In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Optimism”.
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I suppose I’ve always been an optimist.
When I was young and my father beat me and slapped Mum, I kept believing things would get better.
When he had that horrible accident and they took her away, even though she’d done nothing wrong, I still hoped things would improve.
The children’s home was horrendous.
I was small and scrawny, so I got bullied until Big Basher had that terrible accident.
I went into foster care but they were nasty people.
Then they had that ghastly accident.
I’m in prison now, but still quite optimistic.
Even here, accidents can happen.