It’s Fall or Is it?
Posted by lindamartinandersen on October 29, 2015
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“And now to return to our regularly scheduled program.” (I always wanted to say that.)
“It’s Fall or is It?” by Linda Martin Andersen
Here’s a writing prompt for you…
“It’s Fall or is It?” The pictures below show something that doesn’t seem right. Contrary to the norm. A contradiction. See definition here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contradiction
Irises usually bloom in spring. I promise I photographed these the same day as the burn bushes glowing red with fall color. How can this be? Were the irises transplanted and then burst into bloom on a warm fall day? I don’t know. Any other thoughts?
Think of other contradictions you’ve seen or heard and use them to prompt a writing exercise. Here are a few more suggestions:
- He’s rich. (referring to a homeless man)
- I can make it on my own. (Can anyone, really?)
- A lion who is cowardly (Wizard of Oz). Other book characters?
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