Monday, April 19, 2010

The Break


Music refreshes spirits as water soothes tired feet. Soon the barmaids must return to the jarring noise and fetid air of the smoky tavern.

Grandma




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24 comments:

  1. After a long day of hoisting pints, a girl needs to soak her feet.

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  2. I can picture this too, your words led me to a beautiful grassy knoll by a cool stream, in back of a smelly tavern. Really good, loved your take!

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  3. 'music refreshes the spirtis'. I like that passage.
    I wouldnt mind working in smoky tavern with a fetid air if it has a lovely steam at the back like this one.
    Have a good week ahead.

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  4. Oh, I can picture this one, too! What a terrific take for the day! Hope you have a great week and that you find a grassy knoll just in case you need a break!

    Sylvia

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  5. I really liked your interpretation of the picture! Those lyre breaks never last long enough. :)

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  6. Oh wow - suddenly these girls seem so real! And you managed to explain so much in such a few words, I love it!

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  7. Oh, to take a break from it all, just for a minute to rest, refresh and reflect. I've worked in taverns, Doctor offices, business offices and stores. Taking a break is still as important as water to feet and spirits to music! Thank you for the reminder! My next break will look like this in my mind thanks to you my friend!
    Ciao!
    Allison

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  8. OMG I can so picture that. Just perfect for their jobs. Well done my friend :)

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  9. Very good. Appearances can be deceptive and you captured that well!

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  10. Poor Girls, can't soak those sore feet eh. Oh Well I guess it comes with the job.

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  11. I'm glad you stopped by This Blog Of Mine and left a comment on the floozy post i'm not sure which would make the difference the harp would give them music to dance to the poles anyway thanks for stopping by I appreciate your comments.

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  12. Aah, what a wonderful way to relax. I would love to join these ladies at this beautiful place. Your MM feels very refreshing to me. Have a great week.

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  13. I LIKE this one! Never in a million years would I have thought Barmaids...nicely done!

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  14. Just makes me think of one of those bucolic paintings above the bar ... "Calgon, take me away!"

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  15. Great story...clever contrast indeed.

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  16. Barmaids huh? WOW.
    Great insight, G!
    Excellent MM!
    Have you a great week!
    Mine is here
    hugs
    shakira

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  17. God! Believe it or not, when I read your this week's barmaids needing to refresh, my mind leapt back to the "good, ol' days" when THIS STUFF (<-- "Click") was part of the "norm." (EW! Sorry, I didn't mean to offend. It's truly amazing how/what other people's microfiction will inspire. LOL!)

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  18. Terrific take - very easy to picture this!

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  19. oww...! poor thing! it must be really tired and sad at the tavern, but, it was really nice! :)
    >>Reply to my post<<
    @Grandma: Thank you!^_^ And yes, I will join in for more because i think its really awesome! :) and sure, i'll see urs! :) Thanks for seeing mine :)

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  20. Let's hear it for the tavern workers! I'm still on the lyrical theme. My micro-fictionMy micro-fiction

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  21. I love this. The piece you wrote and the concept. I may have to jump on board at some point...

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  22. Glad they at least get a break! Loved your interpretation of this week's MM!

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