OLWG #277- Tres Leche

This week’s prompts are at the bottom. Feel free to seize the prompts, twist them, form them, play with them as you will. All comers are welcome. The words below are just practice for me. I had a lot of fun writing them, and you know what I always say, “Practice makes perfect.”

Here’s how to play along, if you are unsure.

Sister Marie woke the morning of April fifth as she always did. She tidied her room, made the bed, brewed a cup of tea, then topped it all off with a slice of buttered bread. Halfway through her breakfast, she remembered that today was the fifth of April: her birthday. She smiled. She hadn’t thought about her birthday for years.

After breakfast, she washed up, dressed for the day and impulsively made a birthday wish. She wished that she could have a birthday cake. She even dared to hope for a Tres Leche cake- Tres Leche cake, with whipped cream, strawberries, and a candle on top. Then, feeling naughty, she wished that Señor Espinosa would deliver it to her here at the church and that he would sing “Las Mañantias” for her:

Estas son las mañanitas,
que cantaba el rey David,
Hoy por ser tu cumpleaños
te las cantamos a ti
Despierta mi bien despierta,
mira que ya amaneció
Ya los pajarillos cantan,
la luna ya se metió

Señor Espinosa was a widower, a good man, a generous man, and a handsome man. Oh, having Mariachis play would be nice too.

Sister Marie began humming the tune in her head and carried it on throughout the rest of the day.

Señor Espinosa did not deliver her a birthday cake, and he did not sing “Las Mañantias” for her, but it was OK. She imagined it happened; the day was splendid.

This week’s prompts are:

  1. a fool’s adventure
  2. everything’s broken
  3. in a hotel some place

 You can start writing whenever you want, just write, get the words down – and have fun!

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