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10 February 2010 @ 08:50 pm
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Happy Wednesday!

I've been noticing a definite trend in some of my recent prompts.  Over the past few months, I've done quite a few cliches and proverbs.  Some of them, I was asked to give them a new spin on their ending and some of them I was asked to rework altogether.

Example: A rolling stone gathers no moss.

The prompt was: A rolling stone gathers no ____.

That forces my mind to think about what a rolling stone wouldn't gather.

Birds?  Possibly.  Starfish?  Absolutely.  Renage black diamond skiers?  That would be fun to right.

Example 2: Birds of a feather flock together.

Take out flock together and what could birds of a feather do?

They might sing or knit or fly into the sun and cook eggs.  Lots of strange possibilities there.

This week, at taming the muse, our prompt is Idle Hands are the Devil's Joy, which sounds like the really familiar proverb: Idle Hands are the Devil's Playground.    Out of character this week, I wrote a really sweet family piece for that one.

So, here's your challenge.  Take one of your favorite cliches/proverbs/homespun wisdom and retune it into something silly.  Channel Mad Libs if you'd like. 

See you on Saturday!
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