Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Astronomical

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is — wait let’s have Linda Hill describe it. Her words, “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “astronomical.” Use it any way you like. Have fun!” There you have it. If you would like to join in go to Linda’s blog and read how easy it is to slip off the edge. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 3/19

Astronomical by John W. Howell © 2109

 

“Here we are standing on the precipice of space witnessing the first human beings to—”

“What are you doing?”

“I’m announcing the first humans on Mars.”

“While standing on a chair in the kitchen.”

“Well. I had to simulate being on the precipice of space.”

“The what?”

“Precipice of space. You know where no man has gone before.”

“I think you are mixing your metaphors.”

“What is that in your hand.”

“My microphone.”

“Looks like a whisk to me.”

“Whatever. You are taking the joy out of space travel.”

“From where I stand, you’ve already done that. I suppose that the gauze mask is your oxygen supply.”

“Well, at least you can give me that.”

“Where is your space ship?”

“Out back.”

“Out back?”

“Yes, It’s parked on a crater.”

“Near that old bike?”

“Not a bike but personal Mars rover.”

“Why the mummy wrap?”

“Spacesuit.”

“You are astronomical.”

“Thank you.”

“Not a compliment.”

“Anything with “astro” in it is a compliment. Seems you are getting into the spirit.”

“The only reason I came in here was to get some ice for my spirit. Thanks to you, I will need several sessions with the spirit to get this picture out of my head.”

“Always willing to help.”

63 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    LOL…your use of the prompt is hilarious. Super job, John!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I’m happy you liked it. 😊

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  2. This was too funny, John! Thanks for the morning giggle. Happy Saturday! Enjoy your day.

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    1. Love the giggles and hearing about them. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of Here with Me by Marshmello.

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      1. Nice tune…thanks!

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  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    A lovely piece of fun from John Howell in response to Stream of Consciousness Saturday… Standing on the precipice of space witnessing the first human beings to….. head over and read to discover more…

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    1. Thank you for the share, Sally.

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      1. Enjoyed John.. we all have to have our astromoment…. hugs

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      2. We do for sure. 😀

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  4. Ha! The family that hallucinates together, stays together.

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    1. So true, Dan. Thanks. 😁

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  5. Reblogged this on Campbells World.

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    1. Thank you for the share, Patty.

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  6. Oh, this was delightful! I smiled and chuckled all through it, and am still smiling.

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Jim. You made my day.

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  7. That’s a tough word to use. Nice job.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and the follow, Liz.

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  8. Lol! Now that’s getting into the spirit, John!

    I think a whisk is a great pretend microphone 😜

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    1. I’ve used it many times. Thanks, Deborah.

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  9. Buahahaha!

    I have to agree with that statement. Anything with ‘astro’ in the name? Imma take that as a compliment of the highest order. And yes, pun intended. 😉

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Marc. 😀

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      1. Happy Weekend, Sheriff!

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      2. You as well, Pilgrim.

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  10. Some peeps have no imagination, eh? They come in and try to bust up your fun.
    This, however was a most fun read!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. Gave me a chuckle writing it.

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      1. I can well imagine!

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  11. Haha, hilarious, John. I used to make up all sorts of games like this when I was a bit younger.

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    1. Me too. Thanks Robbie.

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  12. Lol – A famous response to the prompt. Have a beautiful weekend! Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. 😊

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      1. Great done, John! Thank you! Michael 🙂

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This one got me laughing:) Loved it.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know.

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  14. Love it 💜💜

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    1. Thank you, Willow.

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      1. A pleasure 💜

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  15. Great fun, John.I’m still giggling…Brilliant. Cheers.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. So nice to hear.

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  16. Try the wooden spoon. Less reverb that way.

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    1. I think you are right. Hahaha. Thanks, Craig.

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  17. 😆 my microphone looks like a whisk too. To infinity and beyond. Lol 😂

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  18. Lol, really clever John. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Debby.

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      1. Pleasure John. 🙂

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  19. “I will need several sessions with the spirit to…” was so funny! This was a terrific prompt story. Well done, John.

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    1. Thak you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  20. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I got quite a chuckle out of your piece, John. I used to write plays for my elementary kids, and we were forever using simple props for our low budget productions. Glad to know someone else thought a whisk might make the ideal microphone.

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    1. Great story, Pete. Thanks​ for the visit.

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  21. Things sure sound entertaining at your house!

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    1. Yup. Thank you, Eilene.

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    1. Thank​ you, Traci

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  22. Ha! Ha! Too funny! I am playing catch up so I am only a week behind. 😁

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    1. That’s okay. You could have just let them go. We all knew you were gone.

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