Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Flag

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and I pulled a postcard out of the mail today. To my surprise, Linda Hill did not make a trip to deliver the prompt. She sent it on this card instead. After reading the prompt I can see why. This week’s prompt, as written by Linda, is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flag.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

This one sure didn’t need a box or large envelop for sure. If you would like to participate in the fun, go to Linda’s blog and read how to do that very thing. (Was hard not to end that sentence with a preposition) Here is a link to Linda’s place.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 6, 2021

Flag by John W. Howell © 2021

“You look relaxed for a Saturday.”

“I’m just enjoying the sun.”

“What about the angst that is usually associated with the prompt?”

“No big deal. I’ve got it in the bag.”

“In the bag?”

“An expression.”

“Want to explain your laid back attitude.”

“This week’s prompt is “flag.” There are many ways to take it. All I have to do is pick one and write it.”

“You leaning in any direction?”

“Well, I could go with Old Glory, our country’s flag.”

“That would be a good one.”

“Or I could write about racing and the checkered flag.”

“There are oceans of material there.”

“Speaking of oceans, I could discuss ships of the line and the admiral’s flag.”

“The ship the admiral is on is called the flagship.”

“I might write a story about a stranded motorist who needs to flag down help.”

“You could make it a thriller and have the person who stops be a serial killer.”

“That would be exciting. I could also explain flag football.”

“Not a lot of folks know about that for sure.”

“Maybe I will discuss how referees throw a penalty flag.”

“Like in a Super Bowl game?”

“Exactly.”

“This is where you were leading me all along, right?”

“Caught me.”

“Let me guess. This little thingy will end at the pub.”

“How clairvoyent of you.”

“And I’m buying?”

“Pure genius.”

“This flag prompt is over, right?”

“Beer 30 my man.”

68 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Oh the dreams of mice and men, at a bar with a beer and the Super Bowl. Good one, John. I loved the chuckle and the dialogue. Enjoy the game. I suspect we all need that experience, no matter who wins. 😂 🍺🏈

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Sometimes it is difficult to tell who are the mice and who are the men. 😁

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        🤣

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  2. Good one, John, though I was beginning to flag towards the end…

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      1. Don’t encourage him, Liz. 😁

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      2. Oops. *ashamed face*

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    1. Of course, you were. 😂

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  3. Nicely done word riff!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  4. Good job, John! Happy Saturday to you and the family. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * Sung to the tune of Radar Love by Golden Earring

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      1. Wow…I’d forgotten about that one! 🙂

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      2. Me too. It came up oon spotify while I was bike riding.

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  5. You sounded like an episode of “Big Bang” where Sheldon does his pod cast ‘Fun With Flags’!! lol

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    1. Never saw that one. I’ll have to hunt it down. Thanks, GP.

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      1. Thak you, GP. That was hilarious. 😂

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      2. Thought you might like it!

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  6. Haha – nice easy transition, John. No block in the back, no interference. Score 🏈🍺🥃

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

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  7. This one seemed almost too easy.

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    1. Yes, it was. 😁

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  8. […] give my friend another splash of John Howell’s bourbon, top off his seltzer and freshen his […]

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    1. Thank you for the mention, Dan

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  9. You covered that one pretty well.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  10. You covered a lot of the bases for sure, John.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. 😁

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      1. You are welcome!

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  11. You were going Super Bowl LV all the way, Boss. And to cap it off with Florida Georgia Line? Brilliant.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Maybe that is where we should hide out.

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      1. I’ll scope the locale.

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  12. Then there is the beer mug flag. the froth that flies above the brew. When the froth on the glass markedly out weighs the brew that flag is a signal for refilling and resetting. And dispelling the uneasy situation of too much flag and not enough brew. A situation to rue !

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    1. I’ll follow the flag waved by you.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one John. I wondered if you would make it to the referee flag and Superbowl 🙂 Enjoy tomorrow!

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    1. I had to work to get there. Thanks, Denise.

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  14. Entertaining and clever, John! Happy Super Bowl Weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  15. Well done, ‘Flag-Master”..I’m at ‘half-mast’! (Whatever the hell that means!.)

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    1. Hmmm. Could mean a number of things. 😂

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  16. Excellent use of the prompt! As per, of course…

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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      1. Hope your Saturday is marvellous so far 🙂

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      2. I was marvelous darlin’ 🤗

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      3. So glad to hear it! 🤗

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  17. Can I join you down the pub John, you definitely have the whole subject covered and flagged 😃💜

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    1. Yes please do, Willow. We’ll save a bench for you.

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      1. Thank John it always sounds fun down there 💜💜

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  18. Just be sure not to wave the ‘white flag’ John. 🙂 Never give up!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Mark. 😁

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  19. Great dialogue, as always, John. Enjoy the game today! 🏈🍺😄

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I will.

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  20. You did a great job, John. I’ve been reading about the Super Bowl everywhere.

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    1. A major event here. 😁

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  21. You covered a lot of flags there, John great job on this challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome! 😀

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