Writing Prompt: Cliche

Yes I truly agree cliches become cliches for a reason. There are lessons we learn from them,which is why we still use them.

My experience with ,”A bird in hand is worth two in the bush,”  has taught me lessons I wouldn’t have learned otherwise.

It happened when I was looking for a teaching job. I got one of the jobs I applied for. I was uneasy about taking the job,because I thought if I accept it I may not be able to explore other possibilities. I kept thinking and put my acceptance letter on hold. The authorities wanted an answer within a  couple of days,I wasn’t overly anxious to tell them I’d take it.

When I didn’t see any other job prospect, I quickly wrote my acceptance letter. Unlucky for me when the authorities failed to get an answer from me, they thought the obvious i.e.,she is not interested. They reopened their file  and gave the job to the applicant next on their list.  I was left in the cold,well how’s that for,”A bird in hand is worth two in the bush,” I told myself. From then on I took any job that came my way, teaching I mean!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/365-days-feb 25-Cliche/

5 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: Cliche

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this.

    Cliches and other elements of language are interesting. I have had a life-long love of these kinds of things.

    All good wishes,


    • I love using cliches a lot. But some of the writing prompts discourage using them.
      Hi Robert and thank you. Did you read the question I asked on the course blog?

      • Dear Ranu,

        Yes, I have read the question. I have not, however, had the opportunity yet to formulate an answer. Sometimes, I have to wait for answers to come to me, as sometimes (like right now) I don’t know an answer.

        All good wishes,


      • I’m sorry, I didn’t know who to pick. I don’t know any of them except you and Shaidi, lately I haven’t seen much of her writing
        so you were the one I thought of.You can of course reverse it and ask me the same question.My answer might get your thoughts in action.

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