Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Ingle”

 

 

Stream of Consciousness

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this week’s prompt requires a visit by Linda Hill. In her words, “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ingle.” Find a word that contains “ingle” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!” I love how she always throws in the “have fun” thingy.

If you would like to be part of the have fun thingy group, visit Linda’s blog and read how. You would be surprised how easy it is to have fun. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2019/12/20/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-21-19/

Ingle by John W. Howell © 2019

“Now, you really look pensive, my friend.”

“I’m writing a letter to Chris Kringle.”

“Santa Claus? Why are you saying Kris Kr— Oh, I’ll bet Linda Hill has you on a wild goose chase again.”

“It’s not a wild goose chase it’s words that have ‘ingle’ in them.”

“Hence ‘Kringle.”‘

“Yes. I had intended to put ingle words into my letter.”

“Oh, really? Is the letter done?”

“Yes, it is.”

“Will you read it to me?”

“Sure. Ahem

My Dear Mr. Kringle,

I have been very good this year. I can’t think of a single time where I was bad. Well, there was the time that I had too much Inglenook Chardonnay, but that was only a meaningless slip of judgment.  You see, I was mingling with the wrong crowd, and the ringleader got me into a chardonnay chugging contest, and before I knew it, my toes began to tingle. By then, it was too late, and I was wingless, so to speak. 

Besides that, I have tried my best to hang out a shingle of virtue. To that end, all I want for Christmas is a Bentley Turbo Convertable. I’m not fussy about the color, but a beautiful slate grey would be lovely. How does it sound?

“If I were Kris I would leave you one jingle of a bell.”

“Aw come on. I deserve that car.”

“Sure you do. Like I deserve you or a case of the shingles.”

“Cold brother.”

“Speaking of?”

“Right behind you.”

 

 

48 comments

  1. I give you an A+ on this one, John! Great job! Happy Saturday. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Beautiful by Christina Aguilera.

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  2. Excellent, John, you can ask Mr Kringle to leave me a car too. I am also not fussy about the colour.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Robbie.

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  3. Excellent work, John. I’ll give you bonus-bourbon points for ‘ringleader’ ‘wingless’ and ‘meaningless.’

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    1. Ooooooh. I’ll take the bonus points. Three fingers (one for each word) 😀Thanks, Dan.

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  4. […] John Howell’s bourbon costs quite a bit more than a Coron…oh, what the heck, I’ll give you a splash for paying […]

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    1. Thanks for the mention, Dan

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  5. You stuck the “ingles” everywhere, I had to read slow to make sure I caught them. Very sneaky there John! (but then again, that means a good job!!)

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    1. I tried to work laura Ingles (Little House on the Prarie) in but just couldn’t get it done. Thanks, GP.

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  6. Interesting, how many “ingles” you can get in a text.
    Excellent work, John.

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    1. Thank you, Rabirius. 😊

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  7. A tour de farce–I mean force!

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    1. Hahahaha. I liked de farce best. Thanks, Liz.

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  8. Bravo. Always hitting these out of the park. By the way, we’ve gotten complaints about broken windshields in the parking lot. Mind aiming your shots a little to the right? 😁

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    1. The right is too close to the foul line. I’ll try to hit the nosebleed section. Thanks, Charles. 😁

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      1. Great. Now you’re giving the fans nosebleeds? I really don’t understand baseball.

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  9. I was looking forward to what you’d do with this prompt. As always you knocked it outta the park. Thanks for the chuckles 🤭 this morning. Happy Saturday!!

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    1. Thank yu, Jill. Happy Saturday to you as well.

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  10. Boss

    You have this -ingle thing down cold! It’s easier said than done but you make it look easy.

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    1. Aw. Thank you, Pilgrim

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Excellent letter to Mr. Kringle, John. I agree a car isn’t much to ask for and a nice one why not? 😉

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        🙂

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  12. What fun “ingles!” Great job with the prompt, John. As always, it is entertaining with a cool end. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  13. You do have a knack for these… “just” a Bentley, eh? Aim high, they say…
    Jingle to your Kringle!

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    1. Yeah just a little ole Bentley. Kringle, Jingle

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      1. Just a li’l one 😉

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      2. Small.$350,000.00 worth

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      3. No big whup… I don’t see a problem with that…

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  14. You nailed, prevailed, quelled this jingle, made me tingle with every single syllable of ingle…

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  15. Amazing feat! I suspect you had more “ingles” than any other participant. Well done, my friend. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I suppose my ingles outnumbered the rest. 😁

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  16. Dang, you’re good! I counted 7 in the first paragraph alone!

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    1. Never stopped to count. Thanks, Jill.

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  17. Knocked this one out of the park, John! That’s a remarkable number of ingles. 😉

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    1. Thank you, Laura. 😊

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  18. That was a tough one, and you nailed it. I think you earned that car.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. Maybe a lug nut at least.

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  19. Well done, John!!

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