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.
Housekeeping: We now have a page for our badges – for Friday Writings, to add to
our posts, and Poets and Storytellers United, to display on our blogs.
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Hi Rosemary - back here after months and months and months...ReplyDelete
I feel oddly afraid to come back in that I will actually have to do something, that is read others work and lay comments.
Maybe being imprisoned by Covid and life events have left me a lethargic hermit - I don't know...
Anyway. time to become alive again!
Loads of love'
Reading and commenting isn't compulsory – we can't make you! But I think you'll get more fun out of it if you do. This small community is full of such wonderful writers!
So glad to see you back, Anna!Delete
I've added part three of my current Det. Bannon series. (It will be 7... or 8 total). I appreciate the response that many have given me which nudged me to develop this character further.ReplyDelete
Well wishes to everyone!
I love the new development!Delete
Rosemary, thank you for hosting and for sharing your writing loot with us. Love the rocking horse so much!ReplyDelete
Ah, that sweet little horse is in the home of a friend who is an enthusiastic grandmother to three very young children. Of course I couldn't resist snapping it.Delete
That's because you have excellent taste. 😄Delete
Good day, Poets & Storytellers!ReplyDelete
"the scenery beyond the black stump" sounds a bit scary. 😁
So it should, lol!Delete
Phillip, hope you visit for a look-see at comments ... I am rocking away at my desk while listening to your thoroughly entertaining post! "All these Birds" "Mr. Mastodon" ..................ReplyDelete
I hope that too, Phillip! What a gift, that post!Delete
What Helen and Rosemary said, Phillip! Thank you so much for sharing your museum.Delete
Happy Sunday, Everyone!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Khaya; same to you!Delete
I went “”behind the locked door” Rosemary. Thdn down a rabbit hole, to a world 50+ years ago.ReplyDelete
That sounds most intriguing! I'll be right over to have a look.Delete
OMG!!! You so nailed it.Delete
Thank you Rosemary! I am genuinely pleased and honored that you found “Bohemian Nightfall” so engaging.Delete
This is the only place I can post. ???ReplyDelete
I've added your link. I don't know what your ongoing problem is, but it's clearly at your end. Until you get it figured out, if you email me with your links, I'm happy to add them for you.Delete
Hmm, possibly malware. In the list, to my eyes there is a strange gap between your link (23) and the previous. Behind the scenes there is a laughing face next to your name, which I cannot delete. Hope I haven't introduced something disruptive to our site!! I'll have to consult with Magaly and Rommy, who are more techy than me.Delete
Rosemary, that smiley face in Mr. Linky's preview is not malware. It appears to mark the links you've added. If you added my link, for instance, it would have a smiley face right next to it too.Delete
Sara, I'm nearly sure that aren't able to see the links do to browser issues. Please try clearing all cookies, site data, and cache. I'm pretty sure that will allow you to the Mr. Linky widget. Also, would you please let me know if you've tried a few different browsers?
Whew! Thanks, Magaly. I never had occasion to notice that before.Delete
I will try those suggestions. Thanks, Magaly.ReplyDelete
I have been using Google for a long time.ReplyDelete
Cleared everything out, but no luck.