Steam of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Least Favorite Word.

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

 

I was sitting on the front porch this morning enjoying the sun and the long-running chatter of the mockingbird. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I detected some movement. Sure enough, a large truck turned into the cul-de-sac and stopped in front of my house. The driver blew his air horn which, in addition to stopping my heart, cleared the surrounding block of all manner of wildlife. Finally, the driver dismounted from the behemoth and slowly walked up to the porch. Toothpick in the way I barely understood his question. Then I caught on; he was asking if I was me. I told him I was, and he shoved a clipboard under my nose with a command to sign where marked.

Not knowing what else to do, I signed. He then turned tail and went to the rear of the huge trailer. The clanking of doors, hum of tailgate lowering, and grunt of the driver led me to believe there was something heavy now on the street. After much difficulty turning around, the truck pulled away, leaving a large box. I walked up to the box and was stunned that it was taller than me. You would think the driver could have helped move it closer to the house. While scratching my head, I looked at the other side and discovered this portrait.Wilie E. Coyote

I think there is more to the box story. While thinking what it could be, I discovered an envelope with a single sheet of paper and this message. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “least-favorite word.” Use your least-favorite word in your post. If you can’t decide on one, use a word that just really bugs you. Enjoy! I thought immediately of the word Awesome. If you would like to enjoy this kind of prompt, visit Linda Hill’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2021/07/16/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-17-2021/

Awesome by John W. Howell © 2021.

“How’s it going?”

“Awesome. I have this week’s prompt.”

“Oh, that’s awesome. What is it.”

“My least favorite word. Isn’t that awesome?’

“Yes, awesome. What is your least favorite word.”

“It’s awesome.”

“I know it’s awesome that you have a prompt. What is your least favorite word?”

“My least favorite word is awesome.”

“Being awesome, it must be some word. What is it?”

“The word is awesome.”

“I’m sure it is. Now, if you would only tell me this awesome word.”

“Listen, Bud. I told you it is awesome.”

“I think we are in a dew loop here. So let me go out on a limb. Is the word awesome?”

“Yes. Now you are awesome; you got it.”

“Me awesome? Got what?”

“Awesome. The prompt.”

“OMG, the prompt is awesome. If that is your least favorite word, why do you use it?”

“That is the whole idea to use your least favorite word. How awesome is that?”

“Totally awesome.”

“You putting me on?”

“A little.”

“The beer is on you then.”

“Awesome sauce.”

“Gad.”

“I know, right? Let’s go.”

86 comments

  1. That was awesome, John.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. 🤣

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  2. That was awesome……. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Kim. 😁

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  3. Oh, my current least favourite word would be ‘sick’, as in saying something awesome is ‘sick’. This aversion really shows my age, or so my 20 year old son tells me.

    So I should have commented on your post:

    That is really sick!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I used to get confused with “sick” myself. One of my grandkids called one of my books sick. Lucky for me I kept my mouth shut. Thanks for the visit and comment. 😊

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  4. This was great, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill. *Sung to the tune of You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones. 😊

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  5. Awesome post, John – you knew we’d do that, right?

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    1. Yes I did. Thank you Dan. See you ar the bar in a bit. 😊

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  6. haha, it must have driven you crazy when the kids were saying ‘awesome’ for literally everything. (kind of like when I heard ‘literally’ for everything!!)

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    1. “She literally stood there and like told me I was like awesome. It was like surreal” 😁

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      1. OMG!!!

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      2. hahaha, you win!

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  7. Awesome, amazing, awful! 😁💜💜

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    1. The three A’s. Thanks, Willow. 😊

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      1. Of course 💗

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  8. That was awesome…..😉

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    1. Thank you, Kim. 😁

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  9. Oy, I think you gave me a headache with your awesomeness, John.

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    1. Thanks, Mary 😁

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  10. That had to be tough to figure out.

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    1. As a panster, I just let it take me. Thanks, Charles. 😊

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  11. That was… never mind.

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    1. 😁 Thank you, Craig.

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  12. Uh oh. Having read this, I think my brain just threw a piston and seized up. Could you call me a tow truck, please?

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Liz. Very clever.

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      1. You’re welcome, and thanks! 😀

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  13. Hee, hee, hee. But who’s on first? 😂

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    1. Thanks, Monika. 😊

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  14. I rather like awesome, John. It is very expressive and better than cool which was the word my generation used to death.

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    1. Here, I will make you a present of awesome. It is now called Robbie’s awesome (Yes she is) 😁

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      1. Hehe, John. Thank you, you can be Mr Amazing if you don’t like awesome…

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  15. Awesome. It awes some. Others it just leaves cold. Could be why the suffix is ‘some’,

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    1. You are a genius, John.

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      1. Take all three fingers and sip while thinking of any other word.

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  16. Boss, you are scratching a genuine itch when it comes to yours truly. I hate when people say “You’re awesome” because it’s akin to a sober sounding “I love you man!”. Ugh.

    Awesome job with the prompt, though . . .;)

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    1. I like the drunk “I love you man.” You are right about the sober one though. A little creepy. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. It IS a little creepy.

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  17. Ugh. I am with you on this one, John.
    Since everything is so damn awesome, nothing is anymore.
    I bought a car – awesome
    I made supper – awesome
    Look at the view from the Grand Canyon – awesome
    … 😉

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    1. I got up today – awesome

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      1. Woot! (Some days more awesome than othera… 😉)

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      2. That is for sure. 😊

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  18. I would have a hard time choosing my least favorite word, but you did a great job with this prompt!

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  19. What an awesome post by an awesome writer! You’ve made my Saturday just awesome! I cannot tell you my least favourite word … first because there are several to choose from, and second because any of them would likely get me banned! Have an awesome weekend!

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    1. I think it might be Republican

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      1. Ha ha … not even close! 😄

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  20. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Another great Saturday post, John! Thanks for the smiles and the wonderings. BTW, I never received notice of your post today. I think the tech gods hate me. 🙄 I’ll sign up again. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. Haha 😂 You’re the second person today who is not fond of awesome. I say fantastic way too much. Cousin to awesome 😎 Might be better than totally rad. Lol 😂

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  22. John, I have one word for your take on this prompt—AWESOME!
    And, erm, you be the man 😉

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😁

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  23. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I’d go with “it is what it is.” Of course, I could combine the two.

    “This post is awesome, John.”
    “Thanks, Pete. It is what it is.”

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    1. Another is “It doesn’t get any better than this.” 😁 Thanks, Pete.

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  24. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’ll always be fond of the word 🙂

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  25. Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh. 😀 By any chance, was “ACME” stamped on the box?

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    1. It was along with the word “danger.”

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      1. I think so. Also, a mention of a rocket.

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  26. All that’s left to say is… Awesome 😂

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    1. 😀 Thank you.

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  27. Uh oh, I’m guilty. I use awesome too much. Now I must find another favorite word. 🙂 You did a great job, John (notice I didn’t say awesome job)! 🤪😂

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    1. Thank you, Lauren.

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  28. A+
    Shades of Who’s on First?

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    1. Thank you, Resa. A compliment for sure. 😊

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  29. LOL! That was awesome! 😂 I think I overuse this word as well as amazing.

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    1. I think we all do, Deborah. Thanks.

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  30. That’s great

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  31. My least favorite word is “sweetheart.” When a stranger addresses me as such, it makes me cringe. I feel so much condescension in that one word. Also, I feel like telling them that they have to earn the right to call me that. I guess I’m weird that way.

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    1. I can see that. When someone I don’t know calls me “hon,” I wonder. Thanks for sharing, Em.

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  32. Hahaha! You are a master at Abbot and Costello. Awesome, really.

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