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A few years ago I shared this story for a now defunct blog challenge called What Pegman Saw. It seems the appropriate time to share it again (in a shorter form 😉 ) RIP Mr. Poitier, you were a trailblazer, a great actor and an elegant human being.
Genre: Biographical Fiction
Word Count: 100
THE VIRTUES OF SIMPLICITY
“Tell me a story, Great-Grandpa.”
“Shall I tell you the story of Cinderella.”
“Tell me about when you were a boy in the Bahamas.”
He gathered the child onto his lap. “We were poor. Didn’t have a telephone or electricity. But we had the bluest skies at our temples and the ocean at our feet.”
“What did you do for fun?”
“Climbed trees and went swimming almost every day. Why I didn’t even see a movie until I was twelve.”
“And now you’re a movie star like Denzel Washington.”
Sidney Poitier kissed his great-granddaughter. “Nah, I’m just an ordinary guy.”