Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Limb”



It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This weeks prompt is Limb. Linda Hill says we can use the word any way we want. If you would like to participate, visit Linda’s blog for some helpful instructions and great posts on the prompt. Here is the link.

Limb by John W. Howell © 2017

“So, what did you say was the prompt this week?”


“Limp? What the hell kind of prompt is that?”

“Not limp you dolt. Limb.”

“Lamb? Okay, that is a little better. I could do a little, “Mary had a little lamb.”‘

“Not lamb. What’s the matter with your hearing anyway? It’s limb.”

“Ah, I got it now. Okay, how about a recipe for gin and tonic. We can use lime as a garnish.”

“I may have to call a doctor after I slap you. Not lime. It’s Limb.”

“I know a guy named Lim. He was in my math class.”

“Let me give you a hint. I will tear you limb from limb if you don’t stop.”

“Is that from Shakespeare?”

“No, it is from my mouth.”

“So the prompt is limb like a branch of a tree?”

“By Jove, I think he’s got it. Yes, limb like on a tree.”

“Well, that shouldn’t be too hard then.”

“After we finally get to it, no.”

“I have the greatest knock, knock joke. It even has a limb in it.”

“Sounds fun.”

“You start it.”

“Okay knock, knock.”

“Who’s there?”

“You idiot. just start running.”



  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    LOL!…Patience…surely the most aggravating virtue. 🙂 Enjoy the weekend, John, and thank you for the levity!

    1. My pleasure as aways, Gwen. Thanks. 🙂

  2. It appears the guy in your story has a useless limb from the neck-up! 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha. I like it GP. 😀

  3. I always imagine one of these two is Frank from years ago. 😁

    1. It could be Frank. Let’s just assume it’s Frank. Thanks, Charles.

      1. You’re welcome. Nice to see you again, Frank.

  4. LOL! Great closing line, John! Happy Saturday!

    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill. *Sung to “Give a Little Bit” by Supertramp.

  5. This is a good one, John – absolutely love your sidekick! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. He makes me need a nap. Thanks, John

  6. “Let me give you a hint. I will tear you limb from limb if you don’t stop.”

    “Is that from Shakespeare?”

    “No, it is from my mouth.”

    That’s some great writing. 🙂

    It may not be from Shakespeare but his audiences would have loved it.

    1. I’m sure they would. Thanks, Greg

  7. Ha! I’m not going out on a limb at all when I say good one, John. It’s also fun to see the different interpretations of the prompt. Hugs.

    1. Yes it is, Teagan. Thank you. Hugs.

  8. As they say John when you are out on a limb by yourself you have no one else to blame…most entertaining as always..

    1. Thank you, Michael.

  9. Ah, ha, ha! That was so comical, John! I loved your sense of humor. 😀 Unique use of the prompt word for sure.

    1. Thank you, Vashti. Glad you liked it.

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