General Fiction posted November 19, 2016

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The importance of freedom


by Maria Jose Garcia

The Prisoner Contest Winner 

I shouldn't be here. I don't deserve it. I look through the bars and see freedom. I see where I want to be.

My life's a series of never-ending days. A chain of boredom tied around my neck.

Fantasies of fleeing fill my mind. What if I could get out? What would I do then? Where would I go? These visions are intoxicating. They're my only reason to live.

And then one day, my dream comes true. The little one has left the door open by accident.

I fly away into the sky...

'Mum! Mum! The canary has escaped!'

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
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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