Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Inter-“



It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt is “Inter—” Yes, that’s right we must use words that begin with Inter. If you would like to join in, I would suggest a visit to the feelings doctor. No, wait that’s not right. I would suggest a visit to Linda Hill’s blog to find out how. Here is the link.

Inter by John W. Howell © 2107

“Now class I want you to intermingle with the international students during intermission.”

“Aw gee Mr. Thompson. Do we have to?”

“Billy,  how are we going to interchange knowledge of our cultures if we don’t interact with one another?”

“Oh, I don’t know. maybe we can play baseball or something.”

“I’m not sure our colleagues will be interested in a game that is not internalized in their own country.”


“Baseball is intertwined in the fabric of America but has not been consistently interpenetrated in the rest of the world.”

“We could teach them.”

“Interesting concept, Billy. Let me interpolate your offer to the other counselors and see if there are any interregional possibilities to make that happen.”


“I’m going to interview the other counselors to see if they can interpret to everyone some form of a game that you all can play.”


“In the interim I want you to be prepared to interchange the skills of the game with others.”

“Okay. I will be ready.”

“And if you need an intermediary intermittently or on a regular interval just call on me.”

“Sure, Mr. Thompson. The first thing I need is an interpreter.”

“How come?”

“To interpose your words into something I can understand.”

“That hurts, Billy.”


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    What a hoot! LOL…This had to be fun to write. Well done! 🙂

    1. It was fun, Gwen. Thanks. 🙂

  2. Poor Mr Thompson. Maybe he needs to polish up his interpersonal skills? 😛

    1. Interesting interpretation, Jan. 😀

  3. Allow me to intercede here for a moment and say your posts are always so interesting and interacting with you during our interchange of thoughts on a subject can be considered an interpretation of like-minds. Okay – I’m done with the inter’s – I’m starting to ramble! 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. That was a super run, GP. I hope you won’t need an interdiction now. 😀

      1. I do not wish to interfere with your interlocution with the other bloggers. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. It sounds like you had a fun time with this one, John! Happy Saturday!

    1. I did, Jill. Thank you. 😀 Happy Saturday to you *Sung to the tune of Lonely People by America.

      1. What a fantastic group and great song. 🙂

  5. I’m with Billy on this one.

  6. I don’t know if it was fun to write, but it is totally hilarious to read! Thanks for the hearty morning laugh! I think I can face a new day now armed with ‘Howellisms’ galore!

    1. Thank you , John. I feel the same about “Believe it or Not.” 😀

  7. Wow! Nicely done, John. You interspersed those interwords really well.

    1. Thank you Dan. It is an intramural sport for me. 😀

  8. Did you get out a dictionary for this one, John, or can I just assume your vocabulary is that outstanding?!? Whatever, it’s superb!!

    1. Um I have a pretty good vocabulary. I memorized over 10,000 words in prep for the GMAT. Some just stuck.

      1. Amazing! No wonder you’re such a prolific writer, John — keep up the outstanding work (and have a super weekend!)

      2. Thanks, Debbie. Have a lovely weekend as well.

  9. Haha! Terrific close, John. Have a sensational Saturday. Mega hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. You as well. Hugs

  10. Oh, I’ve been there…so. many. times. Giggle

    1. Ha ha ha. 😀

  11. My consciousness loves these installments, John.
    Thank you.

    1. Thanks, Hook. 😀

  12. And you posted it on the internet. As usual, you are a genius with a gift when it comes to these.

    1. Thanks, Phil. (I never even thought of internet)

  13. Whew! I think you need an intervention.

    1. Hi, Craig. I found this in the spam folder. I think I need an intervention as well. Thanks. 🙂

      1. That’s it. I’m a spammer now. It all started when I began posting about my books on Twitter. Sign me up for an intervention too.

  14. I’ll share Billy’s interpreter.

    1. Thanks, Teri. Ha ha ha.

  15. LOL! Wow, you are a WordMaster! You interwove that story with the word “inter” brilliantly. It was very entertaining, and quite the tongue twister! Well done sir!

    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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