Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Directions”

Stream of Consciousness.

 

Any questions call 1-800-555-2000 for Linda Hill has to explain week’s prompt. Better yet, we have her in person. Here’s Linda. 🎢 Ta-da dee da da. Ta ta ta daaaaa.🎢

Thank ya, thank ya, thank ya very much. Here is the prompt.

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is β€œdirections.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!”

Hoo Wee, this will be fun. Thanks, Linda. Let’s give her a round of applause in appreciation, folks. *Cheer, clap, clap, clap, whistle, stomp, clap.*

Directions by John W. Howell Β© 2020

“Why are you in the shower with your clothes on?”

“Oh, you startled me.”

“I was going to use this, so you startled me first.”

“I’m looking for some directions.”

“Like walk out of there, pass through the door, and go to the bedroom kind of directions?”

“No. LIke lather, rinse, and repeat kind of directions.”

“This has got to be another Stream of Consciousness Saturday kind of thing, right?”

“That sounds like a great song lyric, but yes.”

“Okay, so you have your directions. How about giving someone else a chance to contemplate life in a stream of hot water.”

“I’m not sure I want to use that one.”

“I’m praying this explanation isn’t one of those all morning kind of things that makes me want to shoot myself.”

“No. You see, I get a choice of which line to use in the directions.”

“Okay, so take the bottle with you and figure it out.”

“Do I use the ‘small dab’ line?”

“You never use a small dab of anything, so I would skip that one.”

“How about, ‘Lather briskly?”‘

“‘Briskly’ is not in your wheelhouse although ‘lather’ is one of your consistent traits.”

“Rince well?”

“Has possibilities.”

“Repeat”

“Which you usually have to do.”

“I got it.”

“Be still my heart. what is it?”

“Any questions call 1-800-555-2000.”

“I think you have it. Now if you will excuse me.”

“Want company?”

“George Clooney maybe?”

“See you later.”

 

 

40 comments

  1. Nicely done. This looked like a tough one.

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    1. Was fun to try and make a clean getaway. Thanks, Charles.

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  2. Another difficult one, but you nailed it again! Nicely job, John. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you *Sung to the tune of New York, New York by Frank Sinatra. 😁

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      1. Nice! πŸ™‚

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  3. Nicely done, particularly the “lather” character trait!

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    1. Type A’s are fun to mock. (That would be me) Thank you, Liz. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John. I”m more of the get-up-on-my-high-horse-and-preach persuasion. πŸ˜‰

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      2. Ha haha. Nothing wrong with that, Liz.

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  4. Excellent job, John. Bringing us in from the true beginning. That was very well done. I guess you’re not getting company.

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    1. Doesn’t look like it, Dan. Hahahaha. Thank you. 😁

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Very clever, John. Excellent story development. I chuckled thinking about showers in our household, the differences in style, the length of time…and the directions followed or ignored. πŸ˜€

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    1. Yes it is true. Showers are very individualized. Thanks, Gwen. Directions for the shower are meant to be ignored. 😁

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  6. Very Cute, good John…your schedule becomes you. β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. 😁

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  7. Very well played, John. Thanks for the chuckle!

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    1. Thank you, Maggie.

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  8. The shower is a good choice for this prompt, John. Quite a different approach.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  9. You went with the Clooney finish, I love it!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That was a funny prompt. Good one. John;)

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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    1. Thank you, Marie. 😊

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  11. Lol! That was a hard one, but you pulled it, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan 😁

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  12. Much braver than I, John. Well done!

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    1. thank you, Audrey. 😊

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  13. You rock these, John!

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    1. Aw. Thanks you , Dale. 😁

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  14. This was really funny! Well done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  15. Excellent banter this week.

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    1. Thank you. 😁

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