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In this weeks story, Hugh is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, the murder of his wife.  A lousy lawyer and a dirty judge resulted in death row but Hugh escaped and is on the run.  Come follow the story or better yet,  help us write Trapped.  Here is my second submission for Trapped


The temperature in the bay was 50°F (10°C) when Hugh entered the water.  His training improved his chances of survival.  Stroke after stroke he ran a mantra in his head, “freedom and vengeance, freedom and vengeance.”  Knowing that anyone who was in his life before his wife’s murder would be watched, Hugh contacted someone he hadn’t seen for years.  Sarah had been his closest childhood friend; but they had lost touch when Hugh began the life of an Olympian.  When Hugh climbed out of the water, he smiled as childhood memories came flooding back.  Sarah was waiting on the shore.


7 responses

  1. Oh that’s good. I was thinking someone would have to be there to help him.


  2. I was thinking he would find some clothes in a laundry mat, but it’s good with Sarah now he has clothes and help.


  3. EagleAye says:

    Nice! This is a great addition. Very few breakouts succeed without a compatriot on the other side. Hugh needed someone like Sarah.


  4. draliman says:

    Let’s hope Sarah isn’t too upset that he lost touch with her after he became a big-shot Olympic athlete!