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Should we eliminate clichés from our writing, because they are Tired?
Here's your chance to use a clichéor set of clichésin a humourous or witty way. Make it the punchline of your piece or liberally sprinkle the piece with them.
They say there's no such thing as an original idea. In other words it's been thought of before, but you can put an original spin on a tired, hackneyed or stale idiom and make it your own. Liberally sprinkle your entries with well placed clichés or make them the twist to your tale.
Make it the twist on the punch line to your story. Or make it a witty observation: e.g. Rachel's Holiday by Marion Keyes (1997) He kept touching his hair, which, as well as being dyed to within an inch of its life, was blow dried flicked and rigid with spray.
You may choose whichever idiom you like, such as 'The cat that got the cream'; 'As cool as a cucumber'; 'As good as gold', 'Kick the bucket'. Max 400 words for Flash Fiction.
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