Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 384

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 do also mention it in a comment here. Thank you for taking part.

Link to Keith’s post. https://keithchanning.wordpress.com/2022/10/31/kreative-kue-384/

The Photo.

Live by John W. Howell Β© 2022

“Look at the leaves.”

“Beau.”

“What are you saying? They’re gorgeous.”

“Well, besides the fact that beau in French means handsome I think that sign is rather odd.”

“Oh, I see it now.”

“Might be a fun detour. Any town that is called Beau can’t be all bad.”

“I don’t know. We are running behind already.”

“Where do we have to be?”

“If we miss the ferry at 5:00 we will have to stay the night near the ferry dock.”

“Not the biggest threat in the world.”

“Yes, but then we will be a half day behind the rest of the trip.”

“Okay, then we skip Beau. I wish we could do this at a more leisurely pace.”

“You know we agreed on the itinerary.”

“I know but once into it the pace seems hectic.”

“I think you may be right. Let’s think about this for a minute. If we go to Beau we might miss the Ferry. If we miss the ferry we have an overnight we didn’t plan on. If we have an overnight we didn’t plan on we have extra money and time spent. If we have extra money and time spent we might fall behind and miss something. If we miss something . . .”

“Yes? If we miss something.”

“I’m coming up with so what if we miss something?”

“Bingo.”

“Let’s go to Beau and take our chances. I say we live for now.”

“You rebel you.”

 

 

63 comments

  1. Good call. Break away from the group and do your own thing – you’re on holiday!

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    1. That’s what I would do. Thanks, Keith.

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  2. I am so with the one who wants to go to Beau! I loathe tight itineraries. How the hell are you supposed to get any feel of the place if you zip in, zip out and move on to the next? Yes, definitely, take the detour…
    Lovely take, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I’m with you on that. 😁

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      1. ‘Course you are!

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      2. ‘Course. πŸ˜‚

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  3. Great take on the photo, John.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. 😊

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      1. You are welcome!

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  4. I am curious about the fine print on the sign. Wonder what’s in there…

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    1. That is Keith’s watermark. He puts it on all his photos. Thanks, Pamela. 😊

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  5. Yes, go to Beau, itinerary be damned!

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    1. Yay. Let’s go.

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  6. That trip sounds stressful. Definitely a family outing then.

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    1. It looks that way. 😁

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  7. Beware of what you’ll find in Beau…

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    1. Yeek. Thanks, GP. Maybe we’ll skip Beau after all.

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  8. Yup. Find a pub in Beau. Take a break.

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    1. Good idea. Thanks, Craig. πŸ₯ƒ

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  9. Oh, the road less traveled…a jewel for sure! I love your story, John. Thanks for the morning smiles. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I think sometimes we move too fast and it is time for a break. I took one with this piece. 😁

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  10. I wholeheartedly agree! A missed chance at something grand is worth it. Great response to the prompt, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Maybe it’s a lesson about smelling the roses. 😁

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  11. I love the end (as always). Sometimes I try so hard to stick to my plan, I forget the sunk costs associated with it. Nothing wrong with a deviation if you want to take one. Wonderful message in this story. Thanks, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Glad you liked it. 😊

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  12. Great story today, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I enjoyed writing it. 😊

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  13. Yes, Beau it is! With that image to inspire a detour/stayover, it seems safe to think it will be well worth it.

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    1. I think so too. Thanks, Monika. 😁

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  14. β€œIf we miss something.” β€œI’m coming up with so what if we miss something?” β€œBingo.” β€œLet’s go to Beau and take our chances. I say we live for now.”

    Love it!! I
    All in!πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you, Cindy 😊

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      1. Pleasure❣️

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  15. This reminds me of that kids’ book, “If you give a mouse a cookie.” Something always to ponder before making big decisions — well played, John.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. 😁

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  16. Was that the little sign for Beau we just drove by ? Don’t worry. See that sign just down the road ? Beau’s Bar and Grill…

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    1. Across the street from Beau Jest, the humor store.

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  17. Live for the moment…live for adventure? Absolutely. Go Beau!

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    1. Or go home right? Thanks, Bruce.

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  18. The true fun of a vacation is ditching the itinerary. I love the adventuresome spirit. Hopefully, Beau is worth the detour! πŸ™‚

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    1. I hope so too. I think that name would bring me in.

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  19. Good one, John. Beau geste! πŸ™‚

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  20. Welcome to Beau. Population, 2 more . . .

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  21. Well done, John. Throw caution to the wind.

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    1. Thank you, Dan

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  22. Yes, go to Beau, and live for now! Love it, John! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Lauren 😁

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  23. I would detour to a town named Beau. I heard there’s a real-life town named Hell. I wouldn’t detour to that!

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’m with you, Priscilla. 😊

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  24. Just sent you an entry for “beau” but it is a tad “brutal”. If unacceptable just let me know and I will think again tomorrow,

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    1. Did you send it to Keith? I don’t see it in my stuff.

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      1. Sorry John, I did send it to Keith, apologies.

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      2. No, that is where it should go. Thanks, Ray

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  25. Yes, go Beau!

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