Kreative Kue 378

Kreative Kue 377 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

Where? by John W. Howell © 2022

“What do those signs say?”

“We have reached The Magic kingdom.”

“The what?”

“The magic Kingdom. You know Disney.”

“Who the heck wants to be here?”

“Aww, come on. Every kid on the planet.”

“How did we get into this situation?”

“What is the matter with you. We went for a car ride, and here we are.”

“I had no intention of going this far.”

“That’s just like you. Start a trip and then complain when we reach the destination.”

“I started the trip all right but never figured on ending it here.”

“So now, why don’t you just relax and enjoy yourself.”

“I could do that back home. Didn’t need to go on a fool’s journey.”

“Alright, we need to make a deal.”

“Like what?”

“You shut up about the trip, and I’ll let you have a drink and a rest.”

“I need to rest a week.”

“I know that. All us mosquitoes need to rest a week after a drink.”

“Can I bite the blond one?”

“Sure. You take your pick.”

“You’re a good brother, you know that?”

“Thanks, sis. You’ll feel better after your rest.”


My effort was:

Outing

“Are we nearly there yet?”

“WHAT!?”

“I said, are we nearly there yet?”

“Where do you think we’re going?”

“The sign says Epcot. I’ve always wanted to go to Epcot. I heard they’ve got some really cool stuff there.”

“I can’t believe I’m having this conversation… Okay, go on: what do you know, or think you know about Epcot? “

“According to what I read—”

“You READ? You can read?”

“Of course. I am eight years old, you know.”

“Yes, but—”

“Anyway, I read that there’s acrobats and mimes and clowns and places for food and drink and… and… and… and there’s parts for all sorts of countries: France, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, India—”

“Yeah. I get the picture—”

“And even England.”

“Why even England?”

“Well, you don’t like them, do you?”

“Who?”

“The English. Toffee-nosed, self-important, entitled, upper-class snobs, you called them when you were talking on the phone last week.”

“Were you listening in to my phone call?”

“Hard not to when you’re in full flow with no volume control.”

“Even so…”

“So, anyway, there’s a whole load of cool stuff and I can’t wait to get in and see some of it for myself.”

“You do know you won’t be allowed in, don’t you? Not in the actual place.”

“Won’t I?”

“No, you won’t. You’ll have to wait outside whilst I go in and have myself a grand time!”

“That doesn’t seem very fair.”

“Fair or not, them’s the rules.”

“And which rule in particular do you believe will prevent me from entering the attraction?”

“The one that says NO DOGS ALLOWED.” 


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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.

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

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