In the month of December there were holidays on Saturday. Now that the holidays are about over, it is time to pay attention to the Stream of Consciousness prompt hosted by Linda Hill. In fact, I was sitting on the back porch drinking coffee when it occurred to me that I had not seen any envelopes or boxes either from the sky or on land. The hole in the backyard from the embedded chest is finally fixed, so anything falling would not be appreciated.
Thinking no deliveries a bit odd for a Saturday, I decided to go to the front of the house in the chance something had been dropped off. It’s doubtful that it would happen without Twiggy’s alarm being tripped, but it never hurts to check. Walking out the front door a large van was blocking the driveway. Walking up to it there was a small logo just below the cab window. It took a minute but getting closer it turned out to be this.
Going around to the driver’s side I knocked on the window. There was a bit of commotion inside the van but eventually the window slowly sunk into the door. A boxing glove on the end of what looked like one of those things old folk use to pick up stuff came out at great speed. Ducking away from the blow I was able to grab the note stuck to the glove. Here is what it said.
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “In the.” Start your post with the words “In the” – that’s the prompt! Enjoy!
As I finished reading the note a huge anvil from above buried itself in the street right behind me.
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In The by John W. Howell © 2022
“In the slim chance I missed something , what was that verbiage all about?”
“An intro to the prompt.”
“I noticed you started with “in the.”
“Well yeah that was the instruction.”
“How did you know that?”
“I read it in the note.”
“But the note didn’t get their until that stupid cartoon boxing glove came out of the van.”
“So how did you know?”
“Yeah, I read Linda’s email and knew the post had to start with “in the.”
“My goodness. This is the first time in the near past that I can remember you admitting you cheated.”
“Well, come on. The risk is pretty low. What’s Linda going to do? Sue me?”
“No but in the chance you would go unpunished, I may deny you a nice barley pop.”
“Now that would be cruel and unusual punishment.”
“I guess you are right.”
“Besides it’s your turn to buy.”
“Of course, it is.”