Write a story that includes a refrain that changes its meaning in the course of its narrative.
An easy way to do this may be to use a phrase that contains homographs - words that are spelt the same but have different meanings - allowing you to change the meaning of the phrase.
I did this for her.
A complimentary collection of tulips and daffodils. They were a vibrant orange and purple, a rather unorthodox assortment, but beautiful. I wrapped them neatly in the old twine I discovered in my desk drawer. Between the hours of sunset and midnight we met on the course, the grass rolled out cleanly underneath us I gifted the bouquet. I still remember her sage eyes capt...
Once upon a time, in a small town called Homographville, there lived a mischievous little girl named Lily. Lily was known for her playful spirit and her knack for turning everyday situations into delightful adventures.
One sunny morning, Lily decided to visit the local bakery, which had just opened after a long renovation. The aroma of freshly baked bread drifted through the air, and her tummy ru...
[*How many homographs can you find?*]
Two pale figures
Fair skin shimmering
In the full moon light
Standing on the Watch Tower
She bat her eyes, beckoning
“Your fangs are so sexy, Dracky”
“So long, sharp, and frightening.”
“All the better to nibble you vith, my love.”
“Muah, Hah, Hah, Hah!”
Fully entranced, she’s spell bound.
“I long for your embrace, Count D!”
“How do I know you love me? Yo...
Pig shit and body odor clung to every inch of dad’s old trailer. I went through another drawer, shaking each item, looking for something, anything to tell us where dad went to this time. Miss Ada, the property owner, had said dad got upset by the swine, went away, and left little behind. She said she had hired dad to tend her pigs but after farrowing season he was gone.
After pouring on the charm...
“It’s time to move on,” they say, “it’s time to let go.” But what if I’m not ready? What if… what if I want to stay? Or at least say goodbye?
It all happened so fast, I’m still not convinced this isn’t all just a dream. And yet, I know it’s real, because it hurts too much to be a dream.
Like it or not, here I am. Watching as my mother cries, and seeing my brothers’ tormented eyes.
Oh, how I w...
“All are holy!” The religious chorus cries as they dance through the town. They’re singing praises of the god king, Lucius. His example is that all living things are holy, the plants, the earth, the people. We live on the edge of the capital in a small, poorer suburb. So it’s nice to have something of equal status as the nobility in the center of the capital.
As the group of religious leaders star...
Your notes lay across the floor. Words piled into sentences of every sweet thing you said. Memories of you tear my mind. The day you walked was the day my heart shattered. I picked up the “You’re the best” note and tear it into pieces. Tearing every note one by one, leaving tears in my eyes. Tearing up rivers with every word broken. Water floods in my eyes as I linger for your sweet warm touch. Wi...
If only Hyssop had been an August Witch, then the people of Afire would have believed her when she said that the lettuce she had received was contaminated.
But Hyssop was not an August Witch. Nutmeg, the witch who grew the lettuce, was an August Witch, so the people believed that Nutmeg’s lettuce could not have been contaminated.
Clove didn’t know when the lettuce had been contaminated. But she ...
I saw our love
All those years ago
Through my looking glass
With a little hope
And I held your hand
And it felt nice
I had no doubts
I paid the price
I met someone
And my heart changed
And being with you
Is now an acting game
And now our love
Is in the past
I see my heart
So in half
I saw our love...
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