Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “(Un)Pack”

 

Stream Of Consciousness Saturday

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt needs an explanation by Linda Hill. Here are her words “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “(un)pack.” Use “pack” or its opposite in your post. Have fun!” If you would like to join the merriment go to Linda’s blog and read how. It is very easy. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2020/02/07/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-8-2020/

(un)Pack by John W. Howell © 2020

“Why are all these clothes on the floor?”

“I’m unpacking.”

“And throwing them everywhere?”

“No, I have to keep them handy so I can pack.”

“Where are you going? I never heard you were taking a trip.”

“I’m not.”

“Don’t tell me this has something to do with that Consciousness group you’ve become addicted to?”

“I’m not addicted.”

“Says the word junkie while throwing clothes on the floor.”

“Seriously. I’m living out a prompt.”

“Tell me.”

“I’m packing and unpacking which is my choice for the prompt.”

“Who said you had to act it out.”

“Nobody said so. It’s my idea.”

“Now we are dealing with a genius.”

“How long have we been discussing pack and unpack.”

“A few minutes. Why?”

“There you are.”

“There I am what?”

“The prompt has been fulfilled.”

“Put that sword down and tell me what the heck you talking about.”

“You helped me with the prompt.”

“How’s that.”

“Didn’t you ask about what I was doing?”

“Yes, but—”

“No but. You were intricately involved in my prompt which heretofore you have previously mocked.”

“Heretofore and previously mean the same thing, oh redundant one.”

“Besides the fact that you added and abetted a prompt.”

“Yeah, well, just shoot me.”

“Hard to do since I’m not packing.”

“Don’t go there. This romp is over.”

“Not packing could be said as Unpacked.”

“I can’t hear you.”

“Your ears packed?”

“No. The call of the six-pack is drowning you out.”

“You sure drink a lot.”

“You might be the reason.”

“Can I help with the six-pack?”

“Best make it a twelve pack.”

“Will I need a backpack?”

“Let it go.”

“It’s unpacked.”

 

48 comments

  1. […] you go. Three fingers of John Howell’s best, a snifter of seltzer and a glass of […]

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  2. This is basically my February. Just packing and unpacking all my stuff. You really captured the absurdity of it all.

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    1. I thought of you when I saw the prompt.

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      1. Glad to be an inspiration.

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  3. You are, have been, will be ever, a genious with these S/C/S prompts…AND, it can go to your head! ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. I could use a little filler in my head. Might keep the pea company. 😁

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  4. I have to agree with Billy Ray – you’re a genius with these prompts. I get something in my head and I’m stuck with it – like today!! I’ll be walking around humming “Pack up your troubles in old kit bag and Smile, Smile, Smile….”

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    1. Now you’ve put that in mine. Here take this. While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag
      Smile, boys, that’s the style!
      What’s the use of worrying?
      It never was worthwhile
      So pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag
      And smile, smile, smile

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    2. Me, too, GP! In my head as well. All the best to you. ♥♥♥

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      1. The earworm phantom strikes again.

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  5. “You sure drink a lot.”

    “You might be the reason.”

    That’s classic, John. I love it. And, for the record, we are challenged by, not obsessed with the prompt. At least that’s my story.

    Great job!

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    1. Hahahaha. I don’t know. obsessed sounds pretty close. Thanks, Dan. 😀

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      1. Haha – I’m trying to defend myself, John. You’re not helping.

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      2. Yeah. I’ll be quiet.

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  6. This was great, John! I’ll never pack or unpack without thinking of you. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you , Jill. Happy Saturday to you. *sung to the tune of Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right by Peter Paul and Mary

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Pack and unpack, yep, I dislike both! Thank you for the chuckles and the perspective. . . always refreshing. 😀

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    1. Think of all those clothes on the floor. What a mess. Thank you, Gwen.

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  8. You are a master of one-liners, John. This is classic ““No but. You were intricately involved in my prompt which heretofore you have previously mocked.”

    “Heretofore and previously mean the same thing, oh redundant one.” 😁

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  9. You are such a riot, John.

    Why do I always picture your wife as your protagonist? (Not that I can picture, picture her, but you know what I mean!)

    I think he should use the unpacking and packing as a way of purging!

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    1. Better than prune juice for sure.

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      1. Buahahsha!

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Always brings a smile to my face:)

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    1. Thak you, Denise

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  11. This just may be the most comedic one yet, John. 🙂 I am laughing out loud at the antics and to end with a six-pack…. Too funny!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  12. I like your wife 🙂

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  13. Great work, John.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  14. An enjoyable read! 😂

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    1. Thank you so much. 😁

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  15. Excellent. I enjoyed the banter.

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    1. Thank you, Ally. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome

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  16. You nailed this, John. Is there an award for #1? Your humor is the best. Now, I need to pack it in for the night. 🙂

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    1. Time to unpack it for a new day. 😁

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  17. “oh redundant one” – bwahahahaha!!

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    1. Thank you , Laura. 😁

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  18. You’ve made me laugh, and roll my eyes, so now I’m packing it in for the night! 😉

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    1. A laugh is good. Good night, Jill. 😁

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