#SoCS Oct 10/23 Beef and Rhubarb

This nonsense post was written in response to Linda G. Hill’s Stream of consciousness Saturday prompt

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


Beef and Rhubarb

I’m afraid I’m not at all at comfortable with this weeks’ prompt. I’m a vegetarian, most of the time, which means I don’t eat much meat, and the word ‘beef’ conjures no positive images at all in my mind!

Cow’s meat, steaks, slaughterhouses, death and blood come to my mind. This isn’t going to work. I’ll be a wreck in a few minutes if I don’t think of non-meaty things related to beef. Suddenly an idea crosses my mind; I can feel this is going to be a bit of a nonsense stream of consciousness…

I’ll try for non-meaty things. The first one that springs to mind are Beefeaters at the Tower of London, such lucky soldiers to have had the privilege of eating meat more often than most. They looked after all the royal prisoners. I wonder if they ate beef, too? The Tower of London has taken me to Saint Thomas More, and hapless Lady Jane Grey and Anne Boleyn. They say Queen Anne walks around at nights with her head tucked under her arm. I know this isn’t going to work when I vividly see Henry VIII’s bog toe bursting with gout due to too much meat and constantly feeding his body instead of his soul.

Oh dear, I’m back to meat, corned beef, roast beef, minced meat, and the poor cows grazing in the prairies, if they’re lucky enough, giving us their best milk to make yoghurt, butter and cheese… This isn’t going to work. I need to think about something else. Got it.There’s only one thing I dislike more than beef.

Rhubarb. Rhubarb. Rhubarb.

P.S. I apologise to those of you who don’t like nonsense, but that’s what beef does to me 🙂 🙂

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Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

12 thoughts on “#SoCS Oct 10/23 Beef and Rhubarb

    1. I remember when I lived in UK, lots of my friends loved it and I was always making excuses😂 rhubarb and custard or rhubarb crumble in winter and rhubarb with ice cream in summer, and every time I smelt it I felt like being sick😯It’s actually the only food that makes me feel so disgusted. I often wonder if something happened when I was a child😂😂😂 but I can’t remember…


  1. I’ve created mad cow disease! Not that I’m calling you a cow… nor mad, particularly… Oh hell, that didn’t go over well, did it? 😉
    Thanks for participating, Luccia, despite having a beef with the prompt. 🙂

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