Escape – Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture (below).
This week’s
intriguing photo by our mighty leader had surprisingly little impact on my mental state, leaving me as confused as ever.
But befuddlement has never stopped me from writing a short story.

Click on this link to enter your tale, and to see what others have written.

© Al Forbes

Click here to hear the story read aloud by the author:
Escape

I am doomed.
Even with my legendary ability to wriggle out of the most dire situations, I see no way of escape.
The chains are strong.
The padlocks are secure.
The water level is halfway up my chest, rising steadily.
It is icy cold.
And I am under guard.
Two armed sentries watch me constantly.
Furthermore, ironically, I am on TV.
My family and friends, who have seen me make the impossible look easy, are viewing live pictures.
Sadly, they are helpless to assist.
The message is clear.
Do not mess with The Family.
I make one last effort.
Any room for manoeuvre, anywhere?
Chains?
Negative.
Padlocks?
Negative.
The water is almost at my chin.
I am doomed.
Unless…
Hmm, I have an idea.

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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22 Responses to Escape – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. athling2001 says:

    Well done. Sounds like he will get himself out of trouble, at least for the moment.

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  2. Mandie Hines says:

    Oh! A cliffhanger. You conjured quite the tale in such a short space. 🙂

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  3. James says:

    Oh sure. “I have an idea.” And it ends there. Oy.

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  4. Taut suspense has been built. Superb story, Ceayr.

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  5. Susan says:

    Whatever the solution, it will make good TV

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  6. Great suspense! What happened next?

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  7. Danny James says:

    I have no idea what his idea would be.

    DJ

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Better be a good idea, and a quick one.

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  9. sailajaP14 says:

    Love the suspense! 😀

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  10. Sounds like he will be free to mess with the family again soon. Good story CE.

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