Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt Blue

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday and this week’s prompt is a bit unusual. Let’s let Linda Hill explain it. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “blue.” Talk about the first blue object you see when you sit down to write your post. Have fun!”   Okay then. If you would like to have fun like this, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 14/19

Blue by John W. Howell © 2019

“Why are you sitting at your desk staring out the window?”

“I’m trying to come up with something to say for this week’s Stream of Consciousness prompt.”

“Shouldn’t be too hard. What’s the prompt?”

“To write about the first blue thing you see when you sit down to write the post.”

“Sounds easy. What was the first blue thing you saw?”

“That’s just it. Look around the office.”

“Yeah so?”

“What do you see that’s blue?”

“Erm….there is a lot of grey, black and white, isn’t there?”

“Exactly. Could the prompt have been one of those? No, it is blue.”

“Well, cheat. Say you saw a bluebird out the window and then write a sappy story about how your heart soared like the bird.”

“Cheat? Clearly, you don’t know the Stream of Consciousness Saturday Creed.”

“Creed. You’ve got to be kidding me.”

“I’m not.”

“So what’s the creed.”

“You only cheat yourself if you don’t keep it real.”

“That’s the creed?”

“I may have paraphrased it a bit. The idea is to stay with the prompt no matter what.”

“So what are you going to do?”

“I’m not sure. That’s why I was staring out the window. Whoa, look at that.”

“What?’

“The sky. It’s blue.”

“Amazing observation, Sherlock. It has always been blue. Oh, I get it. The prompt.”

“Yeah, the sky is the first blue thing I see when I sit down to write this post.”

“Well, there you go. Have a blast.”

“One problem, though.”

“What’s that?”

“I’m out of space.”

“So make it short.”

“Okay here goes. ‘The sky is blue, how do you do.”‘

“Book it Danno.”

“I hear the call of the six-pack.”

 

 

71 comments

  1. LOL! Nice job, John! “Book it Danno.” 🙂 One of my favorite shows when I was a kid. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of The Shape I’m In by The Band (Todd Rundgren)

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  2. haha, I hear the call of the 6-pack too, ’cause now I have the song, “Am I Blue?” stuck in my head!!!

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    1. It was a morning, long before dawn
      Without a warning I found he was gone
      How could he do it
      Why should he do it
      He never done it before
      Am I blue
      Am I blue
      Ain’t these tears, in these eyes telling you
      How can you ask me “am I blue”
      Why, wouldn’t you be too
      If each plan
      With your man
      Done fell through

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      1. Oh gee thanks, John!! 🙂

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      2. Hahaha. Only two verses.

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      3. Brother – some friends I’ve got, eh?!! 🙂

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      4. You want the remaining verses? (What are friends for?)

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      5. No thanks, that’ll do just fine!!!!!!!

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  3. A lovely post, John. I also wrote about the blue sky, or the lack of it rather.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😁 Wish we could trade weather for a while.

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  4. This is great John. I do understand that obligation to keep it real. I always tack on an admission of guilt when I edit. “Book it Danno” hits home. I’ve been hearing that at work for over 35 years.

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    1. I’ll bet you have heard that a lot. 😁 Thanks, Dan

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Too funny, John! Thank you for the chuckle — and hopefully, blue skies today! 😀

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    1. We could use some big ole thunderstorms and gray skies but yes blue is nice too. Thanks, Gwen

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  6. hahah . Loved it!

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    1. Good. Thanks for letting me know, Pamela. 😁

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  7. You ever think of taking up writing? You have the knack! ♥♥

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    1. Nah. Too busy laying around. Thanks, Billy Ray

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  8. Interesting bout with the conscienceness, John. Mm… Could have written about your blue socks. 😀

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    1. Ha ha ha. Don’t wear socks so that’s out too. Thanks, Kevin

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      1. Oh well… I tried. Lol 😀

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  9. Your posts have become my regular Saturday morning chuckle. Book it Dano! Love it 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  10. I know the feeling – looking around to find something blue around here, wasn’t easy.
    Love the SOCS ‘creed’ statement! hee hee! 🙂

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    1. The creed cracked me up too.

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  11. Thank you for tucking that classic TV line into this, John.

    Worst case scenario, the writer could have looked in the mirror and then written on how he was blue in the face from searching for a prompt igniter.

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    1. Hahaha​. I didn’t think of that, Marc.

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  12. Haha! I laughed out loud with the “Book it Danno”…
    And I could have told you there was no blue in your house. Unless Twiggy has a toy?

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    1. She does have one, but I didn’t see it.

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      1. Maybe she put it away! Ha ha ha! Sorry…

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  13. LOL! I laughed out loud and thought, “That’s about the sum of my writing skill set. “The sky is blue, how do you do.” That last line. “Book it Danno!” Excellent! Cheers, John!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah

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  14. I’m looking outta my window and the sky ain’t blue (tis grayish whitish cloudish) so … the sky is not ALWAYS blue, eh? 🙂
    This was fun!

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    1. It seems that with no rain for weeks ours is. Thank you, Na’ama.

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      1. 🙂 We had some blue skies yesterday, and will have some tomorrow (so they say). Today? Not so much … Shall I send the clouds your way? 😉

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      2. That would be nice. Could you load them with about a ton of rain, please?

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      3. Gladly!!!! I have a whole crew of dragonflies and ladybugs loading up raindrops into the clouds and getting them ready for shipment.

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      4. Excellent. They are going to load and then stay with you, Right?

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      5. Yeah. We need them to eat mosquitoes. They only do rain-loading as a hobby.

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      6. Terrific. I was going to say we have enough of both. 😊

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  15. Clever, as always, John!

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    1. Thank you, Marian.

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  16. I’ve been trying to talk Mr. B into buying me a beer all summer to no avail. I’m feeling quite blue 🙂

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    1. Hey. You deserve a beer. You can get some Blue Moon.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one, John:) i laughed at book it.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  18. I have a whole playlist of Blues Music for some characters I write. Not a lot of blue color in my house either.

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  19. Mission accomplished in the nick of time.

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  20. This was great, John. The Creed cracked me up. Good thing you noticed the sky! 🙂

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    1. I know right? Nothing else blue around.

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  21. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger and commented:
    Another great story prompt by John Howell!

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    1. Thak you for the reblog, Traci

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  22. The first blue thing I saw was the background on your blog, lol.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Never thought of that. Damn,​ that would have been good. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Traci

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