Sarah posted: “Saturday Mix – Double Take, 30 September 2017

This week we are seeing double again. That’s right, it’s time for another…

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 four words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our first homophone set this week is:

straight – not crooked
straitnarrow waterway

Our second set of homophones is:

discussed – talked about

And, Dan from no facilities filling in for Linda @ LindaGHill posted:

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “do/dew/due”. Use one, use two or use all three. If you start and end with two of them, you get bonus points. If you use all three AND start and end with two of them, you get Linda’s bonus points plus, I’ll match hers – from me to you. And, lest we all forget – Enjoy!”

And, I wrote with no editorial consciousness or logical thought process:

What was she to do? She never got it straight; her geography was crooked. Strait of Magellan; Strait of Hormuz; Northumberland Strait; Bougainville Strait; Strait of Canso; Strait of Georgia; Strait of Belle Isle.* Where were these mysterious channels, sounds, inlets?

When she discussed her geographic dyslexia with her teachers, the conversations ended in pedantic disgust. And she was more confused than ever. Getting the straits straight became her obsession. No more disgusting discussions. No more dewy-eyed naivety. She started a blog, “strait talk”; today she has a gazillion followers, also geographically challenged.

She feels validated. And has a PhD in education obtained on line. After all, it was what she was due!

* ok, a bit of cheating here. I am geographically challenged too. ; )

image: Confederation Bridge across the Strait of Canso; by mrq (mention is due) via; SOCS (Stream of Consciousness Saturday) badge: J Dub @ jilywily