Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Supplier

PHOTO PROMPT – © Madison Woods

“Whaddya want turdface?” the hulk glowered at me.

Turdface, so our resident walking advertisement for steroids is educated.  Shitface is what I expected around these parts.  I choose the meek demeanour.

“I was told to ask you for clean water sir”.

A crafty avaricious look appears on his face and he looks me up and down.

“Did they tell you there is a cost fugly?”

Everything has a price in this cloistered world that I now inhabit.  Be it food, bedding or any little luxury that you desire.  Clean water is mine.

“Yes sir, I’ll be in your room tonight.”



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Written for the Friday Fictioneers  Word Count : 100.  

To read what the other inmates have been writing you need to go here.  


Unfortunately it is true that corruption is a significant factor in human rights violations in many criminal justice systems, but then there are those where along with corruption it reads like a soap opera.




22 comments :

  1. Oh, that's horrible.
    Sharp piece of writing.

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    1. Thank you Mick, I am glad you liked it.

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  2. I hope there is a penalty in the end for such men. I really hope.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Björn. Some get punished but as you can read from the links, many get away and abuse the system. We can live in hope.

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  3. I hope he has a good plan for tonight. Nicely done.

    Clean water is a luxury for all but most take it for granted.

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    1. So true Ansumani, much of what we take for granted can pass as luxury in many places around the world. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  4. Dear Subroto

    The realization of what's happening here is stomach turning. Subtly well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle, it's not much different from what is happening in the world. I am glad you liked it.

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  5. My first thought was oh that's horrible. It's good writing when you can make a reader feel so strongly.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sally I am glad it worked.

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  6. Great writing, especially the awful ending.

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    1. People do what it takes to survive. Thanks for reading and commenting Claire.

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  7. Sadly this is true in many boarding schools.We hear about it in the past and can't believe that it happened and yet it is still happening today. Well written.

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    1. Someone, somewhere will always be abusing the power that they have. Thanks for reading and commenting Irene.

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  8. Thank you for making us squirm in so few words.

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    1. The pleasure is entirely mine :-) Thanks for reading and commenting Umashankar.

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  9. I agree with Sally. Excellent writing when you make people squirm with so few words.

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  10. What you left unwritten was more frightening than what you wrote, Subroto. I know it's a frightening reality in some places. Well done. --- Suzanne

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    1. It is indeed. Thanks for commenting Suzanne I am glad you liked it.

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  11. What a dreadful predicament. You've shown the hopelessness of her situation very powerfully, and her attitude to it is intriguing - she's able to detach and do what needs to be done. That in itself is chilling.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, that's exactly what I wanted to convey.

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