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Tale Weaver’s Prompt #23 “The Underground Railroad”

The Underground Railroad
Theodor Kaufmann

This week theme is “The Underground Railroad”

“The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century slaves of African descent in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.[1] The term is also applied to the abolitionists, both black and white, free and enslaved, who aided the fugitives.[2]”-Wikipedia

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded I am 39 and married (almost 20 years) with a beautiful soon to be teenage daughter.

16 comments on “Tale Weaver’s Prompt #23 “The Underground Railroad”

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  2. phylor
    August 28, 2014

    I’m rarely first at anything these days, so being the first to say hi to mr. linky means something. Great prompt. The story came gushing out with a quick trip to Wiki to see if I was right about something. One of my fastest beginning to end productions. Guess I should think flash not fancy!

    • mindlovemisery
      August 28, 2014

      I truly loved it

      • phylor
        August 28, 2014

        Thanks! I think it’s appropriate to remember the horrible days of slavery so we don’t get complacent about our freedom.
        And, women played a very active role in the abolitionist movement and the underground railroad.

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  4. Heather
    August 29, 2014

    I was just reading a short piece about Harriet Tubman … apparently she could pass for a man and did so frequently, which I’m sure was really helpful. I read that if anyone started to freak out and want to run back, she didn’t hesitate to verbally whip them into shape! A force to be reckoned with … I’d love to meet her 🙂

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  7. petraylvasteele
    August 29, 2014

    Thank you for the prompt. Some people did wonderful things during that terrible time in history.

    • mindlovemisery
      August 29, 2014

      They really did it is easy to be brave when there is no danger but to be a hero is to face not only your abusers but your inner demons as well

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  10. Pat
    September 2, 2014

    Fascinating subject for a prompt — lots to consider with this one. Had me thinking, re-thinking and wandering all about. 🙂

    • mindlovemisery
      September 3, 2014

      Fantastic entry to the prompt!

      • Pat
        September 3, 2014

        Thank you 🙂

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