Caine Reincarnated:100 Word Fiction


Caine Reincarnated 

Waiting outside the temple in the snow, he alone was invited in because of his humility. 

Who better a teacher on how to listen, than a blind master?
Upon snatching the pebble and enduring the pain of the burning cauldron, it was time to leave.

Like a locust drifting on the wind, the Shaolin landed In a foreign land. 

Years past, mortal death arrived,he awoke feeling the tightening of his hamstrings, mandibles at the ready, as compound vision eliminated the need of eye movement. 

Grasshopper heard Masters Po’s voice, “You must be the new student. come to me”! 

Word Count=100 

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly photo-prompted 100 word writing challenge. Based on a photo prompt, the challenge is to pen a work of 100 words or less. If you’re interested in joining, or would like to read Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog; Here

For those not familiar, Kung Fu was an 1970’s American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. Controversially it is said that an original co-creator for the show was Bruce Lee. Lee was to star in the show but was thought to have been overlooked for looking “too Asian ” for at the time “no diversity” television industry. In this link the beloved Master Po gives Caine his “pet name” Grasshopper. Grasshopper Peace My Friends. 


    1. goroyboy says:

      Thank you Sascha:)

  1. Dear Goroyboy,

    We never missed that show. My quarrel with it was that David Carradine didn’t look Asian. Go figure. Fun take on the prompt.



    1. goroyboy says:

      Totally agree Rochelle Yes even Caine as a boy appeared Caucasian or Amerasian at least. I was waiting for the episode, showing that his mother or father was originally an American. I contemplated that that was the reason he went back to America, are haps in search of his father/mother. Ironically, Bruce Lee was born in America. Thank you for hosting this fun event and your comment. Peace to you

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Not familiar with the show, but liked the story nonetheless. Nice use of the prompt to go somewhere different.

    1. goroyboy says:

      Thank you my good man:)

  3. Rommy says:

    I suppose if he was going to reincarnate, he may as well try out this form.

    1. goroyboy says:

      Exactly Thanks for the commenting

  4. Haha, that’s great! I had forgotten all about that show yet we watched it regularly. So glad you remembered for this prompt. Nicely twisted.

    1. goroyboy says:

      Thank you Kecia for you comment and taking the time to read my contribution. With respect to the show, I was surprised that there were almost 7o episodes. As I’m confide was the case for others, my favorite part was the flashback, and the wisdom gained from the temple. Peace to you 🙂

  5. gahlearner says:

    I also watched the show regularly and loved it. What a great idea to let Caine reincarnate as grasshopper. Fun story.

    1. goroyboy says:

      Thank you. Isn’t it funny how it takes a little while to get the creative juices flowing. I guess that’s where our experiences surface: I appreciate you commenting have a wonderful day

  6. Joy Pixley says:

    One of the limitations of setting all of the stories on my blog in the world of Eneana is that I don’t get to make cultural reference to cool old TV shows and movies – so I’m glad other people can, and do.. Great take on the prompt!

    1. goroyboy says:

      Thanks I have to say, and perhaps this is why some writers have multiple blogs. Perhaps one for fiction, another for personal experiences. Do you have a depository of more than one place?

      1. Joy Pixley says:

        I barely have enough time to contribute to one blog; it takes away from my writing time enough as it is. I have no interest in another one! Besides, I use Facebook for posts of a more personal (non-Eneana) nature.

  7. A delightful take on the prompt. And this “Like a locust drifting on the wind, the Shaolin landed In a foreign land.” is a lovely line.

    1. goroyboy says:

      What a wonderful compliment Alicia , thanks. Admittedly I can tell you, I was envisioning a Shoalin riding the clouds haha

  8. Amy Reese says:

    Oh, I remember Kung Fu. I enjoyed your unexpected take. Great stuff, Grasshopper.

    1. goroyboy says:

      Thanks Amy. I seem to remember being fascinated by the Shaolins bald heads where as today a shaved head is not uncommon. I appreciate you stopping by as well as your comment.

  9. Sandra says:

    That brought back some happy memories. Very nicely done.

    1. goroyboy says:

      Thank you Sandra. I am glad you enjoyed it. Happy Sunday

  10. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh yes the grasshopper becomes the master becomes the… well told

    1. goroyboy says:

      Laurie, thank you so much for taking the time to read and the kind comment. I truly enjoyed writing this one . Have a great week!

  11. Lara/Trace says:

    I was hooked on this show, grasshopper!

    1. goroyboy says:

      And I am humbled by your comment 🙂 have a great day Lara. Thanks for stopping by:)

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