Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Sty”

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and I looked up in time to see a balloon floating down into the yard. Not being cautious, I ran over since I could see an envelope attached to a string on the balloon. Sure enough, the return address was Linda Hill’s. I ripped open the envelope to find out the prompt this week. To my surprise, here’s the message. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-sty.” Find a word that ends in “-sty” or use the word “sty.” Enjoy!”

If you would like to participate, visit Linda’s blog and see how easy it is to lose your grip[ on reality. Here’s the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 27, 2021

Sty by John W. Howell © 2021

“I don’t even have to ask. You got the prompt for this week.”

“Why don’t you have to ask?”

“You have the ashen look of a person who is flummoxed.”

“I’m not flummoxed. I just can’t decide the direction.”

“What is the prompt?”

“Sty.”

“Like in the eye?”

“Well, that could be one but words that end in s-t-y or the word itself.”

“Describe your bedroom, and you’ve got it.”

“Meaning?”

“Pigsty.”

“Yeah, very funny, that is a different word.”

“Okay, you got me. What are you going to do?”

“Ask a friend for help.”

“You have one?”

“I think I need to do this myself. Honesty is not your strong suit.”

“Ah, don’t be testy. I was just kidding. Let me help.”

“Okay, I’ll give you amnesty. Any ideas?”

“How about talking about modesty?”

“Um. I would have to get into immodesty descriptions, and that might get me into trouble.”

“Okay, maybe discuss your rhinoplasty.”

“Nose job? I haven’t had a nose job. That would be an element of dishonesty.”

“Was an idea that came to be looking at your nose. Maybe a nice story of the desert. Your hero could be thirsty and out of his mind.”

“And then he becomes a bloodthirsty killer as a result.”

“Now you’re cooking. I’ll leave you in this feisty mode. You’ve got this.”

“Thanks for your help. I was too hasty judging your input.”

“Now that your prompt problems are over, how about a frosty one?”

“At the Zesty Pig Pub?”

“I think you are pushing it, but sounds tasty.”

“After you, your majesty.”

“Stop it.”

 

 

 

48 comments

  1. A-hem. Excuse my cough – this weather always leaves me a biy chesty. Now, where was I? Oh yes. This, Sir, is a travesty!
    Seriously – good job, John. I had to work quite hard to find some -sty words that you hadn’t used.

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    1. Thanks, Keith. I had thought about chesty but my mind went to a place that I had to reject for a family oriented blog. I forgot about travesty. Good job. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    You must have had fun with this one, John, and we alongside you. 😁 Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I always like the word play prompts even though I usually end up with a headache. Have a super weekend. 😁

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  3. Great job, John! I liked this. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Shame on the Moon by Bob Seger. 😊

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  4. Oh, well done! I am not even going to count how many times you used it.

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    1. I lost track myself. Thanks, Pamela. 😁

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  5. Yours almost ends where mine starts, John, a frosty mug. I think that’s where these Streams of Consciousness should always lead. Good job! You have me laughing.

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    1. Great to hear the laughs. be right over to the bar. 😁

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  6. That one looked tougher than expected.

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    1. Took me forever for some reason. Brain was slow yesterday. Thanks, Charles.

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  7. Your post has me envisioning a Queen, sitting in a sty of a bar, on her throne, holding up a frosty royal mug of her favorite brew while the bloodthirsty killer sits in the dark corner, waiting for the right moment to strike.

    Nice job on the prompt, John.

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    1. Great story, Mary. The air is filled with the scent of the sweat of fear and the metallic smell of the last victim’s blood pooling on the floor. The only sound in the room is the wheezing of the overworked window air conditioner. “My round,” the queen whispers. “Try and shake your head,” says the bloodthirsty killer.

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  8. I’d join you at the Zesty Pig Pub. Yummy. Lol

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    1. There are Philly Cheese steaks tonight.

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      1. now I’m drooling 🙂

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      2. Here’s a napkin.

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  9. Well done, John. There is just no knowing where a prompt will take you … good story idea.

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    1. Nope I let it carry me wherever. Thanks, Robbie.

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    1. Thank you. 😁

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  10. Well now that everyone is here in line at the Zesty Pig Pub it is a bit pesty waiting for Skippy’s cousin to serve the crowd. It is a good thing the wind is blowing out of the westy and the patio is open. Ah here come our drinks lets give the rhyming a resty. Shirley you jesty. Cheers

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    1. Cheers. And don’t call me Shirley.

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  11. I love that your streams of consciousness always lead to some sort of libation. You were hasty to head out to the Zesty pig! 🙂 Great one this week, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. The bar is the goal. Just takes some time to work toward it. 😁

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  12. Tough prompt, but you handled it like a pro.

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  13. Great job…a certain majesty and a touch of style!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Good one, John. I think you covered almost every word that ended in those letters:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise. 😁

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  15. Awesome response to the prompt, John!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Glad you liked it.

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  16. As always, you sneak these in, in such a way that the first couple slip past us and make us go back up to look. Excellent, Boss!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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  17. I say pigsty is in the eye of the beholder. My house isn’t great…but it could be worse so there’s always that.

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    1. Very true. 😁 Could be called pigsty eye.

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  18. Great job, John! You weren’t stymied! 😄

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  19. Goodness, John, great job on this one!

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    1. Thank you, Marie, 😁

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  20. Great job on this one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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