100 Word Challenge #42
Prompt: piece must contain the words ‘liberty’, ’empire’, ‘apple’, ‘yellow’ and ‘enormous’
I watch the television from the hotel bed, my yellow robe pulled tight. The sun here is tiny, like an apple hanging from a branch. It is a different sun, cold and foreign.
Grainy images flicker on the screen: masked faces, assault rifles, broken statues. Enormous fires. A crying woman demands a trial.
I built them an empire, and they tear it down. For what? They do not remember liberty. Liberty was brutish and cruel, and I saved them from it.
Let them have their hollow trial. Let it illuminate the truth.
Let them know that no-one could have loved them as I did.
3 thoughts on “100WC #42 – In Absentia”
Makes me think of Saddam Hussein. You've definitely drawn us into a dictator's twisted mind. This is chilling and haunting.
I'm drawn in, very good. x
A crazed mind, convinced that he was in the right…
Clever use of the words, gritty piece.