Isn’t it interesting how a story can change when seen through the window of a hundred words? Last week’s story, Holding the Bridge generated a lot of interesting ideas about what had happened to the guard on the bridge, which fit with the hundred-word version. Click here to read the longer story about what really happened on the bridge.
The Amber Man
The lights came on, treacling back to my retinas.
“Here’s where we keep him, gentlemen.”
Humans. Real people, at last.
Squeeze their throats. Burst their brains.
“How is he not dead?
“Someone this powerful? If he could die from starvation, this setup wouldn’t have been necessary.”
Help me! For God’s sake, don’t leave me again!
Kill them. Kill them all!
“It’s a shame. His advances saved billions of lives.”
“He also slaughtered fifty million with his bare hands.”
“He looks so peaceful.”
“Thanks to the drugs. Inside though it’s a war: like an angel and demon caught together in amber.”