Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Hot/Cold”

Stream of Consciousness


Hot damn. It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This weeks prompt is “hot/cold.” There are bonus points for beginning the post with one and ending the post with the other. Now you see why I lead off with “hot damn.” If you would like to be involved with this craziness, then visit Linda Hill’s post and read all about it. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 23/17

Hot/cold by John W. Howell © 2107

“Hot coffee is what will revive me.”

“What’s the problem.”

“Not sure. I haven’t been sleeping well lately.”

“That’s not good. You have something on your mind?”

“Not really.”

“I could have guessed your answer.”

“What do you mean.”

“I look upon your mind as expansive as a great vast empty ballroom.”

“My, what a nice thing to say.”

“You are kidding right?”

“No, why?”

“I just said you were empty-headed.”

“I thought you were telling me my mind was of high-capacity.”

“Every time I talk to you, I get this feeling you hear, but you don’t understand.”

“No need to be rude. So I’m not a deep thinker. I still am having trouble sleeping.”

“What time do you eat dinner?”

“Nine o’clock. Why?”

“What time do you go to bed?”

“Ten o’clock. What are you saying?”

“You should not eat anything for at least three hours before you go to sleep. Your body has to work hard to get rid of the food, and so you are unable to sleep.”

“Yeah, whatever happened to the food coma concept?”

“The what?”

“You know when you have a big dinner you want to lay down and take a nap?”

“Who does that?”

“A lot of people I know.”

“You run with a pack of pigs?”

“Now that is cold.”


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    OMG…run with a pack of pigs? I don’t know how you think up these stories, but I’m pretty confident that you and “the producer” have very funny conversations! 😀 Have a wonderful weekend, John – you’ve just brightened mine.

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    1. Thanks, Gwen. It can get funny around here.


  2. Starting to wonder why these keep hanging out with each other. 😜 Food coma only happens on holidays anyway.

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    1. These two are related. Thanks, Charles.


  3. Great job with the prompt, John. I’m glad to see you score the bonus points !

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    1. Being a type A I can’t help myself. Thanks, Dan

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  4. A pack of pigs … is that like peck of pickled peppers? :). Love your writing. I look forward to it every Saturday.

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    1. Maybe like a pack of piggy pickles. Thanks, J. Your comment brought a laugh.

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  5. I’ve never heard the term, “a pack of pigs.” Your creativity takes some of the most amazing twists and turns, John. Well-done.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Yes I made that up. 😀


  6. LOL! Well done, John. Happy Saturday to you and the producer. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you. * sung to the tune of “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me.” by Jackie Wilson

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  7. John Fioravanti · ·

    A great job on this one, John – you even got the Bonus Points. Running with a pack of pigs has its benefits, I see! Happy weekend!

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    1. Yes. You never have to worry about dirty feet.

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      1. John Fioravanti · ·

        Oh, my… 😇

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  8. “You run with a pack of pigs?”

    LOL, John. There are days when we all run with that pack! (Although, I tend to do my running earlier in the day.)

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    1. Ha ha ha. I had a girlfriend once who broke up with me and said, “You are too gentle to run with wolves.” I think she was doing me a service.

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  9. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I would love my mind to be a great vast empty ballroom when I sleep.. Lol. A pack of pigs will keep me giggling the rest of the day 🙂

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    1. Thanks, DL. Pack of Pigs made me laugh too.


  10. I finally put my review of My GRL up on Amazon and Goodreads. Such a fun novel!

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    1. Thank you so much, Luanne

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  11. […] read John Howell’s adventure novel My GRL a month and a half ago, but was so busy with promo stuff for Kin Types […]

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  12. Pack of pigs – one of my newest fav phrases.

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    1. :-D. I like it too. Thanks, Teri.


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