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For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 13 Apr 2018


Photo Credit: Yarnspinnerr
The mother hen knows what to do when chicks emerge from their shells.

Coming to this world dazed and confused, she gently nurtures her brood, protects them from predators, and keeps them warm under her wings at night.

Once they become young adults, however, she lets go and abandons them. They are then raised in Colonel Sanders’ cage to await the fate as those who have gone before them.

That’s how 14-year old Ayesha felt when her mother sold her to a Saudi man at the auction house. With a steely resolve, she decides to escape through the open window.

April 11, 2018 at 9:22 am 48 comments

Modern Fantines

Anne Hathaway as Fantine in ‘Les Miserables‘/Photo © 2012 Universal Studios

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong…

I Dreamed A Dream – Fantine

At the Oscars, Anne Hathaway won the best supporting actress award. I’m glad she did. It would have been an upset had she lost as she was the head-on favorite going in.

Although I’m not a fan of Hathaway, I was rooting for her. She was great in her role as Fantine in the movie version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.

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February 25, 2013 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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