Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #391 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo 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.”

The link to Keith’s post. https://keithchanning.wordpress.com/2022/12/19/kreative-kue-391/

The photo.

The Pickup by John W. Howell © 2023

“Where are you?”

“Standing on the corner by this green pole on Wayfair street.”

“What’s the cross street.”

“All I see is one sign.”

“What does it say?”

“One way.”

“Yeah, that helps. Can you give me anything that would pinpoint your location?”

“I have a red purse.”

“I mean a landmark.”

“The First National Bank, you mean?”

“Okay, is the bank in front of you or behind you?”

“Behind me.”

“Ah, I think I see you.”

“Terrific.”

“But I must go around the block ’cause I can’t get over.”

“Oh, just take your time. No rush at all.”

“You are being sarcastic, right?”

“You sure pick up stuff quickly for an idiot.”

“Now, now. This could happen to anyone.”

“NOT TO SOMEONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE GET-A-WAY DRIVER; IT DOESN’T.”

“Okay, be calm. I’ll be there in a minute.”

“I sure hope it’s before the cops do.”

“Don’t worry, they’re behind me.”

“Wonderful.”

 

51 comments

  1. Bahahaha!

    This is why I never opted to be the getaway driver. Pulling the heist is infinitely more stressful but it sure beats the hell out of depending on your GPS when you’re pinched for time.

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    1. So true. I think these guys are not very good at their job. Thanks, Marc.

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  2. I wouldn’t worry, John. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone looking less like a hardened criminal. I mean, shouldn’t it say SWAG on her bag?

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    1. This is a book by it’s cover scenario. “Why is a housewife looking person like you pointing a gun at me.”

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  3. Probably not a smart move to rob a bank on a one way street. Especially if you plan on following rules of the road.

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    1. So true. Maybe a little more though should have been put into this caper.

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  4. It probably started out as a good plan.

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    1. I think the no parking zones around the bank threw them a little.

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  5. You gotta know how to plan these things!!

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    1. I know right? Pretty sloppy.

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  6. Ha ha ha! Word to the wise: if you’re not from Boston, don’t attempt to rob a bank there.

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    1. Good advice for sure. 😁

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  7. hahaha Now there’s a xmas wish.

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    1. So true, Latham. 🤣

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  8. Looks like the mastermind drew a blank on this one.

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    1. Someone drew a blank for sure. Thanks, Tim

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Not a get away driver I’d recommend… lol

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    1. No, I would not either. Thanks, Denise.

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  10. Some criminals give the rest of their profession a bad reputation. If you’re planning something on this scale, take some time to pull a solid plan together. Practice it. Why do we have to always remind criminals of this? Oh wait, they’re criminals…😃

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    1. Yes they are. Thanks, Bruce.

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  11. Ha ha ha! Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela.

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  12. There is nothing worse than an incompetent getaway driver! Hilarious, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  13. Nicely twisted, John — I sure didn’t see that coming!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie

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  14. Buahahaha! I love when I burst out laughing. And you succeeded big time with this one. You funny guy, you.

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    1. I love when you laugh too.

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      1. Lord knows I’ve needed it these past few days!

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      2. I just saw on Instagram that you lost a friend. I’m so sorry and hoe the memories of that friendship will help you during this difficult time. 🤗

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      3. Yes. 😦 So sad, though I know he was suffering greatly at the end so I’m glad that part is over. He was one of those that we might not have seen each other for years but once we got together, took up right where we left off. Thank you, my friend.

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  15. Love that twist, John. Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  16. Ridiculously clever.
    Well done.

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  17. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I’ve had this experience trying to pick up somebody at a busy airport. I try to be extra careful because it seems like the perfect recipe to get in an accident.

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    1. You are so right Pete.

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  18. The get-away driver! Haha!

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    1. Glad you liked it Priscilla.

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  19. Nice 👍 post

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  20. […] The Pickup by John W. Howell © 2022 […]

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  21. Hahaha!!! Well done, John.

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