Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….
PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter
HELL AND BACK (100 words)
By Neel Anil Panicker
“Rafiq Shah, age 35, resident of Baramulla, Kashmir, is found not guilty of laying bombs leading to the deaths of 62 innocents on October 29, 2005. He is to be set free”.
Hobbling on one foot, Rafiq peeps out through his window, gazing with half-sunken eyes at the snowy umbrella outside.
‘Will the honourable judge also return his youth, help erase twelve hellish years of belt beatings, rod insertions and urine drinking sessions? Will he restore him his paradise?’
Watching glistening snowflakes as they feather dropped on silent homes, the former student of Arabic literature broke into a half smile.
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