Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Way to Go”

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Drumming my fingers on the counter, waiting for the orchestrated process that manufacturers a cup of coffee to be complete, the memory synapses kick in before caffeine. That darned bunny was the message relayed to the heart, lungs, stomach, and legs. Mercifully the machine finally delivered the soothing syrup designed to smooth out the peaks and valleys of an overrevved reaction to the torturous memory interruption. “Way to go,” I whispered to the hot, steaming mug of dark frothy deliciousness.

In a more stable condition, the realization that the front door needs to be addressed sets in. Since there is no clue of anything on the Ring doorbell camera, there is only one way to determine if the grey carrot munching talking cartoon of a rabbit is gone. My prayer goes up that he is indeed somewhere else. The door is flung open.

“What’s up, Doc?”

My hair shoots up to its full length, which would be a good visual for a cartoon but an awful feeling in reality. My inclination is to slam the door but then consider that a mystery is to be solved. Instead, I ask the rabbit why he was here on my porch. His response is a classic out of the Warner Brothers studio. “The street is too busy,” he says.

I try to explain that the presence of a cartoon rabbit needs some clarification. He listens to me with interest then shrugs his shoulder. He goes on to say that he is not sure why he is there either other than to deliver the second message from Linda Hill. He then whips out an envelope which he tosses to me. Instinct causes the non-coffee hand to pluck the envelope out of the air. “Way to Go,” says the bunny and then disappears.

I open the envelope, and again the note floats out, and I snatch it as well. The message reads. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is β€œway to go.” Use it as a phrase or use it in its literal sense. Enjoy!

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Way to Go by John W. Howell Β© 2022

“You didn’t explain the mystery.”

“I was hoping the rabbit would.”

“Yeah, but he disappeared.”

“I have a feeling he’ll be back.”

“You know that for sure?”

“Well, no.”

“You make up the most frustrating stories. You know that?”

“I do now.”

“Why don’t you just do a normal into.”

“Like what.”

“You know. Here’s the prompt, and here’s my story.”

Then how would you and I have these little conversations?”

“We could just meet for a drink, and just maybe the drink would be a little more than an absolute necessity.”

“I drive you to drink?”

“Only if we take your car.”

“I hear a drum ‘bump, bump’ and a cymbal.”

“Yeah, that was very Henny Youngman of me.”

“Seriously, my stories cause you to need a drink.”

“Or a shot in the face.”

“Come on.”

“Okay, not that bad, but I think I do have a case of post prompt syndrome.”

“I know what fixes that.”

“You driving?”

“Yup.”

“Way to go.”

 

 

 

67 comments

  1. The intros are the best part, John. Now, I wonder if the cartoon bunny will show up next week.

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    1. That is the question. Thanks, Robbie. 😁

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  2. Definitely heard Looney Tune ending music on this one. 😁

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  3. Way to go, John!

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    1. Thank you , Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  4. How many β€œway to go John”s are you going to get today? This was good. I’m going to sneak out the back door, walk around and look on the porch. I’m afraid you might send these critters north.

    Have a great weekend, John!
    That’s all folks

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    1. Watch for the creaking board, Dan. Thank you. Have a great weekend as well.

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  5. […] getting tired of hearing about supply chain issues. Cheryl, how many bottles of John Howell’s Bourbon do you guys have in […]

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    1. Thank you for the link, Dan

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  6. Henny Youngman, you have a long memory, John – way to go!!

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    1. “Now you take my wife. Please.” Thanks, GP.

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  7. I loved the intro, John. Good one! Happy Saturday sung to the tune of Ooby Dooby by Roy Orbison. πŸ™‚

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    1. Love Roy. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you. * Sung to the tune of End of the Line by the Traveling Wilburys

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  8. Loved the Henny Youngman reference. I always enjoy your creative intros and if you need someone to deliver a message, Bugs is a good choice. Fun as always, John.

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    1. The bunny is always a welcome vehicle. Thanks, Maggie.

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  9. From coffee to the tavern, you made a day of it. Don’t forget to, β€œTake your wife… please.”

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Craig. 😁

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  10. Another “good’un” John!

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    1. Thanks, Jim. 😊

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Hmmm, I think you drink a special kind of coffee in the morning, John. Bunnies don’t knock on my door, even after a couple of cups. Maybe you could market the JWH coffee, but I guess that’s what you’re doing by brightening the day for all. Way to go, John. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I never thought of it but perhaps it is the coffee. In any case I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😊

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  12. I heard the drum and cymbal too, even though I had to look up Henny Youngman. He sure fit right in. I think Bugs would like it too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes he did. He was an original. Thanks, Tim

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    These are great intros, John! I loved the new term post prompt syndrome:)

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    1. Ha ha ha . I think we all suffer from it. Thanks, Denise.

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  14. Lol John you have me in stitches…..or is it the Rabbit that has me in stitches? πŸ’œ

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    1. Could be the rabbit. I certainly have no humor ability. Thanks, Willow.

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      1. Lol yes you do John definitely πŸ˜‚

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      2. Aw so sweet you are. πŸ€—

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      3. No just truthful

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  15. Love the intro, John, and post prompt syndrome. Not that I can say it easily. πŸ™‚ Cheers!

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    1. Yeah, It is not easy to say.

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  16. Never a dull moment when any member of the Looney Tunes shows up, I say. I say! You could go on for ages using one or the other and then some πŸ˜‰
    Enjoy your beer !

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    1. I know. I’m in discussions with Porky pig for a possible guest appearance.

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      1. Oh now th-th-tha-tha-that could be interesting!

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      2. πŸ˜‰

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  17. Another hood one, John. Great imagination. β€˜Way to go!’ (that was too easy but I couldn’t resist)

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    1. Thanks, Steve.😊

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  18. Oh, my, my, my! “Post prompt syndrome”??? Too funny, John! I love both your intros and your responses to the prompts πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  19. petespringerauthor · ·

    Who wants a normal intro? Not me. Good one, John!

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    1. Thank you, Pete.

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  20. Another good one, John! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the link, Traci. 😊

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  21. Your intros are the best, John. You could have ended with ‘that’s all folks’. But then again, we readers don’t want it to end. πŸ™‚

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    1. It seems I have a difficult time with endings, Jenne. 🀣

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      1. πŸ˜€

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  22. Love these Streams!
    Of course the preambles are half the fun. Thank you!
    Okay so…the Wylie Coyote, Bugs… Road Runner (has shown up?)
    What about Daffy and Pepe?

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    1. I love Pepe and Daffy. Maybe they should. Gotta get a hold of their agent.

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      1. Well, if you do, remember Pepe….can be a tad stinky!

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      2. I remember. In my minds eye is the picture of that poor cat being held by Pepe.

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      3. Pepe (Maurice Chevalier in a skunk outfit) was in love with that cat. It was always black, and some white paint got spilled on it, making a stripe down its back. LOLOLOL!

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      4. LOL. The big “help me,” eyes are what got me.

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      5. Hehehe!

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  23. The Looney Tunes used to be a departure from every day life. Remember those days?

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    1. I do. I loved those guys.

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      1. They don’t write them like that anymore.

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