Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Moo.”



It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt is “Moo.”  Yes, you saw that correctly. Linda Hill says that we can use the word “moo” or a word rhyming with “moo.” The interesting part is she also says there are BONUS points for using the word “moo” in the post. Guess which way I’m going? Bonus points baby. If you would like to join in go to Linda’s blog and check it out. Here is the link.

Moo by John W. Howell © 2017

“What are you going to order?”

“Moo goo gai pan.”

“What’s that?”

“It’s an Americanized version of a Cantonese dish. Sorta like stir fry.”

“I don’t see it on the menu.”

“It’s not there that’s why. I’ve been here before, and they make it special.”

“How do you spell it.?”


“Hold on. I just googled it, and it’s spelled with g-a-i instead of g-u-y.”

“So why did you ask me in the first place.”

“I just thought you would know.”

“Well excuse me for mistakes. At least I have heard of the dish before.”

“Yes, but you should know how to spell what you eat.”

“Okay. What are you going to order?”

“Almond chicken.”

“Of course you are.”

“What’s that supposed to mean.”

“I’m sure you can spell almond and chicken so you would order the most common thing on the menu.”

“I like almond chicken.”

“Of course you do.”

“Again. What do you mean.”

“You like white bread with no crust. What do you think I mean?”

“I’m plain.”

“Oh, gee you think?”

“Now you’ve hurt my feelings.”

“You’ll be fine, Jane.”

“Thank you Bratzilla.”



  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    Mmmm and all I could think of was the dress. Great dialogue, John. Happy Saturday! 🙂

    1. Gwen Plano · ·

      moo moo dress that is….

    2. Ha ha ha. Never even thought of that one. Shows the difference in gender. 😀

  2. Not an easy challenge, but you pulled it off. Well done! Happy Saturday, John!

    1. Happy Saturday to you*, Jill *Sung to the tune of I Get Around by the Beach Boys

  3. The surprise is that the cook was listening. You get the dish that you spell in this place. Some guy is getting cooked up tonight.

    1. Ha ha ha. Nice twist.:-D

  4. “So why did you ask me in the first place.” – that thing when people ask a question while googling the answer.

    Great handling of the prompt, John. Enjoy the bonus points.

    1. Thank you, Dan 🙂

  5. LOL. Moo goo gai pan is my usual at the Chinese place across the street. It’s one of the few things I can get with no egg and no over-hot peppers.
    Wishing you and Molly a lovely holiday weekend. Mega hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. A happy weekend to you.

  6. I’ll have the moo shu pork, please.

  7. Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Every Saturday, John W. Howell treats his visitors with a dialog based on a prompt he is given. Today’s prompt is “Moo”… the dialog is hilarious! Please, treat yourself and read on…

  8. Mr. John, you outdid yourself this time… I’ll be laughing all day long! Thank you!

      1. You’re welcome!

  9. I love moo goo gai pan, and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the word moo. Great minds…and all that!

    1. Yes Noelle. Don’r forget the corollary “fools seldom differ.”

  10. You handled that well! Now I’m hungry. 🙂

    1. Here have a fortune cookie

  11. Somehow I expected a cow to pop up in that one. 🙂

  12. Can’t say I’ve ever tried that dish. And I was also expecting a cow somewhere. You never fail to surprise, John.

    1. A cow was tempting but thought I would stay stupid. Thanks, Teri.

  13. I’m a traditional eater, too. Has nothing to do with being afraid of food. I yam what I yam.

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