Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “P”


Just Jot it January

Partaking in more of the good stuff it is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This week’s prompt is the letter “p.” Here is what the dungeon master Linda Hill has ordered. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January is: A word that starts with “P.” Find a word that begins with the letter “p,” and make it the theme of your post. Bonus points for starting and ending your post with a “p” word. Enjoy!”

There you have it, and now you have the reason I started this post with the word “partaking.” If you would like to jump in and do this as well, go to Linda’s post right here and read about it.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 14/17

“P” by John W. Howell © 2017


“Pray What?”

“Please, I need you to come into the bathroom.”

“Perfect. I’m here. Okay dear, what is it?”



“Plumbing is making noise. You hear that?”

“Pings? Yes, I do.”

“Persistent aren’t they? Are they getting worse?”

“Possibly. We will have to do some tests.”

“Playful tests or something serious?”

“Pressure tests.”

“Puzzler. What is entailed?”

“Put a strain on the pipes and see if there is an object in there.”

“Perhaps the pipes will break.”

“Pitiful outcome, but at least we will get rid of the noise.”

“Prickly way to a solution.”

“Pricey risk if there is a break. Water everywhere.”



“Perchance it would be more advantageous to ignore the problem.”



  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    A truly funny exchange – with all the necessary “Ps”! Very creative, John…….

    1. Thank you, Gwen. A little brain tweaker. 😀

  2. Perfect!

    Well played sir, well played! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Pilgrim.

  3. Nicely done, John! I’ve always liked the word ‘prickly.’ I hope your Saturday is pure perfection! Enjoy!

    1. Thank you Jill. Happy Saturday to you. *sung to the tune of Stay by Jackson Browne.

  4. Nixd job John. I know those noises. They persist here and there but I cannot pinpoint their source.

    1. Nice job. Nice, iPhone, the word is nice.

      1. Ha ha ha. I still got it. In fact your iPhone work is better than mine. 😀 Thanks, Dan

    2. I know right? I think there is another universe in the pipes. 😀

    1. Thank you, Sally. You gave me a smile. 🙂 Hugs

  5. Pleasant post. People always forget the plumber. It’s why Super Mario moonlights as a kingdom rescuer.

    1. Good one, Charles. Thank you. 😀

  6. Hahaha Perfectly played pal!

    1. Positively pleased, Pam. 😀

  7. Reminds me of my haunted house guy. Maybe some spray styrofoam and straps will help. Everyone beat me to “perfect,” so I’m just going to say parsnips. I love them, and want some now.

    1. I thought of him. I really liked that story. You can have my parsnips.

      1. Thanks, I love them.

  8. Particularly plausible presentation proffered this dreary Saturday, John. Thanks for the chuckles — and the plumbing advice. 😀 Mega hugs

    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you for all the “P” words. Hugs . Happy Friday

  9. Fantastic. ““Perchance it would be more advantageous to ignore the problem.”
    These two sound posh. I bet they can afford to call a plumber. Surely?
    🙂 😀 😛

    1. They are writers. They can afford it but are stubborn. Thanks, Tess.

  10. Well done, good sir! Very creative!

    1. Thank you for the platitude.

  11. Very clever!! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Helen.

  12. Clever. Well done for starting every sentence with a ‘p’. I’d have called a plumber. Too petrified when it comes to tackling anything to do with water.

    1. Electricity is my panic item. I don’t understand it at all. Thanks, Hugh

      1. Ah, yes. It’s invisible.

  13. Nicely played and written! Plus Bonus points!

    1. Yes. I use the bonuses for additional margaritas

      1. Well, sometimes there is that regrettable point of going one step over the line. But mostly works well. 😀

  14. Never a good idea to ignore plumbing problems…

    1. You are right. I’ve never seen a plumbing problem get better on its own. Only worse it seems. Thanks, John. 🙂

  15. Plumbing problems. My sister came home to one just a couple days ago. I guess shutting off the water before leaving town has its up side. This was good, John.

    1. Thank you, Audrey. Let me guess. The ice maker.

      1. Water heater. Pool in the garage. Welcome home!

      2. Lucky it wasn’t in the attic like in Texas.

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