I think of the things I always intended to accomplish. Learn a foreign language. French or Russian, perhaps. Finish "War and Peace," started years ago. Watch "Gone With The Wind." Too late now. My usually accurate internal clock indicates one hour remains. So, I'm surprised to find myself no longer alone. I chafe my hands, upper arms. Skin cold. Clammy. "You're early," I say. "Not yet 8 o'clock," I say. And then realize it's daylight savings time. Spring forward...fall back. "Any last requests?" I shake my head. Only entitled to my lost 60 minutes. They are unable to give me that.
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She felt the cold emanating from the concrete, the stray gravel through her clothing. One hour, lying prone on a lonely rooftop. Her body protested its uncomfortable state. Between a motionless position and the stinging cold, stiff limbs threatened to fall asleep. Yet, Moscow, or Egypt, or countless other places had been far worse.
Luckily, the man she awaited kept a strict schedule.
Her vision was green as she watched the museum's entrance. Movement through the windows.
She readied herself: Barrel aimed. Target acquired in her scope. Breath slowed to a stop.
An hour before I paid for my first crime, a murder. My last meal was fugu, a glass of Fillico Jewelry Water, Pâté de Foie Gras and for dessert, a bowl of strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream, delicious. I showered then dressed. The priest arrived.
“Bastet would you like to pray?”
“No thanks, I know what’s up. If God takes vengeance and kills them, is that murder or vengeance?”
“God is the ultimate judge, that would be a punishment.”
In the execution room, I whisper to the cute guard. “You’ll be my second life.”
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2022 1:40:37 GMT -6 by pelwrath
pelwrath: My break and dinner at work will be busy with first read throughs.
Aug 21, 2023 11:27:43 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: I'm so bummed! I was trying to get an entry in, but inspiration didn't hit until the last minute, and I just wasn't satisfied
Aug 21, 2023 14:17:28 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: So instead I will read all the amazing entries and wish y'all luck
Aug 21, 2023 14:17:40 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: First look at all the Photograph entries makes for an amazing read. Gonna have a tough time voting, that's for sure.
Aug 22, 2023 11:03:09 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: New Rolling Weekly just dropped! Check it out and enter HERE
Aug 27, 2023 10:55:35 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Whew, back from vacay, and I'm exhausted. No rest for the weary, though. I've got a lot of critting to catch up on.
Aug 29, 2023 11:51:39 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: And a new Weekly! Yay!
Aug 29, 2023 11:51:49 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Ooo! A great prompt word too! aaaaaOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Aug 29, 2023 11:52:46 GMT -6
pelwrath: Don’t know if there are any members from Florida but please be safe as that hurricane bears down on you.
Aug 29, 2023 19:07:14 GMT -6
pelwrath: I like that prompt as well.
Aug 29, 2023 19:07:35 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: ONE MORE DAY TO ENTER THIS WEEK'S ROLLING WEEKLY.
Sept 1, 2023 11:45:54 GMT -6
Mazulla: I am too excited, just got a copy of Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland by W. B. Yeats!
Sept 1, 2023 17:09:08 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: New 100 Weekly just dropped! Come submit your entry HERE
Sept 3, 2023 21:04:17 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: Apologies for the delay. Holiday weekend has my head on upside down
Sept 3, 2023 21:04:40 GMT -6
pelwrath: My mind has finally settled on what stories/books I want to start writing. A werewolf story with witches, warlocks, and other along with Sundowners 3.
Sept 4, 2023 9:56:37 GMT -6
pelwrath: I’ll pat myself on the back. I posted a link to a recent review of my first book in the boasting thread in the Accepted thread.
Sept 6, 2023 7:28:20 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: 6 HOURS LEFT TO VOTE
Sept 9, 2023 14:59:10 GMT -6
pelwrath: An FYI but ball parking my score, looks like 4th place for me. No surprise there and I do hope Raveneye does consider her entry in the W,P, and S even if she was the host.
Sept 10, 2023 1:18:59 GMT -6