Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Co-“

 

Stream of Consciousness

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is “co-” Yup, that’s right. We are to use any word with co-. Linda Hill also says to have fun. She does have an interesting sense of humor. If you would like to join in on the fun visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. (Bring your own alcohol for even more fun.) Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 17/19

Co- by John W. Howell © 2019

“Co-op.”

“Huh?”

“I’m looking for words that start with co-.”

“Why? Oh, wait. It’s that Hill machination again, isn’t it?”

“It’s not a machination. It is more of a brain teaser.”

“Yeah for co-dependents.”

“I resemble that remark.”

“Hahaha.  It’s just that this Saturday thing is like being around a bunch of co-conspirators.”

“Well, we all enjoy taking a prompt and having fun with it.”

“More like taking a prompt and co-authoring what sounds like scribblings from the edge.”

“Well, we can’t help it. We are writers, after all.”

“That explains everything. Co-inhabitants on the planet Mars.”

“Oh yeah? So what do you do for fun?’

“I don’t sit in a dark room on a sunny Saturday staring at a computer screen trying to co-operate by making up a story using someone else’s prompt.”

“I would say your life is boring then.”

“Do you hear yourself?”

“So what is fun for you?”

“A picnic with friends, a barrel of beer, great food, and fun games.”

“Really? You think that s a good time?”

“Yup.”

“When is the next picnic?”

“Today.”

“Can I go?”

“What about the prompt.”

“I’m coalescing around a different approach.”

“Which is?”

“Drink now, write later.”

“Now, you’re talking. Let’s go.”

45 comments

  1. Nicely done, John! Not exactly the easiest prompt. Happy Saturday! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Desperado by the Eagles

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    1. Thank you, Liz

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Years ago, I was introduced to co-ops in Davis, CA. Your assignment brought it all back. Great job on the prompt, John. Hope your weekend is perfect! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😀

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  3. You make a whole story out co-, when all I can think of is co-hosts, like on talk shows. Like I’ve always told you, I lack the imagination to be a writer!

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    1. But what a great historian and documentarian you are. 😀

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      1. Well thanks for that!!

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  4. “Drink now, write later.” Now that’s some seriously good advice, John

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    1. I take it sometimes. 😀

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  5. Good job, good John! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  6. Enjoyable read, John.

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  7. That is the joy of co-habiting. someone always there to act as a cohort… funny piece John…hugs

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  8. I think you have your co-priorities straight !

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That was a tough prompt! As always, I enjoyed it.

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  10. Brilliantly done, as per!
    Drink now, write later is the way to go, I’m thinking!!
    Enjoy your Saturday!

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    1. Yeah,​ I think that’s the way to go as well.

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  11. OH! How completely fun way to cooperate and collaborate and communicate … 😉
    This was delightful! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Na’ama. I’m glad you liked it.

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  12. Boss,

    You had me at barrel of beer. Oh my God, how you had me at barrel of beer . . .

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    1. I know right? Doesn’t a barrel have some kind of security ring to it?​ It is almost like it is the DUTY of everyone who comes in contact with it to help drink it dry. That’s what it’s there for.

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      1. I agree. As far as I’m concerned, we’re heroes, Boss.

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      2. Yeah. Do they make a beer medal?

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      3. Sadly, no. If they did, Bears fans would win it every year though.

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      4. They did drink Nashville dry once when the Bears were in town to play the Titans.

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      5. That would have been fun to witness.

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      6. I’d have watched it with you. From the balcony.

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  13. Not the easiest prompt. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, Laura.

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  14. Nice take on the prompt. Drink first write later sounds like the best plan. Happy to be part of your fellow #SoCS co-conspirators.

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  15. I’m still cracking up over “I resemble that remark” It’s one of my favorite expressions.😊

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    1. It’s one of my favorites as well!

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    2. Mine too obviously. Thanks,​ Soooz.

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  16. That sounds like a great approach. I want a barrel of beer.

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  17. Great cooperation! Good job, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  18. Well done, John.

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