Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Empire

This week’s 100 word challenge. The prompt was the 5 words shown in red.

She stood at the foot of the building looking skyward up its west face. The low sun glinted in the windows of the enormous tower. Her father had built this empire over many years and now he’d had enough. His liberty was now the one thing he craved but would not give in until he felt sure that his company was in safe hands – her hands. How could she tell him that it wasn’t what she wanted? She was the apple of his eye and didn’t want to let him down. Her mobile, set to silent, vibrated, its little yellow light flashing insistently. She sighed.



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You could feel fear in the air like static electricity, prickling fine neck hairs. The group huddled, seeking warmth and comfort from each other but finding none, knowing that something awful was happening but unable to decide what. They were ushered into the tiny room and the huge metal door slammed shut deafeningly. The gas began to pour down upon them and they clung on to each other in desperation. At that moment, staff  were told to escape quickly and they left them there. When the Allies arrived and opened the door, the bones had welded together, flesh long-since gone.