I’ve been saving this prompt idea for a time when we could all use something a bit silly and dumb and with this hot muggy weather and the early July holidays behind us, I think the time is now.
This idea came to me when my dog Molly was outside chasing the squirrels that invade my garden daily. I was reminded of a Weird Al song that I used to hear on the Dr. Demento show as a kid called “Squirrels” that was a parody of the Beastie Boys “Girls.” [Oddly enough I can't find any reference to it online.]
Changing the lyrics to songs is a fun and creative game, and even though the result is cheesy, the exercise can help break blocks. Here’s a short one off the top of my head, an ode to my garlic harvest (sung to the tune of “Mandy” by Barry Manilow). [Sadly (or not), I wrote more but lost it when my browser crashed!]:
“Oh garlic, you grew and you gave without taking. And I ate you today, Oh, garlic, you’re tasty, but my gut just can’t take it. But you’re great anyway. Oh, garlic…”
Grow Write Guild Prompt #9: Change the lyrics of a song to reflect your relationship with a particular plant or food crop.