The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 27, 2023

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Its Saturday and that means it’s time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Our host Linda popped by yesterday to say:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “sink/sank/sunk.” Use one, use two, or use ’em all and get bonus points. Enjoy!”


Do you ever have that sinking feeling..where you feel life slipping away like water wooshing down the plughole of a sink?
Do you wake up every morning not really fit to face the day …like a ship that sank to the bottom of the sea?
Looking back is life a sunken wreck?
Nope? Well that’s good.


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Sink or swim they say
In deep water
Not to flounder
Keep your head up and pray .

Slipping under without a trace
All evidence covered up
Nothing left to show
Keen eyes see only empty space

Sun set, watching the last rays
Under the darkling skies
Night approaches quietly
Kindling moon enters it new phase.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 13, 2023

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LindaGHill’s dropped an email n my inbox , it said: “Friday has arrived! And so have I with your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. We’ve decided to do a big, overdue cleanup of the house today, so I won’t be around to help with any issues in the comments. Feel free to jump in. And thank you! Here’s your prompt:”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with over.” Find a word that starts with “over” and use it for your prompt. Enjoy!

Back prepandemic in 2019 those of you who know/ follow me helped me through the last withdrawal from all pain medication I was on after breaking my back.
A few years prior to that I managed to get off of tramadol. That was a long and hard journey but I got there so when it came to getting off of Gabapentin I thought this can’t be so hard? It’s a neuropathic painkiller. I totally overestimated there I was overoptimistic. I had been on it for over eight years, massively, overdosed, overprescribed, overlooked and overwhelmed by it all. I weaned myself down from four six hundred mgs, four times a day to one hundred mgs twice a day then finally 100 mgs every other day. With no great help from the doctors who just want to hand them out like sweets to keep me quiet. It was easy for them to just hand them out to me and say “You’ll need them for the rest of your life”

I shared up to a point until I was taking one 100 mgs morning and night one day and just one 100mgs in the evening on the alternate day. Then down to one pill every other evening. I have said nothing since 2020 but I am pain killer free and have been over four years now but even more important I am no longer measuring the pill free time. I had to stop and think when I was last taking prescription pain killers.

Yes, I am free, the physiological freedom, the purging of needing is truly great. If anyone is going through the same journey I will say it is not easy. Emotions, physical pain and true fear are battles to fight but if I can do it anyone can. I am not pain free but I am drug free.
I have kept quiet about being free of all my medication because at first I was afraid to actually say it out loud, publicly. So please keep it up if you are going through withdrawal of any kind. Drugs, drink, gambling, being in an emotionally bullied situation. Do persevere, do ask for help do let friends and family in.
I cannot overemphasize the importance of letting people help you on your journey.
That’s all for now. Thank you all for your support over that time….

This is part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 6, 2023

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A confused but lovely Linda has given us our prompt for SoCs this week she said: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a song from your childhood.” Think of a song from your childhood and just write. Have fun!


As a child our house was full of music, from Pat Boone to Adam Faith and all types in-between!
Mum and Dad were both deaf but they had a little hearing and they had their favourites too, Mum loved the big musical show numbers from Carousel , South Pacific , Porgy and Bess …she also loved Roger Whittaker. Dad loved classical music and his favourite was Maria Callas. They influenced me as did all my brothers and sisters!
As I said, from Pat Boone to Adam Faith and beyond and all points in-between. Maybe that is why music is so important to me.
Now what on earth among all this music stands out as a song from my childhood? It’s very hard but two stick out and they are both very different.

Adam Faith Who Am I

And Roger Whittaker, Mum’s favourite, The Last Farewell.

Both bring back floods of memories.

This is part of LindaGHill’s Steam of Consciousness Saturday.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 22, 2023

Linda is here again with the prompt for her Stream of Consciousness Saturday, she told me “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “scene.” Use it any way you like. Have fun!

As its an S day on the A2Z , even though I am not doing that particular Challenge let have a Snapshot in time.

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Let me set the scene….It was a hot day which was unusual because not only were we in Britain but we were in Scotland and right up the top! We were on holiday in our mini (ex police car) .
It was hot and we drove all day without seeing another vehicle or person, we saw green fields , blue skies and lochs, and mountains.

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We ended up nearly running out of petrol but as luck would have it we found a cottage with even for then ,1972, an old petrol pump. We knocked at the door and an old chap came out and pumped up the petrol by hand….I bet he was glad we had a mini ! It looked similar to the one below .

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When we got back to the caravan we were staying in tired hot and starving and thirsty.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 8, 2023

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Good morning it’s Saturday and I have an email from LindaGHill, she says :”Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with gen.” Find a word that starts with “gen” and use it in your post. Have fun!”

Generally I can usually think of something to write for Linda’s SoCs let’s face it I write most of my posts SoC that’s me a panster! For some reason today I genuinely can’t think of anything….so here we are having a gentle ramble through my mind as I desperately try to come up with something.

My usual genres are a poem or flash fiction or a heated rant but none of those are generating anything useful today. So unless a random wondering Genie comes through the back gate I shall just be using all the words I can think of beginning with gen.

I was listening to the radio yesterday and they were discussing the iconic photo of David Bowie with the lightening flash across his face which was drawn on with lipstick… David looking very androgynous… Yes challenging gender before it was so fashionable.

Talking gen let’s have some Gene Genie!

Bowie is sadly missed by most generations mine included. Now there are other gens I could use but that would be pushing it on the ramble stakes so I am going to leave this here and say happy Saturday to you all and leave you with another song.


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