Saturday Stream of Consciousness – Prompt – “Comp”

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Walking toward the coffee maker in the kitchen, a flash out of the corner of my eye caused me to look out the window into the backyard. Sure enough, something had fallen onto the turf. Not wanting to hallucinate, the decision is made to get coffee and then investigate the object.

The machine did its thing, and after several sips of the frothy caffeine-laden liquid, it was time to venture to what should be an astounding discovery. Reaching for the rear doorknob, a text message on my phone caused a momentary distraction. It was a text from the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. They offer to comp a room for five nights provided; I bring bags of money to “invest.”

Setting the text aside in my mind, the problem of what landed in the yard had to be addressed. Being cautious out of fear of three-dimensional cartoon characters, the approach to the object could only be described as serpentine. Finally reaching what appears to be a pile of fabric, it occurs that this cannot be connected to cartoons and looks like a banner towed behind an airplane. Unrolling the banner took some energy and space. It was a huge message from Linda Hill. (of course) When finally unrolled, it said. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “comp.” Find a word that starts with or contains “comp” and use it in your post. Enjoy!

If you would like to enjoy, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is to join this group. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2022/03/18/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-19-2022/

Comp. by John W. howell © 2022

“Where did the complicated banner come from?”

“I have no idea. I think it fell off the back of an airplane. Maybe the attachment was compromised.”

“It is a complex situation. ”

“You are unusually complimentary today.”

“I only mean that it is hard to comprehend a banner falling into the yard.”

“I think to complete the prompt, that’s the only thing that could happen.”

“I guess you are right. The action has to be compatible with the post.”

“I’m glad you can comprehend that fact.”

“Compassion is my middle name.”

“I’m worried that you would use compassion as a component of your understanding.”

“It just is one of the comprised emotions.”

“You have other companions?”

“Yeah, like compensate.”

“What do you mean, compatriot?”

“Skip the comp words, and let’s go drink. You’re buying.”

“Compulsiveness, I love it. Let’s go.”

“That’s the last one, right?”

“Completely.”

 

 

96 comments

  1. The lengths you must go through to get to these Saturday challenges, that alone makes you deserving of a round. Nothing compares, my man.

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    1. Coffee is king. Thank you, Marc.

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  2. Beautiful written, John! Sorry, since yesterday WP is blocking me to reblog, so i only can tweed it. Have a nice weekend! xx Michael

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    1. That is okay, Michael. Thank you for the support. 😁

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  3. Compatibility with everything you have laid out in you completely comprehensive list …. I’ll have a Bacardi and Coke please 💜

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    1. Would you like lime with that? Thank you for the compliment, Willow.

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      1. Not usually lime , I prefer a slice of lemon….
        I always enjoy your posts John 💜💜

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      2. Thank you, Willow. 😊

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  4. You competently won the prompt award!

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    1. Thank ya, thanks ya, thank ya very much. 😁

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  5. Well played!!

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  6. Eventually this will compute. Or as Spock said brew the coffee. Do not beam past go. Until then all else is illogical and compromised.

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    1. And hopefully the force will be with us.

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  7. Compliments on a job well done, John. I love the intro, and hey, things that fall have to land somewhere. The way things have been going, I’m not surprised it landed in your yard. I imagine the cartoon “X” painted on your lawn.

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    1. There is a imaginative beam that leads there I’m guessing. Thanks, Dan.

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  8. Excellent, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of Do You Believe in Magic by the Loving Spoonfull.

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Uncompromisingly delightful. Thank you for the morning smiles, John. Have a good one! 😁

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    1. You as well, Gwen. I like your use of “comp.”😊

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  10. John, make sure you’re completely awake and alert before picking up stuff from your yard. Remember, you do have dogs. You don’t want to head to the bar with ‘compost’ under your fingernails. 🥴

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    1. Ha ha ha. I’ll take that advice, Steve. Thanks.

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  11. Maybe the barkeep will comp you one today.

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    1. That woulds be nice. 😁 Thanks, Craig.

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  12. You sure tackled that one, John. I envy the sense of completion you must have now. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Tim. I love your compliment. 😁

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  13. A banner (pardon the pun) post, John. Excellent use of the prompt!

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. 😊

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  14. Compulsive. My favorite word of the day. Yeah, let’s go to the bar, but first I have to do the dishes because…compulsive.

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    1. I like compulsive too. Have heard that as a descriptor in the past. Thanks, Mary.

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  15. petespringerauthor · ·

    My compliments on completing this complexity without complaining.

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    1. Thanks, Pete. I like your use of comp.

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  16. Well done, John. I think you used every comp word I know.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Robbie.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    That seems like ke the safer of deliveries 🙂 Good one!

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    1. Yes i hate those fast falling boxes.

