My Trifecta Is Getting Rusty

Posted: June 27, 2013 in Trifecta posts, writing
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Ha ha, I punned. I’m sorry.

Okay I’m not sorry.

Anyway, this week’s Trifecta prompt was the word rusty, third definition which goes a little something like this:

3a : of the color rust  

b : dulled in color or appearance by age and use <rusty old boots>

And without further ado here’s my entry:


The tang of copper.

Shane sat up with a metallic jangle and a groan of protesting muscle. The air smelled of salt, the same salt that had reduced the walls of his cell to a rusty patchwork that longed to give him tetanus. He shot them a cautious glance but the walls stayed put. So he wasn’t set to be crushed to death. That gave him some hope for the future. The shackles around his wrists and ankles were less comforting. They showed no signs of the wear that his cell did. Their bright silver winked at him mockingly.

What had he done to deserve this?

Then he smiled.

Oh. Yeah. That.

People were awfully touchy about assassination attempts it seemed.

  1. deanabo says:

    I loved the title! Shane sounds like he’s not learning his lesson!

  2. jannatwrites says:

    Yeah, people do get worked up about attempted murder. But hey, at least the shackles are brand new 🙂

  3. barbara says:

    schnort . . . oh, yeah, that! 🙂

    thanks for linking up this week.

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