Hello, dear wordsmiths. Today’s prompt (should you choose to accept it) is to take one of several well-known sayings and interpret it differently from what we usually understand by it.
I found a bunch of them in an envelope recently when sorting through old papers. They must have come from some long ago off-line workshop I was running. Too good to waste, I thought.
So, try one of the following:
- Tell us your recipe for cooking the books.
- Describe someone who is knee high to a grasshopper.
- Tell us a story about Sweet Fanny Adams.
- Tell us about your endeavour to find rocking horse shit, which is very rare indeed.
- Describe the scenery beyond the black stump. (This is especially for the Aussies among us, if they care to use it. For others, the closest translation might be 'at the back of beyond'.)
- If none of those appeal, you're welcome to choose some other saying and give it similar treatment.
The prompt is optional. If it doesn't grab you, you are welcome to share any other piece of writing you care to, new or old.
As ever, it can be poetry or prose; if prose, no more than 369 words please. Add the link to your blog post, below, and enjoy each other’s writings too. The link will stay active all week, but we notice that earlier postings get the most readers, as not everyone sees the later ones. Hopefully, having a whole week will mean some of us get time in our busy lives to come back here and take another look.
For those who like prompts, next Friday Magaly would like us to write poetry or prose that explores pain.
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