In Which Edward Wakes Up

Avatar Author: Ford Dent Ford's name isn't actually Ford, but for the purpose of discussion we'll assume it is. He's not published anywhere, not yet. He will probably claim to still be unpublished after the fact so as to keep a hold on his stre... Read Bio

The first thing that Edward noticed about the cell in which he so abruptly found himself was that he wasn’t alone. There was another occupant of the cell, and from the looks of her she’d been there for a long time. She was dirty, and her hair was ratty, and it seemed—yes, in fact it was confirmed now, upon closer inspection—that she was missing an eye. Only the sunken socket remained, covered now by a slumbering eyelid.

The second thing that Edward noticed about his cell was that it was drafty, there was a rat in the corner who seemed to be experimenting with new ways to gnaw on straw and what looked disturbingly like someone’s finger, he had a window that viewed the night sky and little else, and (most importantly) he hadn’t the foggiest idea of what he was doing there. Cells were not, by and large, the sort of thing that Edward wound up in, although he realized that his inability to recall the night before could hold the secret to his imprisonment.

“I think I’m in trouble.”

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Comments (2 so far!)

  1. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    This has some sort of dry humor behind it all, and I like it! Looking forward to the sequel…

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Hm, such a proper gentleman. What could he possibly have done to land himself in prison? (snickers behind hand)