Tuesday – Anything Possible – Finger Point Prompt “Eat”

Keith Channing is on a hiatus this week. I have arranged a finger point prompt using the best selling novel Circumstances of Childhood by that world-famous author John W, Howell. As luck would have it, the prompt for today is, “eat.”

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Eat by John W. Howell © 2019

“How much of that corn could you eat?”

“Depends on what time of day?”

“Time of day? What does that have to do with anything?”

“Well, you take your midnight, for example. Hard to eat when you’re lying down.”

“That makes sense. Of course, you don’t eat at midnight.”

“Huh?”

“Who does that?”

“Well. if I’m not lying down.”

“You are kidding me, right?”

“Okay, let’s get back to the original question. You asked how much of that corn could I eat?”

“Yeah, that was the question.”

“Again, it depends.”

“We already covered that.”

“No, it depends on when I last ate.”

“Okay, that seems reasonable. How much could you eat if you hadn’t eaten for a while.”

“All of it.”

“You’re kidding? How much if you just ate?”

“Again, that depends.”

“On what for heaven’s sake.”

“On whether or not I had an after-dinner mint.”

“OMG. I need this to end. Okay, I’ll bite. How much if you had a mint?”

“Almost all of it.”

“No mint.”

“All of it.”

“You are a pig, you know that?”

“Is this the first you noticed Mr. Smarty Pant’s horse?”

41 comments

  1. LOL! A pig? And I was thinking squirrel! Nice job, John. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  2. LMAO! Thanks for the Tuesday giggle, John 🙂 … I’m not going to say …. ‘corny!’ tee-he-hee!

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    1. 😀 Nothing wrong with a little punning in the morning!

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    2. Thank you, Harmony. Glad to make you laugh. 😊

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  3. I was wondering what the twist would be. Good one.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  4. What a delightfully maddening conversation!

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    1. Well you know….Thanks, Liz.

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  5. Great conversation, John. I love the bit about the after-dinner mint.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. That just came to me from heaven knows where. Monty Python I’m thinking. 😀

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  6. I eat up your humor like candy, John!! 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. Thank you, GP.

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  7. As always, you deliver a surprise I didn’t expect. And plenty of laughs, too. I missed your stories while I was doing NaNo. This was great!

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  8. Pigs and after dinner mints. Great way to kick off my day.

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  9. perhaps just a slice of wafer thin chocolate…

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  10. That is one refined pig if after dinner mints are in the conversation.

    Love how you ‘wiggled’ us into this one, Boss.

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    1. I did didn’t I? Thanks, Marc.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    LOL, excellent dialogue, John…and after dinner mints! 😀

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  12. If it’s corn on the cob – I’m with him! I am a bottomless pit when it comes to that… THEN I’ll have a mint 😉

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    1. Hahahaha. I love corn on the cob too. Then a mint.

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      1. Minted floss!! 😉

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  13. Lol! Good one, John! Thanks for the grins. 🙂

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    1. Always happy to deliver grins, Jan. Thanks for letting me know

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  14. I’m with GP! Love your ‘takes’! 🙂

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  15. I never guessed horse — well done!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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  16. Great fun! But … who’s already lying down at midnight? It is 2:30 a.m. here, and I just finished a bowl of shrimp-fried rice and some maple popcorn! 😉

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    1. You are da queen.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Lol. It is true though it does depend.

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  18. And it was a pig! Well of course, because you are clever. I do love your endings, John.

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    1. Of course it was a pig. Thank you, Jennie

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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