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Microfiction Madness: Last Words

March 11, 2015

New Prompt:
As suggested by Stephen Berwaldt, here’s the next prompt. Write a 100 word or less story or poem based on the following: A criminal is about to be executed (for what crime and by what method is up to you). What are his/her last words before the end? You cannot use the words “I’m sorry” or “I apologize”.

Last Words
I’m not a good man. My crimes are on record, I won’t recount them here.

I’ve waited the last 12 years on death row. Isolated. Alone.

You might think that’s a just reward, and while I’d love to debate that, I don’t have the time. In three hours and fifteen minutes I’ll meet my end.

Finally.

Sleep well when I’m gone, but a word of warning: I’m not the problem. You’re as violent as I am: your movies, television, song lyrics. The way you drive your cars. See the problem?

My last words? Don’t weep for me; weep for yourselves.

= = = =

There is no humane execution. End the death penalty worldwide.

http://www.ncadp.org/

“Better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.” Sir William Blackstone

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2015 4:26 pm

    Yes. We all are. Murdering each other seems to be hard wired into humans, no matter what the various laws say.

    Eye for an eye leaves us all blind.

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