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Friday, August 2, 2013

Shadow of a Man

This weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge is to come up with 33 words inspired by this photo:

Photo credit: [ changó ] / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

He kept his head down whenever the white ladies passed, resisting the urge to study their yellow hair and seemingly translucent skin. A misunderstood glance could result in him swinging from a tree.

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    1. Hard to imagine, isn't it? Thanks for reading!

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  2. Wow, so sad and powerful in such few words. I'm so thankful times have changed. Peace and Love for all.

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! Things are definitely better now, though there's always room for improvement. I'm totally with you on the peace and love for all!

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  3. 33 powerful words, a sad reminder of how stunted our views were...how far we still needed to go.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kir! We have come so far, but I'm reminded too often we haven't come far enough.

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  4. Interesting! Uncomfortable read, in a good way.

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    1. Thank you! It is definitely an uncomfortable topic. Hard to do it justice in 33 words.

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  5. That's a horrible way to live, so unfair. I'd like to think we've come a long way. We have, haven't we?

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    1. We have, without a doubt. Just not far enough.

      Thank you for reading!

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  6. This is powerful Ivy! I can't even imagine living under the shadow of that kind of fear!

    Extremely well done!!

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  7. Big impact with so few words. Thanks for linking up!

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  8. A sad time for people with only a shade of skin color as a difference.

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  9. This packed a real punch. Nice work.

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  10. And not on a swing either. Excellent!

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  11. Intense! Great take on the prompt!

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  12. I very much appreciate the different take on the prompt. Recalls to mind "To Kill a Mockingbird".

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