Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Can”

 

 

Stream of ConsciousnessIt is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is “can.” Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want. If you would like to join this happy band of psychotics visit Linda’s blog and see how easy it is to do. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2018/10/19/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-oct-20-18/ 

Can by John W. Howell © 2018

“I know I can.”

“Can what.”

“Can do anything I put my mind on.”

“You can?”

“I can.”

“Show me you can.”

“Think of a word any word, and I can tell you what it is.”

“You can do that? How is it possible.”

“I can conger up spirits from the other side.”

“Who can do what?’

“They can read your mind.”

“I can just imagine what they are going to find when they do that.”

“So can you think of a word?”

“Yes, I can. I have it.”

“I can almost see it.”

“You can do better than that I hope.”

“I can see the word starts with ‘c.”‘

“Wow, you can see that? You are right.”

“I can also see that the second letter is an ‘a.”‘

“Perfect. I believe you can see the word.”

“The third letter is an ‘n.’ The word is can.”

“Oh, I’m sorry. But ‘can’ is not the word.”

“Wait a minute. You said the first three letters were ‘c-a-n.’ That spells can.”

“It does spell ‘can,’ but my word was ‘cantaloupe.’

“Well, maybe I only got part of the message. I can try again. ”

“Now you are being a pain in the can.”

 

43 comments

  1. harmonykent · ·

    Nice play on can, John. Have a good weekend 😊

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    1. You as well, Harmony.

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  2. To be fair, spirits tend to prefer honeydews.

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    1. Yeah, I think you are right.

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  3. I think you fulfilled the requirement for can. I can’t. 🙂

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  4. Haha. I admit that (although difficult) cantaloupe would be more fun than can. Thanks for the smile, John. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. 😀

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  5. Gwen Plano · ·

    LOL, sometimes the spirits are just not clear. Delightful, John. Enjoy the day!

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    1. That is so true. Have a great one as well, Gwen

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  6. Loved this one, John! You can always bring a smile to my face. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *Sung to te tune of In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

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  7. The great mystic was on the right course, he just didn’t go far enough. Good job with this prompt, John. Now, how about a slice of that mellon?

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    1. Ha ha ha. Gotta ask myself. Is is ripe. No, of course not, they never are.

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  8. Kind of cantankerous about cantaloupe.

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    1. Never met one I liked.

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      1. I did for years, but about a dozen years ago I developed an allergy.

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      2. See how they are.

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  9. Well done, good John. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  10. Fun one… You can do anything you set your mind to 😉

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  11. Great, John, you really made me laugh.

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    1. Always good, Robbie. For both of us.

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  12. John,

    Perhaps can is acceptable in the language of texting, as an abbreviation . . since everything is abbreviated and emoji’d when it comes to texting.

    I knew you could do this Boss! I mean can do this . .

    Both.

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    1. I can. Thanks, Marc

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  13. Very clever, John! 🙂

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  14. Jami Carder · ·

    This cute little encounter brought a smile to my face:)

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    1. Thank you, Jami. I count that as a good thing. 😀

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      1. Jami Carder · ·

        I am grateful for all things which make me smile😊

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  15. You nailed it, John!😊

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  16. Lol! Always entertaining, John!

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    1. I hope so, Jan. Thank you.

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  17. Well done, John. You should get a gold star for using ‘can’ in every line. 🙂

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    1. Thank ya, thank ya, thank ya very much.

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      1. 😀😀😀

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  18. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Love what you did with can:)

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