Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Final Choice

Here is my latest story for the Three Word Wednesday prompt.

Carl knew he didn’t have a choice, Fate had decided long ago his course of action. His indecision was from the fact he had gotten to know these people. He knew he shouldn’t, that it would lead to heartache… or what he suspected heartache felt like… but he did it anyway. He couldn’t help himself.

He never had the option of walking away. That wasn’t the way it worked. You were created, set on a course, and then the end came. His only consolation was that he’d stop the carnage that would have come should he not have been set on his course.

If they knew what he really was, they would shun him; maybe even kill him, which was ironic when you thought about it. In a few minutes, he’d do the job for them.

After one last look around, Carl pushed the button on his wrist, sat down, and waited for the blast.


Sheilagh Lee said...

I did not expect that,what a unexpected ending.Great story you could feel the pain.

Daydreamertoo said...

Oooo... reminded me of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.
This will self destruct in 5 seconds... LOL
Thanks for reading me and the lovely comment and share with FB too.

honeyhaiku said...

I love how complete this was in its brevity.

Angel said...

Thanks so much for reading, y'all. I'm glad you liked it.

oldegg said...

Succinct and yet a powerful piece that allows the reader to fill in the gaps to their choosing. Great read.

jaerose said...

Yes, perfectly pitched..I thought 'BladeRunner'.. he does feel..very taut..Jae

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Oh, I like this very much. It leaves one thinking. What was he? Was he outside of God's forgiveness?
Very well written.


Angel said...

In my mind he was not a person, Melanie. He was made for the purpose of destroying the people he was with because, in the future, they would cause catastrophe.

Of course, someone else could see it differently. That's the beauty of writing!

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Laurie Kolp said...

Wow- that's a surprise ending... a very unique take on the prompt.