The following is a prompt by Niel d’Silva on the FB group For Writers, By Authors–
A woman is bound with ropes at the wrists and ankles. There is a gag in her mouth. She is in a room she has never seen before and does not know of any exits. Her captor is a man, and he is right ahead of her. How does she escape??
This is how I did it—
She kicks and wriggles; the ropes won’t loosen up. Her screams are muffled, ineffective. He watches her, silently.
A little light finds its way in to the room. He seems to be sitting on a chair; his silhouette just as dark and sinister as him. He is rotating something in his hand. The light reflects off the long blade. She freezes. She watches him, intently.
He lunges at her, the chair drops to the ground. His hold is firm on the knife, he lunges at her. The little light leaves the room; she shuts her eyes. He lunges at her.
In the next moment…
She opens her eyes and realises that it was all a dream.
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