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    1. That is funny, Michael. 😁

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  3. Just remember stay mellow under the mallow and everything will be just fine !

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    1. Good advice, John. Say mellow mallow ten times.

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  4. This is how photographers die.

    Good job, John.

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    1. So true. Thanks, Dan.

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  5. At least they have real cameras. I’m surprised they weren’t swarmed by folks with cell phones trying to cash in.

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    1. I can see the reel on Instagram now.

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  6. I was thinking Godzilla, but the marshmallow man is better!

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    1. I had a fleeting Godzilla thought. 😁

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  7. haha, I knew there was a good story to be had from this picture, and sure enough – you found it!!

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      1. But now I’ve got the song in my had… “Who ya gonna call?

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      2. Yes it is an ear worm for sure. I ain’t afraid of no ghost

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  8. Pretty much how people are with their phones these days.

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    1. Yes. No deed (good or bad) goes unrecorded

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  9. I thought it would be H.R. Pufnstuf! Good one, John!

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    1. Ha h ha. Thanks, Jill. Hope your day was good.

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  10. Good one, John. Tonight might be a good night for s’mores. 🙂

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    1. Yes. We should all get the stuff together and have some. A nice Malbec will go well with those.

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  11. My wife and I were in the grocery store back in May when she announced after hitting the candy aisle…”I am having homemade smores this year.” I just reminded her last weekend we hadn’t had them yet after watching an ad featuring them. Summer flew by! And the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man would make for one big ol’ smore. Good one, John.

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    1. You better hurry on the s’mores, Bruce. Winter is coming.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one, John 🙂 Always have to get just one more shot.

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    1. I understand.

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  13. the Stay Puft marshmallow man made me laugh. Hope you got your s’more.

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    1. No unfortunately. Thanks, Michele.

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  14. Hahaha! Oh, that reminds me… need ingredients for s’mores for my getaway 😉

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    1. You going away?

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      1. A little vacay end of August 🙂

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      2. It will be…. four months since our last time together 🙂

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      3. It seems about time then. 😳

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      4. Yes. I am hoping we can keep up the 3-4 month thing… the previous ones were NINE!!

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      5. Best wishes to you both.

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  15. Lol! I’m laughing out loud. Never would I have thought of S’mores when looking at this photo! 🙂

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    1. The beauty of being a panster. I never saw s’mores either.

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  16. Ha ha ha! That was yummy!

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    1. Yes it was. 😁

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  17. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I think most of us have taken way more photos since the invention of cellphone cameras.

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  18. Love these shorts!

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    1. I’m so glad, Traci. Thanks for letting me know. 😊

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  19. Haha, good one, John, and I haven’t had a s’more since the kids were little. 🙂

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    1. I haven’t either. 😁

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  20. HaHa, nicely done! And now I too am thinking s’mores!!

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  21. S’mores! This is hilarious! Fun flash.:-)

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  22. What a great twist, John!!

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    1. Thank you, Mar.

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  23. Good to know he actually survived and has a job terrifying random people

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    1. It is somewhat comforting.

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  24. I commend their stick-to-it-iveness but I dunno . . . I think I would rather just cut to the Smores and leave out the dangerous middleman.

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    1. I think you are right.

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  25. Hahaha!! Well done, John!

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  26. […] That Thing by John W. Howell © 2022 […]

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  27. […] Howell.com: https://johnwhowell.com/2022/08/02/30535/ In Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, […]

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci.

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