BrewNSpew Café- November 18, 2019- Fable

Eugenia is the host of BrewNSpew Café

Weekly prompt  – fable – a fictitious narrative or statement: such as a legendary story of supernatural happenings; a narration intended to enforce a useful truth especially: one in which animals speak and act like human beings. 

prompt image – Nov. 18, 2019


Reading to my little girl

I chose to read her tonight

A fable, something with

A lesson for her to carry

Wisdom learned from her mom


The story starred a lazy hare and a diligent turtle

Just at the start, she interrupted me with this caveat

Why did the hare agree to compete against the turtle

If he knew how lazy he was, he was sure to lose the race

I was thinking of an appropriate response when another objection arose

Did the turtle already knew that the hare would not complete the race

Living in the same forest, I am sure he’s would have heard the rumors

I think that this race was fixed and unfair from the start, she declared

Let’s read a story about Cinderella tonight mom, at least it is a fairytale


Scratching my head, I gave in to her demand

Thinking that the fables of old need a revision

To fit in the world of today, we have to come up

With stories which can answer the questions

With more logic, to satisfy their clever little minds



26 thoughts on “BrewNSpew Café- November 18, 2019- Fable

  1. Awesome take on the prompt, Sadje! I agree fables of yore need a revision to fit today’s thinking. Plus, their impact on young minds may not be in their best interests. Thank you so much for joining the challenge.

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