Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wally and the Well

     Said Wally at the last meeting of our writers group: “Aside from the fact your whole premise reminds me not so much of The Outsiders as The Little Rascals, there’s a fundamental problem with your central metaphor.”
     “You’re talking about the well?” I asked.
     “Indeed. You say that character of yours who spoiled everyone’s summer was ‘poisoning the well’ because he refused to take the hint and leave; whereas, considering the term originates in the strategies of classic warfare, I have to ask…why anyone would stick around a poisoned well.”
     “I don’t know, Wally. Why don’t you tell me?”

Photo by Kashif Mardani.

11 comments:

  1. For the month of July, the members of Exquisite Corpse are writing 100 words a day on each letter of the alphabet in turn.

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  2. smiles..the fundamental problem with the central metaphor.. made me smile and your question at the end even more..love me some writers discussions..haha

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  3. ooo haha...like the writing group...lol...and this is your invitation to leave...smiles...'well' played...lol

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  4. very unique response to the prompt. I like it! :)

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  5. you're lucky someone in your writer's group knows to say that there is something wrong with a metaphor.

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  6. ... and lucky that your writing group doesn't have one that monopolizes the meeting.

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  7. That was awesome! So many Wally's in the world and so few opportunities for pure, delicious sarcasm flying over their heads.

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  8. sounds like you had an interesting writer's meeting...

    nice to meet you at D'verse ~

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  9. Interesting and certainly different.

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