There was a crooked man … and it had a crooked core

An apple with a crooked core.

Tonight, my mother sent me a picture of an apple she cut with a crooked core, which inspired me to rewrite an old nursery rhyme. Working hard on freelancing this week–need some kind of outlet…

There was a crooked man
and he walked a crooked mile.
Into a crooked orchard
he climbed a crooked stile.
He stole a crooked apple
and it had a crooked core.
A crooked copper caught him
and after that he turned straight.

(Image: Apple with crooked core, Carmel Hourigan.)

Author: Ben Hourigan

Ben Hourigan is a novelist from Melbourne, Australia. His books Kiss Me, Genius Boy and My Generation’s Lament are Amazon category bestsellers, and are available wherever good books are sold online. Ben also works as an editor, copywriter, and self-publishing consultant at his own firm, Hourigan & Co. For news and book release updates, sign up to his email newsletter.