The prompt was “Parade of Nations…” 99 words, no more, no less. Have a read! ❤

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Step aside or join in the march — it’s a parade of nations coming through! Parades move forward with noisy color and colorful sounds, twirling the senses, often giving candy and vitality to bystanders. Nations can demonstrate such vibrancy when they come together, celebrating culture with joy.

Writers took to the parade street this week and traveled the globe (which is not all that difficult given the many time zones we all write from).

The following is based on the September 20, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a parade of nations.

PART I (5-minute read)

Her Family of Cultures by Sascha Darlington

This job at the university laboratory was a stepping stone. She’d get her master’s and then a career. Unexpectedly, her international colleagues became part of her new family.

A Chinese woman taught her joy despite suffering.

A Polish man taught…

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