I decided recently to try writing drabbles. It seemed like an interesting challenge. After all, how does one tell a story with exactly 100 words? You certainly have to choose your words with care.
I used a random word generator to provide the inspiration for this piece. The word I got was EXECUTION, and what follows is the story born from that inspiration. Enjoy!
“Any final words?” The booming voice echoes through the courtyard, and the murmur of the crowd subsides.
I stand tall and proud. I can only hope that my voice remains steady as well. “I am not a traitor. You are. Every one of you who refuses to stand against the occupation of our nation is betraying what we once held most dear. If it takes my death to show you that, then it’s a price well paid.”
There’s a moment of absolute silence.
Though blindfolded, I picture the barrel of the gun that will swiftly bring about my end.