Flash Fiction Challenge: Behold The Idiomatic!

The Idiomatic.

I love it. It basically mashes up a couple-few idioms into something new and very possibly inane, and very possibly wise. (Example: “God shouldn’t cross the bridge till you come to it.” What does that mean? I don’t know! But damnit, I like it.) It forms the backbone of today’s fiction challenge.

Click it. Get a fake mash-up idiom you like. (Re-clicks are fine, obviously.)

Then use it in a story.

That’s it.

Length: ~1000 words

Due by: Friday, September 2nd, noon EST (holy shit, it’ll be September soon, you guys)

Write it at your online space, link to it in the comments, and voila.

50 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: Behold The Idiomatic!”

  1. “Youth is another man’s poison”

    I got a few ones later on that seemed quite normal
    “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is human,”
    “The bottom line is money”

  2. Hmmm… first one I got was “One man’s meat blames his tools” and then the second one was “Handsome is a shepherd’s delight.”

    I think this site is trying to get me to write porn…

  3. I got a good one, but I clicked on it a few more times anyway, and now I have too many choices.

    “A golden key can serve two masters.”

    “The road to hell is a girl’s best friend”

    “What can’t be cured can open any door.”

  4. i got hindsight calls the tune
    the course of true love makes the heart grow fonder
    the man does not fall far from the tree
    erring is stranger than fiction

  5. First try: “Lost time is sweet” — ouch, how profound.

    But the one I want printed on a T-shirt for my sister, who probably could qualify as a fishwife: “Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he talks.” (about fishing)

  6. Here’s mine: http://wp.me/p29Hv8-CG (Not sure if the link will work right away, since I scheduled it to post on Friday, but worth a shot.)

    My idiom, thanks to the amazing Idiomatic (thank you, Chuck, for showing us this <3), was: "The apple is the measure of a woman."

    Constructive criticism welcome.

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