Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Social.”


Stream of Consciousness

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This weeks prompt is “social.” Linda Hill says we should have fun with it, so I guess that’s what I will do. If you would like to have fun with it too just go to Linda’s blog and read how easy. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 15/19

Social by John W. Howell © 2019

“Oh look an ice cream social.”

“What the heck is that?”

“You go there and eat ice cream and be social with the folks who are there.”

“Social? What does “be social” mean?”

“I forgot you were raised in the city. Probably in a dumpster.”

“Now, now country boy. Let’s not let our jealousy show.”

“To be social is to interact with the gathered folks. Let them see what an exceptional being you are. ”

“Do I have to like them?”

“No, but you have to be cordial.”

“Another strange word.”

“You have to be nice.”

“I’m not sure I know how to be nice.”

“Well, for instance. You don’t cut in front of someone waiting for ice cream.”

“Ice cream is food, right?”

“Yes. Delicious food.”

“And there is a lot of it by appearances.”

“That is true.”

“So why cut in front of someone?”

“See you are beginning to understand being nice.”

“What I mean is. Why not just buzz around and then when the time is right just land on the side of the dish. You know the side opposite those two big eyes.”

“Well, that would be nice and kind.”

“Kind? How so.”

“You know how humans react to us when we land on their food?”

“Yeah, you would think there was something wrong with walking around in cow dung all day.”

So your method would get you the ice cream, you’d be kind, and social all in one movement.”

“And avoid that fast-moving swatter too.”

“A bonus. You have learned well cricket.”

“Excuse me the last I looked I’m a fly.”

“Matter of speech. You never see Kung Fu?”

“Every time I get near a TV that swatter thingy follows me so no thanks.”

“Okay you lead, and I’ll follow.”

“This should be fun.”


  1. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Very clever and endearing, but I’m going to keep my swatter. Summer days tend to bring in the little creatures and I’d rather they not be present. 😀

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    1. Me too. At the coast we didn’t have them much. They seem to be in bigger numbers at our home now.

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  2. I think it’s a trap. They should be careful.

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Charles.


  3. I’ll bet the only time most humans see a fly is when it is near the TV or an ipad or iphone. That is all people look at, John. Clever idea.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. We had one and that’s when I spotted it but had to wait until the show was over to get it. 😀


  4. Now I’m picturing Vincent Price’s head on the fly body, stuck in a web. 🙂 Great job, John. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Happy Saturday to you. *sung to the tune of American Pie by Don McLean 😁

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  5. Ha! That’s great, John. You got me this time 100%. Next time I have ice cream, I’m going to double-check those chocolate shots to see that they aren’t moving.

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    1. Yes. Look on the other side of the dish. Thanks, Dan

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  6. After reading your story and then the comments, now I can’t get Vincent Price’s image out of my head!!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Sorry about that, GP

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  7. Someone has to teach flies manners. Please and thank you would be a good place to start. 🙂

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    1. Or wear boots taht can be left at the door.


  8. Delightful, creative, and clever! Made me giggle on this lovely Saturday morning. My mind went to “snatch the pebble from my hand grasshopper”.

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    1. Hahaha. Good one Jill. Thanks.

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  9. I’m with GP on this one! 🙂

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  10. You’ve answered the question as to what it would be like to be a fly on the wall.

    Funny stuff, Boss. As per.

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    1. Yes. A Fly on the wall invires the dreaded swatter.

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      1. Sounds like a line from the old Kung Fu show.

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      2. Yes, cricket.

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  11. Love the moment when I realised it was two flies talking…
    You have a way with taking a prompt and turning it on its ear!
    Fun stuff this morn…. uh. afternoon!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. You comment put a big smile on my face.

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      1. 😁
        Dang… No “fly” emoji…

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      2. Yeah. What’s up with that?

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      3. Seriously.

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      4. Buahaha!

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  12. I can’t swim worth a darn but I love taking a dip in this particular stream of consciousness, John.
    Thank you.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Great line, Hook. 😄


  13. This was fun, John!

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    1. Thank you for the reblog, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  14. Hahaha! That was fun. You had me for a long time before I realized they were flies!

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    1. Heh, heh, heh. Super glad. Thanks for letting me know.

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    1. Thanmk you, Traci.


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