In a Cat’s Corner

“Hey mom?”

“Yes, Gibbs?”

“Are you writing again?”

“I suppose I am…trying to come up with something for Stream of Consciousness Saturday.”

“Stream of what?”

“Consciousness. It’s a weekly prompt where all of the bloggers write a post without making any changes other than to fix their own bad spelling.”

“That sounds hard.”

“It is, Gibbs. Especially for me. I tend to be an obsessive/compulsive perfectionist. It’s hard for me to not want to fix something that sounded right when I typed it, but sounded stupid when I read it back.”

“Can I help?”

“I don’t know. Do you have an idea for this week’s prompt? It’s in the corner.” I have to write about whatever image or thought comes to mind.”

“How about my litter box? It’s in the corner there, waiting to be used.”

“That was not the first image that came to mind, certainly not the first smell that came to mind either.”

“Very funny. Do you not like my manly odor?”

“No, I do not. No offense, Gibbs, but it’s pretty bad, even when you cover up.”

“Sorry, mom, but I can’t help what I can’t control. It just comes out, the remains of whatever it is you feed me.”

“Your canned food doesn’t always smell enticing, so there’s that.”

“So what are you going to write about, what corner?”

“I thought about the corner in the dining room where I have scrapbooking supplies.”

“I don’t know about that corner. I’m not allowed, remember?”

“I definitely remember, Gibbs. You are verboten forever.”

“Or until I sneak in there again.”

“Don’t even think it. You get in enough trouble as it is.”

“Okay, okay, what other corners do you think about? There’s always the corner of the couch you and I sit on at night while you’re looking at that big noisy screen.”

“That’s a good corner. I like watching football from that spot.”

“I hate football. You and the other human yell too much and I have to stay in the bedroom to protect my sensitive ears.”

“What about our sensitive ears when you come into the living room and yowl incessantly?”

“That’s different. I’m trying to tell you that I need food or love or food or catnip or food or…”

“Yeah, yeah, I get the point, but it’s not different. It’s annoying.”

“How annoying is it?”

“I want to put you in a corner without supper.”

“That would be mean.”

“Maybe, but you know what would come of it?”

“What?”

“I would have a post for this week’s SoCS prompt.”

“Very funny, mom. Very funny.”

“Yup, I thought so.”


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Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “in the corner.” Write about whatever the image or thought of “in the corner” brings to mind. Have fun!

22 responses to In a Cat’s Corner

  1. Dan Antion says:

    See, Gibbs was able to help. Great job on the first prompt of the new year. I think Gibbs deserves a belly-rub. The band-aids are in the corner of the medicine cabinet 😏

    I hope you’re enjoying the weekend, Mary.

  2. Maggie says:

    Gibbs is certainly vocal this morning and seemingly willing to help you work through the SoCS challenge. Look at those soft eyes, what an attractive assistant.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Gibbs had the benefit of a brushing this morning and soon he will get something to eat. He’s a good boy!

  3. J-Dub says:

    Awww Gibbs is such a good kitty. I could just picture him sneaking into the craft corner for another go of it though. Meow. lol.

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