Saturday Mix – Double Take, 25 November 2017

Thanks Sara

Our first homophone set this week is:

bolder – more courageous
boulderlarge rock

Our second set of homophones is:

flew – past tense of fly
flu – short for influenza
flue – chimney pipe

Set One:

The large stone stood alone in the field,  dejected, unloved, unwanted, and ugly.
How it got there, nobody knew, yet most gave it a wide berth, believing it to be cursed.
All except one:

To me, you’re just a boulder,
Sometimes a comforting shoulder,
A shield from climates colder,
A relic of things much older,
Beauty in the eye of the beholder,
These words from someone bolder.

Set Two

So much for the ‘flu jab.
The bird flew past my window as I lay snuffling in bed.
Getting up, I gazed out to see it warming its toes on the flue of the roof next door.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Saturday Mix – Double Take, 25 November 2017

  1. weejars says:

    Ooh Di! I over both of these little stories! The first one had a mystic and ethereal feel, while the second was very humorous. A great approach to the prompt. Thanks for taking part 😉

  2. mhmp77 says:


    You managed to rhyme it very well for the first set. Nice 2 sets of double takes!


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