Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “sh”


Shazam, it is time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday again and this week’s prompt is “sh.” We are to find a word that begins with “sh” and then use it as the basis for the post. Also, there is extra credit for starting the post with a “sh” word. ( Ahem please notice the first word on this page) If you would like to join the torture fun visit Linda Hill’s blog and find out how easy it is. Here’s the link

“Sh by John W. Howell © 2016


“What’s shaking?”

“I just hit my thumb with this shaky hammer.”

“Oh, you poor shattered thing. Did it hurt?”

“Now that you mention it. OUCH like a shark bite.”

“I’m sorry. At least you didn’t sheer your thumb off.”

“I shouldn’t be using this hammer anyway.”

“Well, I appreciate your effort. I just can’s stand this shabby place any longer. Here let me put your thumb in this icy water. You’ll be shipshape in no time.”

Ow. That hurts. By the way, what are you going to put in the shadowbox assuming I get it done?”

“Hold still. I was thinking of showing off some of my jewelry.”

“Aren’t you afraid some sharp thief might make off with it?”

“You have a point. Okay, maybe some shatterproof glass would keep them safe.”

“Provided you have the shadowbox attached securely to the shutters.”

“Can you do that? Attach the shutters and the shadowbox to the shed?”

“I think a strong sheet of metal underneath will hold it all.”

“You are so shocking at times.”

“Shocking? That doesn’t sound right. It’s almost shameful.”

“No, not at all. You are ingenious.  Shaman like.”

“Now you are shoveling the bull big time.”

“Shame on you. I’m telling the truth.”

“Shyness prevents me from believing that you’re sincere.”

“Okay then. Maybe a shovel to the head would work.”

“Or a truce. Shall we?”

“Okay. Shake on it.”

“Shit, watch my thumb.”


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Shaman John – it has a special ring to it, doesn’t it? Loved the dialogue – who could have thought it up but you…too funny 🙂

    1. Thanks, Gwen. Hope your Saturday is the best.

  2. All is right this morning…your post came through. 🙂 Great job, John! Have a great Saturday.

    1. Thanks again for your concern, Jill ❤

      1. I was worried John, but relieved to see it was a WP glitch. Happy Saturday! ❤

      2. Happy Saturday to You *sung to the tune of Fire and Rain by James Taylor.

  3. Starting with the greatest of the ‘sh’ words.

    1. Ha ha ha. I couldn’t resist. 😀

  4. My favourite swear! ROFL 😀

    1. Thanks, Jan. 😀

  5. Shame about his thumb. Should have been more careful. Your post came through without a hitch today.

    1. Thanks for the heads up. I still can’t diagnose the problem.

      1. Maybe it’s the WordPress gremlins and not any of us.

      2. They do like to show who is in charge.

  6. They should have a glass of sherry to shore up their shambles of a day.

    1. Good idea. Thank, Craig. 🙂

  7. Fabulous as usual, John. The ‘sh’ words are sharp and a shoe-in. 😀 😀 😀
    Happy weekend, John.

    1. Hey. I could have worked “shoe,” but never thought of it.

      1. So many words to choose, John. Hard to get them all in. You have a truckload already. 😀

  8. I thought we were going to hear some Gomer Pyle quotes, but I like where this went, John. I’ve hit digits too many times to count. That is a good word but you could make this work with a lot of prompts 🙂

    1. My favorite when connecting hammer and finger cannot be published on a family blog. 😀

  9. This is another gem, John. You had me at “shazam” but kudos on the double sh in “shipshape.” Have a satisfying Saturday. Mega hugs.

    1. I love the word shazam. Has magic attached to it. I hope you enjoy your Saturday. Hugs

      1. It’s been a sensational Saturday, and I’m topping it off with home made chili. 😀 More hugs.

      2. HOME MADE CHILI!!!! Luckyyyy. Spaghetti and meatballs here. Hugs back.

  10. Brilliant, John!!

  11. A sh in every sentence. Talent! Shit, that would take me hours.

    1. I wasn’t going to do it, but thought “why not? Shows dedication.” 😀

      1. Dedication is important, one would need a lot of it to cut down the brush in West Texas, for example.

      2. I certainly get that.

  12. You had me at “Shit.” OMG… can you do that in polite company? I’m dyin up here!!

    1. The act should be kept private. The word? Not so much. Thanks, John 😀

  13. You’re a shoe-in for the bonus points, John. 😉 hehehe

    1. OOOOO You’ve made my day.

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