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A Possible Series of Riddles #3

Updated on April 7, 2020
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Writing free-verse riddles has always been fun, and letting others solve them even funner.

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Rules

Please respect them:

1. One guess per person at a time, when I respond to you that is your cue to answer again or bask in your winning of the riddle.

2. Reading through the comments is cheating! Don't ruin it for yourself and others!

What Am I?

A tool of deception,

A tool of great beauty.

I can be quite reasonable,

Or even seem snooty.

I can make one thing another,

Transform through the skill of others.

Make a bird into a dragon,

Or a man into his brothers.

What was once hard to admire,

I turn to a masterpiece.

What once dulled your fire,

I now set passion ablaze.

Perhaps you need to fool the enemy,

Make like a tree and leaf.

I can do this for you too,

Even cover the grey tone of grief.

Beware your own vanity,

I may become your addiction.

Best of Luck!

Before you head into the comments, make sure you try to answer the riddle for yourself! Someone may have answered already and you wouldn't want to ruin the riddle for yourself!

When it comes to writing riddles, as I've written and lost hundreds, it is quite simple. Now, I don't often reveal the process to my writings lest others seek to steal and replace my ideas, but riddles are one thing I like to teach others how to build. The easy part is choosing what you want to write a riddle around, the hard part is seeing that object from the perspective of metaphor through the eyes of others.

After picking the answer, I try to think of the many uses I have for the object. What if that object were another human? How would this object function on another planet? How have I seen others using this object? What is an unconventional use for it? Can this object be included with other objects?

There are so many different facets of everything in life, and I think riddles have the potential to make the mundane seem complex and gorgeous.

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    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      12 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Ok I promise to try. I looked at number two and didn’t see any comments...for the life of me I couldn’t come up with anything. I may revisit it again too.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      You rule breaker, but I guess it is unavoidable. I'm going to have to get over the fact that most people will just read the comments section, lest I lose interest in doing these out of disappointment. I'll be posting more later, next time try to solve it before reading any comments that aren't from me!

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      John Hansen 

      12 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I thought it could have been makeup or photoshop but was going to write the latter...then I read the comments and saw it had been answered so...

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Did you read through the comments too, John? Photoshop wouldn't help you with this part, "Perhaps you need to fool the enemy, make like a tree and leaf." as that is a literal statement! Every grunt has to have the answer in their kit.

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      John Hansen 

      12 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I would have said photoshop lol

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      It is okay, there will be more to come at some point in the near future, had to get a serious article in before playing with my creative side any more.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      No can do, Kyler. I read the answer after I posted my guess. Sigh.....

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Nope! Good guess though, try again!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      I'm probably way off, but I'm thinking it's either a wig or hair dye.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Very good, Erin, though since we had a conversation about the riddle you only get a half win. Next time I won't give you such an unfair hint, and hopefully no one reads through the comments.

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      Erin 

      12 months ago

      Makeup?

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      I changed my mind, Mitara, if people read the comments then they are ruining the riddle for themselves. Go ahead, if you feel so inclined, give me your next guess.

      I changed the rules to include not reading the comments section.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      My riddles will often be comprised of a "big picture" so with that being said, your answer is too "small picture". You're on to something, but hold off on your next answer to see if anyone else will play.

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      Mitara N 

      12 months ago from South Africa

      Foundation / Concealer, it makes some people feel like a rock star, hahahahaha

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Nope! Keep thinking.

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      Mitara N 

      12 months ago from South Africa

      Hairbrush

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      Erin 

      12 months ago

      A lie

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