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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 23/16


Today is Friday! Welcome to your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Things are sure heating up in these parts. We’re expecting a high temperature here in my part of Southern Ontario of 40C. That’s 104F, for those of you down south. How’s the weather where you are? I bet it’s pretty warm. Unless you’re in the southern hemisphere of course… Now, where was I? Oh yes! The heat must be getting to me. Here is your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “second.” Use it any way you’d like. 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. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

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: Linda G. Hill

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

64 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 23/16

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  4. Hmmm…no pingback this week. Maybe I’m doing it wrong. Oh well. Visit at if you’re so inclined!


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  10. I confess to a little tweaking (mostly for rhyme and meter), but I still wrote it fast. 😉

    Rose-Colored Glasses and White Gown

    Thanks for the prompt! Happy Saturday, all.


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  13. I can’t pingback, so here’s my post: I think it’s really weird this week, lol. You guys can tell me if you agree if you are so inclined to read it;)


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  19. Here’s mine. A real real SoCs written in the car! On holiday. Will check out the rest asap.


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  22. thank you, LindaGHill, for the invitation, is fabulous to live through these beautiful lights that accentuate the powerful sensations sublime love and sharing positive, in our internet home of world,, Absolutely, this summer, the heat, really makes me sing,.,. Fortunately, Dear Friends, I live on the side of the litoral and the proximity of the forest, I enjoy wonderfully. I wish you, also, dazzling moments


  23. Hot here too, but not as hot as where you are! Phew! have a lovely weekend Linda!


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  31. I couldn’t resist adding a video of Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s on first.”

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  36. Temperatures here are about the same, 101 F. Supposed to cool down a bit by Sunday. I have been inside with AC today. 🙂

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  38. I’m actually going to get this one in on Saturday…will wonders never cease?! 😉


  39. Great post! Check out my blog!


  40. I am already done with the post 😀 The moment I saw it, I knew what I wanted to write – inspired by events happening just a few hours back!

    Sending you some lovely misty clouds and rains – Monsoon is in full swing here bringing evenings with hot chocolate and yummy fried EVERYTHING!

    P.S. Will post it in a few hours since it is still Friday!


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