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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 29/18


Who put Friday on the calendar for today? Whomever it was, it’s time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. I was going to write a post about Just Jot it January yesterday, but Alex is really sick and I didn’t get half of what I’d hoped to accomplished. Might be spending the day in the hospital emergency waiting room today. I’ll keep you up to date when I know more. Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ask someone else.” Either ask someone for a prompt word or, if you can’t, turn on a TV or a radio and choose a word from the first sentence you hear. Enjoy!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to 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 our pretty 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 by Pamela, at

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. I will post the prompt here on my blog every 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 will simply be a single word to get you 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 all of them! 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 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.

72 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 29/18

  1. Hoping that Alex is doing better and that you have gotten some rest.

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  5. I just bought a stone that has PEACE carved on it and so that was my prompt for today. Here is my link

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  7. Gosh, I hope your son feels better now, Linda. I have spent many an evening in the emergency room and days in the hospital.

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  11. Sending healthy, healing thoughts and prayers for Alex. ❤

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  13. Aw, Linda, I’m sending healing prayers your way – I hope Alex feels better soon!

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  28. Linda, thanks for doing this every week. I may not be able to faithfully but it does help and is quite fun when the writers block sets in. Holidays have been great! I hope everyone gets over the ick in your home quickly!! Here is my ping back for this week!!!

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  34. I sure hope you don’t end up at the ER. Sending you good juju! x

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  35. I’m so looking forward to Jjj! Glad you are doing it again, Linda. Thanks!

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  37. So sorry to hear about Alex. Hope he is on the mend.
    Have scheduled this for tomorrow

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  38. I really hope you didn’t end up in the ER with Alex. Thinking of you.

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  39. So sorry Alex is still fighting his sickness. It’s hard on you as well. I pray he gets feeling better soon and you get some much needed rest.

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  41. Sending positive thoughts your way!


  42. Sorry to hear Alex is still sick. Hopefully the ER docs can help. Sending good healing vibes in your direction.


  43. Hi Linda I hope all is good with you and that you enjoyed Christmas. I am sorry to hear about Alex I do hope he is on the mend and that you have not had to spend today in the Hospital. 💜💜


  44. Linda, you should consider following your prompt and ask someone else to manage the blog when your son is ill. Or skip it. Your followers care about you, you know…we would understand if there was no prompt for a week.

    Take care of yourself, and Alex. Saying a prayer for you guys💕

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  45. I’m sorry about your son. I hope he gets better, very soon.

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  46. I hope Alex gets better! I’m sorry he’s feeling so sick.

    Regarding the prompt, can I be a guy and take what you said literally (and use “ask someone else” as my prompt)? ‘Cuz I think I can work with that 🙂

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