100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#169 — A Time To Kill

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The  prompt:…so what time did you say it was?…

 

He was schedule to be injected with a legal mixture of drugs at midnight for his hideous crimes.

“It’s time,”  the jailer said as he escorted Will out of his cell after his last meal.

The other inmates began a chant of “Dead Man Walking” as he passed their cells on his way to his scheduled  appointment. Hands extended outside the cell bars tried to reach him. The walk took exactly 240 steps; he had counted them when other prisoners had walked to their death.

Looking to his left he asked the guard, …”so what time did you say it  was?”

 

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