Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Book”

Stream Of Consciousness Saturday


It is time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday again. This week’s prompt is “book.” Linda Hill advises to use any meaning of the word as your theme or simply use the work in the post. If you would like to join in go to Linda’s link and check it out. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 4/16

Book by John W. Howell © 2016.

I have to return to the instructions for a moment. Linda says, “use any meaning of the word as a theme.” I had to think hard about the meaning of the word “book.” So here goes nothing. (Which may be a self-fulfilling prophesy)

“Hey man, whatsup?”

“Nuthin much how about you?”

“Yeah, lookin’ forward to vacation.”

“Where you goin’?”

“Gotta book a flight to LA.”

“Cool. What’s in LA.”

“Movie pitch for my book.”

“Aw man. How cool.”

“Yeah, I’m excited to book it out there.”

“When you leavin’?”

“Soon’s I get clear of the panhandle charge.”

“That cop book you for panhandling?”

“Sure did and all I was doin’ was asking folks for money.”

“Don’t that beat all. Now they got your name in the book.”

“Time I spent at the precinct I should have been hitting the books.”

“Whadda you mean?”

“Study. You know I’m trying to get an MFA degree.”

“Well. I heard, but how about that movie deal?”

“Not a done deal. The producer has book problems.”

“Book problems? What’s that mean?”

“He doesn’t know how he’s goin’ to handle the script in some of the action scenes.”

“They can be worked out right?”

“Maybe with a book of matches.”

“Oh, oh. That bad?”

“Let’s talk  later. Wanna grab dinner?”

“Ah. I’m booked up tonight. How bout tomorrow.”



  1. s a book man John I found myself caught up, even booked into your tale…..well booked good sir.

    1. Thank you, Michael. Book on! 🙂

  2. I’ve just booked a holiday to south India, where I’ll probably read your new book. Does that count?

    1. Yes. You are in the club. 🙂

  3. Nicely done!

    1. Thank you , Phil. 🙂

  4. Good job, John! Perhaps there will be a movie pitch in your future. 🙂 Happy Saturday!

    1. Thanks Jill. I could only wish.

  5. Nicely done sir! I think you covered all the bases.

    1. C.S.Boyack found one more. Throw the book at him for panhandling. 🙂

  6. Nicely done. Shame those action scenes won’t work.

    1. I’m sure they can get some computer graphics to handle it.

      1. I say shadow puppets. It’s a dying art form.

  7. Nice work. Hope they don’t throw the book at him on the panhandling charge.

    1. Nice. I wished I had worked that one in. 🙂

  8. Ha! That was fabulous, John. You really threw the book at this one. I think you covered every possible way “book” could be used. Have a superb Saturday. Hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. Wishing you the best Saturday as well. Hugs.:-)

  9. Ha ha ha. At least they didn’t throw the book at him for panhandling. Happy weekend, John. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    1. Thanks Tess. 🙂

      1. You are welcome, John. 😛

  10. HaHa, well done, John! Not surprising, is it, that English is so hard to learn!!

    1. Can you imagine? Whoa!

  11. In my book this was a good post!

  12. Some funny lines. Like being booked for panhandling because all you were doing was asking for money. 🙂

    1. Thanks Deborah. I had hoped this would bring a chuckle. 🙂

  13. Not that I want to plug my book, you understand, but this acrostic just occurred to me:


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