Stream of Conscousness Saturday

A picture of a string with drops of water- the logo for SoCSThe aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the kitchen as the brown brew heads south into the double-sided glass mug. A touch of half and half turns the liquid into a pleasant caramel color. A sip and gulp bring a smile, and the effects of the caffeine reach the brain.

The unfortunate side effect of the brain getting a wake-up call is the realization that a rocket in the yard needs attention. A look out of the window confirms that the rocket is still there. A scratch of the head produces nothing in terms of a plan. So after coming up with no original thoughts on how to clear this heavy weight on my plate, my last ditch effort is to Google “Rocket Removal.”

After sifting through hundreds of responses, my eye falls on ACME Rocket Removal and Storm Door Company. After calling the number m,ove to the front door starts the security system shut down. Concertina wire recoil”d, tower machine “uns on stand-by,you’d submarine net retracted, boiling oil cooled, claymore mines disengaged, gate pulled back, bolts thrown, locks un locked, door thrown open.

Standing on the porch with an envelope in his hand is Pepe Le Peu. A comment had to be made.”Are you from the ACME Rocket Removal and Screen Door Company?”

“I am and take this envelope. It has our working contract as well as a message from our founder Linda HIll.” Holding my nose I take the envelope and before I could open it Pepe disappeared through the open front door. The envelope had two things. The contrat as Pepe mentioned and as if I didn’t have enough on my plate a message from Linda Hill. It read. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “on your/my plate.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Visit Linda’s blog if you would like to read how other authors handle the prompt. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2022/11/25/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-26-2022/

On Your/My Plate by John W. Howell © 2022

“I see you got it done.”

“What?”

“The prompt.”

“Why, thank you.”

“And with you having all that stuff on your plate.”

“What stuff?”

“All the things you have to do.”

“I don’t have a lot to do.”

“That is not what I heard.”

“What did you hear?”

“I heard you had all kinds of things going on.”

“Sure beats me. Who said that?”

“That burial at sea guy you siced on me.”

“I just said that so he would quite inviting me to dinners at that horrible restaurant.”

“It wasn’t so bad.”

“You went?”

“The guy said you would be there.”

“I wasn’t.”

“Yeah no kidding.”

“You didn’t buy did you.”

“Your looking at the proud owner of the King Neptune package.”

“Sound expensive.”

“Not really when you divide it by two.”

“Two?”

“Yup.I named you as my Eternal partner. I think they are going to bill you.”

“Fabulous.”

“Also when I die they’ll come get you.”

“You are kidding, right?”

“Yeah I didn’t buy. I saved you thousands.”

“So I guess I should buy the beer.”

“If you insist.”

“Call Uber. I’m going to need a few.”

“Had you going didn’t I?”

“I admit it. Yes you did.”

“This is a banner day. Uber is on the way.”

58 comments

  1. The gift that gives forever. Nicely done, John. It’s a good thing Pepe Le Peu didn’t catch a glimpse of Twiggy, he might have fallen in love ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. He does do that easily for sure. Thanks, Dan

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  2. Nice intro. The start felt soothing enough that I wanted to crawl back into bed.

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    1. Nice to have a machine behave itself. Thanks, Charles,.

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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      1. Thanks as well, John! xx Michael

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  3. Beautiful, and it’s a fact: Google always offers a solution. 😉 Thanks for sharing, John! Enjoy a wonderful start of the christmasly time. xx Michael

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    1. I loved this time of the year when I needed to travel to Germany. Always so peaceful.

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  4. A banner day indeed. Well done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  5. Ha ha ha! I am exhausted just reading that!

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    1. It is a lot of work. Thanks, Pamela.

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  6. Good one, John. Images of Pepe linger in my mind, but I hope his odor doesn’t linger in your doorway. 🙂

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    1. Yeah. I wish I could find him.

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      1. Yes, having Mr. Le Peu loose in the house could be a problem. 🙂

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  7. Nice one, John. Happy Saturday sung to the tune of Chantilly Lace by The Big Bopper.

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    1. Loved the song, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin

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  8. Mmmmm! I’m not sure why they sent Pepe unless the smell fuels the rocket. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, John.

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    1. We did have a lovely Thanksgiving, Robbie. Thank you.

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  9. I’m thinking your door is not only well-locked but also well insulated because for sure you would have gotten a whiff of Pepe Le Pew’s perfume…
    Fun, as always!

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    1. Thank you, Dale.

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      1. My pleasure

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  10. That’s one way to get a free beer!

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    1. Ha ha ah. Yes it is. 😁

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  11. Lol! Now that’s one strange gift. 🙂 Hope Pepe didn’t leave a vapor trail behind. Good one, John!

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    1. I’m sure the house is going to need a fumigation. Thanks, Jan

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  12. That Uber service is handy, lol. Maybe they can take care of your Pepe problem, too 🙂

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    1. I think I might need an exterminator.

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  13. An old desert rat like me probably couldn’t appreciate the Neptune Package completely. Have a good weekend, John.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Craig.

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  14. Another Rocket!?
    And your friend is quite a card isn’t he 🤣😍🤣🤣

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    1. My friend is a card. Thanks Willow and yes another rocket and now a skunk in the house. 😳

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  15. The Neptune package huh? Hmmm, I need to start thinking about these things. I want to be planted in a tree …

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    1. Or a tree on top of you.

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  16. So….Pepe is inside the house, stinki….. erm perfuming it up? 😵‍💫
    “Pepe disappeared through the open front door.”
    No worries, I’m sure ACME will take care of everything. 🙄
    No wonder you head out to the pub with a plot in mind.

    Is the odeur still with you? You might not get an Uber.
    🦨 OX 🦨 OX 🦨 OX

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    1. I went and got a ton of Oder Eaters. I think it’s going to be okay. I really need to find him though. 🦨 OX 🦨 OX 🦨 OX

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      1. Hahahahaha! Odour Eaters… that shouldn’t do it, unless you’ve made an Odour Eater helmet.
        Can you tell the dogs it’s a puma, and they’ll hunt him down?
        🦨 OX 🦨 OX 🦨 OX 🦨 OX (+ one for bonus odour!)

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      2. Might be a good idea. 🐆 OX 🐆 OX 🐆 OX 🐆 👃🏻

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      3. Okay… ah… I see…. the puma surrounded chased away Pepe! 🐆 OX 🦨 OX 🐆 OX

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      4. Don’t forget the nose.

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      5. The nose? Mine? Yours? The dogs?
        Pepe’s?
        Alright! That’s it! Just for that, I’m sending you 2 horror pics!!!!!!

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      6. Got ’em and I love them. Thank you. OX OX OX OX

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  17. Having had a skunk spray the outside of the house once, years ago, I have the deepest sympathy for what you might be smelling. Well done, John. Let’s hope Pepe’s next visit is an outside one.

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    1. I hope to find him before next Saturday.

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  18. I had way too much on my plate this weekend, John. Too much food. That being said, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Hope you had a good weekend!

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    1. Yes we did. Thank you, Bruce.

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  19. When beer is the end result, it’s always a win/win.

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  20. Well done, John! I hope Pepe’s perfume isn’t lingering and you clear your plate…especially of skunks and rockets. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. I hope to be able to find the beggar by Saturday.

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