￼Agnes searched for her medals as the reporter studied a photograph.
Suddenly, Agnes cried out, “Oh, look, I find my grandchildren’s crayons, but not medals…pshaw, must mean medals are not so important, eh?”
“Your father?” asked the reporter.
“Yes, and handsome too! It was because of his strong athletic genes I went to win, at thirty-five years old, four gold and two silver Olympic medals,” sighed Agnes.
As the awe-inspired reporter turned to speak with Agnes, he found she had nodded off to sleep. Well, he thought, at her young ninety-one year age, his story could wait until another day.
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“All our dreams can come true–if we have the courage to pursue them.”
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Genre: Historical Fiction based on the life of retired artistic gymnast and coach, Agnes Keleti (1/9/21-present), born in Budapest, Hungary. Keleti survived WWII by working as a Christian maid in a pro-Nazi family. Her mother and sister survived the concentration camp but her father and extended family perished at Auschwitz.
Inspiration: Friday Fictioneers …WARNING! This is an addiction for which there is no 12 step recovery program.
Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)
Make every word count.