A Prison Like No Other

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
"A Prison Like No Other" is simply something I've been playing around with while working on two other short stories, "Isabelle's Memory" and "Adrien's Nightmare". Hope you enjoy.
The style I used to write "A Prison Like No Other" was based on a Southern individual's dilect who has spent most their life in a Correctional Facility. Although, a Correctional Facility isn't actually where the story takes place.

Submitted: April 05, 2009

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Swings dangle by rusted chains. Fields lay quiet, releasing their secrets only when the cool breeze blows. However, beneath these prison walls, every shadow absorbs the smallest bit of happiness, hope, that still lingers in the youngest of residents.

When the new residents first arrive, they're given a station (a single chair and a tiny desk, where they're expected to do all their work). For those who misbehave, or don't fit a prescribed mold, it's a trip to the warden to straighten them out. Hell, they're not even premitted to speak without raising a hand, and receiving permission from the headguard in charge of their cell. Although, this isn't the worst thing the new residents must learn. They must learn that in order to be free, they must complete a sentence that feels like a lifetime when they're but five, or six, years old.


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