Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Awkward”


It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This weeks’ prompt was introduced by Joey of Joyfully Stated who is doing a fill-in for Linda Hill. The prompt is “awkward,” and can be used any way we want. (I wonder if Linda knows the liberty being taken by Joey). If you would like to participate go to Linda’s blog and read all about it. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 1/16

Awkward by John W. Howell © 2016

“Well, this is awkward.”

“What is awkward?”

“I am wondering what to write on a prompt and the word to write about is awkward.”

“So? Just write about one of your dates.”

“Huh. What do you mean?”

“Knowing you, I’m sure most of them had grand moments of awkwardness.”

“Now wait a minute. I’ll have you know I have had some very beautiful and fun dates.”

“Oh yeah? Like when?”

“Well take last Friday night for instance.”

“Okay. What went on?”

“I picked up my date at seven o’clock like I planned. We went to a movie like I planned. We grabbed a burger like I planned. I had her home at ten o’clock like I planned.”

“Ten o’clock. That sounds pretty early.”

“Well, that is the time her little brother had to be home.”

“Her little brother?”

“Yeah, she had to babysit her little brother.”

“You find that normal?”

“It was either that or skip the date.”

“You didn’t find the little brother to be in the way?”

“No. In fact, he filled us in on the movie.”

“The movie? What did you see?”

“Finding Dora. It was a sequel to Finding Nemo and the kid filled us in.”

“For heaven’s sake. This sounds like a disaster.”

“No, it was a very touching movie.”






  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Just to get you in the weekend mood, especially if you are going on a first date.. here is John Howell with his response to the prompt ‘awkward’.. I think we have all had a few dates like this one!

    1. Thank you for the reblog, Sally.

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Ahhh, cute story….sounds like an inner-child moment.

    1. Thank you, Gwen.

  3. Sounds normal to me..little brothers come in handy don’t they.

    1. Hmmm. I think maybe.

  4. LOL. I had no idea where you’d go with that one, John. Charming start to my Saturday. Mega hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. 🙂 Hugs to you.

  5. Not sure I see the problem there. 🙂

  6. Very nice, John! Happy Saturday!

    1. Thanks Jill. Happy Saturday to you *sung to the tune of “Right here Waiting,” by Richard Marx.

  7. Ha! When I saw this post and the word you were given, I knew it would have to be good! 🙂 Love your humor, John.

    1. Thanks, jan. 🙂

  8. Good one. I’ve always felt the spelling of awkward to be a bit awkward.

    1. It is awkward. Should be awkword

      1. I suppose aukword sounds too much like a talking seabird.

      2. Yes. Very funny though. 🙂

  9. Wait, you’ve been reading my high school journal? Great job with the prompt, John.

    1. Ha ha ha. Good one, Dan.

  10. Good job John. Happy Saturday.

    1. Thanks, Guy. Same to you.

  11. Giggle. Yeah, awkward, but one can recover from a date like that one and move onto a better date #2. Enjoyed this, John.

  12. That’s a fun way to go with the prompt. Funnily enough, it’s actually not a million miles from the situation I once had with my first girlfriend. It turned out not to be too awkward in the end, though. 🙂

    1. I can believe it. Thanks. 🙂

  13. Well, I never had a date like that one, but LOVED it!!! Thanks for the laugh, John – I really needed that today.

    1. Thanks, John. Glad you liked it.

  14. I so enjoyed this, John. Couldn’t stop laughing at the end. I do hope humor was at least part of your intent 🙂

    1. Yes. Humor is my stock and trade on these prompts. I also try to throw in a twist or two. Thanks for the visit, Tina and the comment.

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