Linda G. Hill

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 16/16

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It’s Friday! And time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. The pingbacks still aren’t working here on WordPress. This means we’ll still have to do things a bit differently. Remember, if you don’t add your link to the comments below, the other participants (and I) might not see your prompt. Please continue to include a link to here in your post though, in case they magically come back: at this stage I’m wondering if it will take a little prestidigitation. The instructions to create a pingback are still listed below. What I can still do, is potentially help you out if you’re participating in the A to Z Challenge. Here’ your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “no.”  Try to think of a specific number, as “no.” is often used as an abbreviation for “number,” and write about it. Or, use it as a word. Have fun!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use the SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

SoCS badge 2015

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

35 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 16/16

  1. Pingback: No or Number ~ Disaster in Waiting – Word Adventures

  2. Pingback: Stream of consciousness Sunday: The wrong stuff, part twenty one… | Diary of an Internet Nobody.

  3. This one is in verse, but it came out fast. Thanks for the prompt. Here’s my post:
    Overshares and unawares: A-Z verses from vintage visages

    Participating in:
    NaPoWriMo – National Poetry Writing Month (April)
    April A to Z Blogging Challenge

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  4. Hi Linda, finally i did manage to sort out my a few issues with my wordpress and so here is the link to my contribution. Sorry for the earlier inconvenience. Thanks, Neel
    https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/httpslindaghill-com20160415the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-april-1616/

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  5. I just remembered this song from my kids Sesame Street Days: https://youtu.be/Ev2vXzsp9Hc

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  6. Pingback doesn’t seem to be working. None of mine are :

    https://nofacilities.com/2016/04/16/um-no/

    Is my entry for today, Linda.

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  7. Sorry, my pingback is not working. Neel
    WHAT IS YOUR LUCKY NUMBER?

    BY NEEL ANIL PANICKER

    Ah! there again. I am just about to fall into the trap. The number trap that is. All through life at various stages and varied ages I have been truly stumped by this question that is posed to me every now and then, mostly by well meaning well wishers or at times by yours truly itself.

    Well, I will answer or at least make a brave attempt to answer that question as best as I can.

    My answer lucky number is like yesterday’s rains__ erratic, seasonal and absolutely unreliable. I really don’t know when the next one is to come.

    Answering or even trying to find a plausible answer to this perennially favourite question leaves me perpetually stumped and a lot amused. If I were a kid and back in school then without batting an eyelid my answer to this question would be _ NUMBER 1, numero uno.

    Because way back then when I was still hopping around in my half nickers I thought that there can be nothing else to settle for in life than the number one.

    The view from the top was exhilarating, exciting and dizzy; and gave me an adrenaline pumping high to say the very least.

    But with the passing of several summers and the onset of umpteen winters years and as the first mild waves of maturity began to set in and life’s icy waves began to toss and hurl me around its deadly seas, leaving me with the not too appetizing option and blood curdling vision of either swimming with the sharks or drowning with the whales, I had my very own serious misgivings about this utterly farcical numbers game and fervently preyed to God or whoever was there upstairs guiding this crazy planet and everything that breathed or moved a million miles below, above, around and even beyond it to spare me the deal of choosing a number, any number as my favourite.

    I screamed out aloud to the lord and all mighty__fuck the numbers; simply keep me alive.

    So, quite unlike those ‘lucky’ ones who pride themselves on having a ‘lucky number’ and joyously cry from the rooftops every time their number turns lucky (for them, thats is), I prefer to watch the sorry spectacle from sidelines and not partake of this misguided fervour, instead preferring to bide my time, waiting to strike lucky sans the veneer of a number.

    Until then I am happy just being alive__lucky number or not.

    I will chance my luck on that, what say!

    +++choosing a number, any number as my favourite.

    I screamed out aloud to the lord and all mighty__fuck the numbers; simply keep me alive.

    So, quite unlike those ‘lucky’ ones who pride themselves on having a ‘lucky number’ and joyously cry from the rooftops every time their number turns lucky (for them, thats is), I prefer to watch the sorry spectacle from sidelines and not partake of this misguided fervour, instead preferring to bide my time, waiting to strike lucky sans the veneer of a number.

    Until then I am happy just being alive__lucky number or not.

    I will chance my luck on that, what say!

    +++

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    • Did you write a post? If so, I can’t find it on your blog. It’s better if you write this as a post and just copy and past the URL here, rather than the whole body of the post. That way other bloggers will visit you.
      Please direct me to your post. Thanks. 🙂

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  8. I haven’t done this in a long time. Now I remember why – sometimes it unsettles me. This is mine https://allyonthefarm.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/im-not-counting

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  9. Good weekend Linda, have a good one you are looking well I have to say…..
    https://summerstommy.com/2016/04/15/socs-april-1616-no/

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