Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “May”

 

A picture of a string with drops of water- the logo for SoCS

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and as I was looking up at the rainclouds, I was hit by an envelope. It seemed to come from nowhere, and inside was what I was expecting. Yes. It was Linda Hill’s prompt. Here is what it said. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “may.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!” I have to find out how she does the airmail thingy. In the meantime, if you want to have fun visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link.

https://lindaghill.com/2021/04/30/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-1-2021/

May by John W. Howell © 2021.

“Why are you standing out in the rain with your eyes wide open?”

“I’m trying to figure something out.”

“Like what?”

“How Linda Hill gets letters to drop out of the sky.”

“That is an obscure thing to ponder. What is going on?”

“This letter came floating down ad hit me square in the face.”

“Your prompt for this week.”

“Precisely.”

“How may I help you?”

“Did you read the prompt?”

“No.”

“May is the prompt.”

“Okay. So how may I help you.”

“Help me figure out how to have fun with the word ‘may.'”

“April showers bring May flowers?”

“Sheesh. That is going to get me nothing.”

“May the bird of paradise roost in your jammies and invite his family to a reunion.”

“Did you just make that up?”

“Yeah. Like it?”

“Loathe it.”

“May all your troubles be little ones.”

“That too.”

“May the wind be at your back and the road comes up to meet you.”

“Where are you getting this stuff?”

“Wait for it..”

“Don’t do the ‘May the force be with you.'”

“Shuckens you spoined it.”

“Shuckins?”

“May I buy you a beer.”

“The best one yet. May you live long and prosper.”

“Oh, Thanks. May your lips be wet and your pants dry.”

“I think that’s ‘feet’ dry. Poor Richard’s Almanac.”

“In your case, I think mine is more appropriate.”

“You’re going to get old too you know.”

“Hahaha. Let’s get the beer.”

“may I give you a lift.”

“Quit it.”

73 comments

  1. We had a Prime Minister called May recently. Didn’t like her much. Be that as it may, old chap, it remains true that if it doesn’t blossom in April, in May the may may.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. 😂 Thank you for that, Keith.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Somehow, I don’t think that “may the bird of paradise roost in your jammies” is going to catch on as a benediction. 😉

    Liked by 3 people

    1. I agree. Seems pretty dumb this morning. Thanks, Liz.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. I would say off-kilter–and really funny!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. You are very kind. Thank you. 😁

        Like

  3. Wonderful, John. Obviously, you’ve been influenced by Louisa May Alcott…

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Many years ago, Steve. I didn’t think she was still with me but as you point out I guess she is. 😁 Thanks.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. This is great, John. As long as that bird stays in the laundry bag, I think you may be OK.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. I think so too, Dan. Thanks.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Good one, John. Happy Saturday!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you *sung to the tune of Land of a Thousand Dances by Wilson Pickett. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Another delightful dialogue, John. Here are my wishes for you and yours…

    may laughter triumph
    dancing around the maypole
    this first day of May

    😊

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Excellent, Gwen. I remember as a kid doing the Maypole thing. I think it went out of style when a Freudian Psychologist coupled the maypole with an acient fertility rite. 😂

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        🤣

        Liked by 2 people

  7. There always Aunt May.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Yes and Cape May too. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  8. What a wonderfully-clever post about a post prompt.
    You’re a misunderstood genius, John.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. I think the operative word is misunderstood. Thanks, Hook.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Dry pants are always a good goal:)

    Liked by 3 people

    1. The best goal. 😂

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Haha John! This part “Did you just make that up?” “Yeah. Like it?” “Loathe it.” As for me, I LOVE’d it. No shuckins about it 😉

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thanks,Jill.

      Liked by 2 people

  11. May you have peace and long life and beer, John!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Especially beer, Mary. I have peace and have lived 80 years. Thank you for the wish. ❤️

      Liked by 2 people

  12. So much fun! Bravo!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Susan.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. A getting old story! I love it!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Yes, indeed.

      Liked by 2 people

  14. The banter is great. May you enjoy that beer. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I get one a week so it is very enjoyable. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

  15. I think you May try to push the contents of that envelope to it’s natural limits John.
    Hugs

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, David. I just may.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. May you always find a way to do these prompts! Hope you’re having a lovely Saturday!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Dale. I am having a super Saturday. It has rained all say for a total of five inches.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Wow! Much needed, I am sure 🙂

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Oh yes. Broke out drought.

        Liked by 2 people

      3. Then a perfect day!

        Liked by 2 people

      4. Yes, indeed. Thanks, Dale

        Liked by 2 people

  17. May day, I don my green, jack the lad, Many a doxy I wish to bed, many a dream I wish to enjoy. Rough seafarers, may be misled, by trollops and lollygags. Can I be the Jack in the green. Strutting from my digs in the bishops Riggs, I show my style, my smile and the stuttering gait of one just returned from the sea. The whalers were for me, and there I would normally be, for a month or more, the sea my home, no shore, but landed here Glasgow, a glad town, the women free and my harpoon, stowed and not for me. Till another month has passed and so I don the green, Jack in the green. landed, and free. I strut the streets and drink the rum that has always been my fare since I left the farm, the land, for a life on the sea. It is the life for me. My father said no, my mother wept, but I ran from the bailiffs and Lords men on that dark night when I killed a man. I was jack the lad, the belle of the young boys ball, tall and handsome, Dark and dangerous and drunk, the doxy had a minder and I was drunk. My knife found his belly first then his chest and eye. The sea is the life for me, I don the green in honor, of those that died t get me here. the sea is the life for me.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Funny stuff, John! Happy May! May you continue to come up with witty offerings such as this.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you, Pete.

      Liked by 2 people

  19. Great use of the prompt. Enjoy the beer, you earned it.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thanks, Craig.

      Liked by 2 people

  20. I’m a fan of several of your May sayings. May May bring nothing but good times.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you, Laura. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  21. That may be your best one yet!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Barbara.

      Liked by 2 people

  22. This is funny, John. I agree with Barb, one of your best! May you have a great week ahead, too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Lauren. Wishing you a fabulous week as well.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. May you always write such great SoS posts. Well done, John. This was fun!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome, John.

        Liked by 1 person

  24. SoS? Ha! SoCS, of course.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. This post was driving me to Cinco . . good thing it’s only three days away. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, indeed.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Closing in . . . only another couple exits

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Come on margarita.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. She’s a really interesting gal

        Liked by 1 person

  26. Ha!Ha! Wet lips, dry pants… I’m laughing out loud, John!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I hope so. Thanks, Jan.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. This is my favorite: “May your lips be wet and your pants dry.” Love it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hahaha. Thanks Marie.

      Liked by 2 people

  28. May I congratulate you on an entertaining post? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sure. May I thank you? 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yup. 🙂 You’re most welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

Put your favorite fiction or non-fiction in writing. I would love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: