Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Box”



It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and this week’s prompt is “box.” Linda Hill says we can use it any way we want. If you would like to join this outrageous group of using words any way we want, visit Linda’s blog, and you can read how easy it is. Here is the link.


Box by John W. Howell Β© 2020

“What are you doing?”

“Merry Christmas to you too.”

“That was yesterday. So what’s up.”

“I’m trying to figure out what to do with this box.”

“It is a big one for sure. Did your present come in this box?”

“I thought it was my present, but when I unwrapped it, there was nothing inside.”

“Not even a piece of coal?”

“Very funny.”

“Who gave you the present?”

“I don’t know it was sitting on my drive Christmas morning.”

“Any note?”

“Nothing. Well, there was one thing.”

“What was that?”

“One of those tags with the “to” and “from” spaces. You know the one with a Santa on it.”

“So who sent the package?”

“There was nothing on the tag.”

“Maybe someone thought they had put a gift in there but didn’t.”

“This is Boxing Day, right?”

“Yeah, in the Commonwealth countries.”

“I think whoever gave me this box intended it as a gift on boxing day.”

“The holiday did start as a way to reward those loyal servants by giving them the day off and a box of goodies.”

“Not just a box.”

“No. In fact, it looks like whoever gave you this was tired of breaking down boxes for recycling. It was easier to move it to your drive.”

“Boy, that’s not nice.”

“You can say that again.”

“Boy, that’s nβ€””

“Never mind. Well, I guess you’re stuck with it.”

“Unless I regift.”

“Oh please, it’s the middle of the day. How you going to pull it off?”

“I’ll put this label on it.”

“You think a Bentley Turbo label will make the difference.”

“Sure will get the heart rate up.”

“You are a devil.”

“Fo sure.”




  1. Pity the fool who thinks there is actually a Bentley Turbo in that box . . .

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    1. I know right? At least the getaway will be clean. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. πŸ˜€


  2. Someone is going to be crushed when they open the box and discover ‘sailboat fuel’ instead. πŸ™‚

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    1. A lot of sailboat fuel too. 😁

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  3. Haha, John, jolly well done with this prompt.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😁

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  4. That must be a big box, John. Maybe the Bentley is coming in pieces…some assembly required…batteries not included.

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    1. A really big box. Thank you, Dan.

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  5. Now that’s a box! Nice, John. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you. *Sung to the tune of Your Mama Don’t Dance by Loggins & Mossina.

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    I think the gifter enjoys provoking questions. A Bentley? Well, maybe a lotto ticket. Another fun one, John. Have a great Boxing Day.

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    1. Thank you. The Bentley was a stretch but had to fit it in one ,more time in 2020. Have a super day too. 😁

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  7. Haha! Love how you snuck in a little teaching on what Boxing Day is πŸ˜‰ As a member of the Commonwealth, I also have the day off – moved to Monday. Woot!


    1. Wow. What a great idea, Dale. Nice.

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      1. πŸ™‚ Not mine… But I’ll take it.

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  8. Well, that’s one way to get rid of a giant box. πŸ™‚ Good one, John!

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    1. Yes it is. Another way is to stencil “Do not steal this box,” on it.

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  9. Yet, another fun one from the Master! HAPPY NEW YEAR/!

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    1. Thanmk you, Billy Ray. Happy New Year to you as well.


  10. “Boy that’s not nice” x’s too funny πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chuckle. Happy Saturday!

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  11. Great post John , sorry I am so late getting over here πŸ’œ

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    1. Not to worry. 😁


      1. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜œ


  12. A Bentley Turbo label – that was a good one!


  13. Oh that’s so wrong. Clever, but wrong . . .

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