Stream of Conscious Saturday – Prompt – Container


It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here comes Linda Hill carrying a big bag.

“Hi, Linda.”

“Hi, John, I have in this container the prompt for this week.”

“Can’t wait. What is it?”

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘container.’ Use the word ‘container’ any way you’d like. Or think about a container of some kind and write about it. Enjoy!”

“Gee, thanks., Linda.”

“You need a haircut, John.”

“Bye, Linda.”

There you have it. If you would like to join in the fun, visit Linda’s blog, and you can read how easy it is. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 26/2020

Container by John W. Howell © 2020

“Hey, man. What’s up?”

“Ah, the seventies man arrives.”

“Wow. Good mood I see. Linda Hill must have given you a perplexing prompt.”

“Not really, it’s just I have to figure out how to use the prompt.”

“What is it?”


“Easy peezy. Just use the word ‘container.’ Heck, you and I could use it several ways.”

“No, the word container was already used up top.”

“Up top? Where is ‘up top?”‘

“The beginning of the post. Linda used the word ‘container’ in describing what she had in a bag.”

“So that’s a noun. Use it as a verb.”


“He containered the virus.”

“Big stretch.”

“Okay, adjective.”

“Go ahead.”

“His belly resembled a container.”

“Bigger stretch. I think I’ll just use ‘container ship’ as my prompt.”

“Oh, excellent idea. You can talk about how they container things and where they store the containers.”

“And I can do it myself.”

“Ah, right you are. Me ? I’ll just walk to the container store and see what is new in closet items.”

“Or walk to the open container joint and have a few 12 ouncers.”

“That too. You stay and work hard. I’ll be off doing research.”

“Be careful I don’t want to have to bail you out of the drunk container.”

“I like what you did there. See ya.”


  1. Hmmm, I wonder if the drunk container walked back into the bar on his own two feet or if he was thrown into a container with other drunks or if the seventies guy just shrugged and ordered another drink. I think I’m not awake yet–I need another cup of brew. Fun one, John, left me smiling. 😂

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    1. Hahahaha. So glad you enjoyed it, Gwen. I can almost hear your brain whirring from here. Thanks for the laugh this morning. 😂

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  2. I couldn’t contain my chuckles reading that, John 😂

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    1. Ka-ching. I’m so happy. Thanks for letting me know, Chris. 😁

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  3. Good one, John! I always loved the Container Store, but they were a little pricey. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of All I Know by Art Garfunkel. 😊

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  4. I think you too are ready to remove a few brews from their container, John. Nice job with a prompt that was harder than it seemed it would be.

    I hope you’re off to a good weekend. Take care.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Have a super weekend. 😁

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  5. It would be nice if the virus was contained, but I’ll have to settled being contained here, household construction and all.

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    1. Yes so true. What kind of household construction?

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      1. New hurricane windows. Because of their weight, the walls of the Florida room need to be cinder block construction. I hear them out there beyond the plastic, but I also hear pouring rain!! Oh Boy!!


      2. Uh oh. Pouring rain and big ole holes where the windows are supposed to be is not a good mix. Good luck.

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      3. Seeing all the rebar steel and cement piled up, the Florida Room is going to be sturdier than the rest of the building!!

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      4. I can tell you that I was so glad we had built our house on the coast with the latest hurricane requirements. It was like a rock in six hours of +130 mile an hour winds during Harvey.

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      5. This place was built in ’78.


  6. You’ve bagged another one!

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  7. This weeks is a bit difficult, John. You did well. Contain would have been easier.

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    1. I agree on contain. But that was not the hand delt. Thanks, Robbie.

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  8. When it comes to Linda Hill, someone should contain her. (And get a haircut. I did, finally.)

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    1. Hahaha. I need a haircut and I guess I have to bite the bullit. 😷

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      1. I paid my daughter’s gas to drive half-way across the state for mine.

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      2. Yeah, I’m not lucky enough to have someone I know cut mine. The Producer took some horse clippers to the back a while ago which helped. I got a sugar cube after.

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      3. I’m clomping my hoof for you.

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      4. “One two. What’s that Trigger? Two mints in one?”

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  9. The drunk container huh? I might be familiar with such a thing.

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  10. Lol, John. Another one for the books! Hey! I just had an idea. What if you collected all of your prompts and put them into a book? It would be highly entertaining! 🙂

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    1. I thought of that at one time. So busy I’ve been. Good idea, Jan. 😁

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  11. Always clever, John – thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara.


  12. I’m putting this response in this little rectangular container.

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    1. Hahahaha. Good one, Luanne.

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      1. Thank you 🙂

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  13. I just barely managed to contain my laugh. My boys think I’m weird when I sit here and laugh all by myself… 😉

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    1. I think it is a good thing. I laugh by myself a lot.

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      1. Glad you agree! Keeps us sane ..

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      2. I know right? 😊

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  14. Haha! I can barely contain my laughter… that was a prompt stretch.


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