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As always, writers are encouraged to be as innovative as possible with the prompt and 100 word constraints.
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.)
Make every word count.
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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 99
ROSE OF SHARON
Annetta’s blonde hair, blue eyes, and well-turned figure kept her alive for the worst part of two years at Ravensbrück.
A year after the liberation, she accepted an invitation from Gershom, a Treblinka survivor, to join him and his friends in Palestine.
At Kibbutz Ein HaNatziv they planted olive trees. Amid the date palms Annetta felt her spirit revive.
One day while strolling through Beit She’an’s ancient ruins, Gershom led her to sit on one of the amphitheater’s stone steps and then knelt. “Marry me.”
“You’d marry a…whore?”
“No…you…” With calloused hands he caressed her cheeks. “…are altogether lovely.”
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