Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “If/Then”

Stream Of Consciousness Saturday

If you don’t know, it is Saturday Stream of Consciousness time again. This week’s prompt is “If/Then.” Linda Hill also is allowing bonus points for beginning the post with “If” and ending the post with “Then.” If you would like to participate here is the link to check out.

If/Then by John W. Howell © 2016

“If I told you that I love you what would you do?”

“If you said that, I’d wonder what you’re up to.”

“Aw come on. You know I like you.”

“Like is one thing. Love is another.”

“Okay, I’ll keep my thoughts to myself.”

“So what thoughts do you have.”

“I think I will keep them to myself.”

“Oh, pouting are we?”

“No. I just don’t want you to get spooked.”

“I don’t spook easily.”

“Let’s just say I want you to know I care for you.”

“That is so sweet.”

“Thank you, I think. Do we have a future?”

“We can hang out until we know each other better. I’ll answer you then.”


  1. Good answer! Happy Saturday, John!

    1. Thanks, Jill. Happy Saturday to you. *sung to the tune of Layla by Eric Clapton*

  2. Awww. That start of a beautiful relationship. I’m imagining it being in a jail between cellmates because it makes me chuckle. 😛

    1. I like that scenario very much. 🙂

    2. Beat me to it.

  3. LOL… I can’t help flashing back to Wednesday with Ben and Mrs Worthe! Happy Saturday, John. Mega hugs!

    1. Ewww. Now you have it in MY brain. HUGS

  4. Nicely done, John. Ending with the word ‘then’ – I think that means you get extra bonus points!

    1. I do? *Happy Dance* Can I redeem for a beer?

      1. I think these are Like S&H Green Stamps. You’re going to need about 18 books for a beer, John.

      2. Ha ha ha. Okay I’ll wait (until tonight)

  5. I think I have seen a conversation flow almost exactly like this! Yay for your bonus points 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks.

  6. I’d say there isn’t much future in that romance!

    1. Seems like it is doomed doesn’t it?

  7. I like this one, because the characters came to life so quickly. All your stuff is amazing, but this one is even better.

  8. There is still hope for him in my opinion John. I am enjoying these Stream of Consciousness Saturdays.

    1. Thank you, Guy. I’m glad. Happy Weekend.

  9. Taking things as they come, quite nice. I always find your SoCS posts cheerful 🙂

    1. I try to make them so, as opposed to my Wednesday story. Thanks Joey. 🙂

  10. Nicely done, John! You’re very good at this! 💛 Elizabeth

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. 🙂

  11. Do they have a future?

    1. If you want them to have one.

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