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Normie SalvadorNORMIE SALVADOR

I am an English lecturer at KCC, writer, poet, and freelance editor. When not teaching, writing, or editing, I am painting 28mm-scale wargaming miniatures.

THIS IS A 100 WORDS CONTEST ENTRY

Shinji Fujita Searches for God

Published by NORMIE SALVADOR | Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:32 AM


BR 100 word contest


“Kami?”

The Galapagos tortoise returned the stare, hoping for lettuce.

“No, Shinji. ‘Kami’ is ‘god.’ ‘Kame’ is ‘turtle.’ ”

“But Auntie Koko said ‘God is a turtle.’ ”

Makoto rounded on her twin, “What’ve you been filling his head with this time?”

Kokoro brought her hands up defensively. “Wait, let me think…. Umm…. Oh! Last Sunday, he asked me ‘What is God?’… At one point, I think I told him ‘God is eternal.’ ”

Shinji, satisfied turtles were divine, turned back but was disappointed; the tortoise had begun to wander off. That wasn’t God? Hmm…. He called out to another.



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