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  18. I loved your description of serpentine to sneak up on the package- fun post!

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie.

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  19. Whoa! That’s a lot of comps! Well done, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  20. comp the room if only you “invest” ha! that’s still how they get ya

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  21. Just how big was that banner? Was your backyard really long enough?
    As long as you were comped appropriately, I guess, that’s neither here nor there 😉

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    1. No one mentioned comp. Yes, the yard is that long. The banner was 100 feet.😁

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      1. Woot! 😉
        That’s a pretty impressive banner!

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      2. Yes indeed. Can you imagine the pilot’s face when the thing let go. 😊

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      3. Oh my goodness!! 😂

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  22. I was expecting something else. 🙂

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    1. Like Composition? 😊

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  23. Speaking of which, I have read your entire composition.
    I need digestion time. When I’m nearing a post/review thing that only I can do, because I don’t know how to do a real review, I will comport with dignity.

    I wanted to work in the word compost, but it just wasn’t fitting!

    You have a ripe, rich imagination. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Resa. The word compost is a tough one. Hard to drop in normal converstaion. Like “So speaking of compost how’s your next novel going, John.?”

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      1. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!
        I see what you mean.
        I think more normal would be… “the indoor mice sure like your compost”!

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      2. There you go. Perfect. 🤣

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      3. Thank you! I think the indoor mice were down with it.

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      4. Of course, they are pretty easy to please. Anyone check with the outdoor mice?

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      5. OICH! I’m not 100% sure…. but I think the indoor mice are inviting the outdoor mice in for dinner!
        My 2 spoiled cats put up a massive front at the baseboards. Jeep wakes me up about 6 times from 3-7 am, noting the baseboards with great acuteness.
        I keep telling them “watch the compost!”
        Then they go have cat baths.

        We got some catch and release traps. N’s trap caught one. He took it about an eighth of a mile away down the alleys, and released it. He wasn’t 100% sure, but he thought he saw the mouse run past him towards the house.

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      6. They have trackers and can find you anytime they want.

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      7. It makes me crazy. The sales guy said we have to release the mice at least 2 miles away. What? They are catch and release traps, not drive and release.

        I dreamt of a sitcom: “300’s Company Too”.
        A comedy; most of it takes place in a car while the couple drives around releasing mice all over the city. Witty banter, mouse jokes. Sometimes they stop and buy more traps.

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      8. Ha ha ha. I think you need to think up a better mouse trap.

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      9. Honestly, I had the box with the cheese, stick and string. Hmmm, I wonder where I got an idea like that…John?
        Norm took one look at it and laughed himself sick. He doesn’t laugh much, at all.

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      10. Sounds like a good trap to me. Try this one. https://youtu.be/X7KPqSnQG5U

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      11. Heading over! Just got back on lie. Our router was hacked!

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      12. Oh, I’m sorry.

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      13. OMG!!!! I hope we don’t have that many!
        YIKES!!!!
        Still, they look so cute. I guess it’s worth driving 2 miles to a park if you get several in a bucket.

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      14. That is what I was thinking. They would have company too.

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      15. …. and I have 2 cats! Mr Jinx and Sylvester

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      16. Not cat company. Mice company in the bucket as they were taking their ride out of town.

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      17. I’ll have to put something I can’t see through over the bucket. I’m sure I’ll cry… I’m already snot nosed.

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      18. They are all happy in a bucket no need to cry. Here have a tissue.

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      19. Okay! Thanks! Le SNIFF!!!
        I’ll need to ask you a question, or 2 about Eternal Road. I’ll be emailing soon. My questions come 1 at a time, so don’t stress!

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      20. I won’t stress until I see the questions.

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      21. Hahahaha!

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      22. Maybe 3 question..4 tops!

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      23. I’m shivering from all those mice!
        There is a sound thing That repels mice and more. I’m looking into that, as well.
        Poor little rodents looking up out of the bucket. I’ll show Norm the bucket video when he gets home.

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      24. At least they don’t get hurt and it’s cheap.

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  24. Perhaps I should have said…. compgratulations!

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    1. Yeah that works too. Thanks for the compliment.😁

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  25. You are exceedingly competent when it comes to these, John. 😀

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, Diana.😁

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  26. I was secretly hoping for Sylvester and Tweety Bird, but the banner worked beautifully. You get an A+ on this prompt, John!

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    1. 😁 Thank you Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 🙂

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  27. I love the way you so cleverly and deftly ‘comply’ with the challenge. Well done, sir.

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    1. Argh…a well placed nose nudge added a ‘y’ to …love they…Feel free to remove it. Elsa will forgive us both.

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      1. Yes, she will. 😁

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    2. Thank you so much, Monika. 😊

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    1. Thank you for sharing my post today

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