Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Tion”

Concentration is needed when it is Stream of Consciousness Saturday. You will see what I mean when Linda Hill explains this week’s prompt. Here is Linda now.

“Thanks, John. Okay, you get the bonus points.Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-tion.” Find a word that ends with “tion.” Bonus points if you start your post with it. Have fun!”

Goodbye, Linda, and thanks for the prompt. Well, now, you can see why I started the post with the word “concentration.” Let’s hear it for the one step closer to the Bentley convertible. I can almost see it.

Views of the neighborhood

“Tion” by John W. Howell © 2020

“Fascination is the name of the game.”

“Do I get decryption of this message?”

“In your case, I will make an exception.”

“I hope I’m not violating a long-standing prohibition of yours.”

“No, it’s just when you come around I get the sensation that you don’t approve of these prompt days.”

“Wow, what a revelation. I can’t imagine how you got that idea.”

“Maybe it’s the friction that I feel between us.”

“Or the devotion that you have to this Saturday romp.”

“Now that you mention it, I guess it would look like that to you.”

“Or anyone who happens to observe your action.”

“Well, at least it’s not my vocation.”

“So, back to your original statement. What is the relation to fascination?”

“To win at Stream of Consciousness, you have to have a certain level of motivation.”

“Yeah? You sure it’s not a level of mutation?”

“See there you go again with a level of rejection.”

“Okay, I’ll put aside my dysfunction feelings and let you explain.”

“These prompts keep me from mental deprivation.”

“So they are a substitution for idleness of the brain.”

“Yes, an equalization for my lack of thinking activity during this lockdown.”

“I get it. How about something with some barley and carbonation.”

“Is it a celebration?”

“Yes. A declaration of your mental freedom.”

“I guess I could use the rehydration.”

“Spoken like a true academic.”

“Hey, you didn’t use a “tion” word.”

“My mortification for sure. Let’s go.”

 

54 comments

  1. Well played! Do you get a choice of color for the Bentley?

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    1. Yes. I’m thinking of a deep midnight sapphire with toast interior. (to match Twiggy)

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      1. The deep midnight sapphire sounds very elegant. I hope Twiggy won’t lord the toast interior over poor Lucy.

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      2. Lucy tends to love any car interior. Just say “bye, bye in the car ” and she is ready. 😁

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      3. Our Siberian Husky is the same way. He loves riding shotgun with his head out the window.

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  2. I believe this prompt was especially for you, John. Great job! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. It was fun for sure. 😁

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    2. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of Snowbird by Anne Murry. (Yes I was running this morning and missed the musical wish. 😁

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      1. She was playing when I remembered I had forgotten a song today.

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  3. Well done, John. Time for your reward.

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    1. Thak you, Dan. Checking color charts now. 😊

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  4. I think you have reached the point of fruition, John!

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    1. Good one, Barbara. 😂

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  5. Didn’t use the ‘tion’, eh? haha 🙄

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    1. Nope. Totally avoided it. Thanks, GP.

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  6. My mortification? LOL Great job, John, as always. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen 😊 I hope you have a peaceful day.

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  7. Don’t forget to give yourself extra points for unmentioned (but definitely used) conjunctions, John. I think those should count, too. 😀

    Great fun and brilliantly done, sir! You rock at these! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. It is funny bit word seem to sit in a secret place until they are called up and then all rush for the door. 😁

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  8. Great job. That looks harder than one would expect.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  9. Sophistication for locomotion accompanied by breezy-a-tion. Enjoy the cruze.

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    1. Hahahah. Thank you, John

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  10. Fantastic, John! That should win you some sort of prize for sure! Brilliantly done!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Sorry about mark’s post. I had it scheduled but Mark has not published yet. I forgot to pull it. It is now pulled. Thanks for the heads up. (i can’t respond on a pulled post)

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  11. I get a sense of indoctrination…likely, my imagination!

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    1. Yes. Line up. Take this divided tray for lunch after class.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    So many good words, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Denise

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  13. That’s a lot of “tion.” Exceptionally done!

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    1. Thank you, Diana. I get my “tions” at Costco so I can spare a few.

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  14. Boy that was rapid fire action!

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    1. *blows on revolver. Thank ya Miss Linda..

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  15. Writing this post takes great ambition! 🙂 Good one, John!

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    1. Attention. Lauren is in the running. 😁

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  16. You nailed it again, my friend. Bravo! 👍

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    1. Thank you, Soooz

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  17. You have my adulation. You went all out on this one.

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    1. Aw thank you, Craig. Your attention is appreciated.

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  18. That was sensaTIONal!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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  19. Excellent, John. A real celebraTION if you get a ride in a Bentley!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  20. I second that emotion!

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