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    Mutilate a famous quote

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by big soft moose, Nov 19, 2016.

    I was randomly thinking earlier about a lad i was a school with who on a complete the quote section of our exams wrote "A rose by any other name would be a tulip " (you have to wonder) and I was thinking that it might make an interesting writing prompt.

    What I suggest we do is each person completes a quote and then nominates another one for the next person to complete wrongly. So if I start off

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    I like this thread. I'm gonna think of something! But it's 3:12 AM & my mind is blank! :) Good idea @big soft moose !
     
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