So that's what I'm doing and I'm reading lots of short stories and poems at the moment. And I've started a new project. It entails cracking open my proverbs book every day and randomly selecting a proverb. Then the challenge is to write something based on the proverb. Anything.
So my first proverb is:
Where There's Muck There's Money
Did you hear the news?
The council's saying they lost a large sum of money in a field of muck!
How does one manage that?! How can one lose money in muck? It's the queerest thing I've ever heard.
Well it's mighty strange indeed though the council are looking for people to recover it.
It's true. Jimmy found €100,000 after just three hours of digging.
And he got to keep it? The council just gave him the money?
Well he got to keep €10,000 of it.
That's not a bad return. And how much is missing?
They're saying it could be millions. Just think millions.
By god there must be a catch!
No catch. Just turn up and start digging. That's it. I'd do it but...
Who else is at it?
Not many but it's bound to catch on. People will soon be flooding in from all parts of the country to chance their arm, you'll see. But you get in there, you get in there quick. You roll up your sleeves and get cracking.
I certainly will. You know muck doesn't sound half bad, not bad at all.