Stream of Consciousness Saturday

SOC Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

SOC Badge by Doobster at Mindful Digressions

Stream of Conscious Saturday time again. This week’s prompt is Acquaint/and or Friend. The writer gets to interpret this prompt as they wish. For all the information and to join in go to Here is my contribution to the prompt.

Acquaint/and or Friend by John W. Howell ©2015

“So which is it?”

“Which is what?”

“That guy you were talking to when I came up.”

“Yeah, he is a guy.”

“No I mean is he a friend or just an acquaint?”

“I guess he would be considered a friend.’

“Why is that?”

“An acquaint is someone you introduce to someone else. I didn’t introduce him to anyone.”

“Yes, I noticed he ran off when I came up.”

“Now that’s not true. He had to get to the store.”

“To buy what? A mask?”

“For heaven’s sake. Why are you so sensitive?”

“Sensitive? When a good friend of mine is talking to a guy, and the guy takes off before an acquaint is made I don’t think, it is sensitive to wonder what is going on.”

“Why are you using the word acquaint instead of introduce or introduction?”

“It’s in the prompt. Now who’s sensitive?”

“The prompt? You mean this is a story?”

“Yes a story.”

“A prompted story?”




  1. 😀 😀 😀 This got my Saturday morning to a great start. Hahahaha.

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    1. So glad. Thanks


      1. You are welcome, John.


  2. Well, that’s one way to approach things. We are all stuck in stories but most of the time it doesn’t come to our attention.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thank you for reading and the comment. When we realize we are in a story it comes as a shock doesn’t it?


  3. Can someone be an acquaint without being introduced?

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    1. conundrum Mr. Taylor. Wish I knew

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  4. Ha, fun read! Thanks. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Thanks

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  5. Made me smile. Clever. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Also thanks for the follow


  6. Excellent John! 🙂

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  7. Sometimes building a story around a word or phrase is so much fun. This turned out spectacular. Haha

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it.


    1. Ha. made you laugh. 🙂


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