Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Golly Gee

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I was sitting on the back porch with a cup of coffee, contemplating my next chore on the honey-do list. My thoughts immediately went to what would be a better thing to be doing instead. Golly gee, how about sailing the seven seas? Was one idea that blew through my brain like a rocket from the ACME rocket company. Best forget that, came the next blast that strangely had the face of Wile E. Coyote attached to it.

Finishing my coffee and standing while stretching out the effects of sitting for ten minutes. Gave thanks to the impact of nature on the old bones and heard a slight sound of metal hitting concrete. Looking down, there it was, the key that was long forgotten along with this morning’s breakfast. It might have been Raisen Bran Crunch, but that didn’t matter. The key is what was important. Scooping it up made me realize there will have to be a hunt or a hint about what the key can open.

Just as my thoughts began a quest, I summoned than back to reality as a large chest half-buried itself in the turf. Looking up, the realization that I could have been under that chest hit me a little lighter than the chest would have. Suffice it to say the answer to the key mystery was a few steps away. However, the chest had a lock, and since there is a God, surely the key will fit.

On the way to the chest, a petite man in green stopped me. Come on, the thought hit. I don’t need a troll right now. “Not so fast, big man.”

It was the troll talking. “You need to pay me before solving that key mystery.”

He was holding an envelope, and I just knew it had this week’s prompt. Coming right out and asking for the envelope paid off. “Sure, here you go,” he said. “No lock, though.”

I opened the envelope, and sure enough, there was the message. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “golly gee.” Use “golly gee” or another interjection that displays the same sentiment in your post. Enjoy!”

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Golly Gee by Jon W. Howell ยฉ 2021

“Did you pay him?”

“I don’t know how much he wants.”

“Why not ask him?”

“We are out of time.”

“Golly gee, don’t give me that. I refuse to wait a week.”

“So go ask him yourself.”

“Where is he?”

“In the backyard. By the chest.”

“Now you are creeping me out.”

“Why?”

“There is no backyard, and you just directed me there.”

“Of course, there is a backyard.”

“In your mind.”

“In everyone’s mind. I just put it there.”

“You ought to listen to yourself. You sound nuts.”

“That’s what storytelling is all about.”

“Maybe for you. I need hard facts.”

“Like this tall frosty glass of VooDoo Ranger Ale?”

“I’ve had one of those.”

“So to you, that’s a hard fact.”

“Yes.”

“Take a drink then.”

“You trying to confuse me. There’s no beer here.”

“Okay then. I’ll just drink it myself.”

“Hold on. I’ll take one.”

“Here you go.”

“You are a warlock, you know that?”

“Maybe.”

44 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    The wonders of the imagination! We may be isolated because of Covid, but we can run wild through our dreams. Great take on the prompt, John. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Those dreams are especilly nice when we invite others in to be part of them. Thank you, Gwen. Your comment was lovely. โค๏ธ

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  2. This one was a mind-bender!!

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    1. Trying to keep all our senior monents at bay. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. I appreciate the public service of keeping our senior moments at bay.

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  3. I need more coffee! Good one, John. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Yes this one is a little obscure. Coffee needed. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *Sung to the tune of Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes.

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  4. Thereโ€™s no key to a warlockโ€ฆor is there??? Cue the evil laughter and pour another VooDoo Ranger Ale.

    Good work, John.

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    1. I’ll vote for that second VooDoo Ranger.

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  5. Haha!

    The moral of the story: Never turn down a beer, real or imagined.

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  6. You can take him on any adventure you want… as long as it ends with a tall cool one ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Golly Gee Whitakers!

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    1. Good advice, Dale. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happens on occasion!

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  7. Don’t use the key ! ? ! Golly Gee Wiz how am I gonna get out of this mess. Well Voodoo Ranger sounds like a better answer than take Tea and see. Can the We’re Off to See song be adapted to the Voodoo Ranger ? Perhaps even inserting a couple of golly gees and some ghouly gees too ? Is Ghouly Gee Miss Molly the Voodoo Ranger’s side kick ? Hmm another round until we sort this out. Then again another round quite possibly lead to deeper impenetrable mysteries. What ever we do do not use the key… unless it is the church key to open another round…

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    1. ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผWe are off to see the Ranger. Thanks, John

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  8. Take the money, no, open the box! Yes open the box, I am so impatient. ….. Hang on, are there any initials on the box? If there is any sign of a P do not, repeat DO NOT open it!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Willow.

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  9. All this suspense! You must have been a bridge designer in another life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Tim

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  10. The lead-ups are sooo interesting! I think you need to collate them into a collection!

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    1. Thanks, Noelle. Maybe title it Soft Mind. ๐Ÿ˜

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  11. Golly gee, John, this is a great post with all the elements of a good story: a troll, a locked chest, and a key.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. ๐Ÿ˜

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  12. As I read this I was reminded on Billy Goatโ€™s Gruff but with a petite man in green instead. I love the images you paint with your words. Cheers to good storytelling. The nuttier the better ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I can get pretty nutty.

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  13. Another good one from the brilliant mind of John Howell! Great post with some key (no pun intended) elements to create a fantasy story deluxe!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan. ๐Ÿ˜

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  14. Some peopleโ€™s imaginations extend no farther than a glass of ale.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Craig.

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  15. I thought for sure it was a leprechaun and the chest had his gold. Great story.

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    1. It could have been had I known how to spell leprechaun. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks, Lauren.

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    The key mystery continues ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Ahh, a familiar ale enters the picture. I am loving your story build up. Nicely done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  18. Golly Gee… we have a triangle of suspense here. Will the troll get paid? Will the key fit the lock? What is in the chest? Well done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  19. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl.

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