Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Cheek”

Stream of Consciousness Saturday


It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt is “cheek.” Linda Hill says we can use it as a noun or verb. I can think of cheek as a noun and an adjective but am having a tough time coming up with a verb. Maybe something will come to me. If you would like to be faced with such life-altering thoughts why not pop over to Linda’s blog and read how you can solve them by joining the happy but at times confused gathering of writers. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 15/2020

Cheek by John W. Howell © 2020

“Something wrong?”

“No, not really.”

“Why are you sitting like that?”

“Okay if you must know I have a cramp in my left cheek.”

“Of your butt?”

“Yes, nosey one. You have a lot of cheek you know.”

“What did I do?”

“I’m in here minding my own business and you barge in and put me on the spot.”

“You fell right?”

“How did you know?”

“The last time you got your cheek in a bunch you fell off the ladder.”

“Okay then, yes I fell.”

“You okay?”

“I suppose. I just need to stretch it out.”

“How did it happen?”

“I was reaching up to try and grab a bowl off the top shelf and lost my footing.”

“Didn’t use the stop ladder?”

“More cheek from him.”


“Just found the verb form of cheek.”

“Is that good? What am I saying? It’s Saturday Stream time, right?”


“Well, I hope you will be okay.”

“I am now.”

“That you found a verb?”

“You better believe it.”

“You need to make an appointment.”

“For my cheek?”

“No for your head.”


  1. Stretch, reach, fall. Where’s the sympathy? Where’s the compassion? It’s a cruel world, John.

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    1. I think the one doing the falling has been advised on how not to fall. After that sympathy goes out the window. 😁

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      1. I was recently warned: “I’m not calling the EMTs to get you from there.”

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      2. That is right with,”Do not expect me to visit you in the hospital after your fall.” 😂

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  2. This was a tough one. Great job, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Southern Nights by Glen Campbell. 😊

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  3. hahahah. Loved it!

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    1. Thank you, Pam.

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  4. Can’t go wrong with an ice pack.

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  5. A very cheeky post!

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    1. Than you, Liz. 😊

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  6. And just which cheek are we talking about here. Depending on a person’s point of view the story…… 🙂

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    1. Let’s see. There are four choices. I guess you can pick one or two. 😁

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  7. Hilarious John. Congrats on finding the many permutations of cheek. 🤗

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. 😊

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  8. Lol! That certainly was not the cheek I expected. 🙂 Well-done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jan.


  9. You are a cheeky one this morning, John! Fun one!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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  10. Bahahahaha!

    Glad I didn’t turn the other cheek with this post.

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    1. Yes. Not a good thing to do.

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  11. Ouch! As someone who’s landed on her, umm, cheek more than once- it hurts!

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    1. It does, Jacquie. I have experience too.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That all sounded very familar!

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  13. What, ‘Cheek’!

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray. 😁


  14. That was a bit cheeky! 🤪

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    1. Yes it was. Thank you , Jill.

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  15. Sane advice in conclusion 🙂

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  16. Your banter with Dan was as funny as the story. Thanks John (and Dan). 😀

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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