Philosophical Story Challenge of the Week

What a wonderful idea for a flash fiction story…A big topic in a maximum of 1000 words.

Broken Mirrors

IMFP78Well, as I’ve been saying all week I am currently reading When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett. Actually, if I manage to stay on schedule, I should be finishing the book either today or Monday. It’s been an easy and enlightening read that I thoroughly suggest everyone pick up. However, today’s challenge I want to keep very simple. You all know the rules: I give you a philosophical question and you write me a 1000 word story that illustrates and defends your answer to that question. So, your question for today: What is poverty?

In considering your answer to the question consider that middle and upper class 1st world citizens (generally those who have the interest and means to do something about poverty) generally define it in terms of material wealth. They respond by saying things like poverty is not having enough, making under ‘$blank’ per year…

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