Sunday, 27 November 2016

The Convict
PHOTO PROMPT © CEayr
                                                                                       Photo prompt © CEayr 

Surprisingly they were all there; wife, two boys and their wives. He wasn’t sure if they would all come.
But their eyes were as bleak and grim as the prison cell he had just left.
‘They don’t believe me. And why should they? Am I not a convict who spent ten years in the prison?’
He had desperately wished that at least his wife would believe him. She had sometimes said that the judge had been unjust. But he thought her protestations were weak.
He wanted to ask her if she truly believed that he was innocent. But he didn’t.
He felt he was only moving from one prison to another.
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A post for Friday Fictioneers

Word count 111

22 comments:

  1. A very relevant take on the prompt. And it must be true of many convicted wrongly. Well done.

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  2. Dear Arora,

    These days we're finding out how many have been wrongly incarcerated. Pity we didn't have DNA testing all those years and wasted lives ago. Your last line says a lot. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Can you ever get through the feeling that there is no smoke without a fire.

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  4. Truly sad. Poor man. It must happen many times. Good writing, I.B. ---- Suzanne

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  5. Wrongly convicted is a good take on this one.

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  6. A touching glimpse into the mind of this man. I love your ending - it would feel like being imprisoned if his loved ones didn't believe him.

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    1. more than the injustice it's the distrust of loved ones that hurts. thanks for stopping by

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  7. Great take on the prompt, well written. I could sense his hopelessness.

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  8. Nice short story. Moving from physical to mental prison. Aren't we all trapped in our mental prisons? Nice end.

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