Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Antic

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Reaching for the steaming cup of heaven’s gift for a no-morning person, the thought raced through my mind. What antic will those Warner Brother look-alikes have on tap today? The answer came swiftly after the first sip. A voice so loud the vibrations of my cup threatened a tsunami that would ruin both my morning and the living room carpet. “I say there, boy. I say hey, come out here. Yes, you boy. I say, I’m talking to you” It was clear Foghorn Leghorn was in the tent. Taking what was left of my coffee to the tent’s darkness, the tense music caused me to stop. In the center ring, a spotlight was focused on Foghorn, slowly inserting himself into the muzzle of a giant cannon.

Phil Harris was exhorting the crowd to cheer him on. The Tasmanian Devil, Beaky Buzzard, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, Henery Hawk, Claude Cat, Arnold the Pit Bull, Hector the Bulldog, Baba Looey, Charles the Dog, and Lola Bunny were all dressed as clowns and holding a substantial net downrange of the cannon.

Phil finally got to the point of saying, “Ready, aim ……….fire.” With that, a loud explosion and shower of sparks followed the form of Longhorn as he rose out of the muzzle and straight up to the tent’s peak. NewtonNewton’sf gravity could not be denied, and Fognorn slowly arched over and began an ever-increasing speed of descent. “I say, boy. I say, y’all on the net. I say, look smart now ’cause here I come.”

Foghorn hit the net with such force that he created a hole that sucked the rest of the clowns into its depths. Foghorn managed to pull himself and the others out of the hole. “I say, boy” I’m happy for the soft Earth and sawdust ring.” He walks over and hands me an envelope before taking a large bow acknowledging the cheering crowd.

Of course, the message was from Linda Hill, and it read. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “antic.” Use it as a word or find a word that contains it. Bonus points if you do both. Enjoy!

If you want to ‘enjoy,’ visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here’s the link. https://lindaghill.com/2023/03/31/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-april-1-2023/

Antic by John W. Howell Β© 2023

“So where does that leave us?”

“What do you mean?”

“Was that the finale?”

“We haven’t had an antic from Wile E. Coyote.”

“That’s about the only one. So next week, then?

“We never know.”

“Oh, come on. You write this stuff you must know.”

“Panster remember?”

“So you don’t know until you start?”

“You got it.”

“Do you know how you will wrap up our discussion right now?”

“Nope. I wait for you to say something about beer, then go from there.”

“What if I don’t say anything about beer?”

“You just did. How about a pub trip?”

“I should have seen that antic coming.”

“Nice use of the prompt. Get Uber rolling. I’ve worked up a thirst.”

“I’m usually the one in a hurry.”

“Yeah, and I’m the one usually buying.”

Uh oh.”

“Yup. Role reversal.”

“You can do that?”

“My circus, my monkey.”

“Bully.”

“Trust me. Two VooDoo Ranger Imperials and you won’t care.”

“Here’s the driver. Let’s go.”

67 comments

  1. You gotta remember to get a leg up on that Foghorn next time, Boss.

    I love that saying “My circus, my monkey,”. It’s got some real chops to it, and you know how much I love those chops. Almost as much as a Voodoo Ranger Imperial . . and a free one? Well, it just doesn’t get any better than that.

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    1. Tonight’s the night. Yay.

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    2. I prefer the variation “not my circus, not my monkey.” (I had a boss who used to say it a lot.)

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      1. Bosses always say that.

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      2. Heh, heh . . .

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      3. That might be one I’ve said before!

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  2. 🀣 happy Saturday despite everything.

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  3. Surprised he got into the cannon himself. That and it didn’t exploded then tip over for a charred Foghorn to slide out. Glad it worked for him.

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    1. All horrifying scenarios. 😁 Glad it worked as well.

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    2. That was exactly my thought, too, Charles!

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  4. Good ol’ April Fools, eh? They’re going on what must be a ‘pub crawl’!!

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, GP.

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  5. One VooDoo might do it for me!

