Saturday Stream of Consciousness – Prompt – “Wash/Awash.”

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

 

The nice part about Saturday has the time to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of a non-business day. Of course, part of that is to inhale the aroma of the freshly brewed cup of coffee just waiting to be inhaled.

As the cup is poised within millimeters of my lips, my attention is drawn to my phone. The presence of someone on the porch trips the alarm, which is a subtle vibration. Thankful that whoever it is has read the “Do Not Ring the Doorbell” sign, I start the unlock process. The security system from last week has been returned to the supplier due to being awash with glitches. Gate retracted, bar lifted, tear gas triggers disabled, Concertina wire pilled back, deadbolts thrown, locks unlocked, and the door opens slowly.

Standing on the porch are two beautiful women. Being somewhat stunned since my attire is still robe and pajamas, my words struggle to be free. “C-can I help you?” One woman steps forward. “You don’t recognize us?”

My face flushes, and then, looking closer, my eyes fly open with the realization that standing on my front porch are Dale Rogerson and Resa McConaghy. Of course, it took me a moment because both are blogging buddies, and we never met in person. (Not to mention the “up in years” factor of yours, indeed) Seeing the two here produces a sentiment wash which threatens a tear session. I stifle the thought.

Resa reminds me that I promised her some fine wine at the usual pub stop. Dale reminds me that I invited her to come to join us for a drink. I ask them to go inside to meet Lucy, Twiggy, and The Producer. Both decline to cite a concern about jumping over the moat. I lower the drawbridge, and they come inside. Dale hands me an envelope on her way by. Of course, it is from Linda Hill, and the paper inside has the following. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wash/awash.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Bonus points for using both. Enjoy!

If you would like to enjoy visiting Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2022/07/29/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-30-2022/

“Well, hello, ladies. So nice to meet you.”

“Resa and Dale, this is Bill.”

“And I might say that having you two as company today puts a shine on this old post.”

“Excuse, Bill. He gets a little carried away with his welcome sometimes.”

“What do you mean? I’m just being gracious.”

“If you want to be gracious, you’ll pick up the tab.”

“Hold on there, Red Ryder. It is your turn to buy, and as I recall in a previous correspondence, you said Resa could have some of your 2000 Château Lafite Rothschild.”

“I wanted her to know our pub has fine wine.”

“Would you two excuse us for a minute? I need to confer with my friend here.”

“Why are you walking me away from Dale and Resa?”

“So they won’t hear what I’m about to say.”

“Okay, I don’t think they can hear now.”

“That wine costs a thousand dollars a bottle.”

“Yeah, I know.”

“Where’re you going to get that kind of dough?”

“Mega millions. I’m going to win and be awash in money.”

“You dope, the drawing was yesterday, and you didn’t win.”

“Oh. I didn’t know that. Good thing I didn’t waste my money on a ticket.”

“You gotta be kidding me. You thought you would win but didn’t buy a ticket?”

“Well, the odds are the same whether you have a ticket or not.”

“So what are you going to do about the thousand-dollar bottle of wine.”

“Oh, I’ll think of something. It’ll all come out in the wash.”

“So you will come clean?”

“Let’s just say I promised some wine, and I’ll deliver. Let’s go.”

Thanks to Dale and Resa for coming to the pub with us today.

 

73 comments

  1. It will be interesting to see how Bill pulls a rabbit, er wine bottle out his hat for the ladies. I wouldn’t disappoint them I I were you, John. You might end up as moat-monster food.

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    1. True enough, Dan. I’ll be careful.

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  2. Very good point about the odds of winning the lottery!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Too bad it is true

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  3. I’m sure a box of wine from the Maverick tastes about the same.

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    1. I think you are right. Due to supply chain issues (of course) our favorite Malbec has been out of stock for months. We bought a box of Malbec and are hard pressed to tell the difference. 😁

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  4. John,
    Being a double math major from M.I.T, I need to correct you on the proper odds in the Mega Lottery game.
    You have zero chance to win without a ticket. I have on the other hand, have a 50-50 chance. Either I do or I don’t.

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    1. Yes but the humor aspect is lost in your equation.

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  5. A definite turnaround from Looney Tunes characters. 🙂

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    1. Yes we needed a break.

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  6. I’d sure like to taste a sip of wine that costs 1k a bottle. I’d better be life changing 🤣

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    1. I think expectations would be so high that there would be a letdown.

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  7. What a fun post, John! I love that you brought Dale and Resa into this prompt. About that $1,000 bottle of wine…I’d go for a $2.99 Trader Joe’s substitute. That fits my budget. Loved the reference to the lotto. 🙂

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    1. I’m with you, Jan. Thanks for the comment. 😁

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  8. Ha ha ha! I don’t buy tickets either.

