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Take Up Arms – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

Today is Veteran’s Day, where we take the time to honor all those who have taken up arms in service of our country, and in many cases have given their all in order to defend us. Thank you, all you brave men and women, for your service.

Today, I also went to an event at one of our local historic homes. They were holding a reenactment of a battle that took place there during the Revolutionary War, and also had a small encampment set up that visitors could check out and see demonstrations of various things, such as cooking, weapons drills, games, etc. It was really very neat.  Here are a few photos I took of some of the soldiers, both colonists and British, taking up arms in battle during the reenactment of the main battle/raid, and of the cannon the colonists used to try to scare off the British prior to battle.

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This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “arm”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 11/17

 

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Which Will You Choose – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Which Will You Choose is back!” said the announcer, as the show returned from the commercial break. “Thank you for watching our special Halloween episode, brought to you by our special sponsor, Frank ‘n’ Stein’s new monster sandwiches, which come with three times the meat and toppings.  Now, let’s join Roger as he tries to make his choice.”

The camera panned over to Roger sitting on a stool on one side of the stage. On the other side of the stage, three women dressed as witches sat on stools, their heads lowered meekly and their ands clasped tightly in their laps in nervous anticipation.

“Now, then, Roger,” said the show’s host as he walked up to the middle of the stage and faced the young man. “You’ve had your chance to question the three contestants and you’ve had some time to think over their responses. The time has finally come to make your decision. Now tell us who the lucky winner of a date with you will be. Which witch will you choose?”

Roger looked from one witch to the next as the studio audience waited with bated breath for his answer. The three contests each wrung their hands nervously as they awaited his answer.

“I choose…” Roger finally said, dragging his answer out and increasing the tension in the air. “I choose….witch number 3!”

Joyful music played and black and orange confetti fell from the ceiling. Witch number 3 jumped up from her stool and shook hands with the other two contestants, then walked over to join Roger and the host at center stage while the other two witches applauded her.

As Roger and his date shook hands in greeting the host congratulated them and wished them luck on their date, then ended the episode by facing the camera and saying, “Well, that’s our show for today. Thank you all for watching, and happy Halloween!”


This silly post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “which/witch/wich”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 28/17


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‘Tis The Season – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Leaves changing color.

A nip in the air.

Days growing shorter.

Pumpkin Spice everywhere.

Candy corn on the shelves.

Scary movies on the screen.

Jack o’lanterns and witches,

black cats and ghosts,

decorating the yards

and everyone’s homes.

Excited children deciding

on costumes to wear.

It’s that time of year again;

‘Tis the Halloween season.

 

 

 

This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday post, “season”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 21/17

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Assault – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Having completed his mission to eavesdrop and overhear the plans for the rebels’s upcoming assault, he started to leave but was spotted by some guards who quickly assaulted him.

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “assault”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/tuesdayuseitinasentence-assault/


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Well Enough – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Leslie sat at the cafe table, staring out the window without really seeing anything. Her laptop sat open on the table in front of her with the screensaver running. A cup of tea sat forgotten next to it.

Michelle walked into the cafe and, spotting Leslie, made her way over to her. “Well, well, well,” she said. “Fancy meeting you here, Les.”

Leslie turned from the window and smiled at her friend. “Hey there, Michelle. Long time, no see. Have a seat.”

“Thanks,” Michelle replied, settling down in the seat across from here. “So, what have you been up to lately?”

“Oh, nothing much. Just keeping busy. And you?”

“The same. Staying busy.” She pointed to the laptop. ‘How’s that book of yours coming along?

“Well enough, I guess,” Leslie replied flatly.

Michelle frowned at her tone. “Oh? I doesn’t sound like it. What’s wrong? Have you hit a case of writer’s block?”

“I guess you could say that. It feels like my characters have stopped talking to me. I think my well of ideas might have dried up.”

“Anything I can do to help, Les? I know how much writing that book’s meant to you.”

“I don’t know. I need something to give me some ideas. Tell me what’s been going on with you lately. Maybe I’ll get an idea I can use – if you don’t mind me using it.”

“Of course I don’t mind. Anything to help. Ok?”

“Thanks.”

The two friends chatted back and forth for a few minutes, and Michelle told her stories of what had been going on in her life, including all the drama and all the funny happenings. After a while, Michelle had to leave. As they said good-bye, Michelle noticed a glimmer in Leslie’s eye, and she smiled.

“I take it from the look in your eye, Les, that I was able to help you. I’m glad.”

“Yes,” Leslie said with a grin. “You did help me out greatly, Michelle. You’ve given me some ideas, and my characters are starting to whisper to me again. Thank you.”

“Great! Glad to help. Don’t forget to mention me in your acknowledgments,” she said with a wink.

“I will. Let’s meet again soon so I can show you what I’ve come up with.”

“Sure! I’d like that.”

Michelle left, and Leslie sat back down, woke up her laptop, and started typing away with a smile.

 


 

This story is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “well”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 14/17


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Exhaust – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Brodie knew that climbing the hill would exhaust him, but after reaching the peak and having his breath taken away by the view that greeted him, he knew it had been worth it.

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “exhaust”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/tuesdayuseitinasentence-exhaust/


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Labour – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Marney didn’t have much of a green thumb, but her late grandmother’s large flower bed had been a labour of love, and Marney determined to make the garden her own such labour in order to keep it and her grandmother’s memory alive.

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “labour”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/tuesdayuseitinasentence-labour/