The prisoner’s escape

I have made my humble attempt at a 150 word story challenge set by Amelia over at :

The word in play here is Locked Out


She looked at everybody around her, pain and hurt evident in her eyes. Her mother avoided her pleading eyes by keeping busy in the merry making and crying crocodile tears while her father eluded her to pour his attention into the glass of whisky. And everybody around, her relatives and siblings, they lent a blind eye to her tears.

Her eyes caught him leering and sneering at her; she shuddered at his very thoughts. She saw him stuff the keys to a new house in her father’s palms. She looked at her own hands; she was now imprisoned in the shackles of red glass bangles. He had bought her by offering his riches to her poor parents.

She concealed and clutched the bottle of poison in her hands, for he could buy his way to her body but she would always keep him locked out, of her heart and life.




6 thoughts on “The prisoner’s escape

  1. Thanks so much for participating! 😀 Glad to be reading some fresh stories.

    This is a bit scene-y, yeah – but it also works well as a standalone. You’ve set up a scenario, characters, and a plot, and as the scene goes on more is revealed about what is actually going on. It’s left to the reader’s imagination whether or not the narrator goes through with using the bottle of poison – and even then, would she use it on herself, or on someone else? It’s a very intriguing story, and makes use of the prompt really well and in a totally unconventional way – so well done! 😀 I hope you enjoyed writing it as much as I’ve enjoyed reading it!

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