Challenge: The Short Affair
-Prompt Word #1 - Compliance
-Prompt Colour – Yellow
Title: Changing Direction
Word count: approx. 1000
A group of men dressed in striped pajamas and barefoot were shackled together at the ankle, They shuffled along, dragging their feet as their chains rattled, creating an odd rhythm.
Shuffle, clink, shuffle, clink, shuffle,clink...
Periodically a guard, overseeing their work beneath the heat of the merciless yellow midday sun, cracked a whip. Thus ensuring their compliance at completing their assigned work. That consisted of moving fair sized rocks from one side of the road to the other.
A pointless, sisyphean task that when completed, would begin again but in reverse, and the rocks would be returned to the same place from whence they came. It wasn’t work at all, but a form of torture to wear these poor souls down and make them feel nothing but helpless and forsaken.
A shaggy haired blond hissed his displeasure as the whip caught his back. Calling out in Russian, he cursed the guard.( Read more... )