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    1. I love that. Thanks, Pam

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  9. Bill, so sweet to meet you!
    It’s great to put a name to John’s walk and roll out the deliberations on the way to the pub buddy.
    I was so excited, I decided to get all dolled up for the date.
    I put on my best blue skirt and top, accessorized with a necklace, bracelets, hoop earrings, sandals and a head wrap. I decided on a natural lipstick… basically just a gloss, as my lips are already big enough.
    It must be something about Saturdays around here, but when I looked in the mirror…
    Hope this doesn’t cancel out the wine!

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    1. You look marvelous darling. Simply marvelous. In fact given the state of the pub you may want to leave that fruit at home.

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      1. Thank you! I knew the lip gloss would pay off.
        The fruit is fake. People wouldn’t eat fake fruit, would they?

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      2. I’m not sure I would classify the folks in the pub as people.

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      3. AH! So they would eat the fruit! It’s wax, ya know? They’ll get constipated. 😵‍💫

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      4. I think wax would work in the other direction. Either way it would serve them right and yes, they would eat it.

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      5. AH, yes… it does sound like a one way street!

        That’s quite the bar you’re taking us to! I should feel right at home in my outfit.

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      6. You once told me you like your boy a little on the bad side. This pub has all of that.

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      7. Ah, that’s cool. Anyway, I always carry a pair of brass knuckles in my purse. Never leave home without them!

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      8. Well then we are all safe. I’ll tell an unruly one that you have a surprise for him.

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      9. Two surprises…one in each hand.

        Now, I just thought of my sister (rip). She lived with a personality disorder… we all lived with it.
        She had this cupboard. Clean as a whistle. Brass knuckles, stiletto knives, switchblades all shiny and laid out with lots of space between, like a display.
        Nerve wracking to sleep overnight.

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      10. Overnight would be off the list for me if it were my sister. (Sorry she is gone)

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      11. She was tough as nails, and as scary as a chainsaw.
        Don’t be sorry! She is out of her misery now. So is everyone.
        I never hated her, but she hated me. I understood. It was not her fault.

        All this from crossing a moat!
        Egads, you’re good!

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      12. Yes the moat of truth 😁

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      13. Oh wow! Those are almost impossible to find these days! I’d hang onto that one! 🤔

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      14. Okay then. I will keep it.

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      15. Thank you for including me with Dale on your Saturday post! I’m honoured!

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      16. You are more than welcome.

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    2. You are such a card, Girlfriend!!

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      1. Joker’s wild! xoxoxoxo

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      2. Hahaha! xoxo

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  10. Gee, I hope Dale doesn’t show up in the same outfit!

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    1. Me too. I wouldn’t know what to do. 🤣

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      1. Me either! Hmm, you and Bill would have to pass us off as twins! 👯‍♀️ 🙄😂

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      2. That would work. Those bohunks wouldn’t catch on.

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      3. LOLOL!!!!

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    2. NOW, I understand your comment! I was late to this party! Oi! 🙄

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  11. This was great, John! I’m with Jan on the Trader Joe’s vino! Happy Saturday sung to the tune It’s Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty. 🙂

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    1. I remember that song from my youth. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *Sung to the tune of Fat Bottom Girls by The Band Perry. (a cover for Queen) I’m playing it tomorrow.

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  12. HI John, well, this is a lovely surprise. It’s nice to see two such great bloggers visiting here.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. I love these two (and you)

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I totally expected a Looney Tunes character and instead you introduced two wonderful bloggers. How fun! I’m not a lottery person myself, but I cheer for those who actually win something. Have a great evening, John. 😊

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    1. Thank you Gwen. Have a wonderful evening as well. 😁

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  14. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Well, I suppose somebody will eventually win. That ought to cover the tab at your tavern.

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    1. True. Not sure about the wine though.

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  15. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That is one expensive bottle of wine. We are more of a whatever is on sale type of wine. Preferably under five dollars.

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    1. Yeah me too. We have a brand we like.

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  16. To have such lovely company, I can see where a boy might find himself out of sorts . . . 😉

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    1. Yes, for sure.

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      1. You still got it, Boss. And how!

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  17. Well hell… Of all days to be late!! Thank goodness, too, as I might have worn blue!

    How sweet are you to include the lovely Resa and me! I am honoured, truly.

    I, ahem, will not demand a $1,000 bottle of wine, fear not. However, I am enough of a snob that a $5 won’t do, either 😉 You’re an occasional bourbon man, so I’ll be glad to take a glass of your finest 😉

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    1. My Willett bourbon will suit you nicely.

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      1. Excellent! I am in!! 🙂

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  18. That was delightful, John. I hope the lovely ladies were okay without that expensive bottle of wine. 🙂

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    1. I think they did survive on Two Buck Chuck. 😁

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