Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “EAT”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. Linda Hill has assigned the word “eat” as the prompt. She also says we can add letters to it to make a different word but admonishes us not to cheat. If you would like to learn more, go to Linda’s site. Here is my interpretation.

Eat by John W. Howell © 2015

“So this Stream of conscious thing.”

“Yeah, what about it?”

“You get a prompt each week.’

“Yup. On Friday, Linda Hill sends it out.”

“what is this week’s prompt.”


“Excuse me?”

“Eat. We can add letters to it, though.”

“What d’you mean?”

“Like Eaten. Also, maybe Eaton the place.”

“How about Meat?”

“Hmm, that sounds like cheating.”


“Linda says no cheating.”

“Well, cheating has eat in it.”

“Never thought of that. Okay meat is good.”

“Treat is another.”

“Let’s stop now.”

“Sweat, teat, heat, great, peat, feat─”

“Enough. I think this one is done.”

“You admit defeat?”

“One more and I’ll find a stick.”

“ Stick? What for?”

“To give you a beating. That’s what for.”

“Not neat my friend.”

“That’s it. Start running.”


  1. What an offbeat treat – great!

  2. hahaha That was fun!

  3. Hit him with a cleat!

  4. I tried to work this into my post, but after seeing necessary edits, I had to retreat. Great job John.

    1. Retreat is not neat.You’ll live another day

  5. Neat feat here John.

    1. Now my day is compleat er complete

  6. HaHa, good one! And fun to write, I’m betting!

  7. LOL. Delightful, John; a real treat. Oops– sorry.
    I’m still laughing from your comment at my blog. 😈 I haven’t laughed that hard in weeks, i guess the prolonged sinus infection was to blame. I’ll also blame it for the coughing fit that followed the laughing fit. Oh heck, i still can’t stop laughing. 😀 Mega hugs my friend.

    1. Maybe we can set you up for a weekly laughing fit that will kill any hope of a sinus infection return. Hope you are feeling better. 🙂 (you sound better)

      1. Thank you kindly — I’m much better; over it (? The cough lasts for way to long. You know.)
        Have a superb Sunday!

  8. It was such a fun word to play with John, enjoyed your take, stick and feat that it was….

    1. Thanks, Michael. 🙂

  9. Good one John 😀

    1. Thanks. I enjoyed doing it.

  10. Good eats, John. Very good eats…

  11. Deliciously funny and clever as always. 😀 😀 😀 This IS n.e.a.t.

  12. Fantastic, John. Can’t be beat (except with a stick)!

  13. Haha! Great use of the prompt, John! 😀

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