4/24/2012

Tantalizing Tuesday #1: No Way Out

Another Flash Fiction Group- this one less structured- instead of ten takes on one picture, everyone chooses their own picture and then writes 250 words. 

This is my first pic


No Way Out 
Clang. Whirrr. Clang.

Yul took stock of his prison. The small windowless room had no other exit than the one so dramatically locked behind him. It resembled a remodeled bank vault. A thin air mattress with white sheets lodged against one wall.

Bare walls, bare floor. Nothing he could use to escape. He was here until he complied with their wishes.

Yul stretched across the mattress, relaxing as he lit a cigarette. Would setting the mattress and sheets on fire gain him anything? There was no alternative. He picked up the knife, tested the blade with his thumb. It was sharp, he kept it that way.

Cigarettes and his pocket knife wouldn't get him out of this alive. He could cut up the sheets, then what? Strangle himself?

He didn't want to die.

He'd have to "donate" the blood they wanted and hope like hell the foul things kept their word and released him before they realized that he was no more a fucking virgin than he was president. "Pint of virgin blood freely given." He muttered drawing the blade along the fine lines of his palm and up his forearm. Slice open a vein and measure out a pint.

Snorting, he dragged the blade down and tapped the button of his fly, traced the waistband of his jeans. Idiot asked the wrong question.

"Have you ever fucked a woman?"

"No, never." It was the one damn thing he'd never done. He'd fucked plenty of men, been fucked by more. 

25 comments:

  1. you can NOT keep this at this. I want more...

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  2. OOO this one is so cool :) Very interesting and captivating Lee. I'm intrigued and I want you to write more! Are they vampires? I hope they aren't made when they realize their...mistaken question <3

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  3. Excellent...and again--darn it Lee, you could turn this into a full scale book and rock it! *heads desk giggling*

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    1. If I wrote every book you wanted me to, Havan, I'd never get away form this computer! *hugs*

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    2. um...and the problem with that is? *big innocent smile and hugs back*

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  4. A mixture of emotions. Great teaser. Will he be able to comply?

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    1. Who knows? I'm pretty sure he doesn't qualify as a virgin....lol

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  5. SO what did he do? You left me hanging again. The only thing wrong with this post is I wanted more!! Great job!!

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    1. *winks* my visions were not er...yeah. Thank you!

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  6. wow! What great 250! I do hope there's more!

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  7. The importance of asking a very clear question! Great teaser but how did you get 250 words ;-)

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    1. Apparently by belonging to too many groups and getting my wires crossed...But I think I made decent use of my illicit wordage lol

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