Grill #StreamofConsciousnessSaturday


Grill. So that’s a tough one, the last few weeks I’ve been trying to be a bit creative, actually play around with language a bit in these prompts, but I’m not getting any wordy ideas with this week’s prompt word. But, it’s Friday evening and there’s a half empty glass of beer beside the computer (which means, of course, that I’m half full) so let’s see what me and the beer can come up with on the subject of grills and grilling.

I don’t actually have a grill at the moment. At least I don’t think I do. We’re living in a very nice rented house for 6 months, but the kitchen is small and grotty and the oven is so old it came with no instructions and all the numbers and settings have worn off the various dials, so if there is a grill setting in the oven, I haven’t stumbled across it yet. Not that I’ve spent much time trying, to be honest. There are more important things than cooking, right?

And I’m not letting myself get too settled here. It’s only temporary, and I’m hoping that the house we’re buying will be ready to move into by the time the kids break up for summer. I’m not sure if the cooker in the new kitchen has a grill either, now I come to think about it. Oh well, you can change stuff in a house that you’re buying more easily than you can in a rental. And it does have a nice big garden, so we can have barbecues. That’s another kind of grilling. The more fun kind.

Written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G. Hill. This week’s prompt was Empty/hollow. If you’d like to take part the rules, borrowed from Linda’s site, are as follows:

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,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your 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 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. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

#SoCS #StreamofConsciousness

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