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by ger
Rated: E · Short Story · Contest Entry · #2175921
Prompt for 11/28: Write a story that includes an escape from prison
Prompt for 11/28
Write a story that includes an escape from prison

Marbalino Prison: Where Freedom is a Choice

Most inmates at Marbalino Prison had been admitted willfully, as was Pietro’s case.

These were times in which freedom had escalated to excessive levels. Some were unable to adapt.

Pietro was one of these unfortunates. He had suffered for years, lacking limitations to direct his life. Loved ones witnessed him degenerate and eventually become unable to make any choices. Should he turn left or right? Eat a hamburger or a fondue? Sleep or not sleep? Breathe in or Breathe out? Life was an ordeal.

Then, the accident happened. It involved mismatched socks, a waffle iron, a self-serve buffet and a bus full of female volleyball players. There were many casualties, including a volleyball player with a permanent and embarrassing waffle brand. He admitted himself to Marbalino Prison.

Pietro immediately felt peace envelop him, a heavy blanket squishing him into the mattress of life.
Get off the Bus!
Take off your clothes!
Stay in this cell!
Eat your slop!

He had nothing to do but the things he was told. He took pleasure reading the one book that was offered to him and listening to the preselected music.

He felt so happy that, slowly, he began making choices again.

One day, hesitantly, he decided to wake up. It felt good! He decided to go to the toilet, and use 16 pieces of toilet paper. He then got dressed, though he had some difficulty choosing which leg to begin with, and went for a walk.
Left, right, straight…
It felt amazing to Pietro. He forgot himself, wandering innocently out of prison and into a field.

He stopped. Looked up briefly at the beautifully wide open space, and confidently exclaimed:


He ran back to Marbalino, only slowing when surrounded by the big and friendly signs: YOU ARE IN A BOX
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