Kreative Kue 129

Kreative Kue 128 asked for submissions based on this photograph:

John W Howell, author of the John Cannon trilogy of My GRL, His Revenge and Our Justice, and who blogs at Fiction Favorites, sent:

Left by John W. Howell © 2017

“Sir but it looks like you missed the boat.”

“Excuse me. I was deep in thought. What about the boat?”

“It appears you’ve missed the boat.”

“Yes, sadly. I was preoccupied and did miss it.”

“Preoccupied? What were you doing?”

“Well, the ducks were having a disagreement and needed some advice.”

“And you gave them the advice.”

“I tried, but they were so headstrong in their beliefs that I found I was wasting my time.”

“So what did you do?”

“What every red-blooded Russel Terrier would do.”

“Which was?”

“I chased them into the lake.”

“Ah, and we find them there still.”

“I have been waiting for them to come back and finish the discussion but they are still out there.”

“No offense but do you blame them?”

“They owe me a trip across the lake. Because of them, I missed my boat.”

“Do you hear yourself?”


“What self-respecting duck is going to come on shore to face an irate Russel Terrier?”

“I would think those two.”

“How can you think that way?”

“Why not. They are my brother and sister.”

“From a different mother, I would say.”

“Why would you say that?”

“I must be going. I wish you the best.”

“Know anyone with a net?”

“Bye now.”

My effort was:

Quiche, anyone?

I know I’m your favourite lad,
And I’m being quite good sat here, Dad.
To be honest, I need
To be rid of this lead
And then I can be really bad.

You won’t let me go, Dad? Oh shucks!
Don’t you see up in front, those two ducks?
With one leap I can catch ‘em
And then I’ll dispatch ‘em
Though I know that you don’t give two hoots.

The food that you give me’s okay,
But it gets boring, day after day.
I could easy arrange
For a bit of a change;
Oh, go on, Dad, what do you say?

To chase them would give me a thrill,
To catch them would be better still.
While you’re in the saddle
A quick doggy-paddle
Will let loose my instinct to kill.

Lean forward and undo the leash.
Be a man, not a wuss, I mean – sheesh!
Are you telling me
You don’t want duck for tea?
Remember: real men don’t eat quiche.

On to this week’s challenge: Using this photo 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 keithkreates@channing.ino before 6pm next 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 – pingbacks don’t often work.

Go on. You know you want to. Let your creativity and imagination soar. I shall display the entries, with links to your own blog or web site, next Monday.

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