Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “For/Fore/Four”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This weeks prompt is “four/fore/four.” Linda Hill advises using one or all three. In her usual way, she also advises to “have fun.” If you would like to join in visit Linda’s blog to read all about how easy it is. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 29/19

For/Fore/Four by John W. Howell © 2019

“Ah, what a gorgeous day.”

“It is a perfect day for being outside.”

“Look at that sky. I’ve never seen a blue like that.”

“I know, right? How about the green of the grass. Just inhale the smells of a beautiful morning.”

“How about it? You want to play today?”

“Well, we are here. Half the battle is showing up. Why not?”

“I have to warn you, I may be only good for four holes.”

“Oh please. You say that every time we come out, and you end up finishing nine.”

“I do look forward to the time when I could do eighteen.”

“Well, at your age, that might be a stretch. I think just taking one hole at a time is the way to go today.”

“Do they still yell “fore” if a ball might come close to you?”

“That is part of the rules, so yes.”

“I sure wouldn’t want to get hit. You know how some of those players are. Bearly give you a chance to start on a hole before firing a ball in your direction.”

“I guess they don’t know how to savor the moment. You ready to get started?”

“I sure am. I feel like a million bucks. Where should we go?”

“I was thinking of a nice sized hole on the first fairway.”

“With a big mound that drives the groundskeeper crazy.”

“That’s right. That guy is a little nuts anyway.”

“Should we burrow there or go overland?”

“Let’s save our strength and hoof it. Best way to make nine holes.”

“Did we mention what a beautiful day it is today?”

“We did.”

 

 

49 comments

  1. “I smell gopher…” I mean bonus points. Nicely done, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Dan

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  2. […] John Howell, Teagan Geneviene have both been here. Cheryl and Sharukh are also writers. This place is crawling […]

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    1. Thank you for the link, Dan

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  3. Great movie…nice job, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * Sung to the tune of It’s So Easy by Linda Ronstadt.

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  4. BeFore I started writing this I had Four ideas For you, but now I have none……. 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’ll bet they were good too. Thanks, GP

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      1. Heck, I’d give them 4 stars…

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      2. Let me have ’em then.

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  5. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    I couldn’t help but think of Caddyshack. Great story, John. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I had Caddyshack in the mind. Of course, being surrounded by golf courses didn’t hurt either. Thanks, Gwen

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  6. It’s like Caddyshack meets the Looney Tun gophers.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Charles.

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  7. I was thinking Caddyshack very early on. Classic way to bring this challenge to the fore. 😉

    Well done Boss!

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    1. Thank you, Marc. a total riff on Caddy Shack. 😁

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  8. Good for a giggle. Those silly little gophers 🙂

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    1. I know right. Thanks, Jill

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  9. Golf is a deliciously maddening game! Even, for(e) gophers. ♥

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    1. I tried it when I was younger but never kept it going.

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  10. That was fun!

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Caddy Shack came to mind…lol

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    1. As I hoped it would. Thanks, Denise

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  12. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  13. A great response, John.

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    1. Thank you, Roberta.

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  14. Maybe the groundskeeper needs to bring in some badgers, but they dig even bigger holes.

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    1. I think a break for a Baby Ruth candy bar would be good.

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      1. Maybe bears could dig out the badgers. Okay, I will take that candy bar now.

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      2. Yes. Here have a chocolate porter to go with it.

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      3. On my way to Old Chicago right now.

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  15. You’re all right, John. 😉

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    1. Thank you, Linda. 😀

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  16. Well done, John. Another surprise ending. Loved the gopher. Caddyshack revisited. 😀

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    1. Yes for sure.

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  17. A perfect take on this one! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Laura. 😀

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  18. one hole at a time, one prompt at a time & one book at a time :)) #bestway

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  19. Excellent work, John.
    Now I have t go watch “Caddyshack” for the millionth time…

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    1. Hahaha. Always fun.

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