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100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #154

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The prompt this week is … Remember … + 100 words

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THE MARCH

Among the captured soldiers, Stefan raised his chin, elbows thrust wide. In front, Henio, hands on head likewise, relaxed his elbows forward. The butt of a rifle slammed his shoulder. His hand slid to an ear. The firearm discharged like a cannon; he soared into the air.

“You—move!”

Face and uniform slimed and splattered red, Stefan grit his teeth and stumbled. I will not mark my trousers. He blinked fast and swallowed. Remember me, wife. I’m sorry.

The captives trudged through the giant electrified gate.

A rifle barrel jabbed his neck. “You, right. You, left.”

Bless me Father.

“Move. Now.”

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

74 thoughts on “100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups – Week #154

  1. Oh, this is a tough one. Well done.

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  2. Well done, Tess. Well done. Huge hugs. ⭐

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  3. This paints a horrible picture, and I don’t know how anyone endures that treatment! Well done.

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  4. Tess you are a powerful writer to be able to create such a horrific and terrifying mood. On this day shall we always remember these men and women who suffered so. Well done.

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  5. Tess….so vivid. Seems fitting for today. I can’t imagine this kind of terror. I hope he moved in the direction he wanted to move.

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  6. Very powerful writing. Conjures up some heavy history. Well done, Tess!

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  7. I think everyone has already expressed it so well. This is a very tough one.

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  8. Well done, Tess! I admire anyone who can say SO much in SO few words! Congratulations!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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  9. 100 words…10,000 could not be as poignant and powerful. This is great work, my friend.

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  10. Wow, just wow and on Veteran’s Day no less. The writing, magnificent as always.

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  11. Yes very topical, well done.

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  12. You’re so good at this. Awful but moving.

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  13. Oh Tess, if its not Henio its Stefan whose fate is decided on a whim. Very moving and frightening, we must remember.

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  14. Powerful reminder of the horrors of war. Very well written Tess, very moving… ❤

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  15. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Amazing how much emotion and drama you can create in 100 words if you are a talented writer.

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  16. Once more you have risen to the challenge, accepted and given us a little masterpiece. I have heard many stories from pop penguin about his time during the War. I don’t know how he managed to survive. He had a gun pointed at him 3 times, but for the grace of the universe or a higher being he was thankfully saved. xx

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  17. What a sad yet fitting post at this time of Remembrance. Well done Tess! 🙂

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  18. That is so disturbing–not your writing, rather that it happened in my lifetime. You’ve captured it, Tess.

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  19. very evocative Tess, felt like I was watching this interaction from a safe distance. well done.

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  20. Quite a Veterans’ Day tribute. And, as I’ve come to expect, a great piece of writing.

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  21. I got shivers! I appreciate the intensity of your writing – it activates remembrance. Bravo.

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  22. Oh, this brought me to tears! Sharp writing!

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  23. Sad story today… Excellent writing as always Tess. ❤

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  24. Amazing story! you captured the environment in just 100 words!

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  25. Oh my! Vivid story-telling. Frightening. Excellent, Tess.

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  26. Powerful.
    I was just thinking earlier how I would like to replace all the pious poppies with a white card saying “Never Again”.

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