SOC Saturday: -sty

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where this week’s prompt is to find a word that ends in “-sty”. While trying to find the best word, I kept thinking about the pros and cons of each. I would have continued, but the phone rang…

Frosty. Good for the snowman. Bad for the inside of your house.

Rusty. Good name for an old truck or a really old man. Bad name for the fiancé you brought home to meet your parents.

Crusty. Good for the bread you just baked. Bad for the leftovers in your fridge.

Hasty. Good to be when time is of the essence. Bad for decisions.

Nasty. Good when the weather gives you an excuse to stay home. Bad when you taste the crusty leftovers in the fridge.

Toasty. Good when it is a warm bed. Bad when—Wait. there’s nothing bad when it’s toasty, right. It’s the perfect adjective. Stay toasty!


Want to participate?

 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! 

Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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