Precious trash

PHOTO PROMPT - © Emmy L Gant

He had shoved her in the dungeon and locked her up in a cage.

Outside he had stationed two burly guards with strict orders to be vigilant.

He came back two days later expecting to see her spirit broken.

“You are a useless piece of trash”, he spits at her still insolent gaze.

She knew she had to cower, feign hurt, slink around the cell apologetic for every breath, if she wanted to be free.

  “How can I feel like trash when I’m guarded like a precious gem”, she chuckled ,choosing true freedom.

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This less than 100 word story was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at : https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/11-march-2016/

PHOTO PROMPT – © Emmy L Gant

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43 responses to “Precious trash

  1. Beautiful post. Unbroken. I hope she escapes tho

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  2. Oh.. I think there is an escape of sorts… as long as she keep her spirit up she will make it (in some way)

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  3. Dear Ansumani,

    She might be in a cage but I’d say she’s pretty cagey. 😉 Nitpick:..”a useless…” not “an useless…” Seems because it starts with a vowel it should be an but it’s the sound “Yuseless.” I hope that makes sense.

    Good story, nonetheless.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Just when I thought that I got one rule in English right I’m proved wrong. So much to learn…thanks for the nitpick!
      P.S. My only consolation “spell check” also got it wrong 🙂

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      • Dear Ansumani,

        Spell check isn’t always your friend. 😉 There are so many words in English that sound the same and are spelled differently, ie scull and skull which are two different things. Not to worry about having English rules down pat. I assure you that native speakers are the worst at violating the rules. (Don’t even get me started.) You’re doing very well!

        Shalom,

        Rochelle

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    • I, too, wanted to nitpick, but you’d beaten me to it.

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  4. Love that last line — choosing true freedom. Might be a foolish move, but I can see why she did it.

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  5. Her spirit makes her different. Well done on the story.

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  6. No one can take away your sense of humor. On more than occasion, humor has saw me through a tough time. Great take.

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  7. Good humour, strong spirit, well done

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  8. She’s free in spirit, I hope soon she is free in body too. Great story!

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  9. She must be very strong to maintain her freedom under such conditions. I think many would break. Good story, I loved how you saw the cage in the picture.

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  10. I like her spunky attitude. She is a jewel.

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  11. She has a point, you know. 🙂 Good one.

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  12. the lady has a point. she’s preciouse. hopefully, this guy realizes it and treats it with the respect she deserves.

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  13. She is free within herself – the best kind of freedom. Beautifully written, Ansumani, and filled with power.

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  14. The spirit is strong in this one. Well done.
    Tracey

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  15. Strong spirited lady. Now I want to know why he’s keeping her locked up. Great story.

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  16. That was a fantastic comeback line by the girl. You really brought out that unbroken feisty spirit.
    Minor typo, it should be “he spits at her” instead of “he spit at her”.

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  17. She sees beyond the cruel words, realizing that the slander is simply part of how they try to keep her down….I like!

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  18. Her freedom may come in death as I doubt her captor has a sense of humor. Well done, Ansumani. —- Suzanne

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