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!
Follow this link to the “The Internet’s Best List of Clichés”.
Please feed the direct link to your poem or prose piece to Mr. Linky. Remember to visit other poets and storytellers. This prompt will remain open until Friday at 11:00 am.
They are all good clichés, lol. It should be a fun Midweek.ReplyDelete
But I was influenced by another which has been very prevalent in my circles in the recent troubled times.
I didn't look at the list when writing my poem either, so... *hehehe*Delete
Tall, Dark, and Handsome.ReplyDelete
Two out of three ain't bad...
My wormy words took me on the fun route with this one!ReplyDelete
Fun is delicious!Delete
Such a fun prompt. Got me thinking about how and when and which clichés I use.ReplyDelete
I found myself doing the same thing, especially after I noticed that many phrases I've used made the list.Delete
"Clichés are clichés for a reason." That's another cliché. :DReplyDelete
Hi, word artists! I'll be slowly reading you.
Ha! So true. They are attractive little scoundrels.Delete
This sounds fun!ReplyDelete
Glad you think so.Delete
Thoughts are swimming with love clichés for the soon to be here Valentine's day.ReplyDelete
Oooh! I didn't even think about that. You are so right.Delete
I think I really didn't do justice but since I was "sitting here watching the four walls" :I put my finger, using my Galaxy smart phone, to work." Oh yes, I was "multitasking", watching the New Hampshire voting results on CBS News. Thanks, Magaly, "Good Job."ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jim.Delete
How FUN. I improved a poem I wrote for Kerry! Thank you.ReplyDelete
So glad! Can't wait to read it, Margaret.Delete
Nice prompt. Happy WednesdayReplyDelete
Thank you, Gillena. Glad think so.Delete
Loved the prompt... I needed to conjure my snark so pity party won't grow roots.ReplyDelete
Susie, your snark magic conjures winged forests of thought.Delete
This was such a fun prompt. I enjoyed your interpretation!ReplyDelete
Thanks very much, Bev!Delete
I'm a little late in responding and reading other's work. Winter decided to give us another kick in the backsides. Well, that and life sometimes has other plans for us, doesn't it?ReplyDelete
I have work to do in order to get caught up. Thanks for the prompt, Magaly.
Life and winter always keep their own schedule. All we can do is live (and wait, sometimes).Delete