Language Mishap

Written for:  Friday Writings #3 - A Different Interpretation

"Take a well-known saying, and interpret it differently."

Tell us your recipe for cooking the books

Magda enters
a local bookseller's
shop.  she is overwhelmed
by the sizable collection.
Proprietor sees her
furrowed brow, asks how
he can help.  She blushes.
Knows her English is not
up to par.  'I want to
cook books,' she says.
Suppressing a smile,
he leads her to where
the cookbooks are located.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Language Mishap

  1. Ha, a sweet story that raised a smile.


  2. dsnake1 says:

    a very good interpretation of the phrase.
    the bookseller is a knowledgeable and helpful person. 🙂


  3. Please refer to your own comment at P&SU and Magaly’s reply there.


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