Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Rib.”

Stream of Consciousness

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is “rib.” Linda Hill says we can use it as part of a word or as a stand-alone. In any case, we are to have fun. If you would like to join in visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is to tease your brain in trying to think up a word with “rib” in it. I have one, ‘attribution.’ Naa, that’s no fun. I think I’ll go with using rib alone. Here is a link to Linda’s blog.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 20/19

Rib by John W. Howell Β© 2019

“Can I get another rib?”

“What? You’ve had a full rack already.”

“I know it’s just they’re so good.”

“You have to learn to control yourself. There are others here you know.”

“Not so loud. They’ll hear you.”

“Quit being such a glutton. Go have something else.”

“You know I like meat more than anything.”

“It wouldn’t hurt you to have some greens once in a while.”

“The thought makes me gag.”

“It is time you own up to taking better care of yourself. As far as I can see all you do is lay around and finally move when dinner is served.”

“How come all this negativity all of a sudden. All I did was ask for one more rib.”

“You think it is easy taking care of the family and providing for y’all?”

“No. I think you have a big job.”

“Then why don’t you do something to help.”

“Like what?”

“Like leaving enough food for the others.”

“Look this is a big zebra. There is plenty.”

“You don’t know how those cubs can eat. You know I’m getting tired of this ‘King of the Jungle’ mantra you carry on.”

“Come on. Not my fault that I am royalty. Makes you a queen.”

“Big deal. Meantime, I gotta run down another zebra.”

“You look so good doing it.”

“Oh be quiet and eat your rib. Do something with that mane in your eyes.”

52 comments

  1. This is a great post, John.

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Roberta. 😁

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  2. This was clever as hell, John.
    Exceedingly well done.

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    1. Thank you, Hook. 😁

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  3. Terrific, now all I can think about is having ribs today – and it’s only 6:21 a.m.!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ribs are not the best breakfast food for sure. Thanks, GP.

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Too funny! I loved it! My impression of zebras is forever changed. LOL

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    1. Lion’s major food group. Thanks, Gwen. Happy Easter to you and Larry.

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  5. LOL! This was hilarious, John! I loved the closing line. πŸ™‚ Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of “Lay Down Sally,” by Eric Clapton.

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      1. I know that one! πŸ™‚

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  6. Ha ! I knew this was going somewhere but that was a wonderful surprise, John. Excellent job with the prompt!

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    1. i’m glad you liked the surprise. I don’t seem to be able to keep a story on track. 😁

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      1. That explains why we keep finding new suspects on Wednesday – sorry πŸ˜‰

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      2. Ha ha ha. I guess so. Thanks, Dan 😁

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  7. […] β€œI call it John Howell’s Bourbon.” […]

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    1. Than you for the pingback, Dan. Looking forward to your collabortion with Teagan.

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  8. This was terrific, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  9. You never disappoint on these. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Charles. 😊

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  10. Upon entering a Texas rib joint in the late 70’s.

    “What? Did someone shoot a dinosaur?”

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    1. Ha ha ha. Those beef ribs are big. Thanks, Greg

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  11. I’m going to put 2 full racks on the bbq pit soon!

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      1. Pork. Plus pork belly, pork chops, and sausages. A real feast for an army! πŸ˜€

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      2. Maybe! πŸ˜€

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  12. Nice fun! πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad you liked it, Balroop.

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  13. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Loved it and the mane in eye:)

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks Denise.

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  14. Now, that was quite a twist, Mr. Howell!! Great writing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. πŸ˜€

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  15. I was so looking forward to what you would do with this prompt. And you delivered in top form. So very very good. And now I’m thinking about the live action β€œlion king” that will come out shortly. Or the song β€œin the jungle”

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    1. Thank you, Jill. πŸ˜€ In the Jungle can be an earworm. A whim a way, a whim away.

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  16. Maybe she needs to start shopping for something larger.

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    1. Maybe elephant should be on the list. Thanks, Craig.

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  17. Typical. He lies around stuffing his face while she does all the work πŸ˜‰
    Fun stuff!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Very typical. 😁

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  18. She needs help to run down another zebra. Good luck, he isn’t going to move a muscle. πŸ™‚

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    1. No he isn’t. Another zebra is the answer.

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      1. We watch the nature documentary every night. We like to watch the ones narrated by David Attenborough. The king of the jungle is pretty lazy.

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      2. Yes he is. Ha ha ha

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  19. Jami Carder · ·

    So much innuendo here! Unless it’s just me😜

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    1. No it isn’t just you. It’s all there. Thanks, Jami.

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    1. Thank you for this one as well.

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