Going Up   24 comments

This post is submitted to Friday Fictioneers. Photo credit goes to Sandra Cook.

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He could feel the leather straps tighten as he struggled against them. The strap they had placed under his head tilted him backward so he could not see, but could feel, the sister straps on his ankles.

And he was turning in slow counter clock wise circles. Adding to his mounting fear was the fact that in addition he was moving upward. He looked at the ceiling in this dim lit room and saw row upon row on what looked like sixteen penny nails. Thousands of them. Calculating his rate of accent he estimated he had five minutes to live.

 

 

Posted January 4, 2017 by Danny James in Friday Fictioneers

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24 responses to “Going Up

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  1. Oh man! Does he make it out? How?

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  2. I hope he has superpowers! Enjoyed !

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  3. Hitchcockian. 🙂

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  4. Love the suspense in this!

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  5. Loved it! (what is wrong with me?) 🙂

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  6. Nasty – I took my kids to the London Dungeon years ago – and wished I hadn’t. They were fine, but my imagination took flight and fright.

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  7. My first thought when I saw that big cog was torture 🙂
    That’s a nasty way to go…

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  8. I felt his terror so I reckon that this beats the recent Bond film

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  9. Five minutes can feel like forever when you’re going to get nailed.

    Ha. Randy

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  10. This reminds me of a visit to the Tower of London one and a half year ago… a horrid way to bring death by torture.

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  11. Nice. Like the five minute minute warning at the end!

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  12. Great tension – knowing that you are moving unstoppably towards a painful death

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  13. Oh what a horrid way to go… Poe-ish or -esque indeed…

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  14. I think you really nailed it with this one. Sorry, I had to do that, could not help myself. Great little suspense tale.

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  15. I agree with Kent, very Poe-esque. Great take on the prompt.

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  16. Ouch! Another cruel twist of fate. Nicely done!

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  17. Suspenseful, very Poe-ish. This is how we really make basketball players.

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