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    1. That’s me too. Happy Saturday, Jill *sung to the tune of It’s Now or Never by Elvis

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  6. Very entertaining as always John, I am amazed that Foghorne was un-scathed! I agree you deserve a couple of beers after all that circus suspense!

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    1. Thank you, Willow.

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      1. As always a pleasure πŸ’œ

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  7. You do a might good Foghorn Leghorn, John. Enjoy the VooDoo.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I will try.

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  8. Foghog Leghorn was my favourite cartoon character. Glad to see he visited you and did a fine job of delivering the message.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene

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  9. Craziness can sure work up a thirst. πŸ™‚

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  10. Foghorn Leghorn, hurray!

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  11. You have outdone yourself today – April Fools for sure. But this was real as you described it and too often we only take part in breakfast and leave. The tools required are not always blue.
    Too many times the animals go how to the underneath the trip.

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    1. Hmm. I’m going to send this to my interpreter.

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  12. A round of applause for Mr. Leghorn, who never fails to entertain. He knows a solid performance never involves flying without a net.πŸ˜€

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Bruce.

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  13. Okay, I’ll bite. What’s in a Voodoo Ranger Imperial . Sounds dangerous. Love Wiley Coyote –

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    1. It is an IPA (india Pale Ale) with an alcohol level of 9%. Delicious and powerful.

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      1. Oooh, I’ve got to try ti but I’ll bet it’s only local.

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      2. I don’t think so. I think it is nationwide.

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  14. I think β€œantic” has to be a hard one. You handled it like a pro.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  15. This was Foghorn at his best. He was the perfect cannon guy. Why is it that every trip to the store Voodoo Ranger is front and center? 😎

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    1. I guess VooDoo Ranger caught on.

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  16. Love this, Foghorn just happens to be high on my
    List of fave roosters ( he’s a rooster, right). Smiling really big!! πŸ€—

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    1. He is a rooster and a very loud one at that. Thanks, Holly. I say, thanks a lot. 😁

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      1. You’re so welcome πŸ”

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  17. Ha ha! Your antics never fail to make me smile. Leghorn never fails to make me laugh. Seems to be getting a little crowded in your backyard. But I am waiting for Wile E Coyote.

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    1. Next week I hear rumor he will be here.

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  18. As long as all your antics bring you to your beloved VooDoo Ranger, all is good! And not everyone is willing to lay claim to the monkeys making up their circus πŸ˜‰

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  19. Bold antics John. Imagine if you will that Fog Horn Leg Horn decides that you would be so lucky he join you on your sojourn to Voodoo Ranger land via Uber and mercifully there is not enough room in the Uber for the rest of your monkeys… Cheers to a quenched thirst Saturday…

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    1. Thank you, John. I have a bus for all those monkeys

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  20. Loving these, John! They’re so much fun! I love that you use characters I didn’t even know were in Looney Tunes, lol.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Traci. Thanks for the nice words

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  21. Haha, great antics, John! Loved this! Enjoy those VooDoo Ranger Imperials! πŸ»πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I did enjoy one last night.

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  22. I’m enjoying the circus that seems to be happening at your place. Sound like Foghorn could use a drink too after all the antics. πŸ™‚ A fun post, John.

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    1. Th you , Diana. I’m almost afraid to offer him a drink. No tellin’ what might happen.

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  23. OMG! That was one frantic performance’s finale.
    Loved it!
    Oh my… finally…. free beer!
    🍺⨷🍺⨷🍺⨷🍺⨷

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    1. One more to go with Wile E. Coyote.
      🍺⨷🍺⨷🍺⨷🍺⨷ 🌹

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    1. Thanks for the link, Traci

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  24. Foghorn Leghorn is a faourite of mine and I’m glad he was able to pull the clowns out of the hole although lots of children may not agree about that. Clowns have a bad reputation these days.

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    1. *favourite – and I can’t even blame this error on Jetpack as I am on my laptop.

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  25. Great antics from everyone, John! Love these Saturday posts!

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