Escape Route

PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

John asked for the kitchen duty again. This time, they agreed.

Earlier, he was assigned to cleaning the prison toilets. After months of requesting, the jailer finally let him do the kitchen duty. He assumed that John was really interested in cooking. John was expected to start with grinding tonnes of flour and then work his way up to cooking. He started early everyday in a dusty room and finished his work on time. The prison authorities were impressed.

Little did they know that he also was sharpening a piece of wood to attack the prison guard and escape soon.

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 16th September 2016.


  1. Aha! Twist in the story. I wonder how he would use the wooden stick to escape. Maybe he'll poke everyone in the eye with the edge of the stick till he reaches the exit gate?

    1. The stick could easily act like a knife that could be poked anywhere :P

  2. Whoa. That was terrific. Escape Route it is.

  3. If you had a Like button, I'd like this.

  4. Short fiction always impresses me - the only catch is it always leaves me wanting more. Loved your story.

  5. A twist in the end! Reminds me of the series Prison Break!

  6. Reminds me of the dialogue ...... 'chakki peesing and peesing'
    Nicely done.

  7. Ah ha! Very Shawshank Redemption, I see :D Lovely work on the prompt.

  8. John is very resourceful and determined. I hope he succeeds.


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