Elementary, My Dear Watson

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

 

It is Stream-of-Consciousness Saturday, a weekly prompt initiated by Linda Hill at her blog.

The topic for today’s stream-of-consciousness post is “elements,” meaning air/wind/fire/water.  However, the first thing that popped into my mind when I see the word “elementary” is the famous Sherlock Holmes saying: “Elementary, My Dear Watson.”

I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I always found the discovery Sherlock had made the opposite of elementary.   This is mostly true of other crime novels and shows.   I never have the slightest idea “whodunit” in mysteries.  Is that normal, or do most people have the killer figured out by the end of the story?

Perhaps I need to go back to elementary school to get a better handle on the mysteries of life.

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Here are the rules for Stream of Consciousness Saturday.  Join in the fun!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “element.” Choose one of the four: air/water/earth/fire or use the word “element” however you wish to define it. Enjoy!

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,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

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.

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. Have fun!

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