“Naw” In response to the BrewNSpew word prompt: “Ecstatic” April 22, 2019

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BrewNSpew Word Prompt w/o Apr. 23, 2019 “Ecstatic”

“What are you doing!”

“My Lit homework.”

“With a dictionary? Are you nuts.”

“No, and it’s not a dictionary, sort of.”

“Sort of? It’s either a dictionary or not.”

“Nice use of grammar Shakespeare!”

“O.K. Professor. What “sort of” book is it?”

“Well, it gives the meaning of words and

synonyms for the words.”

“Aha! You mean it’s a Thesaurus.”

“That too.”

“O.K. Now, will you tell be what you’re doing?”

“Right! We were given a word and asked to use

it in some way. Maybe a poem, maybe a story,

maybe…well any way we wanted to use it.”

“And, Mr. Hemingway.”

“Here’s the genius part! You’ll love this!”

“Can’t wait.”

“Very mellifluous of you my mentor.”

“Cut the crap.”

“Here’s the fun part! The word is “Subterfuge.

Look here in the, Dictionary.”

“I know what it means.”

“Listen is says: deceit used to achieve an aim,

simple right?”

“Yah if you’re a con artist. So, what?”

“So, I looked at the synonyms.”

“Yes, and.”

“And, in one little dictionary, I found trickery,

guile, cunning, intrigue, deviousness, deceit,

duplicity, deception! Really juicy words!

Ain’t It great!”

“Sure, great! So?.”

“So, I took the first letters of the word and

wrote a poem!”

“That’s a poem?

“Yah. Why?

“It doesn’t rhyme.”

“You really know how to hurt a guy. All along

I thought you were my friend. Talk about subterfuge.”

“Awe c’mon. I’m just saying.”

“Would you rather I said I was Ecstatic?”

“Naw.”

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Subterfuge

S tratagem, slyness, scheme, snare, servitude

U npredictable , unsuitable, unreasonable

B luff, blurred, bogus, boggled, booby trap

T rick tactic twist

E xpedient

R use, racket, radical, raffish,

F acade, fake, fraud, fanatic

U nderhandedness, unethical, unscrupulous

G ambit, game, guile

E vasion

©Jen Goldie 4/24/2019

 

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"Life is made up of small comings and goings and for everything we take with us, we leave a part of ourselves behind" - Summer of 42

7 thoughts on ““Naw” In response to the BrewNSpew word prompt: “Ecstatic” April 22, 2019”

  1. Jen, thank you for expanding my vocabulary in a light sort of way.

    Do you remember your stories about the man across the street? I have “finally” finished a poem in reply to your story. With your permission, I would like to link my writing back to your stories.

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