Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Arm”

A day to honor our veterans. I thank you all for your service which has allowed me to participate in and enjoy our country’s freedoms.

Stream of Consciousness

It is also Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt is “Arm.” We are advised to use it or any word that has “arm” in it. If you would like to participate in this madness visit Linda Hill’s blog and read how. You don’t even have to have normal personality traits to participate. Here is the link.

Arm by John W. Howell © 2017

“So how did you get him to say, “yes?”

“Simple. We arm wrestled, and I won.”

“Just like that? You beat him at arm wrestling, and he told you okay?”

“That’s all it took. No arm-twisting. No arguing, no strong-arm stuff. Just a simple arm wrestle.”

“How did you get him to agree to the contest?”

“It wasn’t too hard.”

“Okay tell me how.”

“I pulled out my firearm and told him I would shoot him if he didn’t arm wrestle me.”

“You told me you didn’t do any strong-arm stuff. What would you call pulling out a firearm?”

“A getting his attention device.”

“So you had the contest and how did it go.”

“Well, there we were pretty much locked in a draw. I could see his arm starting to quiver. I applied a little pressure and he slowly started to slip.”

“This is exciting. Go on.”

“I have this special trick I use. It is a twist of the wrist which gives me an advantage over my opponent.”

“So then you pinned his arm?”

“No, he started a comeback. I could not believe his arm was almost on the table when he started to rise. I could see the sweat breaking out on his forehead and he was grunting. The crowd was starting to chant for him.”

“What did you do?”

“I applied a little more pressure and his rally was over.”

“What kind of pressure?”

“Oh, something small which usually works.”


“I pulled the hammer back on my firearm.”


“I prefer the term winner.”


  1. Gwen Plano · ·

    As only a thriller writer could imagine… 😀 Thank you for the “shot in the arm” of chuckles, John. Have fun this weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I guess that’s right about a thriller writer. Have fun as well. 😀


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  3. Thank you to all who’ve served our great nation. Nicely done, John!

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  4. A little unfair, but good job with the prompt, John. Sometimes, it’s smarter to lose.

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    1. In this case , yes. Thanks, Dan

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  5. A good one, John. I didn’t see the ending coming. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. Sometimes I don’t either. 😀

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  6. I chuckled at “A getting his attention device,” but you got me with the ending. John, you always manage to get a coffee spew from me. Well, not quite this time — it was catnip tea. I’m trying that hard to de-stress. Nasty stuff, slightly minty, but still… Even the cat doesn’t like it. The promised “mild sense of euphoria” must be extra mild. Blehhh. o_O
    Happy weekend hugs!

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    1. No one should drink cat-nip tea. If it’s euphoria you want hit the margarita. Hugs.


  7. This reminds me that there’s a Stallone movie that involves arm wrestling. Need to find that thing and see how bad it is.

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    1. I’ll bet really bad.


  8. Oh dear. That was rather violent, John. 🙂

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    1. Thriller writer after all. 😀


  9. John Fioravanti · ·

    Another masterpiece, Good sir. Thanks for the chuckles.

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    1. You are welcome. A chuckle a day is the best way.

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      1. John Fioravanti · ·

        It sure beats tears of pain and sorrow!


  10. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Using a “getting his attention device” is one way to win arm-wrestling! Another morning smile, thanks!

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    1. I’m happy you smiled DL. Made my day.

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  11. 😲 I’m not hanging around these guys. Reminds me of something on Alfred Hitchcock Presents. 👀

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    1. Don’t blame you at all. Thanks and now run.

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  12. Never heard one called a ‘getting his attention device’ before. Sounds like something from a government document.


  13. Always good for a laugh, John!

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    1. Thank you, Audrey.


  14. You’re a Master at the surprise endings! Nice work with the prompt.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. 😀

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