100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#25: Virgin Birth

This is my first entry in the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups.  The prompt is to write from the perspective of the person arrowed in the photo below. The photo was actually originally posted here http://wp.me/p1zqCM-8x on my blog  for a weekly photo challenge and it was an honour to be asked by Julia to use it.

So, my hundred words,

Virgin Birth

No praises of gladness,

So this is Christmas. For these good Christian girls at least. I know I should be grateful, they’ve taken me in, I have a bed  now and plenty of food in exchange for some prayers. It won’t hurt me to sing a few songs to the tourists and rattle a tin.

No thought of their sin,

I’ll be safe in KK they would never guess I’d travel so far.

No glory but sadness,

Will there still be room at the Inn when they find out?

You choose now to start with the kicking.

21 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#25: Virgin Birth

  1. Excellent piece – I sense her fear that she won’t be able to hide it for much longer. I hope they are compassionate Christians. btw – I went back and wrote another reply to your comment on mine. When I first read your comment I didn’t realise that you were the photographer, sorry.

  2. Hello you & welcome to the 100WCGU! It’s brilliant to see you & I hope you will become a regular. This is a super interpretation of your photograph.She does seem pensive and sad. As soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it. You’ll see from the other entries that they have taken lots of different routes. Thank you again and keep taking the photos because I need them!!

  3. Awww, nice piece. I think that it’s especially good, given that you are the photographer. It must have been challenging going in a different direction to the known reality!

  4. I like this and love how it’s written, although I don’t understand the last line. This story makes me want to know more about her, where she’s come from and where she is now.

    I’ll have to come back and linger over it when I have more time.

  5. I was really slow on the uptake with this one and also didn’t understand the last line at first. Now it’s glaringly obvious (altho still don’t get the KK reference). I really really like it. Cleverly written and well put together.

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