Kreative Kue 275

Kreative Kue 274 asked for submissions based on this photograph:

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John W Howell is a multiple nominated and award-winning author who blogs at Fiction Favorites. Details of John’s books can be found on his Amazon author page

Elected Representative by John W. Howell © 2020


My effort was

What’s afoot?

“Have you noticed, Trevor, that whenever he-who-shall-not-be-named is stuck for a photo prompt, he digs out an old one of us?”

“Don’t ask me, Podge. What I want to know is, whose boot is that?”

“Himself is in front of us. Look up and you’ll see.”

“I can’t look up! The boot might do something.”

“Like what?”

“How am I supposed to know? I’m just a dog! You two can look up if you like, but what if that boot does something. What if it… oh, I don’t know… what if it moves or something?”

“It’s attached to him. What’s it going to do?”

“Who?”

“What?”

“Who is it attached to?”

“Not who – whom? And it’s he-who-shall-not-be-named.”

“Are you sure?”

“Stop looking at the boot and look up. You’ll see it’s him.”

“Okay, I’ll tell you what. You two look at him and let me know straight away if you see anything suspicious.”

“And what, pray, will you be doing whilst Shitsu and I are doing that?”

“Isn’t it obvious? I’ll keep looking at this boot. I need to know straight away if it does anything, like moves.”

“Trevor, my old chum, my old mucker, my old mate, my old china, my old—”

“WHAT? And make it quick. I’m busy.”

“How old are you?”

“Oh, God. I need to move out of this story.”

“Why?”

“This picture was take in 2010. Fifth of August to be exact. I was four then. Four. Now I’m fourteen! I can’t keep this up, trying to think like a four-year-old.”

“Don’t tell his reader that. What if he finds out this is all just words made up by he-who-shall-not-be-named? Okay, so you’re ten years older than you were then – care to consider my backstory?”

“What do you mean? What backstory?”

“When did Eos appear on the scene?”

“2015, why?”

“Think about this carefully, Trev. Can you remember why Eos appeared on the scene?”

“Of course. They thought I’d be lonely after you… oh.”

“Precisely. Oh. Shall we carry on?”

“Best not. I don’t think we can squeeze any more out of this photo. Let’s just hope he can find something better for next week.”

“Say bye Trevor.”

“Bye Trevor.”


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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 keithchanning@gmail.com 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.

Go on. You know you want to. Let your creativity and imagination soar. I shall display the entries next Monday.

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