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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#25 – Prompt: Tell the story from the perspective of a person in a photo – 100 words – “Joy to the World”

07 Jan

“Joy to the world,” we all just sang but my joy is cautious.

In these times when so much is shared throughout the world through social media, why do we still see suffering?

My moment of thought passes as I lift up my eyes to see my friends. Joy returns as I remember this is the time to celebrate a beginning. This is our chance to start anew and bring joy to all the world.

“Joy to the world,” let this be our cry as we face a new year and try to bring an end to suffering and want.

This is a small section of a photo by Gilly Goldsmith who allowed Julia to use the full image. I hope Gilly doesn’t mind me reproducing a small section to show readers who the subject of the story is. Gilly Goldsmith’s blog is ‘Lucid Gypsy’.

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8 responses to “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#25 – Prompt: Tell the story from the perspective of a person in a photo – 100 words – “Joy to the World”

  1. annahalford (@anhalf)

    January 8, 2012 at 04:19

    This is different to the others I have read. I like how you interpreted it.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      January 9, 2012 at 21:30

      Thanks for the comment.

      Considering the group in the main photo, I wanted the story to have a positive end. 🙂

       
  2. Midlife SInglemum

    January 9, 2012 at 17:10

    I love this one – full of hope for the future whilst still acknowledging that it’s not all snowbells and presents for everyone. I like the message too, a good reason to sing your heart out.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      January 9, 2012 at 21:32

      Thanks for the comment.

      Looking at the full picture, it had me thinking of the people who find Christmas a time of sadness through loss or loneliness but wanted to add a touch of the positive for the future. 🙂

       
  3. Sally-Jayne

    January 10, 2012 at 00:28

    Really liked this interpretation.

     
  4. snagglewordz

    January 10, 2012 at 16:49

    I like that the transition from sadness and optimism is so natural. Nice to see the young person portrayed so thoughtfully.

     
  5. buddhafulkat

    January 11, 2012 at 20:22

    I love the first line about her joy being cautious and how the story ends on a positive note.

     
  6. jfb57

    January 12, 2012 at 09:08

    A wonderful entry with sentiments that I hope we can all share Ross. I hope that the new year brings good health and happiness to you and yours!

     

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