Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Letter

 

Stream of Consciousness

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This weeks prompt is “letter.” Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want.(The horror) If you would like to get involved, it is effortless. Take a big gulp of that margarita and go to Linda’s blog to read all about it. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2018/05/04/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-5-18/

Letter by John W. Howell ©2018

“This post is brought to you by the Letter C.”

“Hold it.”

“What?”

“This is not Sesame Street.”

“I know. I just thought I would liven up the place a little.”

“By doing what?”

“Adding a little pizzazz with something fun.”

“Okay genius. Go ahead add some pizzazz.”

“Thank you. Hey there reader. Are you anxious, run down, have no energy? Do your friends and neighbors all think you’re a dud? Well if you are not a writer, we have the solution for you. Be the first ten callers, and we will rush a month’s supply of the letter C right to your door.”

“Hold it again.”

“Yes?”

“What does the letter C have to do with being run down?”

“Well, nothing.”

“Then why do an advertisement as if it can help?”

You said to add some pizzazz.”

“You need to tell the truth, though.”

“Uh okay. How’s this? Hey, readers Are you anxious, run down, have no energy? Do your friends and neighbors all think you’re a dud? Well, you probably are a writer, and there is no help for you.”

“Can we drop this now?”

“I’ll need a letter from our legal department.”

“What kind of letter?”

“Where I’m indemnified against the liability of pushing the letter C on an unsuspecting consumer.”

“But it was your idea.”

“All the more reason for a letter.”

“I would be glad to help you out.”

“You would?”

“Yeah. Where did you come in?”

33 comments

  1. Hey, somebody stole my margarita when I was reading this.
    Hugs

    1. This is a common problem, David. You need one of my cuff and chain devices. One end attaches to the glass and the other locks on the wrist. If someone wants the margarita they have to take me as well. An excellent deterrent. 😀

  2. You get all inventive and create a great mini-story. All I thought of was, “Let her open the letter herself.”

    1. Ha ha ha. I like that. “Oh look! The message reads ‘Whoever opens this letter will receive one million dollars.’ Too bad you didn’t help.”

  3. LOL! Great closing, John. Happy Saturday!

    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of New Kid in Town by the Eagles.

  4. Ha! I love that last line, John!

    I think you’re onto something. 200 more words to detail the side effects and put it on TV.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan.

  5. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    This was a fun read, especially with the ending. Very clever, John. 😀 Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thank you, Gwen. I hope you enjoy as well.
      😀

  6. Yup. I have all those author symptoms.

  7. “Hey, readers Are you anxious, run down, have no energy? Do your friends and neighbors all think you’re a dud? Well, you probably are a writer, and there is no help for you.”

    That explains so much.

    1. Doesn’t it though.

  8. “Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want.(The horror)” You’ve made the horror rather delightful. Thanks for the laughter.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, J.

  9. Ha! You lured me in and caught me at the end.
    I’ve accidentally found that if I want people to butt out of a task at work all I have to do is say, “This should be escalated to Legal.”
    You and Dan (and I’m sure all the participants) went to such different tales with this post. All I can think up is the old song, The Letter, by The Box Tops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQaUs5J2wdI
    Happy weekend hugs.

  10. This reminds me of the Vita-Vegamin commercial a ‘lil bit! lol . . .

  11. Very clever, John!

    1. Thanks, Jan 😀

  12. You had me at “Sesame Street”.

    1. Ha ha ha. I’m glad My kids loved the show.

  13. The letter C stands for caffeine, which keeps writers friendly and functional.

    1. And for Crap which is the largest percent of output.

  14. Good one, John!

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      1. You’re welcome, John.

  15. Jami Carder · · Reply

    Great closer!

    1. Thank you, Jami.

  16. Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:
    Check out this stream of consciousness writing from John Howell from this post on his Fiction Favorites blog.

    1. Thank you, Don

      1. You’re welcome.

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