It’s not quite Friday but it’s close enough to tell my story of 100 words on Friday Fictioneers. Our genteel host is Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We are both addicted to purple. My story is inspired by Miss Janis Joplin’s singing the blues.
“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose”
I just love her cackle at the end of the song, don’t you?
The fire roared in her belly. She felt the heat rising to her chest, up her throat into her mouth. She breathed out and saw the white cloud billowing into the cool air.
She sighed, releasing more steam into the night. Collapsing against the wall, her breath was jagged and painful. Her heart pounded. She heard its echo in the silence.
Not much longer! She muttered under her breath. Not much longer! I WILL be free.
The pain stabbed her heart like a bolt of lightning. She clutched and clawed at it, falling to the ground. The flames claimed her.