Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Enthuse”

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It is “Steam of Consciousness Saturday time again. This week’s prompt is “enthuse.” It can be used with a prefix or suffix. I was trying to think of a prefix but could not come up with one so I’ll go with the original and suffixes. If you would like to join in go to Linda Hill’s site and learn more. Here is the link Here is my interpretation of the prompt.

Enthuse by John W. Howell © 2015

“All right team we are going to practice our enthusiasm today.”

“Oh goody, I just love to enthuse before lunch.”

“Who said that?”

“I did.”

“So what’s wrong with enthusiasm? We all need it sometimes.”

“Oh, nothing is wrong with enthusiasm. I just don’t think it is something you can just gin up at will. You either are enthused, or you’re not. You can’t make it up.”

“Nonsense. Enthusiasm is like any other emotion. You can practice being enthusiastic and before you know it you are enthused.”

“I’m sorry I just don’t believe its right.”


“Wait. You scared me.”

“Do it.”


“Bigger. Put your heart into it.”


“Come on you wimp. Push it.”


“Better. One more time with gusto.”


“Now you are talking. You sound enthusiastic. How do you feel?”

“Enthused sir.”

“Now that’s what I’m talking about now. Carry on enthusiastically.”

“Yes, sir. May I be excused?”

“Excused? What for may I ask?”

“I want to prevent enthuse in my pants, sir.”


  1. hahahah! I got it!

    1. Thanks. Glad to make you laugh.

  2. Good reason to be excused. Also, I kept thinking of how cheerleaders can turn enthusiasm on and off.

    1. Yay team. Whoops got carried away. Thanks.

      1. Where did the pom-poms come from so quickly?

      2. I keep a pair in my pants. 😀

      3. Just never know when you’ll need them. 🙂

  3. Too funny, John. I wonder what that “cheerleader” would do with Wednesday Adams. 😀
    Have a satisfying Saturday. Hugs

    1. LOL. Have a good one as well. Tea time with Teagan YAY.

      1. You’re so very kind, John. Still working on this episode. 🙂

      2. You have till 3:00 CDT. 🙂

  4. Reading this, my head was filled with Roger Miller’s “You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd”.
    If I had any idea how my mind worked, I could possibly take control of it and tame it. As it is…

    1. I do like the song and as strange as it seems I understand how your mind got there.

  5. I’m reminded of the old joke “the beatings will continue until morale improves” – I can see this person John (which is kind of scary). Have a great weekend.

  6. Yikes! I hope he makes it. Great read, John.

  7. My enthusiasm in reading your post john was richly rewarded with equal enthusiasm which greatly enthused me to write enthusiastically on said enthusiastic topic.

  8. Nicely done, John. I always love your dialogue. Good luck with the screenwriting class, you’re going to do great!

  9. Ha ha ha. Did he make it?

    1. Yup. How do you know it is a he?

      1. Now you are going to make it a she, just to prove me wrong!

      2. No, Just wondered. 🙂

  10. 😀 😀 This was good! Run run run…

  11. So there is such a thing as being *too* enthusiastic…

    1. You’ve seen em in school and at work. Sure there is too much.

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