Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “liqu”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt is “liqu.” Yes, you see what I wrote, liqu. Linda Hill advised us that we could either use a word the starts with liqu or has liqu in it somewhere. If you would like to join this happy band of nut cases go to Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 9/17

Liqu by John W. Howell © 2017

“I need to talk to you.”

“Well have a seat and tell me who you are.”

“Jackson Bump is my name.”

“Yes, Mr. Bump. What can I do for you?”

“I need to enhance my liquidity in my portfolio.”

“What portfolio would that be Mr. Bump?”

“My stock portfolio.”

“Let me look that up. Do you have your account number?”

“Yes, it’s 7601772.”

“Here we go. Ah yes. Mr. Bump. I can see you are pretty consolidated in just a very few stocks.”

“That’s why I need to liquefy one or more of my positions.”

“Might be a smart move for safety. Which did you have in mind?”

“What ones are there?”

“My goodness. Okay, let me read them to you. The first is Acme Liquorice Company. Their earnings look like they are in the black. Excuse me a small joke. The next is Worn Shoe Liquidators. Looks like someone walked a mile in theirs. The final stock is DWI Liquors. Looks like a long-term holding.”

“Which would you recommend?”

“I think I would liquidate the Worn Shoe Liquidators. Their long-term prospects look a little thin. That would get you a nice piece of change after you liquefy.”

“What should I do with the money?”

“If it were me I would add a little more to your liquor holding. I would Liquorize so to speak.”

“I don’t know. I’m thinking of staying liquid for a while.”

“Don’t blame you. Here have a martini. It will get you started on the road to all things liquorishness.”


  1. Ha! Great prompt use John!!!

    1. Thank you, Rita. 😀

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Ha ha ha… that was a fun read. Liquorishness? Why not… Have a great day, John.

    1. It is like foolishness only more fun.

  3. Maybe investing in liquor isn’t a bad idea these days. 😁

    1. At least you can have a way to get rid of worries (for a while)

  4. This one was tough, but you nailed it, John! Has your snow melted? We only had a very cold rain. Happy Saturday!

    1. The snow was gone by noon. I have some nice photos which I will put up on Sunday. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * Sung to the tune of Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Neil Sedaka.

  5. Brilliant use of the prompt, John!

    1. Thank you, Jan. 😀

  6. I’ve been liquorized, but never made any money from it. Nice response to the prompt, John.

  7. Loved it, John – a fun use of the prompt!

  8. It’s all good john but our line here is my fave:
    “I think I would liquidate the Worn Shoe Liquidators. Their long-term prospects look a little thin. That would get you a nice piece of change after you liquefy.”

    hahaha, very amusing!!

    1. Thank you, J. I appreciate your comment. 😀

  9. I enjoyed your very funny story.

    1. Thank you, Jim. It was nice of you to visit and comment.

  10. That seems like a difficult one, John. But I’d never know it was a challenge based on your story. 😀 Now I have this explainable craving for a martini…. dirty, stirred, with 4 olives, please. Cheers!

    1. I like Tanqueray gin with three olives on the rocks. I quit calling it a martini since there is no vermouth.

      1. LOL. I’m one of those strange birds who actually likes vermouth. But martinis are so strong that the “olive juice” balances the taste for me. Horsefeathers… It’s years since I’ve had anything stronger than wine. My tummy just can’t take it. But I do miss the euphoric buzz of a martini. Maybe once I can leave this place, these people (managers) behind my tummy will be able to get reacquainted with a martini. 😀

      2. I say a Zantac and slug of gin is the way to go.

  11. Fun exchange, John. I like the part about the earnings being in the black. Made me smile.

    1. Thanks, Dan. I slip a few like that in for you. The other two are ” long term” for DWI liquors (as in sentence) and the shoe stock being a little thin. (as in sole) Glad I made you smile. ;-D

      1. I got those, but I like the licorice the best.

  12. This was really good!

    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😀

      1. You’re welcome! 🙂

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