Writing Prompt #211 “Stories By 5”

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Katerina Plotnikova
Katerina Plotnikova

The Topic (choose a theme for your story)

A recurring dream

An arduous journey

A day at the races

A villainous plot

A romantic evening

Choose a Name (This step is completely optional but if you don’t mind indicate which of the names you like best in the comments or at the bottom of your post. If you have a suggestion for a X name let me know. I collect names.)













Choose a Flower

Chrysanthemum, Amaryllis, Hyacinth, Orchid, Lavender

Choose a Sound

rain on a tin roof, a chirping sparrow, silk tearing, leaves rustling, stairs creaking

Choose an Expression

sullen, mischievous, wry, blithe, inscrutable

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The Real Treasure of the Caribbean: Haiti, Part 1. Baked Fish.


I love my Haitian students. Make no mistake – I love all my students, and I reveal in having “the United Nations” environment in my classroom. However, students who come from this tiny, much-suffered, but proud little country have a special place in my heart. No matter the topic of conversation, if there is even one Haitian person around, invariably the discussion will turn to education. They absorb knowledge the way we breath air, and always ask for more.


The first and the oldest black republic in the world, and the second independent country in the Western Hemisphere after the United States (M. Christopher, Haiti, 2016), it has a fascinating history, colorful and dramatic.

Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492..jpg

Columbus landed close to what today’s is the town of Cap-Haitien on his first voyage in 1492. Under his command he had three vessels, Nina (“The Girl”, later known as Santa Clara), Pinta (“The Painted”)…

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