Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SOCS Prompt is “why”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “why”. Use it any way you’d like.



Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with why.” Begin your post with the word “why.” Have fun!

I read JoAnna’s post from JoAnna of the Forest and she beat me to the reason WHY. I, like her, grew up hearing or saying why many times.

Why can’t we go outside to play?

Why can’t we get ice cream?

Why can’t I drive?

Why can’t I spend the night?

Then there’s the normal from the parent’s side

Why do you do that?

Why do you like him?

Why don’t you like school?

Why do you wear your jeans so low? (back when hip huggers were around)

There are so many why’s in the world, it can be exhausting but we are curious creatures and that’s how we learn.


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 particular 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!

For more streams, rules, and tips for Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit our host, Linda at: Linda G Hill


  1. I agree that we are curious creatures and that’s how we learn. Why is good question. Sometimes the response to, “why” gives us important and useful information. Sometimes we get a better understanding about how a person is thinking whether we agree or not. Thanks for pulling these thoughts out of the prompt.

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