And another 100-word story. This one came to me quickly after the word for the title popped into my head, making this one a really quick write. There will be a few more of these as I wrap up some longer short stories, but these will likely be a regular find on FFF. 100-word stories are an interesting and fun challenge. Enjoy!
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a short story by Jeremy C Kester
I breathed in, taking in as much air as my lungs would allow. As though it would serve me for much longer. Still, I felt like it was needed as the bastard spoke lies in front of me. Accusations. Words spewed to hypnotize the crowd — to curtail their need to revolt. To rebel against this charade built to serve the powerful. Sure, we get some benefit, but those are meaningless compared to the right to serve our own destinies. My destiny brought me though, to the wooden block my head rested upon, the ax falling through flesh, bone, and hope.
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