Saturday Mix – Double Take, 22 December

This week we are seeing double with ‘Double Take’.

The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our homophone sets this week are:

mall – shopping centre
maul – to shred


lochs – more than one lake
locks – 1. more than one security device, or 2. long hair
lox – salmon jerky

Going down to the shopping mall at the start of the January Sales is like going into the lion’s den and asking the occupant to maul you. Women don’t grow their nails that long for nothing you know!

The Scottish lochs are lovely at certain times of the year, the reeds ripple and sway gently like silken locks as the water runs over them. On rivers as you approach locks to take you up or below a different water course level, such vegetation is for the banks only.
Oh to have a picnic there with salmon lox topping cream cheese on a fresh bagel.

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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5 Responses to Saturday Mix – Double Take, 22 December

  1. Sadje says:

    Very well done.

  2. James Pyles says:

    It’s like you wrote two separate wee stories for each set of homophones.

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