Stream of Consciousness – Prompt “ick”



It is Stream of Consciousness time again. This week’s prompt is “ick.” Linda Hill says we can use it as part of another word or by itself. If you want to join the fun here is the link.

Ick by John W. Howell © 2017


“What is ick?”

“I just stepped on a cricket.”

“That’s no small trick.”

“Well, not to nitpick but he could have avoided it.”

“Now you’re making me snicker. How’s it his fault?”

“He’s quicker than me and should have gotten out of the way.”

“Maybe there was other traffic.”

“You on his side or just being tricky?”

“No gimmick. I just am presenting another side.”

“We can avoid any bickering if you just admit it was his fault.”

“We can argue if you wish. I’m not chicken.”

“I don’t want to argue. I just hate like the dickens to be wrong.”

“I know that. Trust me this situation can quickly get boring.”

“You calling me boring? I’m thunderstruck.”

“Oh my goodness. You sound like a slapstick comedy.”

“You sound like someone about to be dropkicked.”

“Arguing is not my bailiwick.”

“Then admit the dipstick of a cricket is at fault.”

“Okay fickle one. I admit it but only because I don’t want to sleep outside.”

“Good job. By the way you just reminded me, that doohickey needs repair.”

“Doohickey?  You mean that finnicky tent?”

“Yup. The way you roll you never know when you will need it, Micky.


    1. Thanks, Chris. Glad you thought so. 😀

    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😀

  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    I think this is your best “Prompt” ever. I especially love “dipstick of a cricket.” LOL!! 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. I’m glad it brought a laugh. 😀

  2. Well done John! This was a tricky one…😉

    1. Thanks Pilgrim. Tickey, Tacky.

  3. I always loved the word “doohickey.” Great job, John! Happy Saturday!

    1. Me too, Jill. I had to fit it in. Happy Saturday to you. *sung to the tune of Kodachrome by Paul Simon.

  4. This one is easy for me!!
    “Did you watch the news today, GP?”
    “Guess you did.”

    1. Ha ha ha. Importantly, “Did you watch CNN today?” “ICK.”

  5. hahaha Always fun read!

  6. Nicely done. Cricket probably had it coming. Those things sing at all hours of the day.

  7. Nicely done, John. I didn’t think there were thst many ick words.

  8. Lol! Thanks for the morning laugh!

  9. John! Quick, there’s still time to revise “thunderstruck” to “thunderstricken.” Apparently, it is a word! Enjoyed this. Well done.

  10. Made me snicker.

    1. Good. You need a snicker.

  11. doohickey

    Ease up on the jargon, some of us aren’t technical, you know. 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Greg.

  12. Goodness, you reached down deep on this one, John, and dug out some very quaint expressions! Bravo!

  13. Wonderful use of all those ‘ick’ words! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Barbara. Real icky for sure. 😀

  14. Like the great selection of ick words. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Deborah.

  15. Hi John–fun post. You should play Scrabble.

    1. Thank you, Jacqui. 😀

  16. Three letters?
    You’ve been brilliant with three letters?
    What the hell, John?

    1. What the hell? Indeed. Thanks, Hook

  17. Outstanding, John!!! Really warmed my ticker!!! I’ve never seen a job so slick. Could kick myself for not getting into the thick of this quicker. You deserve an ‘ick’ medal sticker. Stop me please before I dicker on and on. Maybe even begin to bicker and use some words that are wicked and get into the thick of it by writing a limerick. Help! Quickly pick me up and toss me from this thicket of ‘icks before I make myself hard I get myself sicker.

    1. You have outdone yourself Micki. I love that you name has the three letters. LOL 😀

  18. Clever and funny!

    1. Thank you so much, Sandra.

    1. Ha ha ha. I’m sure. 😀

  19. You really must have amused yourself writing this one, John!

    1. I did. You see, I’m alone most of the time (in my writing spot) so I have to amuse myself.

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