Write a three-stanza poem, or a very short story (313 words or fewer).
I just spent a lot of time conversing with a friend who speaks, thinks (and seems to look at other people) in altered axioms. If you don’t know him, you might think that he’s just a bit silly, even confused. But if you listen to what he is saying, then you might see what I’ve seen: my friend is hilarious (and completely addicted to proverb deconstruction).
With that in mind, for today’s prompt, I invite you to take a famous proverb, change some of its keywords, then use the altered version to write a new three-stanza poem or a short story (of 313 words or fewer). Please share the original proverb somewhere in your post.
Here are some short proverbs you could use (view the complete list HERE):
- “Necessity is the mother of invention.”
- “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”
- “Never look a gift horse in the mouth.”
- “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”
- “Two heads are better than one.”
Feel free to use my image and alteration of “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”
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