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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 23, 2022


Friday, Friday, Friday. It’s Friday, right? Either way, I’m here with your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. I’ve been so scattered lately! Blaming it on the weather. Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the first 2-5 words at the top of the closest printed matter.” Open (if necessary) the closest printed matter to you. Use the first 2-5 words at the top of the page any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

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 beautiful 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!!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley!

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 particular 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: Linda G. Hill

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

40 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 23, 2022

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  10. Here’s my somewhat dull contribution!

    SoCS for 23rd July.


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  19. Happy weekend Linda and everyone 💜💜


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  28. Ack! I did it again. I hit publish instead of schedule. Oh well, more importantly, I wrote. 🙂


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  30. “They have but dropped their robe of clay” – from the poem, There is No Death by J.L. Mcgreery – that’s where the book opened, – commenting cuz, well – more than 5 words and ya always let me break Da Rules – but, um, seems appropo – to me? sometimes, ‘clods of clay’ pelt toward me from many directions – and then I get ‘scattered’ in my desire to meet each one flying in – sometimes I can, sometimes, I just gotta do what I can do, ‘shed the clay’ to rest, so tomorrow? I can figure out how to make seed balls, or a pretty dish, out of that incoming clay – Hang in there this TGIF! ❤

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  31. If I’m being honest, this might be hard (and you know I’ll play by the rules).

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