BrewNSpew Café weekly prompt – Awkward

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Weekly Prompt #2 – Awkward – December 2, 2019

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If like me you have the malady of saying the wrong thing at the right time or the right thing at the wrong time, let me tell you it’s called foot in the mouth disease!

The awkward pause in the conversation tells you that you have done it again. But try what I may, I don’t seem to shed this habit. The problem lies in my brain. It has to blurt out the truth no matter how uncomfortable or inappropriate it is for the occasion.

Sometimes the consequences are more hilarious than embarrassing. But nevertheless, it does not result in increasing my popularity with those I am with. My close friends and family are more resigned to this character flaw. Though there are still the mild reprimands of” did you have to say that!” Or ” why do you always say the wrong thing “

One of my friend tries to give me eye signals. Or with face and head movements tries to dissuade me from uttering the blooper. The good news is that she sometimes succeeds. And sometimes she would talk over my faux pas so that others don’t notice it.

Having lived with this habit I have accepted it as a part of who I am. So awkwardness is becoming acceptable too.

What about you? Any awkward habit? 😜

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BrewNSpew Café-Weekly Prompt- Ceremony

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Welcome to the New BrewNSpew Weekly Prompts!

Weekly Prompt #1 – Ceremony  

November 25, 2019

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With great ceremony, he lifted the veil

Though she was was as familiar to him

As his own self, today she was looking

Something out of this world such was her aura

He felt breathless and amazed at her beauty

Grazing at her radiant visage for an eternity

The priest cleared his throat and repeated his question

Do you?

In a voice filled with love, he said “I do”

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BrewNSpew Café- November 18, 2019- Fable

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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

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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

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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

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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

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BrewNSpew Café- Folklore- November 11-2019

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Weekly prompt – folklore – traditional customs, tales, sayings, dances, or art forms preserved among a people. Synonyms – legend, lore, myth, mythology, mythos, tradition.

prompt image – Nov. 11, 2019

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Stories are woven in the fabric of history

Full of wisdom, magic, and tales of bravery

Threads of this tapestry are interspersed

With the tradition of our ancestors carrying it on

To the next generations so that the words still live

Long after older lives have closed their tired eyes

Respect the folklore ’cause it’s not only stories

But pearls of great wisdom disguised as legends

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BrewNSpew Café- November 4, 2019 – Enchanting

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And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither …

–Robert Frost (1874-1963) 

Presenting the week’s prompt – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt. 

Because of my blog having some youthful readers, please and thank you for not submitting anything you wouldn’t want a ten year old to peruse or see.

Weekly prompt – enchant/enchanted/enchanting – placed under or as if under a magic spell; having or seeming to have a magical quality; made to feel delightfully pleased or charmed. 

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In her innocence, she enchants

Her smiles are so charming

My heart, she holds in her tiny little hands

It so gladdens me when wrinkling her tiny nose

She beams at me, her lips parted in a toothless smile

( Written for my seven months old granddaughter)

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BrewNSpew Café- 28 October 2019- Psychic…. No thanks

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“Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Presenting the week’s prompt – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt.

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Weekly Prompt – psychic – (noun) – synonyms – channeler, medium, spiritist, spiritualist. (adjective) – sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences : marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding. 

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She came up to me and said in a conspiratorial tone

I am a psychic you know, can tell you all that you want to know

Anything in your past or your future that needs to be examined

I will dish it up with my special talent, all authentic and true

I looked up at her with a skeptical smile and shook my head in a no

Thank you but I am better off without knowing what the future holds

Since no one can change it neither you nor someone else

What happened in my past, I know very well, since I have lived it

You should use your special talent for someone who believes in it

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BrewNSpew Café- 21 October – 2019- Haunted

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Tis the night — the night of the graves delight and the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without the wild winds shout, but no, it is they — it is they. – Cleveland Coxe

Presenting the week’s prompt – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt.

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Weekly prompt – haunt/haunted/haunting 

prompt image – October 21, 2019

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The haunting

Every year on the all hollows Eve

The specter rises to perform the annual ritual

That it has been entrusted by the spirits that are in command

To create the proper atmosphere for the celebration

Which was now what the people called Halloween

Ghoulish ghosts and spirited spirits to haunt

The neighborhood and scare the delighted children

They could never know that under all the disguises

Real monsters were doing the community service

Of making Halloween a source of freaky delight for all

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BrewNSpew Café- October 15-2019- Supernatural.

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Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you. – Marsha Norman

Presenting the week’s prompt – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt.

Due to my blog having some youthful followers, please and thank you for not submitting anything you wouldn’t want a 10 year old to peruse or see.

Weekly prompt – supernatural – (adjective) – of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe especially relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil. Departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature. Attributed to an invisible agent (such as a ghost or spirit).

synonyms – metaphysical, otherworldly, paranormal, preternatural, transcendent, uneartly 

prompt image – Oct. 14, 2019

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Me; I am practical, don’t believe in the supernatural!

Her; are you sure? Because there are many ways one can experience supernatural.

Me; I don’t believe that there are any other beings than the ones that we see.

Her; I think if you look carefully, you’ll see much more than what meets the eyes.

Me; okay I am looking carefully! What do you want me to see? Hey, where have you gone!!!

A disembodied laugh echoes in the room which is now empty except me.

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BrewNSpew Café- 7 October 2019- Ghoulish

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BrewNSpew reaches a milestone with 4,000 followers and over 1,500 posts – 

Changing of the leaves – with the autumnal equinox in late September, foliage season has officially begun across much of the U.S. Did you know that the foliage color is triggered by the amount of daylight (not weather)? 

Presenting the week’s prompt – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt. 

Weekly prompt – ghoulish – (adjective) – 1) strangely diabolical or cruel; monstrous. 2) showing fascination with death, disease, maiming, etc.; morbid. 3) of, relating to, or like a ghoul or ghouls. 

prompt image – October 7

 

Congratulations Eugenia, on reaching this landmark! Thanks for giving us these interesting prompts every week.

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The ghoulish laughter rang in the air

There was a underlying streak of glee too

I knew what was coming my way, as there was

Just one thing that would give him so much joy

The little boy rushed in his palms cupped protectively

Around something that was meant as a surprise for me

Laughing hysterically he opened his small hand to reveal

Something green sitting docilely staring without interest at me

“Look grandma I brought you a present” he said as

The “present” made a leap for freedom right towards my face

And I barely avoided swallowing a frog,

I will never understand the fascination little boys have

For all things yucky and dirty

But you’ve to love them for their adorable sentiments

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BrewNSpew Café- Scarecrow- 30 September 2019

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“Everything in life is unusual until you get accustomed to it.”  
― L. Frank Baum,  The Marvelous Land of Oz

Presenting the week’s prompt – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt.

Weekly prompt – scarecrow – (noun) – an object usually suggesting a human figure that is set up to frighten birds away from crops; something frightening but harmless. A skinny or ragged person. 

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Standing alone in the fields at night

Shaggy the scarecrow felt lonely and abandoned

The night and the wind weren’t kind to him

He blamed his farmer for his melancholia

At least he could have been provided

With a friend or a mate who could

Enliven the dreary and long lonely nights

They could share a laugh or a tale

Or stand in silent companionship, together

And maybe curse the fact that they were just

Semi human figures stuffed with straw!

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