Our ‘100 word challenge’ here is to write, well… 100 words, of course, based on the photograph of bones shown in the prompt. So here is my shot:
Bones (like these) have been made the subject of many sayings, often relating to the inmost being and core of something or someone. Some are easy to understand; others are enigmatic. Expressions such as:
– pared to the bone
– I love the very bones of [him]
– bone weary
– bone dry
(Now that’s silly – if your bones were dry, you’d have a serious problem!
– bone idle
(How can bones be idle? They do a serious job for your whole life!)
I could go on, but there’s food waiting for me. I must go and eat, or I’ll just be skin and bone.