Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #378 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 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 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

The Part by John W. Howell © 2022

“Hold still while I zip this up.”

“Easy for you to say. You aren’t wearing a hot fly suit.”

“This was your idea, remember.”

“Well, I heard Steve McQueen got his start this way.”

“That’s not true. He was in the movie The Blob.”

“Yeah, that’s right. He played the blob. Just makes my point.”

“What point is that?”

“Sometimes you have to start at the bottom.”

“But the audition notes didn’t say anything about a fly.”

“I know. That’s the beauty of going as a fly.”

“I still don’t get it.”

“How many actors do you think will show up for this audition?”

“A few?”

“Try fifty.”

“Okay.”

“How many will be in a fly suit?”

“None, I’ll wager.”

“Bingo. I’ll stand out. Vincent Price was famous, and he played a fly.”

“Good grief, this is just a walk-on part.”

“Exactly, and what better way to get it than to walk on the ceiling?”

“I don’t want to be there.”

 

68 comments

  1. Walking on the ceiling could work. It would certainly get attention.

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    1. Ha ha ha. I ‘m sure it would.

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  2. I remember watching The Fly when I was a kid.

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    1. Me too. I also saw the remake with Jeff Goldblum.

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  3. You are always good for a laugh, John.
    I was thinking: “That’s the last time I believe Jose, the Spanish Fly, when he says there’s cake down here!”

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      1. Look like a flying ant 🪰 Here’s a fly

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      2. sorry, nothing showed.

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      3. I couldn’t see anything but a rectangle in my notifications, but when I went to your site, I did see the fly. 🪰

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      4. I just sent it again. 🤣

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  4. Help Meeeeeeeee!

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  5. Ha ha ha ha! This one scores a ful 10 out of 10 on the Absurd-o-Meter!

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    1. Always trying to score as high as possible. Maybe I can rest now. 😊

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      1. Yes, your work here is done.

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  6. …or maybe on a pineapple upside-down cake?

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    1. Pretty big cake.

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    2. Ogden Nash once said:
      A Flea and a Fly in a Flue

      A flea and a fly in a flue
      Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
      Said the fly, “let us flee!”
      “Let us fly!” said the flea.
      So they flew through a flaw in the flue

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      1. I haven’t heard Ogden Nash for years. This was one of my favorites. Thank you , Tom

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      2. Tom Okragly · ·

        ‘The Cow’
        The cow is of the bovine ilk;
        One end is moo, the other, milk

        Ogden Nash

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      3. You are the official Ogden laureate of the blog

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  7. And if he makes it big, he can write the book “I was the fly on the wall”.

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      1. You started it.

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  8. Look out for that fly swatter! 🙂

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    1. It is a big one for sure.

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  9. That is definitely one way to make an entrance…

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    1. Can’t you just see it.

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      1. Yes, I can!!

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      2. Ha ha ha If he was drunk it would be so much better.

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      3. Hahaha! No kidding!

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  10. Ha!Ha! Yep. That’s one way to stand out. Thanks for the grins, John!

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    1. He could put on a party hat too.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one, John 🙂

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  12. I too have seen both the Vincent Price and Jeff Goldblum “Fly” movies, and I gotta now wonder if their getting the roles was somehow inspired by auditioning in fly suits. If they did, you would figure the producers would find both of them suit-able for the role.

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    1. I thins suit-able is a good word to cover this situation. I wonder if there is a place to rent a fly suit.

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  13. He’ll get a thumbs up for originality, that’s for sure. Gotta start somewhere.
    A fun story, John. 🙂

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    1. Yes indeed. We all know what the bottom looks like.

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael

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  14. Great, what wonderful story you got out of this photo, John! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy a beautiful week! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. I’m glad you liked it

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  15. Wonder if Spiderman got his start that way? Nicely spun, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Good one, Debbie.

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  16. This one is much prettier than the pesky ones that torment me. I’d think twice about swatting someone in this costume. 😀 Great story, John.

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    1. He might be bigger than you too.

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  17. Original and clever as always, John. And it brought back memories of The Blob and The Fly. I’m such a geek for old sci-fi!

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    1. I really enjoyed some of those old movies. Thanks for the comment, Mae.

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  18. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Haha! Sometimes starting at the bottom is the only way to get to the top.

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    1. True. Thanks, Pete.

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  19. Look out for the flycatcher, lol

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    1. How about the Aardvark?

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  20. That’s certainly one way to stand out. lol

    Fun stuff, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. 😁

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  21. Snort. I saw The Fly when I was a kid and again as an adult. I love that movie and still get chills during the “Help Meeeeee” scene. I saw the one with Jeff Goldblum too, but I like the original better. Then again, I almost always like the original better 😉

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    1. Me too, Marie. I liked the original better

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  22. Lots of smiles, here!

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    1. I’m glad, Jennie.

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