It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here is Linda Hill to explain this week’s prompt. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spay/splay/spray.” Use one, use two, use ’em all, it’s up to you. Have fun!”
So there you have it. If you would like to have fun, please visit Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.
Spay/Splay/Spray by John W. Howell © 2020
“Oh, my goodness.”
“Just saw the prompt for this week.”
“Ah. The Hill Hilarity. What is it?”
“Hmmm. There are the obvious uses.”
“Who wants to talk about neutered pets, legs, or mosquitoes?”
“You could go in a completely different direction.”
“Yeah, like what?”
“Well, Spay is a town in Germany located in a great wine production area.”
“Okay, I guess that would be interesting. What wine?”
“Yum. I like a nice Riesling.”
“You could also talk about splay without mentioning body parts.”
“I don’t see how.”
“There is an architecture term splay that describes an angle of a wall from a door or window that makes it wider the further away from the door or window.”
“Not sure I could pull that off. I don’t really understand .”
“Think of a window that also has a window seat. You have the window, and then the walls come into the room at an angle, so there is room for the seat. It’s called a splay at the wide part in the room.”
“I guess I get that. What about spray?”
“I think you are stuck with the idea of droplets of liquid. You could describe different kinds of spray.”
“Or just stick with spay and splay.”
“What fun is that? You could talk about the spray of the sea.”
“Okay, then here is my attempt. A little haiku, which should keep the Hillster happy. Ahem.
In the town of Spay,
There’s a window with a splay . . .
Safe from ocean spray.
“I’m no critic, but am wanting to move on with the day.”
“Close enough for government work.”