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Henry David Thoreau said it best.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)
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Genre: Literary Fiction
Word Count: 99
The day Eleanor entered the convent her parents wept. No amount of pleading would change her mind.
“It’s my calling to live my life for Him.”
With bridal joy, she hid her cropped auburn hair under coif and veil and pledged her troth to God until death.
Years passed. Her faith waned and the church, once her safe haven, became a stone-walled Purgatory.
Her reflection’s faded brown eyes scrutinized her from the cracked mirror. Headpiece abandoned and threadbare habit a crumpled heap on the floor, she smiled at her silver-gray locks.
With renewed purpose, she faced the future.