Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Still”

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This week the dungeon master Linda has come up with the prompt “Still.” In her usual magnanimous spirit we poor souls can do whatever we want with the word. (except that Dan) If you would like to join in or learn more go to Linda’s site and all answers will be revealed. (Well, except that, that, and that.) here is my interpretation.
Still by John W. HowellΒ© 2015
“So when is that thing going to be ready?”
“What do you mean by ready?”
“You know. When do we get to drink something?”
“I’m still working out a few bugs.”
“Please don’t tell me your still has bugs. Yuck.”
“Yeah right. As if you would be fussy. No, it is just an expression for kinks.”
“Kinks? In what.”
“Man, you know the buttons to push don’t you. The tubes are copper, and there are a couple of places where the liquid can’t flow because the tube got bent.”
“How could that happen?”
“And still he tortures me.”
“Who’reΒ you talking to?”
“Those thousands of people reading this blog.”
“Thou─ Ha ha ha. Hold still you may be exaggerating.”
“Okay, the three or four. You are still getting on my nerves.”
“I don’t mean to. When do you think the still will be ready to push out some juice?”
“You coming back for some?”
“I would like to if you will still have me.”
“Oh, no problem. The still will be operational in six years. Will you still be coming back?”
“You’re a jerk you know that?”
“Gee I don’t mean to be.”
“You still are. See ya.”


  1. Good one John and so pleased to be one of the three or four still hanging around to read your blog…lol…have a good weekend…

    1. Thanks Michael. I’m glad as well.

  2. I was drawn in a different direction today John. I enjoyed this. I was hoping someone would go the spiritual route with this prompt.

    1. In the “still of the night” spiritual? or I’m still here?

      1. Spirit-tual as in spirits. This is why I don’t try to make puns.

  3. Love how you always turn these prompts on their side and keep us on our toes.

    1. Nice compliment. Thank you *blush*

  4. hahaha Still funny!

  5. I like how you used multiple definitions and made me smile. πŸ™‚

    1. Smile is good. Thank you.

  6. Very clever, John! Have a super weekend (Go Irish!)

  7. Haha! I should have known it would be that kind of “still.” Oh lordy, white lightning!
    Thanks for the chuckles, John. Mega hugs!

    1. *hic* My pleasure. Have a great Saturday.

  8. emiliopasquale · ·

    Your characters sound like an old married couple but they could just as easily be two old, comfortable, friends. I enjoyed your story. Your ‘still’ was the way I started out but then switched by the end. Thanks for a fun read.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it.

  9. I still like you after reading about your still. Very cute. πŸ™‚

    1. I still like you after reading this cause you made me laugh out loud..still.

      1. Glad to hear it..still. πŸ™‚

      2. Let me finish. “Waters run deep.”

      3. How true. πŸ™‚

  10. You’ve still got it.

  11. Perfect. A still? Great choice, but a six-year wait. A thirsty person could die. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. He just said that to get rid of the guy. Here have some moonshine.

      1. Yup. Smart fellow. Must be good stuff.
        πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

  12. You’ve still got it! Thanks for the recent comment on one of my posts.

    1. Still want to thank you.

  13. Wonderful! I love your dialogues. I’m happy to see you still writing them for SoCS πŸ™‚

    1. Yes.Thank you. I love the Saturday gig.

  14. You still got it!

    1. *looks down* Thank God.

  15. Hold still! That’s the sound of applauding blog readers.

    1. Thankya, thankya very much.

  16. Hahaha! I’m glad to be one of the three or four. πŸ˜‰ I hope there’s margarita mix in that thar still!

    1. Lime flavored Everclear.

      1. Mmmm… sounds wonderful. I’ll be there in ten minutes! Oh, and six years. Six years and ten minutes. πŸ˜›

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