Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Clo”


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I guess if you read the headline you are as confused as me. The Stream of Consciousness prompt this week is “Clo.” We are to use the three letters in the order you see here. Some folks wonder why writers are near the edge many times. With this kind of prompt is there any wonder. If you would like to challenge yourself to go near the edge check out Linda Hill’s site will find all you need to know about going bonkers there. Now for my interpretation of Clo.

CLO by John W. Howell © 2015

“I mean it Harry. You need to come out of the closet.”

“I don’t have anything to declare.”

“No, you dope. I mean get your butt out of my closet. I need to get dressed.”

“My, my we are certainly touchy this morning.”

“Touchy my rear. How would you like to have some idiot sleeping in your closet? You are funking up all my clothes.”

“Come on Trish. I took a bath…er…last week. Besides, you know I need a place to crash.”

“The hotel is closed Harry. You need to move on. Look at the clock. When the big and little hand are on the twelve, you need to be cloistered somewhere else.”

“You use words like you are a nun or something. You’re sure not clothed like a nun.”

“You are getting close to being clobbered Harry. Watch your mouth.”

“Okay. Let me gather my clothing and be gone.”

“Don’t forget those awful clown shoes as well.”

“You never like me as a clown did you?”

“Don’t be a clod Harry. No one likes clowns.”

“I don’t know about that. You used to laugh pretty hard when I came clomping in after the show.”

“Well, that’s when we were getting along and had a closeness in our relationship.”

“Yeah what happened?”

“You never got your head out of the clouds. You never grew up.”

“My life is cloudless now.”

“And I have closure, Harry. I have moved on.”

“I know Trish. I wish I could as well. One more night in your closet and I’m sure I can close down my feelings.”

“You only have ten minutes Harry.”



  1. Good one John, enjoyed your choice of ‘clo’ words, there are more than we realise I found….

    1. Many more Michael. Thanks

  2. Well done John. Very well done.

    1. Thanks Dan. Liked yours as well.

  3. ‘Clown in the Closet’ sounds like a horror movie. Good job. 🙂

    1. I do not like clowns. I guess it shows.

      1. I noticed. I’m rather neutral on them, but I haven’t had many run-ins.

  4. Great job with “clo” today, John! I enjoyed that!

    1. Thanks John. These things are fun.

  5. Great job. Well done, John.

    1. Thanks Keith. 🙂

  6. Wow, tough prompt.

  7. Ha!!! That was hysterical, John. Awesome amount of well-used “clos” too. Mega hugs my friend.

    1. I was going to use Clos Du Bois as a wine but couldn’t work it in.

      1. Oooo that sounds like a nice wine. Surely okay to toast the story with it. 😀 So that works it into the post. 😀

      2. There you go. Thanks. -)

  8. Nice job, John! I’ve always loved the word “clod.” Happy Saturday!

  9. Nice job, John. Lots of -clo- words enclosed in your post.

  10. Your stream is mopst powerful, John.
    Yes, I just typed those words…

  11. Good one. Well done.

  12. Very nice! Tons of “-clo-” words and wonderful dialogue per your usual ! 🙂

  13. You are always up to the challenge!

  14. You got cloister in there!

    You. Are the man. Case….closed.

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