Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Stuff”

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Linda hill is still cavorting in japan so she appointed Pavowski as the person in charge. He has dictated that the prompt is “stuff.” and all the various derivations. If you would like to know more and join in go to Linda’s blog and find out how. Here is my interpretation.

Stuff by John W.Howell ©2015

“What is that stuff?”

“This stuff?”

“Yeah, that stuff. What is it?”

“It’s my stuff man.”

“Well. that tells me a lot. What is it?”

“You can’t tell from there?”

“Looks like basket of laundry to me.”

“It’s not laundry. Take a closer look.”

“Okay now I see. Your stuff is nothing but cans.”

“These aren’t cans they’re gold. I’m dealing in the commodies market.”

“Next you’ll tell me your cardboard box is a castle.”

“Better than nothing and yeah its a castle to me. what chew got?”

“Well I’ll tell you I don’t count my wealth in terms of cans. My stuff is more valuable than that.”

“Like what kind of stuff do you have?”

“My stuff has substance and a projectable cash flow.”

“What stuff is that?”

“Corner marketing.”

“Corner marketing?”

“Yeah, standing out there with my advertising message.”

“What message?”

“A number of them.”

“Give me one.”

“Will work for food.”



  1. This is great dialogue.

  2. Good stuff.

    Hope all is well John.

    1. All is well pilgrim. Thanks

  3. “Projectable cash flow,” lol. Now that’s how you paint a character with dialogue instead of description.

  4. We all need our stuff. Nicely done John.

  5. 🙂 I agree with Dan — we all need our stuff.
    John, you really are a master of dialogue. Hugs!

    1. Big HUG to you, Teagan. Enjoy the weekend

  6. Good one. Maybe I’ll try “Will write for food.”

    1. It might work. 🙂

  7. It’s all in the marketing, huh, John?! Your stuff reads well, my friend!

  8. Great dialogue. All to real sadly. But you made me laugh. 🙂

    1. Thank you. Yes sadly for most, but sometimes we have to come to grips with the con men.

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