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40 Days 40 Writes

Day 12. Story: ‘Of all the gin joints ….’

By Alan O’Hashi — 40 Days 40 Writes

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) sends his unrequited love interest Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) away with her estranged husband Victor Lazlo (Paul Henreid) at the end of “Casablanca” (1942).

Ever since I watched the movie Casablanca (1942) when I was in junior high school, I’ve been a Humphrey Bogart fan. For a 12-year old, that story made me a societal anachronist.

“Heerszch lookin’ at you, kid,” was one of my lispy lines. I’m not quite sure what my parents thought about that. None of my friends appreciated my Bogart…




I like 40 Days 40 Writes daily prompts. This is the third time I’ve participated and will be posting my prompt responses here for the next 40 days.

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Have Typewriter-Will Travel: I’m a filmmaker & author. My book “Beyond Heart Mountain” was just released by Winter Goose Publishing www.beyondheartmountain.com

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