Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt Some/Sum

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday again. This week’s prompt is “Some/Sum and we can use one or both words. If you would like to give this fun a try, go to Linda Hill’s site and read all the rules. Here is the link Here is my interpretation.

Some/Sum by John W. Howell © 2015

“Tell me that number again.”

“Seven million.”

“Whew that’s some sum.”

“No, you don’t.”

“No, I don’t what?”

“You don’t get off the prompt that easy.”

“Hey, I just said some and sum, so I’m done.”

“Tell me you didn’t rhyme that on purpose.”

“What if I did?”

“You’re an idiot.”

“Okay, so I didn’t. Now, what?”

“You are still an idiot, but you need to try harder on the prompt.”

“Like how harder?”

“Maybe you need to weave some kind of a story. You can talk about the sum of all fears.”

“The what?”

“The sum of all fears is what happens when you are afraid, and take stock in what all of the fears mean to you.. What’s the sum of that situation.”

“I have to do some math?”

“For heaven’s sake give me a break.”

“Now who’s rhyming?”

“Let me sum up something for you.”

“Go ahead with some sum. Ha ha got ya.”

“You didn’t do the prompt and I hope Linda and her friends toss you out of the SoCS.”

“Poo, I did too.”

“Another rhyme. Perfect and they are becoming more sophisticated as we go along.”

“Sum this.”

“So adult.”


  1. Oh well some times John you can’t always sum up the intellect of chosen friends. Entertaining as always.

    1. Thanks Michael.

  2. Hahaha! Loved your interpretation, John. Now if i can manage to finish my own Saturday story…


    1. I’m sure you will. If not there is always Sunday. Hugs back

  3. Great treatment of the prompt John. I love these little conversations.

    1. Thanks Dan. I love writing them.

  4. hahaha Fun to read!

    1. I’m glad. Thanks

  5. Hahaha! Well done.

  6. Lightheartedly amusing. 🙂

  7. Good treatment of the prompt. I’m not sure who won that argument, though.

    1. I’m not sure either. 🙂

  8. Ah, a kindred spirit. I’m so sorry, you’re clearly as far gone as I am.

    Sum of All Fears is a pretty good book too.

    1. Yes it is. Gone but not forgotten.

  9. As always, you have me giggling like a kid. Just what the doctor ordered for a Saturday morning.
    Fabulous take on the prompts. 😀

      1. You are welcome, John. 😀

  10. Some sum is that a type of dim sum? Kidding. 🙂

  11. Had me giggling a bit too, and I agree with Keith, I couldn’t decide who won that argument.

  12. I was glad to read your interpretation.
    As long as I don’t have to do math, I’m happy.
    Even some math is too much.
    I prefer to sum up something with words.

    1. Thanks. I totally am with you on math.

  13. Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum appear to be having fun with sums!

    1. Yes they are. Ha ha ha

  14. Haha! I’d never kick you out, my dear. You have some of the most amusing posts! 😀

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