Welcome to Day 24 of the Third Annual A to Z Challenge!
My theme – my 26 fiction posts will revolve around something musical – it could be anything, as long as it's musically-related… maybe a song title, an artist/band, musical terminology, musical instruments, words relating to sound/rhythm/movement/dance etc.
MUSICAL ASSOCIATION/CONNECTION. ESPIRANDO – (Italian) breathing out, expiring, dying away…
My X-post is in keeping with the theme of freedom, in celebration of Freedom Day which we celebrate today 27 April.
Prisoner X lay motionless on the hard, cold surface.
The whip bore down viciously, delivering a series of blows to the torn, bloody frame.
His lips, swollen and bloodied, twitched as he muttered incoherently, over and over, like a mantra… they can break my body but not my mind… not my mind…
As his broken body jerked involuntarily in the throes of death, his spirit lifted and began to rise. He could feel himself floating, weightless, fading, dissolving into nothingness…
The blessed state of oblivion loomed, closing in on him. His last exhilirating thought before he embraced it was ~ freedom at last!
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