Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Bear/Bare



It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This week’s prompt is “bear/bare. Linda Hill says we can use them any way we want. One or both. Wow, the possibilities are endless. Oh yes. In case you want to join this happy crew here is the link to Linda’s blog. Go and read for yourself how easy it is to join in and begin to lose your mind like the rest of us.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 10/16

Bear/Bare by John W. Howell © 2016

“So which is it?”

“How do I know? Do I look like a constitutional scholar?”

“Now that you mention it. No.”

“Thanks. How do you get me into these goofy things anyway?”

“Hey, I’m just asking the questions. You’re the one wanting to answer them.”

“I suppose you have a point. What was the question again?”

“The constitution gives the population the right to do things with their arms. I’m wondering what people are allowed to do?”

“Oh, now I get it. You’ve wandered near that Hill person and she has given you some words. So what are the words?”

“You don’t have to be so cold. That’s not why I was asking.’

“What are the words.’


“Like bunny/bunny?”

“No one is B-E-A-R and the other is B-A-R-E.”

“Okay, I get it. You want to make something up about the constitution. The right to bear arms.”

“Well, sorta. I also wanted to be humorous.”

“You humorous. That’s a laugh.”

“See it’s working.”

“Okay, what kind of humorous?”

“I wanted to say something about if people don’t want to wear long sleeve shirts they don’t have to according to the constitution.”

“The right to  bare arms. Right?”

“Yeah, Right. How about it. Funny?”

“No. I think funnier would be a question around growing hair on our arms.”

“I don’t get it.”

“No surprise there. Here let me point it out. The right to B-E-A-R arms. Gggggrrrrrrowwwelllll.”

“Not funny.”

“No not funny like your face, but funny.”


  1. I thought the last joke WAS funny…..grrrr!

    The rest of the post? Funnier.

    1. Thanks, Cayman. You are the kindest. 🙂

  2. I would think, living so close to the equator, as you do, you would fight for the right to bare arms. Good one John! But what about the right to arm bears?

    1. Arming bears is a good idea. Gives them a sporting chance and I think some “brave” hunters would think twice about shooting things that can shoot back. Thanks, Dan. 🙂

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Sometimes bearing arms with bare arms can be a bear – so I’ve heard 😄. Great job, John

    1. Ha ha ha. Loved it. :-D. Thanks

  4. Great ending! Nicely done, John. Happy Saturday to you! I’m going to take another peek at your beautiful Christmas tree. 🙂

    1. *blush* Thanks, Jill Happy Saturday to you *sung to the tune of Graceland by Paul Simon.

  5. Nicely done. I want bear arms. Not permanent, but just when I have heavy lifting.

    1. Good idea. That piano would be a cinch. 😀

      1. Just an alley-oop up the stairs.

      2. Forget those wall scratches.

      3. Gotta sharpen the claws somehow

  6. Beary funny, John. Happy Saturday!

    1. Thanks, Phillip. A good one to you as well.

  7. Another good one, John. A Saturday morning chuckle is a great way to start the day!

    1. Thank you , Jan. You made my day. 🙂

  8. Sounds like your imaginary friends just aren’t working with you today. Maybe one of them can get a job at a doll factory carrying crates of doll arms around.

    1. Good idea. I’ll send them out on an interview. Acme Doll Company is hiring. 😀

  9. This blog is far from bear, John…

    1. Or bare. Too cold. Thanks Hook.

  10. Hmmm… about Dan Antion’s suggestion… I wouldn’t give the Chicago NFL team guns – the gridiron is violent enough as is!

    1. Ha ha ha. Another good one, John

  11. LOL. I wondered where you would go with this one, John. I wanted to have a smart reply, but I just couldn’t bear up to the challenge. Have a satisfying Saturday. Mega hugs.

    1. Ha ha ha. Good one.

      1. Made me smile. Way to go, Teagan. Hugs

  12. What Gwen said. 😀 😀 😛
    Entertaining as always, John. A day and a half left to the weekend.

    1. Yes it is true. Thanks, Tess.

  13. wordwitch88 · ·

    Clever and witty …. just enough word play to be engaging without the “over groaning” – this is unbearable 😉 Enjoyed the reading 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. 🙂

  14. Your dialog is so much fun. 🙂

    1. Thank you, JoAnna. I appreciate your comment. 🙂

  15. Totally didn’t see that coming! Very funny, John 🙂

  16. Funny!! Great job!!

    1. Thank you, Traci 🙂

    1. Thanks, Traci. Love the link. 🙂

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