Friday Drabble: Prison

Remember, a drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble.


The alarm sounded as it did every morning. The window cast its grey pre-dawn light, only the time of year changing it from black to grey to black again.

He rose, participating in the daily routine. Breakfast and then to the tasks assigned to him. He got a midday break, and they told him to get some sun, maybe some exercise.  It would be good for him.  He sat quietly and went back to his assignments. They shook their heads.

Later, at home, her absence scoured his dinner of taste and he fell into bed consumed with the same regret.


13 thoughts on “Friday Drabble: Prison

      • “Happy” just doesn’t work as well in the short-form – or so it seems to me. Odd, bizarre, dark … those work better. I think it’s because it seems that for something so short to be interesting there has to be a ‘hook.’

      • I don’t think you get the powerful emotions out of happier stuff that you get out of something like this. I don’t write much happy stuff myself. If I’m going to write, I’m usually taken to that place by something sad and I’m looking for that powerful piece.

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