Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wissof-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….
Copyright – Ted Strutz
“Do you ever regret your choices?”, he asked her, washing his hands at the small sink, watching the water disappear down the drain.
She got up from the chair and walked to the window: “Do you?”
He turned around, one eyebrow lifted in a questioning look: “Regrets? I am not the one behind bars. Your choices got you here, childish notion that you can change the world. Maybe this is not my dream job, but at least I am free!”
She looked at the world outside and smiled:”Even in my cage, I am more free than you’ll ever be.”
Inspiration is a strange animal, leaps at you from the most unexpected place. I was watching a TV show the other day, SF genre, one that I find surprisingly good and imaginative. The lead protagonist’s world got turned upside down once she decided to open her eyes and really look around her. She finally understood she was fighting for the wrong future, just because someone told her and she didn’t ask any questions. I wonder how many of us go through life not asking questions and keeping our heads low, not willing to risk our comfort for our freedom.