A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #28

Painting of a prisoner

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.

19 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #28

    1. 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.

  1. So he was always a prisoner of his thoughts then. Are ‘innocent’ people who are convicted actually guilty of something in the mind….?

  2. 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.

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