After 50 years of imprisonment, Delmar had his first visitor, a young woman. She told him they had discovered the truth, and he was innocent, as he had always claimed.
‘You’re free, Delmar.’
‘It’s too late now. I want to die here, in my home…’
Delmar returned to his cell.
Published by Vincent Mars
I write as a way of life: stories, blogs, articles, almost-poems. I'm a freelancer, a vegetarian, and I listen to Leonard Cohen and enjoy French films. We are dying a little more with each new day we live, so shouldn't we make the most of our time?
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19 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #28”
such a tragically beautiful story!
‘tragically beautiful’! Couldn’t be described any better.
Yeeeeahy! A 50-word story by Vinc!!
Now that I read it… I’m sad…
I’d also like to make a complaint.
Your stories are too short. It takes many hours, sometimes even days of waiting for them, and then just second of reading…
That’s the saddest part of every story you write.
When my long story will be finished, you will be the first to read it. 🙂
Really?? That’s such an honor!
we get so used to the prisons we live in…
That’s the truth!
So he was always a prisoner of his thoughts then. Are ‘innocent’ people who are convicted actually guilty of something in the mind….?
Look at all these comments on a mere 50 words. You have a gift Mr. Hat, certainly.
Once the billboard is up, send me the address.
Was this prisoner subjected to guilt by some crime he wasnt convicted of?
oh. And i completed your story today
Mr.Hat…i like that name it’s cute:-) your story was sad but great to. i think it meant that he’d become so accustomed to his cell that it was all he knew. and he felt that after 50 yrs. locked up there wasn’t many yrs.he had left to build another life with.
I am not really a Mister. I am young!
I’m with you, legionwriter. OUCH…
There’s a lot of truth in this.
One of my favourites yet.