Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Ex”

Stream Of Consciousness Saturday


The instructions are simple, “Find a word with “ex” in it and use that word as the base for the post. In case you are confused about what I’m writing, I’m describing another Stream of Consciousness prompt by the fiendish  lovely Linda Hill. If you want to join in go to this link and read all about it.

EX by John W. Howell © 2016

“So what’s the prompt?”


“Huh? What ya mean X?”

“No not X. Ex.”

“X what? X-Men?”

“I said not X as in X-Men but Ex as in exfoliation.”

“Exfoliation? What the heck does that mean?”

“My goodness man. Did you go to school?”

“Yes I did, and I graduated an expert.”

“Now who is confusing who? An expert in what?”

“Getting through school with no expectations.”

“I see. This still brings me back to ex.”

“Your ex?”

“No, not my ex. We need to find a word with an ex in it and make it the subject of this post.”

“Oh, now I see. How about execution.”

“You know with help like you give I don’t need any enemies. That’s not exactly a great subject for a post.”

“Okay, then. How about exercise?”

“Hey, I think you are on to something at last. We could examine all the aspects of exercise.”

“Naw. Go ahead without me. I’m exhausted.”

“I’m sure you are. You don’t exhibit much energy in the first place, and I’m sure all this mental work has been challenging.”

“Excuse me? Look who’s talking? You haven’t left that chair in over two hours.”

“I’m the boss of this outfit, and you are an exclusion.”

“Oh, Yeah? You want to expand on that statement?”

“Yeah, and since you want exactness, you’re nothing.”

“You know what Mr. Executive?”

“What Mr. Expendable?”

“You say you’re the boss and I’m nothing, and I have to say, ‘big deal boss over nothing.’ Examine that boss man.”



  1. Excellent, John! Have a great Saturday!

    1. Thanks, Jill. Excited you liked it. ha ha ha.

  2. hahaha Loved it!

    1. Thanks. Pam. 🙂

  3. He’s got an excellent point John. I had too many topics today. I had to extricate myself from my SoCS attempt. Nicely done!

    1. Understood. Your plate is extremely full.

  4. John, you’ve exceeded in this excellent experiment — well done!

    1. Thank you, Debbie. Your comment is extra special

  5. An extraordinarily excellent execution of blog writing. Bwahahaha…. love that last bit. Happy weekend my friend.

    1. Thank you, Teagan and a big hug.

  6. Excruciatingly exquisite!! I’m still laughing, eh!

  7. Excellent SOC, John! Ex…all over the post. An extremely gifted writer. Extraordinary, I’d say! 💛 Elizabeth

    1. Aw, thank you Elizabeth. 🙂

  8. I love your characters. I can see this as a scene from a sitcom.

    1. Thanks JoAnna. 🙂

  9. Another home run.
    Well done, John.

    1. Thank you , Hook

  10. I used to like farm machinery.
    I’m an extractor fan.

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