Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Ent, Ten, Net”

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt has been conjured up by Dan Antion. Rather than try to paraphrase the prompt here are Dan’s words.

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ent” “ten” “net.” Use one, use two, or use all three (bonus points for using two, double-bonus points for using all three). As Linda would say, use ’em any way you’d like. Enjoy!”

If you would like to run yourself ragged in the quest for enjoyment, visit Linda Hill’s blog to read how. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 28/19

Ent, Ten, Net by John W. Howell © 2019

“What is that pin on your jacket?”

“It’s my personality.”

“You have no personality but for the sake of answering the question, what does ENTJ mean?”

“It’s a score from a test.”

“Okay, now I know a lot more than I did. What test?”

“Meyers-Briggs personality test. Each letter stands for a personality trait.”

“Can you take ten seconds and net it out for me?”

“Sure. ENTJs are natural and decisive leaders. They are analytical, efficient, and hardworking. They live in a world of ideas and have a great ability to debate.”

“Whaaaat???? This does not sound like you at all. Was this one of those things you do on Twitter or the internet?”

“No, it’s more scientific than that. There are a series of questions you answer to the best of your ability.”

“You obviously cheated off the person next to you.”

“Very funny. I’ve taken the test ten times, and it always comes up the same.”

“Is the person next to you the same each time?”

“Okay, you don’t have to recognize my type, but I know I’m a natural leader.”

“What have you led lately?”

“That is beside the point. I know I have the ability now all I need is the opportunity.”

“Okay, I have a leadership opportunity for you.”

“I’m ready.”

“Decide where we go for lunch.”

“Where do you want to go?”

“See my point exactly.”

“Yeah? Well, when we get there, I’ll buy.”

“Now, there is a leader. How much do you have on you?”

“Ten bucks.”

“Net after-tax, ten should be enough.”

“While there, I’ll explain some of my entrepreneur ideas.”

“The tension is killing me. Let’s go and start some networking and maybe enter the Shark Tank competition.”

“You aren’t making much sense.”

“Yeah, just trying to squeeze in more prompt words.”

“Let’s get to lunch before you have a nettlesome ten stage entropic episode.”




  1. LOL! Nice job with this, John. Great closing! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you Jill * sung to the tune of Let’s Dance by David Bowie.

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      1. One of my favorite songs from college, John. 🙂

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      2. I’m glad I picked it. Thanks, Jill


  2. I’m trying to think of a sentence to use all 3, but I am still too sleepy. (haven’t slept right in a 5 days – it’s getting to me)

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    1. Hmmm. I hope your not sleeping right ends soon.


  3. […] your John Howell’s ensemble, David. And I brought some water for the […]

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  4. Boom! Indeed. You whacked this out of the park, John. Great idea to play off the Meyers-Briggs test. Double bonus points have been entered into your account.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I just ordered that Bentley turbo convertible. How do I redeem the points?

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      1. You have to talk to Linda, I just work here 😏

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      2. But you can redeem points at the bar anytime you care to visit.

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      3. Thank you, Dan. 😊

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  5. Taken the test 10 times? lol 😂 very hardworking

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    1. Yes. Too hard. 😁

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    This was fun, John. As an INFP who used to teach Myers Briggs, I’d say this was very clever. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. ENFP here so I’m well familiar. Happy weekend.

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  7. “What’s that?”

    “It’s your Meyers-Briggs personality test results.”

    “What does XXXX stand for?”

    “It’s what I called you in to talk about.”

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Greg.


  8. Cleverly presented, good John! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.


  9. That was fun, John. No matter how many times I take the test, I still don’t remember “what” I am!!

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    1. Hmmmm. Gotta write it down.

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      1. Tee hee 😉

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Perfect ending, John:) Another great one!

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  11. What a great line, John! To sum up the entire prompt in one sentence is hard to do, but you did it with that last line! “Let’s get to lunch before you have a nettlesome ten stage entropic episode.” 🙂

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    1. Thank​ you so much, Jan


  12. That last line deserves a BOOM!

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  13. Entertaining tenet.

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  14. Good one. The famous Meyers Briggs huh. I used to know my letters but maybe I should re-test. I’m a completely different person these days. Boom! Lol

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  15. Love the ending with admitting they’re squeezing the prompt.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.


  16. This was good, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  17. “Boom” indeed!

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  18. Love the info we get from the Myers Briggs test! This was a great response, John.

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    1. Thank you, Laura


  19. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger and commented:
    Saturday prompt from John Howell.

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci.

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    1. thank you for the link, Traci.


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