A photograph of a fortress/prison on an island.
This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ!

The prisoner, with black, shaggy hair scaled the walls of the prison. He was leaving behind nasty memories of prison induced depression as he plunged into the icy cold sea.

As he swam across using a dog paddle, he spotted a police officer at the shore. However, his back was turned. As he climbed onto the dry coast, he looked around to see if the coast was clear. The convict looked to the sides to realise they were deserted roads.

If he turned left, he could escape, unnoticed. But if he chose to clobber the officer – he would get hold of a weapon, not to mention the fact that he might also obtain some money. But then, the catch was that they would be alerted of his escape.

But then he speculated that they were going to discover that he had escaped – after all the guard had been killed in cold blood. And of course, his cell would be empty.

He had to decide. And fast.

As he pondered, he realised his coffee cup had also been empty for the past half hour; The author got up from his laptop and walked across to the coffee machine for a refill.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week (July 22 – July 28, 2015) – 200 words.

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17 thoughts on “Empty”

  1. Love it! I love twists like that! I like the building tension and then the great twist at the end. Great story! I am glad you are back to FFfAW and I want to thank you for participating in this challenge. I always look forward to reading your stories and I am sure the others do as well. Thank you for your loyalty Karthi!

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  2. Awesome!
    Sometimes I think it’s difficult to write a flash fiction, may be I’m just thinking too much how to make a good twist, haha. I prefer to write a short story with more wordcounts, but I’m now learning how to make a good flash fiction.

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    1. Unfortunate that I have not YET read the classic. Will do so soon.
      I was kind of influenced by the character of Sirius Black from the HP series.

      Well, then, we all have to wait then 😉 I have no idea what he is planning.

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      1. Sirus black one of my favorite charater. The demise of Sirius Black was painful and I felt sorry for Harry.
        Well, It’s all about creating magic through a strong character sketck 🙂
        These days I’m reading this classic and that’s why I thought about Dr Manatte 🙂


  3. Great story! I’m also a fan of Sirius Black (I even wrote a fanfiction about him once!) and was heartbroken when he died. Another fictional character who escaped from an island prison was the Count of Monte Christo – one of my favourite classic novels! I love your twist at the end. 🙂

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    1. There are a few instances which almost all of the HP fandom has a united view upon – and that includes the death of Sirius Black – which we all felt bad about.

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.


    1. Thank you so much. I am very happy that the mood of the story was conveyed across – I was afraid that people wouldn’t get the twist.


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