Hangman

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It was hard to breathe. He couldn’t think. It was a twelve letter word. So many people were watching.
“35 seconds, Jason.” the Host said, “Pick a letter, solve, or the game’s over”
“Okay, okay,” Jason struggled, “I pick the letter U.” He stared at the large display. A— H—-AT-ON stood out on a computer screen. A stick figure hanging from a noose was on the other display, partially incomplete. Jason knew that the missing stick legs were all that he had left.
“Let’s see….” the Host paused, " a U!" The crowd let out a groan while the first leg flashed on the display. Jason struggled to breathe.
“I’m sorry-” the Host began.
“I! It’s an I!” Jason exclaimed. “I pick an I!” The crowd cheered as the letters filled in.
A—H—IATION displayed. His mind wouldn’t work because he was short of breath.
“C!” Jason guessed, hearing the crowd groan. ASPHYXIATION flashed red as the digital hangman completed itself.
“How appropriate,” Jason gurgled through the noose. The trap door fell, and his neck snapped to applause.

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  1. Avatar Oy

    Dark, funny, “asphyxiation” was a great word for it. Well done!

  2. Avatar emily.ruth

    perfect game for this challenge!

  3. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    this was a great idea to use for this challenge i salute your genius.

  4. Avatar StudMuffin (LoA)

    This is pretty awesome.
    And Asphyxiation works on so many levels…..

  5. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    i shouldn’t laugh at someone’s misfortune, but that was a clever tale and worthy of at least a chuckle out loud in this crowded room..

  6. Avatar Silven

    That was damn good reading. I always enjoy a little dark humor.

  7. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    congrats on winning.

  8. Avatar Sam Ervin

    Well written, and beautifully ironic. Nicely done.