General Non-Fiction posted January 12, 2024

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Even when facing death, hope can be found.


by William Stephenson1

During the Korean War, a war correspondent was interviewing Marines who were about to wage battle with a contingent of Communist soldiers and they were outmanned. It was bitterly cold and New Year’s Eve. The soldiers were eating dinner of cold beans out of a can.

The war correspondent, interviewing a Marine said to him philosophically,

“If I were God, and I could give you anything you wanted, what would you ask for?”

Knowing that the odds of survival from this battle were bleak, he said without hesitation,

“I would want you to give me tomorrow.”

His plea for hope.

100 Word Story writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a story of 100 words. not including the title. Any subject accepted. Must be exactly 100 words.


Even children pray:
"If I should die before I wake..."
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