Time for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle – a story in 100 words or less. Please click here for more stories on the photo prompt provided this week by Shaktiki Sharma – thanks!

Photo prompt (c) Shaktiki Sharma


 Words 101


Clang! The door grated.

Startled, Ramu descended from the clouds. He donned an industrious look and pored intently over his grueling task.

“Eat and go back to work. Don’t dawdle.”

“Yes Ma.”

“You need to study harder, do better.”

“I am trying.”

“Our debts are mounting. If you crack the entrance exams, all will be well.”

“But Ma…”

The door closed.

Silent, suffocating darkness engulfed him.

A lone lamp threw up gigantic shadows of the thick tomes strewn about. The weight of expectations bore down upon him, crushing him, choking him.

If only he could escape.



Jump… Slit… Hang…


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20 thoughts on “Incarcerated”

  1. I love those grindstones… old is gold.

    If only he is allowed to stay in his clouds!! A hard-hitting last line… a death knell!! This is when I realise how blessed my brothers and I are !!

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