This is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales. The very unsettling photo is ©Jace Grandinetti
He hesitated, willing his muscles to keep still, not break into a run, though the guards must have discovered his empty cell by now.
The prison was a labyrinth of windowless corridors but he had found the way out, could see the outside world at the end of the maze of concrete blocks, and the blue sky above his head gave him hope.
He hesitated at the last section though the sun was breaking out from behind the clouds; the path was too empty, too silent…except for the unmistakable click of safety catches echoing inside each dark side alley.
18 thoughts on “Microfiction#Three Line Tales: Freedom”
He’d better get ready to run. A darky, atmospheric tale, Jane. Will he make it out?
I hope he makes it out! So close! Great tale.
I wonder. It’s not looking good, but maybe they’re friends come to spring him?
I hope so!
Yes, there is the possibility that the safety latches are opening, not closing. I hope he finds freedom. Tho — he seems is a sympathetic character, we don’t know why he was/is imprisoned. Perhaps his escape is not a good thing.
Very chilling, thriller of a 3 liner Jane.
Thank you 🙂 We do tend to make that assumption don’t we? Is it because we place our loyalties on the side of the ‘victim’ or have we just watched too many TV series?
Very atmospheric–I felt the tension while reading it. I wonder what happens?
Probably something nasty.
There awaits a nasty run! Good take.. 🙂
Thanks! Why is it so much more satisfying to set up a tragedy than a happy ending?
May be because “happy ending” is very difficult to define. That term ‘ending’ itself scary.
Tragedy, however, makes one raise the eyebrows and leave behind some thoughts. Also, most of the times, we can connect some part of it to somewhere something that is known to us!
True. Not everybody has the same idea of happy. Nasty though is usually unanimous.
So thrilling! Would love to read more of this 🙂
I can write tiny fragments of thrillers but I’d be no good at all at writing anything longer. I lose the plot of thrillers too easily 🙂
I have faith in you 😉
I don’t! I have to have James Bond movies explained to me 🙂