Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Call”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday and this weeks prompt is “call.” Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want, including in another word as long as the letters are in the same order. So with all of that if you would like to participate, visit Linda’s blog and find out how. Here is the link.

Call by John W. Howell © 2108

“You look happy.”

“I should be I just got a call from my boss.”

“Uh oh. What did you boss want?”

“Actually it was a good thing.”

“I’m dying to hear. Come on what did your boss want?”

“You know I’ve been learning calligraphy.”

“Yes, and you have been callously avoiding me.”

“Oh, come on. Those classes are callipered to wash some out if they don’t work hard.”

“Just the same, you used to make scalloped potatoes, and it has been weeks.”

“I know I have been lax. You also promised scallops.”

“Yes I did but only if you stay home one night. It shouldn’t be too hard to avoid your callers.”

“Okay, that’s a deal. I’ll make scalloped potatoes with scallions, and you make those delicious garlic scallops.”

“I almost forgot. Why did your boss call?”

“To ask if I would use my calligraphy on some invitations to a party.”

“Thank is not an exciting reason for calling.”

“No, it is not. But calling with some business is better than calling with an assignment.”

“You getting paid for the calligraphy?”

“No. The boss called it job enrichment.”

“Callow indeed.”

“Rascally too.”



  1. harmonykent · · Reply

    What a great use of the prompt, John! You came up with an aesthetically pleasing post of word callisthenics! 😊

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    1. Ha ha ha. Nice job and thanks, Harmony.


  2. […] it’s Willet. You only call it John Howell’s Bourbon because he suggested that Cheryl add it to the […]

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  3. I call this one a winner, John. Too bad Linda isn’t giving out bonus points.

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    1. This comment is all I need. Thanks, Dan

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    1. Thank you, Charles.


  4. I do believe you nailed it, John!!

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  5. Excellent job, John! I like the scallop addition. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of We Gotta Get Outa This Place by the Animals.

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  6. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    You outdid yourself on this one, John, and I suspect had great fun doing so. Great ending. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Yes, it was fun. It needed to be quick as well. 😀


  7. Haha! Fun use of the prompt, John. I’m impressed that you worked “scallop” into it — and a few times. But now I’m Jonesing for scallops-scampi and scalloped potatoes…and it’s still breakfast time. 😉 Happy weekend hugs!

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    1. I have had scalloped potatoes and ham for breakfast before. Yum

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  8. One of the many things I dig about this post are all the great words it prospered!
    Nice ‘call’!

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    1. Our words procreate, Mark. Can’t leave em too long in the dark.

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      1. Nevah . . and I like the idea that our words are making babies! Lots of ’em.

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      2. Yes. Someday we might need word birth control

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      3. Not me. I want a big family, lol

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      4. Ha ha ha. I guess I do as well. 😀

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      5. Keep doing whatchou do, Padre!

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  9. Don’t you get tired of being so good at this stuff? ♥

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    1. Nope. Still many more miles to go.

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  10. Wow – you are terrific with these prompts, John. Impressive!

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    1. Thank you, John


  11. Callous of his boss.

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    1. Very. Thanks, Craig.

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  12. Well done, John. Surely you had more ‘calls’ than anyone else.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Jennie

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  13. Clever indeed! Great use of the prompt.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😀


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