Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – A Contraction

 

 

 

This week’s Stream of Consciousness prompt is a contraction. We are to start the post with a contraction and end it with one as well for extra credit. It ain’t going to be easy. Oh wait, maybe it will. If you would like to participate go to Linda’s site and you can read all about it. http://lindaghill.com/2016/02/19/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-2016/ here is my contribution.

Contraction by John W. Howell © 2016

“Can’t you do something to help me?”

“Gosh, darling. I don’t know how I can help.”

“Aren’t you in this with me? After all, you’re the one who wanted that nightcap.”

“I know I’m equally to blame here honey, but I feel helpless.”

“Try useless. Get me some ice won’t you?”

“I’d rather stay and hold your hand.”

“I need ice. I don’t need a damn hand hold.”

“Okay, okay. I’m going. What’d the doctor say?”

“About what? I can’t read minds all t’sudden.”

“How long we’ll be going through this.”

“Through this? We? Who’d believe there is a we here. It looks like I’m the only worker.”

“When’s he coming?”

“I’d figgered he’d been here by now. I don’t know. I’m getting real close. Oh, there’s another contraction.”

 

 

38 comments

  1. Somebody isn’t going to make it out of this alive.

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    1. You can guess who.

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      1. The poor hospital clown who is about to walk into the wrong room?

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      2. Ha ha ha . Good one.

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  2. I think I remember that conversation John. Nice job!

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    1. One that is not forgotten soon.

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  3. …and you ended with s contraction. Bonus points. (I pressed post too soon. Stupid fat fingers).

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  4. Great ending! Nicely done, John. Happy Weekend!

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    1. You as well Jill.

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  5. As always: Well Done! John I have a question. The picture at the top of your blog is lovely. Is that a whale tail in the middle? It is far away but everytime I see it I think of a whale

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    1. That is a fishing boat off in the distance. heading for the 50 Mile offshore fishing spot.

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  6. Doesn’t this sound like a real story, John! Tempted to leave a witty remark, but I won’t!

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    1. Aw go ahead. We are among friends.

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  7. Best yet! 😀

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  8. Nice mix of the two interpretations of ‘contraction’!

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    1. Thank you so much.

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  9. Tee-hee! Well done, John. I hope you’re having a satisfying Saturday. Mega hugs!

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    1. Good Saturday. I hope you are having the same. Cold or no. Hugs

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  10. Bee Halton · ·

    I love the ending. And your conversational stories always get my imagination and creativity going. Thanks

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      1. Bee Halton · ·

        You are welcome! 🙂

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  11. Give the lady her nightcap already. She’s handling some heavy stuff.
    A new twist, John. Something to think about. 😀 😛

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    1. Yup. Thanks Tess.

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  12. Very cool contribution, John.

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  13. Great story, John! Then ending is fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Michelle.

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  14. Nice way to solve the problem of ending with a contraction. Well done. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Cathleen. 🙂

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  15. Awesome writing, John.. I love all of the contractions within and the clever use of the word at the end 😉

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      1. My pleasure, John 🙂

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