Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Expect/Unexpected”

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday again. This week’s prompt is “Expect/Unexpected.” Linda Hill lets us use the words any way we want. If you would like to learn more visit Linda’s site at Here is my interpretation.

Expect/Unexpected by John W. Howell © 2015

“Whaddayou expect? You scared me.”

“Your reaction was entirely unexpected.”

“Well, I would have expected you to be less of a fright.”

“I did not expect you to react that way.”

“My unexpected reaction was as a result of not expecting you to come out of nowhere.”

“I expected you would be frightened, but your response was unexpected.”

“Would you expect me not to defend myself?”

“No. I would expect you to defend yourself, but this red paint was unexpected.”

“I suspect I threw the first thing in my hand in reaction to your unexpected arrival.”

“I expect you to help me clean it off.”

“I didn’t expect you to jump me so you can clean it yourself.”

“Now that reaction is unexpected.”

“Wait. What are we talking about here? I expect you to apologise.”

“For what?”

“For making me waste a whole can of red paint. My arm hurts as well. I expect I’ve sprained something.”


  1. I was expecting something from you John that would in essence be unexpected and you delivered, my evening is now complete…

    1. So nice of you and an unexpected pleasure for me this morning. Thanks

  2. As expected, you have again exceeded expectations. Bravo, mon ami.

    1. Thank you so much (master)

  3. ROFLMAO! 😛

  4. This reminds me of my house John. My wife pops out of nowhere and scares me, and the she wonders why I’m scared. She’s just so damn quiet. Great job on the prompt.

    1. I have the same situation.

  5. LOL, the red paint… It was already funny, but that took it up a couple of notches. Have a satisfying Saturday, John. Mega Hugs!

    1. Thanks Teagan. You as well

  6. At least it was paint. 🙂

    1. As opposed to sulfuric​ acid.

      1. Ouch. I was thinking of soda.

  7. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Some Flash Fiction from John Howell that is as expected.. very good.

  8. 😀 😀 😀 I always expect the unexpected here, John, and have yet to be disappointed.
    Too bad about the red paint mess. *giggles*

    1. Will take a year to get out of the hair.

      1. Ha ha ha. I guess that’s better than l.o.s.i.n.g. hair over some red paint. 😀

  9. I had great expectations and was not disappointed. Nice one John.

    1. Thank you Judith. So nice.

  10. Once again John, you have exceeded expectations with this one. But umm, I kinda expected that….

    1. Thank you Pilgrim

      1. Thank you John. And have a great rest of your Sunday.

  11. LOL! Loved it! I expected it to be great.

    1. Thank you.Much. 🙂

  12. Almost as good as the Spanish Inquisition, and nobody expects that.

    1. Except when you come home late at night

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