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The Prisoner

published on July 23rd, 2012

This short story was published in the Miambiance Magazine – volume XV


The soft glow of the candlelight cast small shadows across the room. Mary looked into John’s vivid hazel eyes as he led her across the dance floor. His strong arm held her close, and the heat of his hand seemed to burn desire through the cotton of her dress. What bliss to love and be loved! The music stopped and the candlelight faded to darkness, as did the smile on Mary’s lips. Her eyes focused once again on the wall to her cell, the room where Harry Morgan kept her locked up. She wished she could slip out of her body and cross through those dirty brick walls into freedom. One day she would. One day death would be kind and take her away. Continue reading…