We all know those tired clichés. It’s time to kill them. Take one of them and turn them on their heads or at least these will hopefully keep the errors out of your writing. If you think of any other way to change them up go right ahead. Happy hunting!
This place is called the Pit. Sadiya grew up off the scraps that these dealers would throw her out of pity or disgust. She learned pick pocketing at six. She completed her first successful scam at eight. Your character is an undercover agent assigned to find her and try to recruit her. How does you character approach her? What are his/her initial thoughts about Sadiya?
"What do you mean, no? You've always said that we aren't anything but friends for years." "You changed my mind." "Really?. But you said you think that being cliche and dating as young teen is dumb." "You changed my mind." "I did?" "You did."
"Okay, whats your favorite flower"."Oh, um I don't know..."."Don't say roses, those are too cliché"."I don't know if they are cliché... but they seem dramatic to me"."A flower seems dramatic to you?" "Yeah, and a tulip seems too mature, and baby breath is too sensitive. But daisies, now that's the party plant!" "Oh, right, well in that case". turns to the vendor, "I would like two party hard daisies" creds to @junkyfangirl
There's a famous cliche: "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a frickin' duck." And if it looks like jealousy, walks like jealousy and talks like jealousy, it is frickin' jealousy. Of course, I couldn't believe it myself! Who would? What normal parent would be insanely jealous of their own child?! I never expected it and I certainly didn't want it. But there it was: jealousy. As plain as the nose on my face.