Weekend Writing Warriors: Prison Time

It’s that time of week, and here’s another Weekend Writing Warriors post:

It’s simple and fun. Sign the linky list with your name, blog url and email address on Mondays, 8:00 AM EST. Each week, the list remains open until Saturday, 11:59 PM. Then on Sunday, post 8 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.

In the previous entry, Dex expresses his doubt in the current system.  This passage begins to explain some inconsistencies that are only the tip of the iceberg.  Dex pays a visit to the city’s prison to ask questions about Edward’s previous stay and escape, as his records are somewhat lacking.  The prison guard he meets happens to be an old friend from the academy:

“That man had to be crazy,” Jim said. “Takes a lot of rage to off your whole family. But he was the most mellow guy in here. Most prisoners go stir-crazy after a few days here. Not that guy.”

“Why was he given a book?”


“He had one with him when he was let in. They usually don’t allow that sort of thing, but the Mayor made an exception for this guy.”

Wait, why is the Mayor showing leniency for this guy?  Considering Edward’s status as public enemy #1, something’s not right here.

8 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Prison Time

  1. Like it, though I’m guessing with more lines to play with (eight isn’t a lot!) there’d be some actions and setting to go with the dialogue? Nobody stands there just talking at one another, unless they’re about to do pistols at dawn.
    Looking forward to the next bit! 🙂

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