General Flash Fiction posted October 6, 2013

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Liquid Revenge

by Spiritual Echo

The Prisoner Contest Winner 
Rain slaps the steel-meshed window. Liquid lightning, angry gods, rumbling fury explodes from the sky. Nine hundred steps to freedom--the prison gates. Just forty-two remain before I reach eternity.

A final day, a last meal--I break the rules, smoking in my cell. Nobody stops me--no more punishment--nothing left to lose.

Clock watchers, counters, note-takers, a lone priest--they stand together, cataloguing the remaining minutes.

"Was it worth it?" an angry witness screams.

The second hand sweeps across the clock. My time is done.

Revenge sears my veins. The fatal injection fogs my memory. "I don't remember."

Writing Prompt
In 100 words, or less, write a short story--not necessarily a flash-fiction, though it could be--on the theme/subject/topic of 'prisoner'. It could be literal or metaphoric.

The Prisoner
Contest Winner


100 words
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