Death Row

He was holed up for three counts of murder. Murder. Not just acts of passion but passionate acts of premeditation and months of planning. Precision. Every single detail was outlined with a purposeful pen on a plain white page. He was no Moron, but you couldn’t tell to look at him with his tattoos, piercings and severely shovel-slammed face. Slammed hard, and again and over.
Now in a slammer his life was just that. Over.
Cell block C5. Death Row.

But he had no ambition of going just yet. He sat there, on his uniform-issue canvas hammock, playing pitter patter with the bedpan then patting his head and rubbing his stomach. An activity most therapeutic. Then eyes down. Swallow hard and get reading.

My God he was determined.
You could tell this by the law books and letters that littered the cell floor. Lovers, lawyers and losers. Mostly Lawyers.
Time ticked over, loudly, with each stroke, that dreaded walk snuck up on him. Page turn, fingerlick, page turn, fingerlick. Thud! He folded the cubic paper mountain.

(He had read that under the Massachusettes state execution clause 31.1 section b, they could not refuse any request for ‘edible’ items upon his last meal’). Bingo.

The local restaraunteers idled by their phones. They knew tomorrow a light went out, so tonight a specialty dish would be ordered. It was all too familiar.
Mr Lau. Lau’s Chinese Emporium. Peking Duck. 12 Times.
Mr Hellmer. BuckaRoo’s Grillhouse. Steak. 37 Times.
Mr Sanders. KFC. 21 Piece Bucket. 54 Times.
But tonight their phones stayed silent.

“Hello, University of Massachussettes Biochemistry Lab, how may I direct your call?”
Such an odd request. But he wasn’t going down without a fight.
“Ten pounds of liquid rubber? Sure, I can organise that to be sent to you by 9pm”

Let them try and fry him now.

Death Row


Joined July 2008

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