#SoCS April 3, 2021

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with who/whom” Begin your post with either “who” or “whom” and go from there. Have fun!

Who's that, What's that?
I don't know what I'm doing
So I
Text her, WhatsApp,
Telling her to come through
And then I
Copped a Big Mac
Milk Shake and some large fries
It cost £4.50
Take the gherkin out of the inside...

Nico B

So, these are the beginning lyrics to a song that came to mind as soon as I read the prompt.

I remember the first time I heard this, on the radio last summer, as we travelled to one of Lil Man’s first Men’s Fifth Team matches.

The day was hot, so hot. A men’s match isn’t a couple of hours, rather a whole afternoon, bleeding into the evening.

This song came on, and the lyrics caught my attention as he was talking about a Macdonalds, and gettign a Big Mac without the gherkin…

I marvelled at the lyrical prowess of the newer artists. Actually, I laughed.

The song made no sense to me.

Why on earth was he singing about Maccy D’s?

It wasn’t until a few months later, when the song appeared on a compilation CD that I bought for Lil Princess, that I had a chance to listen to it, properly.

It seems to follow the story of a girl he got with, who ended up a bit of a psycho, and then he plants drugs on her so she gets caught by the police…

Still doesn’t explain the Big Mac sans gherkin, though…


#SoCS Jan. 30th – The Beginning/The End

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week…

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the beginning, the end.” Write about the beginning of something and the end of  something. Bonus points if your first sentence contains “the end” and your last sentence contains “the beginning.” <– Read that again. Have fun!

At the end of the day, it all comes down to common sense, doesn’t it?

There are so many decisions that politicians have taken for us, over the last year, and they have, for the most part, shown us just how inept they are at thinking of logical solutions, which require common sense.

There’s a virus, get people to wear masks. Oh, no, that isn’t very effective… roll on a few months. Everyone wear masks, unless you are at home, or outside… or in school, because school is a magical safe place where no one gets ill. Um, maybe we should get older kids to wear masks, actually… oh, and maybe adults, in communal areas.

U turn!

Another one.

We’ll just make people stay at home for a while, when they come back from holiday. And create ‘travel corridors’ with other ‘safe’ countries. Oops… seems peopel are bringing the virus, and it’s bigger cousins, back with them. Let’s shut a few corridors down, then reopen them after a while. Months, and months,, later. Um, maybe we should stop all travel…

Common sense, I told you!

There are so many areas of the handling of this pandemic, that could have possibly been better, if there was just a little common sense used, right at the beginning, don’t you think?

#SoCS Dec. 19/2020 – Magnet

Linda’s #SoCS Prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “magnet.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

The first thing that came to mind was reader magnet.

I’ve been working on a reader magnet, since the middle of the lockdown, but it came to a halt because school started up, and well, life hasn’t been the simplest, recently, for me.

Do you know what a reader magnet is?

It is, for want of a better word, the bait to reel in some new readers, by offering a free short story, novella, or sometimes even a full length book, in exchange for people signing up to your newsletter.

I’m trying to build that up too, but I haven’t even had a chance to send any out, yet!

Maybe this Christmas, I can do it. At least send one out! (Sans reader magnet, though, as that won’t be quite ready!)

One-Liner Wednesday #1linerweds – Presence

“Presence, not presents.”

Ritu Bhathal

#SoCS Dec. 12/2020 – Mini/Maxi

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mini/maxi.” Use “mini” (the smallest of something) or “maxi” (the largest) or both in your post. Have fun!

When I was just a girl, 
A Mini was my dream
A little car to pootle about in
I'd polish it to a gleam

I also wanted to wear one
Not the car, the miniskirt
But I was always worried
I'd get accosted by a pervert!

These days I prefer a larger car
To cart the family everywhere
And I don't do the car wash
That's the kids' nightmare!

And as for those miniskirts,
I've not the legs, no more
So a maxi works just fine
A skirt down to the floor!

Ritu 2020

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