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.