Too much fun - that's what this next exercise is. Grab a fairy tale or nursery rhyme and turn it on its ear. Or head. Or bum. And just have fun. Almost rhymes. :-)
Prompt: equitable, homely, canvas, chutzpah, unfair
Mary and her little lamb were given a raw deal. She couldn't take the lamb to school and the lamb wouldn't go to pasture without her. The establishment wouldn't allow them to do both - which would make Mary and her lamb extremely happy. This was unjust, unfair and just plain mean.
Holly, Mary's homely friend, had chutzpah and brainstormed on Mary's behalf. Holly was ahead of her time, wearing colorful shirts and beads. Once, she even staged a sit in for Jack to be enrolled at the school even though he lived out of their district in the sky.
Mary was so thankful to have Holly on her side. Mary gathered the two canvases Holly had asked for. Provided with dyes and brushes, Holly got to work.
By the next day, Holly presented Mary with a painting of her lamb and gave the lamb a portrait of Mary. Mary and her lamb were besides themselves.
Mary and Holly skipped to school and set up the lamb painting beside Mary's desk. The lamb was contentedly grazing in the meadow with Mary's likeness watching over her.
And there wasn't a darn thing the establishment could complain about.