I was running on my trampoline, when my fairy godchild (her chosen label, not mine), called to ask, “Where’s cliché?” And I, most likely influenced by the fact that the end of my workout was near and I was tired enough to drop, responded, “Cliché is where exhausted phrases go to die.”
The exchange was jumping around my skull, when the time for coming up with a topic for the 6th Weekly Scribblings started to breathe down my neck. I remember thinking, Hey, why not go all Mary Shelley on clichés and ink a bit of resurrection? And that, my dear poets and storytellers, is what inspired today’s prompt: Turn Cliché into Poetry or Prose. Take one cliché, two clichés, three clichés, or as many clichés as you like and turn them into new poetry or prose (stories, articles, letters…).
Feel free to use your chosen cliché(s) as a foundation for your poetry or prose. Or make them part of your contribution, literally. The choice is yours. As always, if you go for prose, your piece should be 369 words or fewer. Let the resurrecting of phrases begin!