Hedgewitch aka Joy invited us to write about folly.
So, many ideas came to mind.
So, toads and readers, it's time to build a Folly.
Here are a few suggestions:
Write about something in your life into which you've put large amounts of your resources, something silly but decorative and pleasing, or something purely eccentric, even bizarre.
Possibly you have experienced someone elses' Folly in a way that was significant to you, for good or ill.
There could also be something darker in this concept: something dishonest, arrogant, wasteful, submerged as Wright's Folly was under a murky veneer of wealth and respectability. Go for it.
Perhaps you'd like to dig a little deeper into that classic snake-oil salesman J Whittaker Wright himself; his mind, his life or death, his scams or his fall from grace.
Your Folly might also be an historical parallel, or a more contemporary or general one. ( Both Bernie Madoff and politics come to mind.)
You might want to write from the point of view of an onlooker, a swindled investor, Wright himself, or even Neptune.
Would you answer
a Crustacean sensation?
I sat on a West woman's lipsWant a ride in my
a burning giraffe
melted my time piece
on a Horseback Salad
8 pages in Vogue
I painted her a lobster
I have my eye