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Graduate of McKinley High School (2003) and recently earned a master's degree in English/Creative Writing at the University of Northern Colorado. Magician and writer by trade. His novella, Silence Above Chinatown, is an introspective glimpse at everyday Hawaii with an insider's look from an outsider's point of view. Currently, he is teaching at the University of Northern Colorado.

THIS IS A 100 WORDS CONTEST ENTRY

Perspective

Published by CMAK15 | Sunday, July 04, 2010 2:03 PM


BR 100 words contest


My son’s hand trembles as I lead him towards the bright opening of the cave. As we pass the other villagers – dark-eyed cowards hiding in the shadows – they paint stained-glass smiles on their faces, millimeters above their mocking jeers. We march to the beat of laughter.

I gaze back over my toughened shoulder at the shelters of onyx rock. A new dawn breaks from the mouth of the cave. My wife already stands near a towering palm with my infant daughter. Forward, we walk out into the forest, away from the darkness of the cave, leaving everyone behind.




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4Him - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 9:47 AM.


"We march to the beat of laughter" - my favorite! Can be takes so many ways - quickly, stammering, etc. So much is said in 100 words...esp. the last few, "leaving everyone behind." It begs the question and leaves the reader wanting more.

Megan

cmak15 - Sunday, July 04, 2010 9:12 AM.


Thanks for the heads up. MS Word counted my two hyphenated words as one each.