Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Bodily Functions


Stream of Consciousness

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This weeks prompt is “bodily functions.” Yup, you heard me right. Flipping bodily functions. Linda Hill says we can write about one or a whole bunch of bodily functions. If you would like to engage in frying your brain as I do each week, please visit Linda Hill’s blog and find out how easy it is to do just that. Here is the link.

Bodily Functions by John W. Howell © 2018

“Why so glum chum?”

“I just went up the Hill so to speak and got my prompt for today.”

“You always love these prompts.  Is this one different?”

“Not different just a big challenge.”

“How so?”

“The prompt is bodily functions.”

Bruuuuhahahahah. You have to be kidding.”

“No. I’m serious. We can write about one or a whole bunch. My problem is I can only think of one.”

“Oh come on. It can’t be that bad. What is the one?”


“Whoa. You can’t write about that. Yours is a family friendly blog.”

“Yeah tell me. I did think of another.”

“Okay with some caution I’ll ask what are you thinking.”


“Yeah, now there you go. Talk about breathing.”

“I feel better already. Let’s see there are different kinds of breathing.”

“Go on.”

“When you are running you breathe harder.”


“When you sweat and run your breath is different. Wait, another bodily function, sweat.”

“Excellent. I think you’re going to kill this.”

“When you are quiet and resting your breath is easy.”

“Almost poetic. Go on.”

“When you kiss someone your breathing can become deeper. I got it. Saliva production is another bodily function.”

“You are the master.”

“Where was I? Oh, yes kissing.  Makes the heart beat faster. Heartbeat has to be another bodily function.”

“You are taking strange paths to get there, but I have to say you are getting there.”

“Then as the kissing gets more heated—”


“What do you mean, ‘stop”‘

“You are now starting to concern me again. Where are you going with this?”

“I was going to mention goosebumps. What is wrong with goosebumps?”

“Okay. Nothing wrong with goosebumps. Proceed.”

“Then if all works well there’s the orgasm.”

“One toke over the line my friend. One toke over the line.”




  1. harmonykent · · Reply

    😂😂😂 Love this, John! The end had me laughing out loud 😊

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    1. Well…I am stunned. To get a Brit to laugh out loud is an accomplishment indeed. (although I know you laugh a lot ) Thanks, Harmony. Loved the comment.

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  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Great dialogue, John. It’s been a long time since I’ve thought of the song, “One Toke Over the Line.” You’ve brought me through the decades and bodily functions. What a fun way to start the morning! 😀

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    1. Thank you Gwen. That song was a favorite of mne since it explained so much when mistakes happened. 😀

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  3. John,

    I had a feeling his mind had traveled too far for it to just become suitable for the work (and family) place that easily. I mean . . he ALMOST made it through . . . almost.

    Peace . . . and Brewer and Shipley

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    1. I’m killing myself laughing because I had to go watch the video…and the ad before it was about kissing!

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      1. Oooooo. Another bodily function.


    2. He was so close. Poor fella.

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      1. Close only works for horseshoes and hand grenades . . and dudes who date the Kardashian girls without engagement rings entering the equation . . .

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  4. Linda Hill is brave to mention bodily functions at this hour of the morning for me!!

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  5. I knew someone would go there. Nicely done, John.

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    1. And of course it was me. 😀

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  6. Great job, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of Maybe Baby by Buddy Holly.

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  7. It is the little things for me like up the Hill so to speak! You make me laugh. Nice post.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😀

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  8. “How to get from popping to orgasm” by John W. Howell.. with a little toke just before…Hah!

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    1. Well there you are. Easy journey. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Make that pooping, not popping… sigh… my phone didn’t even want us to go there…

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      2. I understood, Dale. Thanks.

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  9. Well done, John – I just knew you’d get there!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, John

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  10. There was no way you could resist, John! Yes, one toke over the line. I laughed out loud. Thanks for a great way to start my day!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😀 Glad you enjoyed it.

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  11. Another Beauty! Sorry, I have to ‘run’! ♥

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  12. Bodily Functions……..oh boy…….

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    1. Oh boy is right.


  13. I think you about covered it all.

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    1. Thanks, Craig. Could have done a few more but needed to stop. ;-D

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  14. (laughing)🤣 A good one, John! 📚 Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine.

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  15. Well, the romance writer in me immediately jumped to kissing. You just took it a bit further, lol. And how do you know about toking? I’ll have to make you an honorary Canadian, lol

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    1. I have been called a hoser in my day.

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  16. This is one difficult challenge, John. You certainly rose to the challenge.

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    1. Yours was super. 😀

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  17. …and you went “there!” ROFL! Fun read this morning John!

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    1. I did go there. (Where few have gone. :-D)

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  18. Now, you really were ‘going’ with this one, John. 😀

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    1. Glad To do that, Jennie.

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