Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #15

Writing prompts to kick start your muse.

Huh… Wonder why? Is the prison based on an island with man-eating giant gorillas or surrounded by mutant sharks? On another planet with vengeful alien beasts? Could the prison be run by a beautiful, deadly demon who takes horrifying pleasure in torturing her escapees? Maybe the prison is filled with detainees who have not yet been infected by the zombies roaming around on the outside.

Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.

4 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #15

  1. jeff7salter says:

    No guards needed in this prison.
    To the north is a high cliff, so steep and severe that not a soul could climb it even if they possessed the proper gear.
    To the west is a vast, fetid swamp, teeming with ravenous creatures that did little each day besides consume one another… and the occasional human desperate enough to venture their direction.
    To the east is a seething community of the living dead — zombies by the thousands, all groaning with insatiable hunger for human flesh.
    Only to the south were there any possible hopes — however remote — of a slim chance at survival. But the southern border of this prison was the frontier edge of the limitless expanse of territory known to be home to tens of thousands of hostile Amazons. Yeah, the ones who’d rather kill a man at 500 yards because that would spare the effort and need of burying him. No male prisoner who’d attempted escape through the southern peril had lived long enough to reach even the first settlement of Amazons. All had been picked off within minutes of crossing the border. The arrows and spears of olden days had been replaced by high-powered semi-auto rifles with scopes. Targets at 500 yards were easy pickings for the advance Amazon scouts stationed in the barren hills near their border.
    Yet there was rumor that one of the Amazon scouts might be less fanatical in her zeal to murder the escapees. Rumor that a single Amazon maiden was curious enough about the makings of a male that she might be willing to allow him 30 minutes of life… just to see what it might be like.
    But could Percival survive long enough to find that particular Amazon scout? And if he found her, would he be man enough to interest her for a full 30 minutes? In other words, if the unlikely event that Percival even reached her and persuaded her to share her time and favor… would he measure up?

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    glad you liked it. It took me a day of thinking before I came up with this angle.

    Liked by 1 person

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