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KALAPANI (HISTORICAL FICTION)
By Neel Anil Panicker (word count: 99 words)
The man looked askance at the promontory spread out before him.
Who would believe that a mere 90 days ago it was a wild swampy mangrove.
Each cell, a mere 13.5ft by 7.5ft, comprised a 6ft by 3ft wooden bed. A barred 3 feet by 1 feet grate served as the sole ventilation.
Richard Carnac Temple, chief commissioner of the Andamans, turned to his aide.
“Week one all prisoners to be manacled, hung upside down from wooden pegs, flogged, and force fed gruel riddled with crushed lizards. A fate worse than the hangman’s noose awaits those who do survive.”
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