Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Dress”


It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this week’s prompt is “dress.” Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want. She also advises to have fun. If you would like to join in, visit Linda’s blog to read up on how. It is very easy. Here is a link to her blog.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 26/19

Dress by John W. Howell © 2019

“And you have lost your mind.”

“What do you mean?”

“You are standing in front of a mirror in a dress.”

“Oh, this. I’m just trying to decide if I should dress up for Halloween.”

“In a dress?”

“I have always wanted to dress like my favorite movie star.”

“I can’t wait to hear who that is.”

“Jack Lemmon.”

“Jack Lemmon? I don’t think you are old enough to remember Jack Lemmon.”

“I’ve seen all his movies, and my favorite is Some Like It Hot.”

“Yeah, I remember. He and Tony Curtis dressed up as women.”

“That’s it. I want to dress like Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot.”

“I would say you have the legs for it.”

“Very funny. Here hold this picture of Jack and let me compare the dress.”

“Where did you get this dress anyway?”


“Okay, at least you didn’t go into a department store and make a fool of yourself.”

“No. I did entertain the Goodwill folks with my Jack Lemmon imitation.”

“I’ll bet you knocked them dead.”

“They want to see me after I dress up.”

“I’m sure. So what do you think?”

“It’s going to take a superset of accessories to make this dress pop.”

“So, where you going for those?”

“I would say Wal-Mart. I need a wig too.”

“Why can’t you be like everyone else and just go as a Marvel character?”

“That’s just not me.”

“I don’t think Jack Lemmon is you either.”

“Nice comment.”

“How can I help you?”

“Zip me up. Please.”

“How about dinner tonight?”



  1. Lol! Nice job, John. What a great movie, too. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill. *sung to the tune of Turn the Page by Bob Seger

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  2. Too funny, John! Of course, imagining you in the role made it even funnier. 😀 Have a fantastic day.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a super day yourself.


  3. Jack Lemmon, I never would have come up with that, even if he is one of my favorites – great job, John.
    I kept thinking of putting the troops in line – “Dress Right – Dress Left” !! hut

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    1. I originally thought of visiting a tailor and he asking, “Dress right or left sir?”

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      1. hahaha, perfect!

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  4. Excellent take on the prompt, John. A bit disappointed there’s no picture…maybe next week?

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    1. Hahahahha. Thanks, Dan

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  5. A fun old movie, Halloween, dressing up — and a laugh riot… So many of my favorite things. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thanks, Teagan. Hugs


  6. Good one. Pretty sure that costume isn’t as strange as the party pooper thinks.

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    1. I’ll bet not too. Thanks, Charles.


  7. You have such an amazing talent for painting a scene through dialogue. Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you so much, Victoria. I’m glad you liked it. 😊


  8. Great idea for a Halloween costume! Of course, most won’t even know who Jack Lemmon is these days. Wonderful use of the prompt and glad you have the legs for it! 🙂

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    1. Hahahahha. Thanks, Jan.


  9. I’ll send Lisa down. She can be your Marilyn.

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    1. Good idea you have there, Craig.

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  10. What a hoot. Who else wouulda thunk of dressing up as Jack Lemmon, dressing up as a woman like in “Some Like It Hot” but you? Don’t forget the pearls!

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    1. The pearls are all over the floor now. 😂

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      1. Haha! I can well imagine 😉

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  11. Makes my wanting to dress up like Kwai Chang Caine from Kung Fu seem downright predictable!

    You dressed for success with this one, Boss.

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    1. I would like to see a photo of that.

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      1. Hahahaha! Maybe.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I enjoyed the post and the Halloween idea, too. Loved that movie.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  13. Oh, my father loved Jack Lemmon! Good one, John–you kept us reading!

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  14. Oh, I loved that movie! Hey, John, I can see you going as Jack Lemmon to a Halloween party! HAHAHA!

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    1. Thank you, Luanne. Can’t find my ear rings though.


  15. Must watch the movie again! It’s been years. 🙂 Great SoCS post, John! 😀 What are you dressing up as this year?

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    1. I’m going to be a tireless author working his finger to the bone.

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      1. I’m with you, my friend. 😉

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  16. I loved this, John! One of my favorite movies, too. 😀

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    1. The movie was a fun one for sure. Thanks, Jennie

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      1. It was! You’re welcome, John.

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  17. I read your post thank for sharing.


    1. Thank you for reading.

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  18. your welcome JOHN

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