50 Word Thursday # 58 – True Release


“To be at liberty and out in the London streets was like being out of prison.” – Mrs Budley Falls From Grace – MC Beaton


He couldn’t help thinking that to be at liberty and out in the London streets was like being out of prison. Some people needed to be in nature and have trees around them, but he enjoyed the buzz of the busy streets. Nature was insipid, it lacked substance, the air in the park, skimpy and plain. This air, in the city, had character, something you could sink your teeth into.

In an offhand and blithe manner, he stepped off the curb failing to see the advance of a London Cab coming towards him.

Now he truly was free from prison.


[100 Words]


This story was written for the 50 word Thursday challenge, this week hosted by Deb Whittam, click on the link below to read her post and take part in the challenge:



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14 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday # 58 – True Release”

  1. All I can think of after reading this was the last time I was in London and, out of habit, I looked to the left, as I do in the States, before stepping into the street and almost met the same fate as your protagonist. Nicely done, Kristian.

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